Former Men at Work singer Colin Hay has said that he is done with touring for, at least, the next year.
Hay has been touring regularly for the last few years with not only the hits of his former group but music from his solo catalog of eleven albums but feels it is now time a bit of time off to write and record, although he says he may do a show here and there.
The singer posted on Wednesday:
Hello, from a rather blustery day in beautiful Melbourne town. I’ve been touring off and on since around 1991, making records, and trying to get them noticed. Radio airplay for new material has proved very challenging, so touring “live” has been my approach, old fashioned, quite analog, time consuming, but necessary, and effective. It is connecting, and provides nourishment for the soul. I am done for the time being. I’m going to spend next year writing and recording, and playing the odd gig here and there. I’d like to thank all those who made it out to a show, I literally couldn’t do it without you. I was going to write more, as there is so much to consider, as the sun sets on this year, but I want coffee, and that’s something that this town has down. That, and bi-polar like weather. Fantastic place.Men at Work had three top ten hits and five in their native Australia during the 80's with songs like Who Can It Be Now?, Down Under and Overkill. His last solo album was 2011's Gathering Mercury.