ACCLAIMED SEVENTH ALBUM DREAMERS ARE WAITING IS OUT NOW
2022 UK Dates:
4-Jun-22 London Roundhouse
5-Jun-22 London Roundhouse
7-Jun-22 London Roundhouse
8-Jun-22 London Roundhouse
10-Jun-22 Glasgow OVO Hydro
11-Jun-22 Scarborough Open Air Theatre
13-Jun-22 Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
14-Jun-22 Birmingham Utilita Arena
24-Jun-22 Pilton Glastonbury
25-Jun-22 Surrey Hampton Court Palace Festival
30-Jun-22 Manchester Castlefield Bowl
The recent album features founding members Neil Finn and Nick Seymour along with producer and keyboardist Mitchell Froom, guitarist and singer Liam Finn and drummer Elroy Finn.
“It’s finally come around… Dreamers need wait no more. The album is out and I hope you will have a chance to luxuriate in a quiet place with a record player or a set of headphones to listen front to back to these songs. I’m really proud of this record and, fresh from a joyous round of shows, extremely thrilled to have this Crowded House lineup in action. We have lots more to do, feel a strong urge to be on stage in front of you and become an even better band,” said Neil Finn.
Praise for Dreamers Are Waiting:
“The sweet melodies, the familiar voice of Finn, and timeless qualities of singles like “Whatever You Want” and “To The Island” see Dreamers Are Waiting not serving as just a “comeback album”, but the continuation of one of the country’s most celebrated musical careers.” 4 stars, Tyler Jenke, Rolling Stone Magazine
“The beauty of this record is in the detail and deceptive tonal shifts, like the way “Bad Times Good” begins with an understated three-line chorus before quietly blending into its first verse. There’s no instant gratification, but like much of Dreamers Are Waiting, the song gets under your skin like an itch you just have to scratch, almost subliminally addictive.” 4 stars, Andrew Stafford, The Guardian
“Neil Finn’s pen remains as adept as ever, while the arrangements touch on the organic songsmithery that made albums such as ‘Woodface’ so potent.” Robin Murray, Clash
“Dreamers Are Waiting is possibly the most Crowded House sounding album Crowded House have made since theirdebut” 4 stars Andy Fyfe, MOJO
Crowded House is a long standing and much-loved vehicle for the song writing talents of Neil Finn. Formed in Melbourne Australia in 1985 out the ashes of New Zealand’s Split Enz by Neil, Paul Hester and Nick Seymour, their eponymous self-titled debut album on Capitol Records went on to global success with the hits “Don’t Dream It’s Over” and “Something So Strong”. Those songs and many that followed are still resonating with audiences today, the former in particular being one of the most covered songs of the last 20 years. The band’s first incarnation lasted from 1985 through 1995 with 4 studio albums and enjoyed much success worldwide, becoming particularly beloved for their freewheeling and interactive live shows. This lineup said Farewell to the World on the steps of the Sydney Opera House in 1996 with a now legendary performance in front of 150,000 people.
In 2005 following the tragic death of Paul Hester, Neil and Nick felt emotionally compelled to bring Crowded House back, to put some more good history, as they described it, into the story of the band. Drafting in new drummer Matt Sherrod and with long time touring member Mark Hart they released the album “Time On Earth” to critical acclaim and toured the world. Another album, ‘Intriguer”, was recorded in 2009 and Crowded House was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 2016, at the same time reprising its Farewell shows at the Sydney Opera House with 3 nights of stunning performances.