Rick Springfield, Men at Work and John Waite: 18-City Summer Tour Starting in August


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This August, three iconic acts will team up for an 18-city tour of North America when Rick Springfield, Men at Work and John Waite head out on the road together.

Officially announced recently, the outing is noteworthy in that it marks the first time in two decades that Colin Hay will head out on a tour under the Men at Work name (rather than under his own name), dedicating a set to songs from his longtime band’s catalog.

Here are the tour dates:

Aug. 5 – Saint Augustine, FL @ The Saint Augustine Amphitheatre
Aug. 6 – Stockbridge, GA (Atlanta) @ Stockbridge Amphitheater
Aug. 7 – Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheater
Aug. 10 – Catoosa, OK @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Aug. 12 – Newkirk, OR @ 7 Clans First Council Casino
Aug. 13 – Irving, TX (Dallas) @ The Pavilion @ Toyota Music Factory
Aug. 14 – Sugar Land, TX (Houston) @ Smart Financial Theatre
Aug. 18 – Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
Aug. 19 – Atlantic City, NJ @ The Borgata Casino Resort
Aug. 20 – Grantville, PA @ Hollywood Casino
Aug. 25 – Kettering, OH @ Fraze Pavilion
Aug. 26 – Toledo, OH @ Toledo Zoo Amphitheater
Aug. 29 – Phoenix, AZ @ Celebrity Theatre
Aug. 27 – Bay City, MI @ Wenonah Park
Aug. 30 – Inglewood, CA (Los Angeles) @ YouTube Theatre
Sept. TBA – Saratoga, CA @ The Mountain Winery
Sept. 2 – Lincoln, CA @ Thunder Valley Resort & Casino
Sept. 3 – Las Vegas, NV @ Fremont Street Experience (free to the public)

In connection to the tour news, Ultimate Classic Rock published a feature interview with all three musicians, who previewed the tour like this:

Colin Hay: I’m looking forward to making some loud noises. You know, coming out on stage and seeing big crowds and seeing the other bands is always really good. I’m not thinking, “Oh, I’ve got to do the whole night myself.” It’s really good.

Rick Springfield: Yeah, if people show up, it’s you. And if they don’t show up, it’s their fault. [Laughs]

John Waite: There’s going to be a stampede of people.

Springfield: There will.

Waite: But they’re all going to be leaving. [Laughs]

Springfield: We play very loud. No, it’s great. It’s great to share a bill, because in a way, you’re kind of competing. They were great and you want to be at least as good. So it ups your game. Especially if it’s guys you like, which we like each other so far. Once we get on the road, that may change completely. But so far, so good.



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