Founding member of Men at Work, Scottish-Australian singer-songwriter Colin Hay has confirmed a rare performance in Missoula at the Wilma on March 9, 2020.
Aside from his work with the Grammy award winning, multi-platinum selling rock band, Men at Work, Colin Hay has released thirteen studio albums since 1987. Most recently, he released his 2017 album Fierce Mercy. Fierce Mercy explores themes of love and loss, mortality, and even the odd UFO sighting, but always with the singular perspective and insightful wit that define Hay’s work. The album uses a palette of pop songcraft, Americana flourishes, and soundtrack-ready strings. It’s animated by its pensive, honest, and impassioned lyrics, and, Hay adds, by a sense of urgency felt deeply in the song “The Last to Know,” which introduces the album’s title concept of “fierce mercy.”
“When you’re in your 20s, you think you’ve got all the time in the world,” Hay said. “You get older, and you go through a quickening. Everything seems to get faster.
Hay has stayed quite busy in recent years: with performances on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and ABC’s Greatest Hits; sharing the stage with Of Monsters and Men, Milk Carton Kids, Choir Choir Choir!, Kings of Leon; being publicly cited as an influence by artists as distinct as James Hetfield of Metallica, Jeremiah Fraites of The Lumineers, Troy Sanders of Mastodon, and The Infamous Stringdusters; as well as the completion of a documentary film about his career entitled Waiting for My Real Life, named for one of his best known solo recordings.
Tickets go on sale Friday, October 11th at 10AM at The Top Hat, online or by phone at 1 (800) 514-3849. Logjam presale tickets will be available on October 10th (details below). Reserved premium balcony seating, reserved standard balcony, and reserved seating floor tickets are available. All ages are welcome. Additional ticketing and venue information can be found here.