Tim Finn has announced a tour of Australia and Aotearoa.
A true Antipodean musical legend, Finn has been largely absent from the concert scene over the last decade, but he’ll return wholeheartedly this September. The singer-songwriter will perform in Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland throughout the month (see full dates below).
Tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday, May 29th at 11am local time. The Live Nation pre-sale begins on Friday, May 26th at 10am local time.
“Tim Finn is a living legend in Australian and New Zealand music,” says the equally iconic Sam Neill in a press release. “I myself have been his number one fan for more than forty years. He doesn’t look old enough, but it’s true. The chance to see Tim playing live is great cause for celebration, and furthermore a grand night out.”
The upcoming shows will see Finn and a full band play hits from across his lengthy career, from Split Enz to Crowded House to his stellar solo outings. Fan favourites from albums including True Colours, Time & Tide, Woodface and Escapade are set to be played.
“It felt like my time had come,” says Finn about his decision to tour again. “After spending 10 years writing songs for music theatre and developing a new opera, I played a one-off open air show for 2000 people in Manly, Australia last year and loved the way my live band was so tight and focused.
“Playing all the parts that belong on the recordings, the right sounds, the right grooves… it made me want to do it again. I crafted a chronological setlist that followed the 40 years. I chose songs that I can still fully inhabit, songs I never tire of singing. Now I want to take that show through Australia and NZ, going into old venues that are filled with ghosts of shows gone by.”
Tim Finn 2023 Australia & New Zealand Tour
With special guest Hayley Mary
Live Nation pre-sale begins Friday, May 26th (10am local time)
General sale begins Monday, May 29th (11am local time)
Wednesday, September 13th
Palais Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday, September 14th
Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane, QLD
Sunday, September 17th
Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall, Sydney, NSW
Wednesday, September 20th
Town Hall, Christchurch, NZ
Thursday, September 21st
Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington, NZ
Saturday, September 23rd
Civic Theatre, Auckland, NZ