- 28 Nov 19
After a long hiatus, the famed Aussie band have announced a string of live performances next year, including one in Cork.
They will kick things off by headlining the Byron Bay Bluesfest festival in April, before making their debut at Cork's Live at the Marquee on June 29 2020.
Formed in Melbourne in 1985, Crowded House are one of the most iconic bands of Australian music history. Its former lineup said Farewell to the World back in 1996 on the steps of the Sydney Opera House, in front of a whopping 150.000 people.
The band eventually released another two albums in 2005 and 2009 before they were inducted into the Aria Hall of Fame in 2016. That same year, they reprised their Farewell shows by reuniting for three sold-out gigs in the same Sydney location, entitled Crowded House: Encore. While this was a huge success, they have not played live since.
It was announced in 2018 that front-man Neil Finn had joined Fleetwood Mac in replacement of guitarist Lindsey Buckingham, to take part in what turned out to be a very successful worldwide tour.
Finn was reportedly very energized by it, and along with Nick Seymour, got inspired to "begin a new chapter in the Crowded House story," says their press release.
Their Irish show will be followed by a performance in Manchester's Sound of the City festival on July 2nd.
Taking place every summer since 2005, Cork's Live at the Marquee presents a series of music concerts and other live performance events, organised by Aiken Promotions.
2020 will be its finale year as it is, following a decision by developers to transform the site into a residential zone.
Tickets for the Crowded House - Live at the Marquee gig will be on sale here on December 2nd at 9AM.