Crowded House album and tour news

Crowded House return with the release of a brand new album, single and UK tour for spring 2010. Intriguer is released by Mercury Records on June 14th and is a classic return to form for the band, featuring heartfelt and evocative lyrics and irresistible melodies. With special guest musicians and innumerable instruments and influences from all over the world, the album sounds as fresh as when the band first started out in 1985. Solo albums, collaborations and reunions have followed throughout the years but all enjoy Neil’s distinctive sound. Brand new song ‘Saturday Sun’ is released as a free download on the 19th April from as a taster for the album.

The band, vocalist/guitarist Neil Finn, Nick Seymour (bass), Mark Hart (keyboards/guitars) and Matt Sherrod (drums ), started work on the new album last year in Auckland, New Zealand with producer Jim Scott. The songs were written over the previous 18 months , many had evolved and been worked over on the road – sometimes ending up very different, sometimes back to how they started.

The title for their sixth studio album was inspired by a shadowy figure seen only once in 2001 behind curtains at a Sydney hotel by Neil and Australian artist/cartoonist Michael Leunig. The Intriguers influence however is often felt, through the years whenever strange events unfold and difficult scenarios ensue..As Neil says “The intriguer continues to confound us but still we crave his presence , life seems so dull when he’s not around.”

Catch the band on their UK throughout May and June:

18 May NEWCASTLE, City Hall
19 May GLASGOW, Clyde Auditorium
21 May EDINBURGH, Usher Hall
22 May ABERDEEN, Music Hall
24 May BIRMINGHAM, Symphony Hall
25 May BIRMINGHAM, Symphony Hall
26 May MANCHESTER, Apollo
27 May MANCHESTER, Apollo
29 May CASTLEBAR, Royal Theatre
30 May DUBLIN, Olympia Theatre
31 May DUBLIN, Olympia Theatre
2 June BRISTOL, Colston Hall
3 June PLYMOUTH, Pavilions
4 June CARDIFF, Arena
6 June OXFORD, New Theatre
8 June LONDON, Hammersmith Apollo
9 June LONDON, Hammersmith Apollo
10 June LONDON, Hammersmith Apollo

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