MELBOURNE, 17 February, 2022: Award winning icons, CROWDED HOUSE, have today announced additional dates and locations for their Australian Dreamers Are Waiting Tour. These new shows include Hobart’s MyState Bank Arena on Aprll 19, Royal Theatre, Canberra on April 21, and additional A Day On The Green dates on April 23 at Mt. Duneed Estate, Waurn Ponds, and Bimbadgen, Hunter Valley, on April 24.
Crowded House’s first two shows in Perth and original shows Melbourne and Sydney have sold out, with only limited tickets remaining for the final shows in these states. Very limited additional tickets have now been released for the previously sold-out Adelaide show.
The Australian tour follows their 2021 New Zealand tour during which they played to full houses, rapturous audiences and universal critical acclaim, and mark Crowded House’s first national Australian tour since 2010, and only their third Australian tour during the last 15 years.
Crowded House were awarded Best Adult Contemporary Album for Dreamers Are Waiting at the 2021 ARIA Awards in November last year, and have been nominated for Best Record at the Sailor Jerry Rolling Stone Awards 2022, which will be held in Sydney on March 30.
Crowded House will commence their Australian tour in Perth at Kings Park and Botanic Garden on April 1, 2 and 3, followed by Adelaide Entertainment Centre on April 5, Melbourne’s Sidney Myer Music Bowl on April 8 and 9, Aware Super Theatre in Sydney on April 12 and 13, Centennial Vineyards in Bowral on April 16, Bluesfest, Byron Bay on April 17, Mystate Bank Arena, Hobart on Aprll 19, Royal Theatre, Canberra on April 21, Mt. Duneed Estate, Waurn Ponds on April 23, and concluding at Bimbadgen, Hunter Valley, on April 24.
Tickets for the 4 new shows go on sale at 11.00am (local time) on Thursday February 24.
American Express cardholders can secure tickets first during the exclusive pre-sale period beginning at 9am on Monday February 21, concluding at 9am on Wednesday February 23. My Live Nation members can secure tickets during the pre-sale beginning at 10am on Wednesday February 23, concluding at 10am on Thursday February 24.
For complete tour, ticket and VIP Experience information, visit: livenation.com.au
Special guest for the new shows in Hobart and Canberra is TBC.
Special guests in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney are acclaimed rock band Middle Kids, fresh from picking up the 2021 ARIA Award for Best Rock Album for ‘Today We’re The Greatest’. Championed back in 2016 by Elton John on his Beats 1 radio show for their mesmerising debut single ‘Edge of Town’, the band delivered a cover of ‘Don’t Dream It’s Over’ for triple j’s Like A Version. Their debut album ‘Lost Friends’won the prestigious J Award for Australian Album of the Year, and they achieved a top 5 ARIA Chart result for ‘Today We’re The Greatest’ earlier this year.
At Centennial Vineyards’ A Day On The Green, Crowded House will be joined by special guests, Teskey Brothers, whilst at Mt. Duneed Estate, Angus and Julia Stone and The Waifs join the lineup and Bimbadgen will welcome Courtney Barnett and The Waifs.
Crowded House unveiled a new lineup last year, featuring founding members Neil Finn and Nick Seymour, along with producer and keyboardist Mitchell Froom, guitarist and singer Liam Finn and drummer Elroy Finn.
They released their seventh studio album Dreamers Are Waiting on June 4, 2021, featuring the singles Whatever You Want, Playing With Fire, To The Island, Love Isn’t Hard At All, and latest offering, Sweet Tooth.
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, produced 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 4 nights of stunning performances, the last of which was broadcast nationally on ABC-TV.
Dreamers Are Waiting heralds a further chapter in the Crowded House story. A new generation has grown up and connected with their songs and will now get to experience the band live as they perform legendary anthems from the band’s 35-year career, along with fresh new music.
PERTH KINGS PARK & BOTANIC GARDENS FRIDAY APRIL 1 SOLD OUT
PERTH KINGS PARK & BOTANIC GARDENS SATURDAY APRIL 2 SOLD OUT
PERTH KINGS PARK & BOTANIC GARDENS SUNDAY APRIL 3 LIMITED TICKETS
ADELAIDE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE TUESDAY APRIL 5 LIMITED TICKETS
MELBOURNE SIDNEY MYER MUSIC BOWL. FRIDAY APRIL 8 SOLD OUT
MELBOURNE SIDNEY MYER MUSIC BOWL SATURDAY APRIL 9 LIMITED TICKETS
SYDNEY AWARE SUPER THEATRE TUESDAY APRIL 12 SOLD OUT
SYDNEY AWARE SUPER THEATRE WEDNESDAY APRIL 13 LIMITED TICKETS
BOWRAL CENTENNIAL VINEYARDS SATURDAY APRIL 16
BYRON BAY BLUESFEST SUNDAY APRIL 17
HOBART MYSTATE BANK ARENA TUESDAY APRIL 19
CANBERRA ROYAL THEATRE THURSDAY APRIL 21
WAURN PONDS MT. DUNEED ESTATE SATURDAY APRIL 23
HUNTER VALLEY BIMBADGEN SUNDAY APRIL 24
American Express pre-sale: Monday February 21, 9:00am - Wednesday February 23, 9:00am
Live Nation pre-sale: Wednesday February 23, 10.00am - Thursday February 24, 10:00am.