Gig Spotlight – Crowded House, Utilita Arena, Birmingham, UK – 14th June 2022

In just over a week Australian superstars Crowded House will drop by the Utilita Arena to treat fans old and new to what is sure to be an unforgettable evening. Fresh off the back of latest album “Dreamers Are Waiting”, a revitalised line-up featuring founding members Neil Finn and Nick Seymour have been wowing crowds at London’s Roundhouse before they embark on a full UK tour.

“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. 

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.

For a taster of what to expect check out the Mac Demarco Starring video for “Whatever You Want” below:

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

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