MEN AT WORK PERSONAL MESSAGE
Going back a few months, I had the privilege of touring Europe as part of Ringo’s All Starr Band, during the Northern Hemisphere summer. Every night we would play each other’s hits, and it was most enjoyable. The audience’s appetite for those old tunes is insatiable. I started to wonder about the feasibility of mounting a European tour with my band to play primarily those dear old songs. For the last three decades, I have spent the bulk of my time, making records, and touring the US, building an audience playing my solo music. It seems to have built up a head of steam, and I shall continue to do this till I drop most likely, as I find it rewarding, nourishing, and connecting.
But I know how much a lot of fans love the old Men At Work hits, and I do enjoy playing them. In short, that’s what I’m going to do in the summer of 2019. I’ve decided to take on a short tour in Europe playing the Men At Work material. The band will consist of myself, and my group of amazing LA based musicians, whom I’ve worked with over the last few years. The set list obviously will feature all the known and even lesser known Men At Work songs, perhaps with a couple of later songs thrown in, but make no mistake, it will be a Men At Work show, billed as such so that the people know they will be coming to hear a Men At Work set list!
I will miss my friend Greg Ham, and indeed we toured together as Men At Work in the latter half of the ’90s into the 2000s. He is gone but never forgotten, and his contribution to the sound and personality of the band, is forever. I loved being in Men At Work. I had a plan. I loved writing those songs, and I am in awe of what we managed to achieve in such a short time. It was powerful, though short lived.
So, I’m going to stage a Men At Work tour in Europe for a few weeks next summer, and see what happens. Hope to see you then!
|Thu Jun 20||UK / Manchester||Academy 2||Buy|
|Fri Jun 21||UK / London||Shepherds Bush Empire||Buy|
|Sun Jun 23||The Netherlands / Amsterdam||Q Factory||Buy|
|Mon Jun 24||Germany / Hamburg||Grosse Freiheit||Buy|
|Tue Jun 25||Denmark / Arhus||Train||Buy|
|Wed Jun 26||Norway / Oslo||Rockefeller||Buy|
|Fri Jun 28||Sweden / Gothenburg||Pustervik||Buy|
|Sat Jun 29||Sweden / Malmo||KB||Buy|
|Sun Jun 30||Denmark / Copenhagen||Amager Bio||Buy|
|Wed Jul 3||Germany / Cologne||E-Werk||Buy|
|Thu Jul 4||Germany / Berlin||Huxleys||Buy|
|Sat Jul 6||Germany / Leipzig||Parkbühne||Buy|
|Sun Jul 7||Germany / Hannover||Capitol||Buy|
|Mon Jul 8||Germany / Munich||Muffathale||Buy|
|Tue Jul 9||Germany / Stuttgart||Wizemann||Buy|
|Wed Jul 10||Italy / Milan||Teatro Dal Verme||Buy|