Men at Work will tour the UK for the first time since 1983

20 November 2018, 16:21

Men at Work
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They're no longer just living in a land down under...

Men at Work have announced plans to tour the UK for the first time in over 30 years in 2019.

Frontman Colin Hay will be joined by his band in seven different countries and sixteen cities across Europe, including Manchester and London next summer.

Tickets will go on sale on Friday (November 23). They will play:

Thursday June 20: Manchester Academy2
Friday June 21: London, Shepherds Bush Empire

“It was during the Ringo Starr tour of Europe, when confronted with the insatiable appetite for those old songs, that I got excited about the possibility of coming back, and touring with my band” Colin said.

Scotland-born Colin co-founded Men at Work in Melbourne back in 1979, and they found huge success in 1981, thanks to their debut album Business as Usual and single 'Down Under'.

The original band was shortlived, leaving Colin and Greg Ham as its core members. Colin and Greg toured together in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

Sadly, Greg passed away in 2012, but Colin will be joined by the present incarnation of the band, made up of his LA-based musicians.

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