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Australia's 'Hay' Fever

SYDNEY, Australia (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Next month, Colin Hay returns to Australia to launch his new album ‘Gathering Mercury’ with three intimate shows including a special benefit night for Queenslanders affected by the recent flood and cyclone devastation.

The shows will take place at Joe’s Waterhole on the Sunshine Coast on Friday May 20th, Melbourne’s the Corner Hotel on Sunday May 22nd, and Sydney’s The Basement on Tuesday May 24th.

As front man and principle songwriter for 80s' Men at Work, Hay moved to Los Angeles in 1989, made 11 solo albums and toured to a broad American fan base.

Inspired by the loss of his father, 'Gathering Mercury' is said to be an emotional and musically diverse album.

Hay's solo efforts have been featured in TV shows such as Dawson’s Creek, Judging Amy and Scrubs. His song ‘I Just Don't Think I’ll Ever Get Over You’ was included on the soundtrack of Zach Braff’s film ‘Garden State’.

Currently touring the new album in America, Hay performed four sell out shows in New York last week, singing his songs with an acoustic guitar.

Colin commented on his return to Australia to share his new album with his fans:

“I’m having a great time touring this album around the US at the moment and I’m looking forward to coming down to Oz in May for my album launches. I can’t wait to catch up with friends and family and share the new music with my Australian fans. I was shocked to see the recent devastation in Queensland and want to do what I can to help and I'm pleased to be able to include a special fundraiser gig at Joe’s Waterhole."

When he returns to Australia in May, Colin Hay will perform songs from ‘Gathering Mercury’, as well as selections from his solo albums and fan favorites.

‘Gathering Mercury’ – Australian launch shows:

5/20 – Joe’s Waterhole, Eumundi, Sunshine Coast, QLD
5/22 – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
5/24 – The Basement, Sydney, NSW

— Crystal Lynn Huntoon