Neil’s surprise appearance on stage
Jon Brion had a surprise guest at his show at Largo on August 30th. Neil Finn joined Jon for a four song acoustic set: We Can Work It Out One Step Ahead Moon River Can’t Get Started Thanks to Havelin and Dub at www.frenzforum.com for the info. Tonight the Largo
“National Home Invasion”
Neil’s been mentioned again in NZ Herald’s “The Diary” column. Scroll down to the “National Home Invasion” story at http://www.nzherald.co.nz/personalities/news/article.cfm?c_id=72&objectid=11116500
Neil holidayed in Greece earlier this month and visited Meteora.
Largo concert Sat August 31st
Updated 29/8/13 Live show alert! Neil Finn is performing at Largo in Los Angeles this Saturday, August 31st. Tickets were available at http://largo.laughstub.com/show.cfm?id=270751&cart but very quickly sold out after we posted the news a few hours ago. Sorry about the late notice. A spontaneous surprise gig… even we didn’t know!
New Neil interview – Sodajerker podcast
Neil was recently interviewed by Simon Barber and Brian O’Connor of Sodajerker about his songwriting process and his work on The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. He also details the production of his forthcoming solo record, due in early 2014. Listen at sodajerker.com/episode-44-neil-finn
August 2013 Newsletter
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Twice If You’re Lucky – Live At Leigh (video)
The final track we’re presenting from the special Leigh Sawmill Cafe concerts in 2008 is an early version of “Twice If You’re Lucky”. Crowded House had just begun working on the Intriguer album and took the weekend off to perform three intimate gigs, showcasing the new works-in-progress. You can hear
Crowded House “Greatest Australian Band” – Max TV Poll
Crowded House has been named the Greatest Australian Band of all time in music channel Max TV’s Legends poll. Split Enz is in at #2! See the top 50 list here.
Neil to perform at The Falls and Southbound Festivals
(Updated 13th August 2013) Neil will play at all three Australian locations in The Falls Music and Arts Festival around New Year, plus Southbound 2014. Yesterday Neil tweeted, “excited to be playing there, will have hot band…….other shows in other countries to follow.” The Falls Music and Arts Festival, Lorne,
Eddie Vedder and Neil Finn on Hunters & Collectors Tribute Album
Eddie Vedder joins Neil on the classic Hunters & Collectors song “Throw Your Arms Around Me” for the tribute album Crucible: The Songs of Hunters & Collectors. This will be released September 27th on Liberation Music. Press Release below. CRUCIBLE THE SONGS OF HUNTERS & COLLECTORS Whether you’ve worshipped
Bound To Rescue – Crowded House live at Leigh Sawmill Cafe
Recorded live at New Zealand’s Leigh Sawmill Cafe, Sunday 24th February 2008, here’s another rare Crowded House song. “Bound To Rescue” was written for the album that became Intriguer but it didn’t make the final tracklist. Listen to other songs from this concert in The Kitchen Sink II