It’s been a minute since we heard Men at Work’s Colin Hay was reviving the legendary ‘80s band to give it another run, but we finally have dates on the calendar to see Hay perform our favorites in person.
Let’s face it, the ‘80s would have never been the ‘80s without the men from the “land down under.” The Melbourne-based, Grammy-Award winners are best known for international hits “Down Under,” “Who Could It Be Now?,” “Be Good Johnny,” and “It’s a Mistake.” The band was formed in 1978 and was catapulted to fame after appearing on the airwaves of MTV, VH-1, and locally with “Request Video.”
Men at Work’s albums “Business as Usual” and “Cargo” topped the charts all over the globe before the band split in 1984. There have been some reunions, but Hay is the sole remaining member and will be performing the tunes we love.
In early 2020, Hay was doing a solo tour before he had to lockdown with the rest of us. Tucked away in his Los Angeles home, Hay finished a solo album of covers which came out last month, “I Just Don’t Know What to Do With Myself.” A mood many of us felt in 2020!
Fast forward to 2021 and the word just came down that Men at Work will be playing on day two (Saturday, September 11th) of this year’s BeachLife festival. The lineup that day is already stacked with the who’s who of music: Counting Crows, Fitz and the Tantrums, The Wallflowers, and The English Beat.
Not to worry, if you miss them this time around, they will circle back to play the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills December 18th and the Belly Up Tavern on December 20th and 21st.