DO dream it’s over! Let’s hope Crowded House can live up to their name when Neil Finn’s band play Scarborough Open Air Theatre, Britain’s biggest purpose-built outdoor concert arena, next summer as we pin hopes on the Covid vaccination in the months ahead.
Crowded House, largely the family Finn, will be undertaking their first European tour in more than ten years in 2021, heading to the Yorkshire coast on June 8 for their first UK show. Glasgow, Birmingham, Cardiff and London await.
Tickets will go on general sale via scarboroughopenairtheatre.com at 9am on Friday, December 11.
Formed in Melbourne, Australia, in 1985 by New Zealander Neil Finn, they will line up next summer with Finn, fellow founder Nick Seymour, Mitchell Froom and Finn’s sons Liam and Elroy.
Familiar favourites such as Don’t Dream It’s Over, Weather With You, Four Seasons In One Day, Distant Sun and Fall At Your Feet will be bolstered by new material. On October 15, Crowded House released their first single in a decade, Whatever You Want, accompanied by a video directed by Nina Ljeti, starring Mac DeMarco.
Fresh from Finn touring as part of the latest line-up of Fleetwood Mac, he had begun recording a new studio album in Los Angeles in January but once the Covid-19 lockdown was imposed, Finn and co switched to exchanging new songs via online files.
More fruits of those lockdown labours, the album Dreamers Are Waiting, will be released early next year.
Scarborough OAT venue programmer Peter Taylor, of promoters Cuffe and Taylor, says: “When we learned Crowded House were touring Europe, we just knew we had to try and bring them to Scarborough OAT. This is a real coup for the venue and the Yorkshire coast.
“Crowded House are regarded as one of the most influential bands of the past 40 years and their fans are utterly devoted. This will be an incredible show.”
To view Crowded House’s single Whatever You Want, go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZggTaHMoQYs&feature=youtu.be