“Trying To Get To You” – Colin Hay “Next Year People” Live Web Series (Episode 5)

Episode #5 of the weekly series features the track “Trying To Get To You” – hear Colin talk about the common experience of how frustrating it can be just to try to make your way home as well as his glass-completely-full viewpoint.

Supporting his new album, “Next Year People”, Colin is doing a weekly series of exclusive live performance and in-depth interview episodes covering new songs from the album. Performed in both his home studio as well as live in concert, these intimate performances bring you up close and personal with Colin and his inspiration around the new album.

Pick up Colin’s new album at http://www.colinhay.com/ and see when he is coming to your town at http://www.colinhay.com/tour/

Performance footage shot at Colin’s home studio and live show at the Rio Theatre, Santa Cruz, CA.

Colin Hay and Comedian Nellie McKay featured on eTown Episode!!

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Back in April, Colin recorded an episode with eTown.org and had a great time with talented singer, songwriter, actress, and stand-up comedian, Nellie McKay.

The episode will be airing around the country, via podcast, starting this Wednesday, May 27th through June 6th. eTown will air on 300+ stations and by podcast on iTunes. The podcast and streaming will be available for 10 weeks after the air date.

Tune in and stream the episode here:
http://www.etown.org/broadcasts/colinhay_nelliemckay/

You can grab the free podcast here on iTunes (you can also find it on Stitcher):
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/etown/id441558505

Find the stations and times for eTown in your area here:
http://www.etown.org/explore/find-a-station/

 

Also don’t forget to check out these great videos and pictures from the episode!!

Waiting In The Rain

Did You Just Take The Long Way Home

If I Had Been A Better Man

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On-Stage Interview w/Colin Hay

Across The Universe (w/ Nellie McKay and the eTones)

 

“Mr. Grogan” – Live Web Series (Episode 4)

This Episode of the weekly series features the track “Mr. Grogan” – hear Colin talk about the evolution of his song writing and his new release “Next Year People” and the backstory to the character he fabricated in “Mr. Grogan”.

Supporting his new album, “Next Year People”, Colin is doing a weekly series of exclusive live performance and in-depth interview episodes covering new songs from the album. Performed in both his home studio as well as live in concert, these intimate performances bring you up close and personal with Colin and his inspiration around the new album.

Pick up Colin’s new album at http://www.colinhay.com/ and see when he is coming to your town at http://www.colinhay.com/tour/

Performance footage shot at Colin’s home studio and live show at Largo @ The Coronet, Los Angeles, CA.

“Did You Just Take The Long Way Home” – Live Web Series (Episode 3)

Episode 3 of the weekly series features the track “Did You Just Take The Long Way Home” – hear Colin talk about the lineup of amazing musicians on his new release “Next Year People” and his approach to song writing.

Supporting his new album, “Next Year People”, Colin is doing a weekly series of exclusive live performance and in-depth interview episodes covering new songs from the album. Performed in both his home studio as well as live in concert, these intimate performances bring you up close and personal with Colin and his inspiration around the new album.

Pick up Colin’s new album at http://www.colinhay.com/ and see when he is coming to your town at http://www.colinhay.com/tour/

Performance footage shot at Colin’s home studio and live show at Largo @ The Coronet, Los Angeles, CA.

 

“If I Had Been A Better Man” Live Web Series (Episode 2)

Episode 2 of the weekly series features the track “If I Had Been A Better Man” – hear Colin talk about the genesis of the song and see an exclusive live performance of the track.

Supporting his new album, “Next Year People”, Colin is doing a weekly series of exclusive live performance and in-depth interview episodes covering new songs from the album. Performed in both his home studio as well as live in concert, these intimate performances bring you up close and personal with Colin and his inspiration around the new album.

Pick up Colin’s new album at http://www.colinhay.com/ and see when he is coming to your town at http://www.colinhay.com/tour/

Performance footage shot at Colin’s home studio and live show at The Rio Theatre, Santa Cruz, CA.

Colin Hay – “Next Year People” Live Web Series (Episode 1)

Supporting his new album, “Next Year People”, Colin is doing a weekly series of exclusive live performance and in-depth interview episodes covering new songs from the album. Performed in both his home studio as well as live in concert, these intimate performances bring you up close and personal with Colin and his inspiration around the new album.

Pick up Colin’s new album at http://www.colinhay.com/ and see when he is coming to your town at http://www.colinhay.com/tour/

Step Into Colin’s World…

Step into Colin’s world during his February run of shows at the City Winery in New York City just after the release of his new album, “Next Year People.” Joining Colin on these shows were Cecilia Noël on vocals, San Miguel Perez on guitar, Yosmel Montejo on bass and Charlie Paxson on drums.

Pick up Colin’s new album at http://compassrecords.com/album.php?id=1071 and see when he is coming to your town at http://www.colinhay.com/tour/

Many thanks to Jorge Sayegh who shot and edited this lovely short film and shared it with us!

Message from Colin Hay – New Album & Tour 2015!

Colin took time out from his studio before heading out on the road to record a personal update for everyone about the new album and tour!

Grab a copy of the new album at http://compassrecords.com/album.php?id=1071 and come to a show near you – full tour dates at http://colinhay.com/tour

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Stream Colin Hay’s Newest Album “Next Year People” Today

Colin’s newest album, “Next Year People” is available on Vinyl, CD, and for digital download on Tuesday, February 17th via Compass Records. But you can stream it in it’s entirety today! Just check out the Soundcloud playlist below!

This is Colin’s 12th studio album and his first album after almost four years. The album features 12 songs that are an eclectic mix of both humorous and open-hearted tones. Colin is backed by San Miguel Perez and Yosmel Montejo, both recent Cuban transplants, in addition to Larry Goldings on piano, Jeff Babko on B3, and Colin’s wife, Cecilia Noel, as a vocalist.

After the album release Colin will continue a series of statewide tours until mid-April, at which time he will continue his tour in the great down-under! Then in June, Colin will be back on the road accompanying the Barenaked Ladies with The Violent Femmes on their “2015 Last Summer on Earth Tour”!

Colin Hay joins Barenaked Ladies on the “2015 Last Summer on Earth Tour”

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This summer Colin Hay will be going on tour with the Barenaked Ladies and Violent Femmes for the “2015 Last Summer on Earth Tour” starting on June 5th in Columbus, Ohio! This tour will include performances at over thirty amphitheatres around the States and will finish off on July 26th in Seattle, WA.

Tickets will go on sale as early as Friday, February 13th at 10am. You can find the full list of tour dates over in the tour section or at the bottom of this post.

It will be your perfect chance to get to hear live versions of Colin’s new material from “Next Year People”, coming out February 17th on Compass Records. 

The 2015 Last Summer on Earth Tour also coincides with the release of the Barenaked Ladies, as yet untitled, new album due out on Vanguard Records later this summer. Fans that purchase tickets to the 2015 Last Summer on Earth Tour will instantly receive one track from the new album and a digital download of the full album upon release.

More updates and information will be coming soon, so stay tuned!!

THE BARENAKED LADIES – 2015 LAST SUMMER ON EARTH TOUR

5-Jun-15 – Columbus, OH @ The LC Pavilion

6-Jun-15 – Cleveland, OH @ Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica

7-Jun-15 – Toledo, OH @ Toledo Zoo Amphitheatre

8-Jun-15 – Cedar Rapids, IA @ McGrath Amphitheatre

10-Jun-15 – Denver, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre

12-Jun-15 – Red Wing, MN @ Treasure Island Resort & Casino Island Events Center

13-Jun-15 – Milwaukee, WI @ BMO Harris Pavilion

14-Jun-15 – Council Bluffs, IA @ Stir Cove at Harrah’s Council Bluffs

16-Jun-15 – Chicago, IL @ FirstMeritt Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island

17-Jun-15 – Indianapolis, IN @ Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park

19-Jun-15 – Cincinnati, OH @ PNC Pavilion

20-Jun-15 – Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre

21-Jun-15 – Salamanca, NY @ Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel

23-Jun-15 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE

26-Jun-15 – Portland, ME @ Maine State Pier

27-Jun-15 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena

28-Jun-15 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Mann Center for the Performing Arts

29-Jun-15 – Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

1-Jul-15 – New York, NY @ JBL Live at Pier 97

2-Jul-15 – West Windsor, NJ @ Mercer County Fairgrounds

3-Jul-15 – Solomons, MD @ PNC Waterside Pavilion

4-Jul-15 – Raleigh, NC @ The Red Hat Amphitheatre

8-Jul-15 – Charlotte, NC @ Uptown Amphitheatre at the Music Factory

10-Jul-15 – Boca Raton, FL @ Sunset Cove Amphitheatre

11-Jul-15 – St. Augustine, FL @ St Augustine Amphitheatre

12-Jul-15 – Atlanta, GA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park

13-Jul-15 – Nashville, TN @ Woods at Fontanel

15-Jul-15 – Dallas, TX @ Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

17-Jul-15 – Albuquerque, NM @ Venue TBD

18-Jul-15 – Las Vegas, NV @ Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan

19-Jul-15 – San Diego, CA @ Cal Coast Credit Union OAT

21-Jul-15 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre

22-Jul-15 – Saratoga, CA @ Mountain Winery

24-Jul-15 – Boise, ID @ Idaho Botanical Garden

25-Jul-15 – Portland, OR @ Edgefield

26-Jul-15 – Seattle, WA @ Marymoor Amphitheatre