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Colin Hay on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Colin Hay Performs “Next Year People” and “Overkill” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

[Click here to watch Colin Hay perform “Next Year People” on The Tonight Show.]

“Superb…A rich mix of character study, jaunty pop, and craftsmanship blended with contemplation…”
–The Boston Globe

next_year_3.jpgOn last night’s episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Colin Hay performed the title track off his most recent Compass release, Next Year People, along with his classic song, “Overkill,” played with the help of The Roots. Jimmy Fallon introduced Colin Hay as, “A talented, talented musician,” and later called his performance, “Fantastic.” Last night’s other guests included actor Danny DeVito and reality TV celebrity Khloé Kardashian.

Next Year People is the work of an artist who is a true master of his craft. The album is full of quizzical, curious, cynical yet open hearted songs with catchy melodic hooks that underscore deeply insightful lyrics. The album’s title track “Next Year People,” performed last night on The Tonight Show, is a stand out composition—a stark but beautiful homage to the depression-era farmers who kept going by holding on to hope that next year would be better. “They kept doing the same thing and expecting a different result,” explains Colin. “I can relate, although their situation was so much more bleak.”

Colin Hay’s voice and visage are familiar to millions as front-man, songwriter, and vocalist of pop sensation Men at Work (“Down Under,” “Overkill,” “Who Can it Be Now?”). But over the past 15 years he has reinvented himself as a solo artist, regularly selling out theaters and listening rooms across the US and around the world and introducing himself to a new generation of fans in the process. The frequent use of his music in TV and film (Scrubs, Garden State, Army Housewives, Words and Pictures) has proven the timeless appeal of his songs.

[Click here to watch Colin Hay perform “Overkill” with The Roots.]

Colin Hay International Tour Dates

Jan 18 – The Tobin Center for Performing Arts – San Antonio, TX
Jan 20, 21 – The Kesller Theater – Dallas, TX
Jan 22, 23 – Stateside at The Paramount – Austin, TX
Jan 24 – Wortham Center/Cullen Theater – Houston, TX
Jan 26 – House of Blues – New Orleans, LA
Jan 28 – Capitol Theater – Clearwater, FL
Jan 29 – Parker Playhouse – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Jan 30 – The Plaza “Live” Theater – Orlando, FL
Jan 31 – Ponte Vedra Concert Hall – Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Feb 2 – Charleston Music Hall – Charleston, SC
Feb 4 – The Foundry – Athens, GA
Feb 5 – Variety Playhouse – Atlanta, GA
Feb 6 – Franklin Theatre – Franklin, TN
Feb 10 – McGlohan Theatre – Charlotte, NC
Feb 11 – Carolina Theatre – Durham, NC
Feb 12 – Diana Wortham Theatre – Asheville, NC
Feb 14 – The Paramount Center – Bristol, TN

Mar 4 – Melbourne Zoo – Parkville, Australia
Mar 6 – Lizottes – Lambton, Australia
Mar 8 – Garden of Unearthly Delights – Adelaide, Australia
Mar 11 – Port Fairy Folk Festival – Port Fairy, Australia
Mar 15 – West Gippsland Arts Centre – Warragul, Australia
Mar 18 – Wollongong Town Hall – Wollongong NSW, Australia
March 19 – Blue Mountains Music Festival – Katoomba NSW, Australia

Apr 21 – Westbrook Performing Arts Center – Westbrook, ME
Apr 22 – Academy of Music – Northampton, MA
Apr 23 – Flying Monkey Performance – Bristol, NH
Apr 24 – Shalin Liu Performance Center – Rockport, MA

Apr 28 – MK11 Live Music Venue – Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
April 30 – Union Chapel – London, United Kingdom
May 5 – St. Philips Church – Manchester, United Kingdom
May 6 – Pleasance Theatre – Edinburgh, United Kingdom
May 7 – The Lemon Tree – Aberdeen, United Kingdom
May 8 – Oran Mor – Glasgow, United Kingdom

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