Neil Finn Plans Brief North American Tour
Former Crowded House principal Neil Finn will stage an 11-date North American tour this July in support of the May 21 release of his Nettwerk album "One All," his first stateside studio set in four yeFormer Crowded House principal Neil Finn will stage an 11-date North American tour this July in support of the May 21 release of his Nettwerk album "One All," his first stateside studio set in four years. Finn launches his tour July 2 on the West Coast with a date in San Diego, and wraps with a July 20 show in Boston.
"One All" was released last year internationally under the title "One Nil." The U.S. version will feature two new tracks, "Lullaby Requiem" and "Human Kindness." Though the album received positive reviews, Finn used the year to rework a number of its songs, including "The Climber," "Hole in the Ice," and the single "Driving Me Mad."
"I've had a year to think about it -- I've improved a couple of things," Finn told Billboard earlier this year. "I've added a couple of new things. I've taken away a couple of things, which hadn't worn very well. And I've remixed a few things. So, I think, all in all -- excuse the pun -- it's an improved record."
The album finds the New Zealand artist collaborating with former Prince bandmates Wendy & Lisa. Longtime producer Tchad Blake was at the helm, and the set features guest spots from Blake's partner, multi-instrumentalist Mitchell Froom, and Sheryl Crow, who enlisted the two for her 1998 album "Globe Sessions" (A&M). Violinist Lisa Germano also makes an appearance.
"One All" follows closely on the heels of Finn's live album "7 Worlds Collide: Live at the St. James," which was released in February and debuted at No. 45 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart. Recorded during a five-night stand in Auckland last May, the 17-track album and its companion home video features a backing band of former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr, Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, and Radiohead drummer Phil Selway and guitarist Ed O'Brien, among others.
Here are Neil Finn's U.S. tour dates:
July 2: San Diego (4th and B)
July 3: Anaheim, Calif. (House of Blues)
July 5: Los Angeles (House of Blues)
July 9: Seattle (Showbox)
July 10: Vancouver (Vogue)
July 14: Chicago (Park West)
July 16: Toronto (Palais Royale)
July 17: Philadelphia (TLA)
July 18: Washington, D.C. (9:30)
July 19: New York (Irving Plaza)
July 20: Boston (Paradise)