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MUSIC: Crowded House make Irish return with Trinity College gig

Saturday, 4th January, 2020 7:00pm
MUSIC: Crowded House make Irish return with Trinity College gig

Crowded House is a long-standing and much-loved vehicle for the songwriting talents of Neil Finn.

MUSIC: Crowded House make Irish return with Trinity College gig

Crowded House is a long-standing and much-loved vehicle for the songwriting talents of Neil Finn.

CROWDED House have announced their hugely anticipated return to Ireland with a gig at The Summer Series in Trinity College on July 1.

Tickets priced €49.90 inclusive of booking fee are now on sale via www.ticketmaster.ie ;

Crowded House is a long standing and much-loved vehicle for the song writing talents of Neil Finn.

Formed in Melbourne, Australia in 1985 out of the ashes of New Zealand’s Split Enz by Neil, Paul Hester and Nick Seymour, their eponymous self-titled debut album on Capitol Records went on to global success.

Featuring the hits ‘Don’t Dream It’s Over’ and ‘Something So Strong, those songs and many others that followed are still resonating with audiences today.

The former in particular is one of the most covered songs of the last 20 years.

The band’s first incarnation lasted from 1985 through 1995 with four studio albums and enjoyed much success worldwide, becoming particularly beloved for their freewheeling and interactive live shows.

This line-up said Farewell to the World on the steps of the Sydney Opera House in 1996 with a now legendary performance in front of 150,000 people.

 In 2005 following the tragic death of Paul Hester, Neil and Nick felt emotionally compelled to bring Crowded House back, to put some more good history, as they described it, into the story of the band.

Drafting in the new drummer Matt Sherrod and with long time touring member Mark Hart they released the album ‘Time On Earth’ to critical acclaim and toured the world.

Another album, ‘Intriguer’, was recorded in 2009 and Crowded House was inducted into the Aria Hall of Fame in 2016, at the same time reprising its Farewell shows at the Sydney Opera House with three nights of stunning performances. 

 Following Neil’s surprise star turn and a very successful world tour with Fleetwood Mac, Neil and Nick have been energised and inspired to begin a new chapter in the Crowded House story.

Much like Fleetwood Mac, a new generation seems to have grown up and connected with their songs and now want to experience the band live.

The Trinity Summer Series is back for 2020 and the line-up is already looking pretty good.

Both HAIM and Keane have been announced for the series of gigs, which will take place at the end of June and start of July.

HAIM will take to the stage on Tuesday, June 30, while Keane will perform on Thursday, July 2.

Walking on Cars and The Specials have both also announced gigs at TCD. Performing on Friday, July 4, The Specials are currently touring their critically-acclaimed album ‘Encore’ and will be playing a mix of new and old songs including ‘Ghost Town’, ‘Gangsters’ and ‘A Message To You Rudy’.

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