Crowded House Issue Statement As US Dates Postponed Due To Injury

26 August 2022 | 1:47 pm | Dan Cribb

It’s expected the band’s Australian shows later this year will go ahead as planned.

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Crowded House have postponed their North American tour due to an injury within the band.

With their US run initially scheduled to kick off next week, Neil Finn has revealed that drummer Elroy Finn “is currently suffering a painful lower back injury and is receiving medical treatment for it”.

“We are advised that there may be some risk in the recovery process for him to play shows at this time,” Neil said. 

“The good health and future well-being of the band members has to be our priority.”

It’s expected that Elroy will “fully recover in a matter of weeks given rest and rehabilitation”, meaning the band’s Aussie shows, scheduled to commence in late October at this stage, should remain unaffected.

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The run of shows will celebrate their latest album, Dreamers Are Waiting, which claimed Best Adult Contemporary Album at the ARIAs.

The release is their first studio album in over a decade, following on from 2010's Intriguer, and debuted at #2 on the ARIA Albums Chart last June.

The Music reviewer Liz Giuffre noted that Dreamers Are Waiting “is both familiar and new”.

“The album is a collection of little three-minute (ish) marvels – lush, whimsical and interesting,” she said. 

“There’s also the gentle comfort that so much of the music during this time has brought when we didn’t quite know what else could do it. It's a perfect cocktail of escapism and whimsy.”

For more details on Crowded House’s upcoming shows, click here.

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