Crowded House have postponed their Geelong A Day on the Green show this weekend, with frontman Neil Finn currently in self-isolation after contracting COVID-19.
As COVID continues to run rampant throughout the country, Crowded House has today announced the postponement of the final four dates on their Australian ‘Dreamers Are Waiting Tour’, as Neil Finn tested positive to COVID-19 yesterday and is now self-isolating.
“I am absolutely crushed to have to postpone the last four shows of our Australian tour as I tested positive yesterday morning for Covid. In these very difficult conditions for touring, we were staying in our bubble and observing very strict protocols but somehow the virus still slipped through. I am relieved to be only experiencing mild symptoms at this stage and grateful for the protection that my triple boosted vaccination is providing,” Neil Finn said.
“I am so sorry to disappoint our fans this coming week, but rest assured we will be back to make good.”
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Crowded House was due to perform at Hobart’s Mystate Bank Arena tonight, Canberra’s Royal Theatre on April 21, and A Day On The Green dates at Mt Duneed Estate, Geelong on April 23, and Bimbadgen, Hunter Valley, on April 24.
Rescheduled dates, also including the band’s three sold-out Perth shows, will be announced soon. All existing ticket holders will be notified of rescheduled dates via the official ticketing agency and are requested to retain their tickets. Original purchases will be valid for the new dates without the need for exchange.
The long-standing and much-loved vehicle for the songwriting talents of Neil Finn, Crowded House have gone from strength to strength since its formation in Melbourne 1985 out of the ashes of New Zealand’s Split Enz by Neil, Paul Hester and Nick Seymour.
Revelling in the success of their latest album Dreamers Are Waiting, in which the Crowded House lineup comprises founding members Neil Finn and Nick Seymour alongside producer and keyboardist Mitchell Froom, guitarist and singer Liam Finn and his younger brother, drummer Elroy Finn, so far the Dreamers Are Waiting tour has received glowing reviews, with The Guardian saying, “A joyous and long-awaited return to Australia” and The Age saying, “Half concert, half singalong, Crowded House filled the Bowl with love”.