Ravinia Festival, Highland Park, Illinois
Neil Finn and Guster will be taking the stage at the Ravinia Music Festival in Highland Park, IL (just north of Chicago) on July 7th. Tickets are on sale from sale to the public right now at http://www.ravinia.org/ShowDetails/Index?id=1194 Team NF.
Boulder Theatre, CO, June 2016
Neil Finn Concert Announcement! Neil will have two concerts in Boulder, CO, USA on Tuesday, June 21 and Wednesday, June 22 at The Boulder Theater. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, April 15 at 10 AM (Mountain Time). But…you can get tickets before the general public
Summerfest, Milwaukee, 9th July
Neil Finn’s playing Summerfest in Milwaukee, WI, USA on Saturday July 9th! 5:00pm performance time on the Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard stage. Tickets are on sale now at http://summerfest.com/ticket-info/
Quebec City Festival July 15th
Neil Finn will be taking the stage at the Québec City Festival in Canada on July 15! Tickets will be on sale to the public on March 16 at 12 PM ET at www.infofestival.com.
Album sessions begin
Neil tweeted today, “hooray, band and producer in town, rehearsal underway, album starts tomorrow” and followed it with “I was just a bit concerned about the new arrivals spreading germs on the playing field.” With luck, we’ll be able to sneak some photos from the recording sessions onto the website.
Osfest, Norway, 6th August 2016
Updated 4th March: new ticket link We know of a few Finnish friends in Norway who’ll be pleased to welcome another to the land of Os when Neil plays Osfest in Os, Hordaland, on Saturday 6th August 2016. Get tickets via http://www.billettservice.no/event/osfest-2016-dagspass-lrdag-06-august-billetter/484527
Neil Finn & Guster in Illinois July 7th
Neil Finn and Guster will be taking the stage at the Ravinia Music Festival in Highland Park, IL (just north of Chicago) on July 7th. Tickets will be on sale to the public on April 26, 2016 at www.ravinia.org. We will remind you as the date gets closer. Team NF.
Cross-linx Groningen 28th Feb
Partial setlist from Cross-linx at De Oosterpoort, Groningen Feb 28th: Orange And Blue (with Andrew Bird) Four Seasons In One Day Message To My Girl Don’t Dream It’s Over Distant Sun ENCORE: More Than One Of You Space Oddity
Amsterdamse Bostheatre – 7th August 2016
Neil Finn returns to Amsterdam on Sunday 7th August 2016 for an intimate gig in the beautiful setting of the Amsterdamse Bostheater. Ticket sales start on Friday 4 March at 10am via http://LiveAtAmsterdamseBos.nl/
Setlist from Cross-linx at De Dooelen, Rotterdam Feb 27th: Either Side Of The World One Step Ahead Orange And Blue (with Andrew Bird) Dizzy Heights Small Silver Hand White Lies and Alibis Andrew Bird – Puma Andrew Bird – Saint Preservus Four Seasons In One Day Son Lux – Lost
Setlist from Feb 26th: Either Side Of The World One Step Ahead Orange And Blue (with Andrew Bird) Dizzy Heights Small Silver Hand Andrew Bird – Puma Andrew Bird – Saint Preservus Four Seasons In One Day Divebomber Hole In The River Son Lux – You Don’t Know Me Son
Read Da Music’s review in Dutch of Thursday Feb 25th’s Cross-linx concert in Eindhoven. See photos and a video of Space Oddity on the Cross-linx Facebook page. Setlist: Either Side Of The World Orange And Blue One Step Ahead Dizzy Heights Small Silver Hand Andrew Bird – Puma Andrew Bird
Neil at Cross-linx – De Volkskrant interview
Tonight at Eindhoven, Neil plays the first of four Cross-linx concerts with Glenn Kotche, Lunatree and others. If you speak Dutch, read an interview with Neil by Menno Pot of De Volkskrant. Photo by Daniel Cohen.
Lokerse Feesten, Belgium
Neil Finn will perform at Lokerse Feesten in Belgium on Monday 8th August 2016. Tickets are on sale now. Also playing that night are Garbage and Trixie Whitley, with artists such as Van Morrison and Faithless playing other nights in the festival.
Goin’ Your Way – interview with Neil
Read a new interview with Neil about the Neil Finn + Paul Kelly live album, “Goin’ Your Way” in Bill Kopp’s ‘Musoscribe’.
Don’t Dream It’s Over – Neil with Sharef King
Neil Finn and Sharef King performing ‘Don’t Dream It’s Over’, Saturday January 23rd 2016 at Auckland’s Silo Park. The Kiwis On Board concert welcomed refugee settlement in Auckland and supported the raising of the NZ quota. Donations welcome at kiwisonboard.co.nz/ The full setlist for Neil Finn (on acoustic guitar) at
Ladies In Black
Neil tweeted today, “brilliant new musical Ladies In Black opened last night in Melbourne with songs by brother Tim …congratulations cast and crew , loved it”. Photo by Timothy Grey, originally published on Melbourne Theatre Company’s Facebook page.
RIP David Bowie
power surges, lights flickering as we played through our Bowie albums last night. I think he was doing a final lap. RIP and thanks David. – Neil Finn Crowded House play Moonage Daydream with Johnny Marr & Connan Mockasin from Crowded House on Vimeo.
Help Is Coming – vinyl single available again
A little later than promised, the ‘Help Is Coming’ 7″ vinyl single is available for purchase on the Neil Finn Webstore. Proceeds from this very limited edition Crowded House record, with the exclusive B-side, ‘Anthem’, go to Save The Children. Special thanks to Music Glue and Remedyful. Purchase the record
Happy New Year
A belated Happy New Year from Team NF! Lots of activity of various kinds coming up this year. Keep in the know by subscribing to our email newsletter at www.neilfinn.com/sign-up In the meantime, archival treats keep cropping up, including this one from TVNZ ‘back in the day’. Crowded House toured
RIP Stevie Wright and Lemmy
From Neil’s Twitter posts yesterday: RIP Stevie Wright , he created musical magic that lives on And today: dawn check in, Montreal 1981 with Split Enz , a tour bus pulls up outside , Its Motorhead. Lemmy emerges like a marauding Viking, leapfrogs the reception desk and kisses the receptionist
Birds and Words for Xmas
Telluride Bluegrass Festival June 2016
Neil Finn will be playing in Colorado, USA, at the 43rd Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival. Further details about this June 2016 event are at https://www.bluegrass.com/telluride and there’s a good news article at telluridenews.com
Kiwis On Board – Auckland 23/1/16
SPECIAL CONCERT TO WELCOME REFUGEE SETTLEMENT IN NZ 60 million people in the world have no place to call home. 4.5 million of them are Syrians Imagine if every New Zealander was forced to flee our country. Kiwis On Board and Diva the Agency are thrilled to welcome the first
The Fading Symphony
Things didn’t go quite to plan when Tim Minchin sang “Don’t Dream It’s Over” with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Visit thefadingsymphony.com and support MND Australia.
Late Night Big Breakfast
This week on ‘Late Night Big Breakfast’ things get funky with special guest Neil Finn! Check out the brand new episode (#3) of Late Night Big Breakfast on Tuesday December 8th!
Neil on Periscope
Neil’s latest Periscope broadcast takes as for a swing around his home studio. Available to view for 24 hours only!
Gentle Hum – live in Auckland video
“Gentle Hum”, performed at the Auckland Town Hall in July 2015. Recorded and mixed by Andre Upston. Video by Kontent, directed by Simon Mark-Brown. Listen here to RNZ’s one hour archived stream of the concert.
Goin’ Your Way (Highlights) – vinyl out today
Released today for Black Friday Record Store Day in the US: Neil Finn and Paul Kelly on translucent yellow vinyl! Going’ Your Way (Highlights) features ten tracks from the acclaimed 2CD set and is only available in independent record stores. The double CD, previously issued in Australia and NZ, will
Neil tweeted today “window shopping at Sharondelier , the best shop in Auckland . I had to get Mick to stand downhill.”