Twenty years after their farewell performance, Crowded House returns to the world-famous Australian landmark for an encore performance.
Crowded House returns to the limelight for not one but two shows. No doubt, their fans would be happy to hear the good news. The occasion is quite special as it marks the 20th anniversary of when the famous Australian/New Zealand band gave their final concert. Over a hundred thousand fans came in 1996 to watch them perform for the last time on the forecourt of the Sydney Opera House. The November concerts would surely be a repeat of that momentous event. Hopefully, the weather would cooperate this time around. Crowded House founding member Nick Seymour called for no rains in his impassioned invitation for fans to join them again.
Their encore gigs also mark their entry into the Aria Hall of Fame on November 23, which already includes the Australian rock band Cold Chisel. Moreover, the relaunch of their studio albums will also take place. It was 30 years ago when the band came out with a self-titled debut album. The band has sold over two million albums since then and five topped the Australian charts, according to The Guardian.
“We are thrilled all seven of our albums are about to be reissued in all formats including vinyl, each one accompanied by a rich trove of rarities including writing demos and other unreleased musical curiosities, as well as new original artwork from my dear friend Nick Seymour,” Neil Finn revealed. Neil and his brother Tim pursued musical careers and released their own solo albums after the band split. The band’s original drummer Paul Hester died in 2005. According to Finn, the preparation for the reissue was a labor of love in honor of their fans who gave them love all these years. Kirin J Callinan opens the shows for the Australian/New Zealand band.
Crowded House Encore Concerts:
Venue: Sydney Opera House Forecourt
- 25 November (Friday)
- 26 November (Saturday)
Ticket sales start on September 26 at 10 am. Check out Live Nation for ticket updates.