Colin Hay - An Evening With
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PRE-SALE - THURS, APRIL 6 2017 AT 12:00PM
GENERAL ON SALE - FRI, APRIL 7 AT 12:00PM
Ticket Price: $35 advanced / $37 day of show / $62 reserved seating (sold out)
Most artists who have experienced the levels of success and adulation Colin Hay has would be content to sit back and earn a living walking to the mailbox and back. Yet Hay is restless, eager to move forward and continually hone his craft while continuing to challenge himself. Hay's solo shows intersperse classic and new songs with hilarious, poignant, and downright surreal stories drawn from his often unbelievable experiences over the past three decades. "I've been doing these solo tours for a number of years," he explains, "going back to the same places and building audiences by doing the best shows I can." Themes of redemption and renewal come naturally to Colin Hay, as he is in the midst of a remarkable renaissance.
Colin Hay may be best known as the lead singer for Men At Work, the platinum selling
Australian band that topped worldwide charts in the 80s with anthems like “Down Under,”
“Overkill,” and “Who Can It Be Now?” Hay’s justifiably proud of his place in pop history, but
since moving to Los Angeles in 1989, he’s made 11 solo albums and is confident that Gathering
Mercury is the best of the lot.
Hay and Greg Ham toured with backing musicians as Men At Work from 1996 to 2002, and
played to an estimated audience of 2 billion viewers during the closing ceremony of the 2000
Summer Olympics in Sydney. He’s also toured with Ringo Starr’s All Starr band in 2003 and
2008 and took part in the All Starr TV special. Hay and his music, most notably an acoustic
version of the Men at Work hit “Overkill”, as well as more recent works such as “Waiting for
My Real Life to Begin” and “I Just Don’t Think I’ll Ever Get over You”, has been featured on
TV shows including Dawson’s Creek, Judging Amy, and Scrubs.
His song “I Just Don’t Think I’ll Ever Get Over You” was included on the soundtrack of the
Zach Braff film Garden State. Hay also appeared in an episode of the celebrated “Larry Sanders
Show,” in Hay’s mind, a career highlight. Today, he’s equally at home in the studio or on stage,
playing with either his band or solo acoustic. “I started off playing acoustic; it’s my natural
game, if you will,” he concludes. “It’s the point I started from and may well be the point I end
with. It’s always what I return to.”