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DARREN HAYES Announces UK Tour

Darren Hayes

ANNOUNCES OCTOBER UK DATES
‘The Secret Tour’
&
New album
SECRET CODES AND BATTLESHIPS
Released October

Australian singer songwriter Darren Hayes is excited to announce 4 live shows in the UK ahead of the October release of his brand new studio album Secret Codes & Battleships.  The shows which go on sale on July 24th, will be the first full scale UK performances since Darren’s sold out Royal Albert Hall show in 2007.

Tour Dates

15th Oct           Liverpool         O2 Academy                                                
16th  Oct          Glasgow          O2 Academy                                                
18th Oct           Birmingham    O2 Academy2                                              
19th Oct          London            O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire                  

Tickets are £25 (£28.50 London) and can be bought from:

See Tickets /http://Gigsandtours.com/ / 24hr cc hotline 0844 811 0051

It’s been an extraordinary journey for Darren Hayes – as one half of pop duo Savage Garden and then a successful solo artist he’s been responsible for over 26 million album sales worldwide including two U.S No. 1 hits. Fast forward to today and the effervescent single ‘Talk Talk Talk’, the first single from Hayes’ forthcoming album, is exploding at UK and Australian radio.

To add to all of this, his massive hit ‘Truly Madly Deeply’ has just been announced by U.S Billboard Magazine as The No.1 A.C song of all time - ahead of hits by the likes of Elton John and the Bee Gees.

The new album Secret Codes And Battleships was recorded in Stockholm, Los Angeles, Sydney and Darren's home studio in London. He's collaborated with Swedish writer/producer Carl Falk (Nicole Sherzinger/The Wanted); writers Steve Robson (Taylor Swift/Leona Lewis) and Phil Thornalley (Pixie Lott/Natalie Imbruglia), plus Australia-based, long-term collaborators Justin Shave (Fatboy Slim) and Robert Conley (Amy Meredith). There are reunions with both the multi Grammy Award winning maestro Walter Afanasieff, who produced Savage Garden's Affirmation album and Darren's Spin, and Rex Goh, Savage Garden's long-term guitarist. The album was mixed by Robert Orton (Lady Gaga) and mastered by Bob Ludwig.

Hayes will be showcasing both new material and performing hits from his catalogue on the tour.

On one level, as Darren says, the album is about, "holding on to love as everyone around you is breaking up. But it’s also about holding on to hope when you’ve lost direction"


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