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Crowded House Announce First Album Since 2010, ‘Dreamers Are Waiting’

Months after they returned with new music, Crowded House have shared “To The Island” as another taster of their forthcoming seventh record.

More than ten years on from the release of their last record, beloved Australian outfit Crowded House have returned with “To The Island”, the latest taste of their newly-announced album, Dreamers Are Waiting.

Making their long-awaited return with new material last year by way of “Whatever You Want”, Crowded House raised questions as to whether a new album would be arriving in the future. Now, with the release of “To The Island”, it has been confirmed that 2021 will see the ARIA Hall of Famers release their seventh album this June.

Arriving just weeks ahead of the start of their ‘To The Island’ tour of New Zealand, founding member Neil Finn explains that the track – which features Nick Seymour along with producer and keyboardist Mitchell Froom, guitarist and singer Liam Finn and his younger brother, drummer Elroy Finn – showcases the fresh way that the veteran outfit have begun to approach music.

“I’ve always been afraid of just repeating the same formulas, and somehow this feels like a fresh and authentic way to re-approach Crowded House today with an awareness of all our history and where, how and why it began in the first place,” Finn explains.

“The original band mentality and philosophy in still in there, especially with Mitchell now part of it again, working in a different way along with Nick and I.”

“To The Island” is set to appear on Dreamers Are Waiting when it arrives in June of this year. Though Finn has spent the last few years as a member of Fleetwood Mac, the New Zealand-born artist had previously hinted at new music, revealing in 2019 that he was embarking on “another chapter of Crowded House”, though specifics remained unmentioned.

“We were fortunate to be recording in the studio right before lockdown and so began this album with band tracks recorded live in a room, all brimming with character and energy,” Finn explains.

“We then spent our strangest year, 2020, at distance from each other but connecting daily, swapping files and making those tracks complete. We’re so excited and grateful to be back in one room together now, rehearsing, first to play live in front of audiences in NZ and soon we hope for the rest of the world.”

Crowded House have also shared the Neil Finn-directed clip for “To The Island”, while their New Zealand tour of the same name will begin in early March. Currently, there is no word in regard to an Australian leg of the tour.

Crowded House’s “To The Island” is out now, while Dreamers Are Waiting will be released on June 4th via EMI, with pre-orders available now.

Crowded House – Dreamers Are Waiting tracklist

1. Bad Times Good
2. Playing With Fire
3. To The Island
4. Sweet Tooth
5. Whatever You Want
6. Show Me The Way
7. Goodnight Everyone
8. Start Of Something
9. Too Good For This World
10. Real Life Woman
11. Love Isn’t Hard At All
12. Deeper Down

Crowded House “To the Island” Tour – New Zealand 2021

Thursday, March 4th
Claudelands Arena, Hamilton

Saturday, March 6th (Sold Out)
Church Road Winery, Napier

Sunday, March 7th (New Show)
Church Road Winery, Napier

Tuesday, March 9th (New Date)
Trafalgar Centre, Nelson

Wednesday, March 10th
Christchurch Arena, Christchurch

Thursday, March 11th (Sold Out)
Dunedin Town Hall, Dunedin

Saturday, March 13th
Gibbston Valley, Queenstown

Monday, March 15th
TSB Bank Arena, Wellington

Wednesday, March 17th (Sold Out)
Regent Theatre, Palmerston North

Friday, March 19th (Sold Out)
Spark Arena, Auckland

Saturday, March 20th
Bowl of Brooklands, New Plymouth

Sunday, March 21st (New Show)
Spark Arena, Auckland

Tickets on sale now via Live Nation