Colin Hay with Chris Trapper (at the Pantages)

The Cedar presents
Saturday, September 14, 2013 - 8:00pm

Reserved seating show

Colin Hay "Finding My Dance" tour poster detail

An aboriginal man once came backstage after a show and said to me in a kindly voice, "Where's your dance? I used to like your dance, you've lost your dance mate, you've gotta find your dance." So, I set out in search of it, looking here, there and everywhere in all corners of the globe. Quite soon I realized that "finding my dance" is an inner search, and that whilst I may never truly find it, it matters not. What's important is to keep searching, and in the process, refine and simplify the steps. (Colin Hay)

Themes of redemption and renewal come naturally to Colin Hay, as he is in the midst of a remarkable renaissance. While his voice and visage are still familiar to millions from his tenure as front man, principal songwriter, and lead vocalist of pop sensations Men at Work (“Down Under, ” “Overkill,” “Who Can It Be Now?”), the past twenty years have found him quietly yet tenaciously re-introducing himself to new generations of fans. It has been an organic process, building momentum through constant touring, and film and television exposure.

FINDING MY DANCE is Hay’s expression for connecting with one’s authentic self. In the process, he takes the audience on a musical journey, sometimes straight down the main road, and sometimes taking the twists and turns of the road less traveled. Whether or not you have seen him before, you will laugh, you may shed a tear, but you will most certainly be more than entertained.

Hay is at the absolute peak of his craft. As a writer and vocalist, he has never been more masterful.

Hay is funnier than most stand-up comedians, so he'll split your sides and then drop a heartbreaking ditty on you. (The Houston Chronicle)

Hay is a consummate songwriter, who's only gotten better and better with age. (Daytrotter, Illnois)

Opening the show tonight will be roots/pop singer and songwriter Chris Trapper, formerly front man of the 90's era alt rock band The Push Stars.

Ticket options and info

  • Phone: 1.800.982.2787
  • In person: From State Theatre Box Office at 805 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis. Hours: M-F 10am-6pm; Sa Noon-3pm; Su Closed NO ADDED SERVICE FEES!
  • Online: Ticketmaster (click on red Buy Tickets button at top of this page)
  • All ages.
Colin Hay portrait
Colin Hay, familiar to millions as front-man, songwriter, and vocalist of pop sensation Men at Work (“Down Under,” “Overkill,” “Who Can it Be Now?”), has released a new solo album on February 17, 2015 entitled Next Year People on Compass Records. Next Year...
Chris Trapper sitting on a bed
CHRIS TRAPPER began his career as the front man for late–90’s alternative rock band THE PUSH STARS (Capitol Records). With four CD releases and several high profile national tours –– including a run with Matchbox Twenty –– The Push Stars served to establish...

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