Men At Work have announced a summer 2019 tour including two UK gigs amongst sixteen European dates.  They will open the tour at Manchester Academy 2.

The Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum selling band will perform in seven countries and sixteen cities over a 20 day period in summer 2019.  And their UK dates will be the first in the country since 1983.

Frontman Colin Hay has released 13 solo albums and recently toured as part of Ringo Starr’s All Starr Band.  That’s when the inspiration to hit the road with Men At Work struck home.  “It was during the Ringo 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” explains Hay.

Colin Hay co-founded Men At Work in 1979 in Melbourne.  They rose to fame in 1981 with their debut album Business as Usual, spawning the colossal hit Down Under.  The song hit the number one spot on the Billboard charts.  The original band was short lived, however, which left Colin Hay and Greg Ham (saxophone/flute and keyboards) as the core members. Colin and Greg toured extensively, as Men At Work, in the latter half of the 90s, and early 2000s.  Sadly, Greg Ham passed away in 2019.

When do Men At Work headline at Manchester Academy?

Men At Work headline at Manchester Academy 2 on Thursday 20 June 2019.  The Manchester gig is one of two UK shows they are playing:
20 June   –   Manchester, Manchester Academy 2
21 June   –   London, Shepherds Bush Empire

When do tickets for Men At Work’s UK tour dates go on sale?

Tickets for Men At Work’s UK gigs go on sale on 23 November 2018.

image of Men At Work courtesy Jorge Sayegh