Blink and you’ll miss a decade – Darren Hayes is back making music and the pop icon has now announced the six-date ‘Do You Remember?’ Australian tour, scheduled for late January and early Feb, 2023.
It’s the former Savage Garden singer’s return to live shows after a more than ten-year hiatus. Hayes’ last Australian headline tour was a three-date run following the release of his fourth solo album, Secret Codes and Battleships, in November 2011. The upcoming tour gets its name from Hayes’ next solo single, out later this month.
The tour is subtitled “Celebrating 25 Years Of Savage Garden, Solo Hits And More!” And indeed, while Savage Garden formed closer to 30 years ago, the Brisbane duo’s self-titled debut album will celebrate its 25th anniversary this Friday, 4th March.
The record was a smash hit, topping the charts locally and reaching #2 in the UK and #3 in the USA. It’s been certified 12-times Platinum in Australia and seven-times Platinum in the USA. Eight singles were lifted from the release, including ‘I Want You’, ‘To The Moon and Back’, ‘Break Me Shake Me’ and ‘Truly Madly Deeply’.
‘Truly Madly Deeply’ became the first Australian single to reach number one in the United States since INXS’ ‘Need You Tonight’ ten years previous. The duo of Hayes and Daniel Jones returned to the top of the chart just two years later with ‘I Knew I Loved You’, from their second and final album, Affirmation.
Hayes commenced his solo career in 2002 with the single ‘Insatiable’ and the corresponding album, Spin. He released The Tension and the Spark in 2004 and This Delicate Thing We’ve Made in 2007. He returned this January with the single, ‘Let’s Try Being in Love’. Find that below, along with all upcoming tour dates.
Darren Hayes ‘Do You Remember?’ National Tour 2023
- Tuesday, 31st January – RAC Arena, Perth
- Saturday, 4th February – Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne
- Tuesday, 7th February – Aware Super Theatre, Sydney
- Wednesday, 8th February – Entertainment Centre, Newcastle
- Saturday, 11th February – Entertainment Centre, Brisbane
- Sunday, 12th February – Convention & Exhibition Centre, Gold Coast
Tickets on sale 10am Thursday, 10th March. Find all ticketing and tour information at tegdainty.com. The Telstra Plus member pre-sale commences at 11am this Friday, 4th March. More details at telstra.com/music.