Darren Hayes announces Australian “The Secret Tour” dates

Last week we heard Dazza let out a couple of UK tour dates to promote his forthcoming album Secret Codes and Battleships, now he’s letting his fellow Aussies have it.

Darren Hayes has spent the last four years working on his fourth solo album and he is finally ready to showcase the material he has described as his “best work” yet. This return to the stage marks Hayes’ first full UK and Australian tour since 2007’s Time Machine tour and the ex-Savage Gardener is promising a mix of new material with classics from the back catalogue.

Check on the Aussie The Secret Tour dates coming to an east coast city near you:

2 November – Forum Theatre, Melbourne
3 November – Enmore Theatre, Sydney
5 November – Tivoli, Brisbane

You’ll also get an exclusive ‘Talk Talk Talk’ remix EP when you purchase your tickets, featuring mixes by Penguin Prison (Kimbra) and Fred Falke (Florrie), as well as a special ‘Out of Talk’ (Halls & Oats Remix). The latter screams of mash up central a la Kylie‘s ‘Can’t Get Blue Monday Out of My Head’. Are you living for it?

Dazza has done his best to flog the effervescent lead single ‘Talk Talk Talk’, which is gradually picking up radio airplay after it debuted at our ARIA charts at #79 earlier this month. Hopefully he can also spark some interest in the club scene when the two ‘Talk Talk Talk’ digital remix bundles arrive on 31 July.

The forthcoming album Secret Codes & Battleships has been described as a solid combination of pop recalling highlights from Darren’s 14-year discography.

“I know that this new album is, beyond any doubt, up there with the best I can do. I am back at my fighting weight,” he said. The A-list roll call of collaborators on board Secret Codes & Battleships include Steve Robson (hitmaker for Take That), Phil Thornalley (Pixie Lott), Walter Afanasieff (Mariah Carey) and long-term collaborators Justin Shave and Robert Conley.


Darren Hayes will release Secret Codes and Battleships in October. Tickets for The Secret Tour go on sale on 28 July – Melbourne, book via Ticketmaster, and Sydney/Brisbane via Ticketek.


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