Paul H posted:
Having said all that, I'm really not surprised sales are slow. If a key member of ANY band was removed from it and a relatively unknown replacement was brought in, I suspect sales would fall.
I struggle with what Neil’s stature really is. Crowded House are considered an 80s band with a few hits in the States, but my perception is they and Neil are considerably better known in the UK, Europe, Canada, etc and of course Aus/NZ. Between all his ventures Neil has easily sold several million albums at least, going by all the gold and platinum records. So even if Americans consider him a minor figure, FM’s potential ticket sales globally are certainly better, I would imagine?