Interviews and Sessions – April 2014
Updated 24th April 2014 From last week’s appearance on BBC Radio 2′s Breakfast Show with Zoë Ball , here’s Neil, Lisa and Jesse with Bob Marley’s Waiting in Vain. Updated 23rd April 2014 Dizzy Heights was broadcast live on BBC2′s Later… with Jools Holland last night (the clip below might
Neil’s love songs – a top 5 list
UK’s Australian Times and NZ Times have listed their favourite love songs written by Neil Finn. http://www.australiantimes.co.uk/news/lists-australia-uk/neil-finns-top-5-love-songs.htm
Finn-fan social media’s been all a-twitter over Neil’s calves ever since he ripped the leg of his trousers at a recent concert. The legs were also on display running down the backstage corridor in “Showtime” – Performance Anxiety Dream Video 3. Here’s Neil’s debut post on Instagram: “Golden Calves”.
Dizzy Heights Tour continues
Thank you to the audiences in Glenside’s Keswick Theatre and Washington’s Lincoln Theatre – the final shows on the American leg of Neil’s Dizzy Heights Tour. See Frenz of the Enz fan reviews of the Glenside concert here and Washington here. Thank you too to Midlake, who supported throughout the
New York Town Hall photo credit: P Squared Photography via Brooklyn Vegan Updated 15th April 2014 Read the review by Kathleen Cel at New Haven Independent. April 12th 2014: Another fun show at New Haven on Thursday night. See a review and setlist at frenzforum.com and another review at The
Photo credit: Jacob Blickenstaff for The New York Times. New York Times has published Jon Parales’ review of Neil’s concert at the Town Hall last night. For more fan reviews and a setlist, see the Frenz Forum. And onwards to New Haven’s Shubert Theatre! Team Neil Finn.
Updated 10th April: See Frank Donnelly’s photos from Boston on the Solo Photos page. Looking forward to the Schubert Theatre in Boston tonight , was fun to play some some for the good folk at 92.5 The River today ..thanks – Neil Finn. Neil’s radio performance was videoed and will
Photo: Toronto Sun Click here for a review from exclaim.ca A review and setlist from Toronto Sun: http://www.torontosun.com/2014/04/06/new-zealands-neil-finn-brings-the-love-to-to Where to now? Boston, MA, Shubert Theatre Monday 7th April 2014 On sale now New York, NY, Town Hall Tuesday 8th April 2014 On sale now New Haven, CT, Shubert Theatre Thursday
An incredible show in L.A.’s Orpheum Theatre tonight, with Crowded House’s Mark Hart on two songs. Review added 5th April 2014 OC Register: Neil Finn Shines at Career-Spanning Orpheum Show Here’s where Neil’s playing next. Toronto, ON, Queen Elizabeth Theatre Saturday 5th April 2014 On sale now Boston, MA, Shubert
Seattle – with a special guest
Neil was joined at The Neptune Theatre by one of Seattle’s own tonight on “Where Is My Soul”, “History Never Repeats”, “Locked Out”, Throw Your Arms Around Me” and “I Got You”. Thanks, Eddie Vedder! Here’s the two of them in Sydney a couple of months ago and, below that, their
Interviews – March 2014
updated 31st March 2014 The Examiner: Split Enz’ Neil Finn making better music than ever updated 30th March 2014 Orange County Register - Neil Finn finally returns to West Coast as a solo act updated 10th March 2014 Hitting New Heights: The Music.com’s interview with Neil Finn – including the
“Tomorrow night Vancouver , Vogue Theatre , I’m very excited and band are fizzing !” – Neil Finn.
Dizzy Heights album reviews
updated 29/3/14 Sound and Vision review (4.5/5 stars): http://www.soundandvision.com/content/neil-finn-dizzy-heights 16/3/14 Here’s another review (9/10 stars) of Neil’s new album Dizzy Heights: vivascene.com See earlier reviews here.
The Bing Lounge, Portland, Oregon
Neil plays The Bing Lounge in Portland, Oregon, Monday, March 31, 2014 at 4pm. Enter for your chance to win two spots on the guest list. Contest ends 3/29 at 8 a.m. More details at http://kink.fm/bing-lounge/ Update 2/4/14: Click here for video highlights.
Dizzy Heights Tour – new date added
DIZZY HEIGHTS TOUR – CANADA & US Vancouver, BC, Vogue Theatre Saturday 29th March 2014 On sale now Seattle, WA, Neptune Theatre Sunday 30th March 2014 On sale now San Francisco, CA, Palace of Fine Arts Theatre Tuesday 1st April 2014 On sale now Los Angeles, CA, Orpheum Theatre Wednesday
Max Sessions: Bonus songs
Here are two songs that weren’t included in the TV broadcast (Australia) of Max Sessions: Neil Finn. “Better Than TV” and “Faster Than Light.” Due to rights restrictions, Max TV have made these videos available to view in some countries only, eg Australia and New Zealand.
“It was a run of fantastic shows in Australia and I thank all of you for your warmth and openness to my new music.” – Neil Finn. Click here for tour dates for the upcoming shows in Canada, USA, UK, Ireland and Europe.
“Showtime” – Performance anxiety dream 3
See all the dream videos (so far) below.
Dizzy Heights Tour continues
After a brilliant three week tour of Australia, Neil Finn and his band now fly over the equator for the next round of dates in the Dizzy Heights Tour. DIZZY HEIGHTS TOUR – CANADA & US Vancouver, BC, Vogue Theatre Saturday 29th March 2014 On sale now Seattle, WA, Neptune
Max Sessions: Neil Finn – 24th March on Foxtel
Australian Foxtel viewers – Max Sessions: Neil Finn airs on Max TV on Monday 24th March at 9pm. This is preceded by Neil Finn: Top 10 at 7.25pm and Crowded House: Farewell To The World at 8.05pm. Team Neil Finn
Performance Anxiety Dream 2
I dreamt I was at the Sydney Opera House and Jimmy Barnes blew me off stage with I’m a Little Teapot ..phew ! See Neil’s earlier dream below…
The final Australian shows
Who’s a little teapot? @neilmullanefinn @JimmyBarnes #SydneyOperaHouse #NeilFinn Great night pic.twitter.com/43fhJWT9VL — Jane Barnes (@jane13barnes) March 21, 2014 The final concert in the Australian leg of the Dizzy Heights Tour plays tonight at the Sydney Opera House. Last night the House saw a surprise appearance by Jimmy Barnes. Neil’s
So They Can – update
Neil’s special gig at Sydney’s Beresford Hotel last night raised $30,000 for So They Can. Thanks to everyone who organised the occasion and those who came along. Click here to read more about So They Can and their support for communities in Africa. See photos here.
Performance anxiety dream
Sydney Opera House 18th March – Review
Click to read Sydney Morning Herald’s review of last night’s concert at Sydney Opera House.
So They Can: Sydney, March 19th
In support of So They Can, Neil will perform a special gig tonight at 8pm at the Beresford Hotel in Sydney. Click here for ticket info.
Adelaide & Perth
Updated March 17th: Read reviews of Neil Finn’s weekend concerts in Adelaide: indaily.com and Perth: watoday.com March 16th: “The Barton, Thebarton, Thebby, call it what you will, the place still rocks.” Hope Neil and Old Red had a good sleep after last night’s show in Adelaide. Tonight, it’s Perth
Melbourne’s Hamer Hall, 13/3/14
I got you… and that’s all I want… and it sounds like quite a few people got what they wanted last night at Melbourne’s Hamer Hall. “An invasion by invitation ….stop …Its Hamer time , Love you Melbourne” tweeted Neil after the show. Next stop is Adelaide’s Thebarton Theatre on
Tour Reviews – Melbourne, 12/3/14
Click here for a review in the Sydney Morning Herald of last night’s concert in Melbourne’s Hamer Hall. Here’s another at take40.com See au.com’s photo gallery. Neil plays there again tonight.
Tour review – Geelong, 11/3/14
Read a review and see photos of last night’s concert in Geelong, Australia. Neil takes his Dizzy Heights tour to Melbourne’s Hamer Hall tonight and tomorrow. Team Neil Finn. Photo: Test Monkeys Media