Apologies if this has already been posted elsewhere but I couldn't see the original thread anywhere...
Thanks to Mark from TITM for this:
By Kathy McCabe, Music Editor, in California
April 30, 2007 12:00
CROWDED House will launch a new album and perform at Sydney's Live Earth concert in July, it was announced today.
The beloved Australasian band kicked off their comeback campaign with a spirited performance on the last night of the famed Coachella festival this afternoon.
Playing on the final day of the event in the middle of the Californian desert, the band delivered a greatest hits set and introduced two new songs from their new album, Time On Earth.
Frontman Neil Finn also confirmed the band will return to Australia to launch the album, and perform at Live Earth, at Aussie Stadium, on July 7.
It all ended there with a big show so it will be good to do another big show there, he said.
Finn and band co-founder Nick Seymour decided to reform the internationally successful act 11 years after calling it quits with a mammoth farewell concert at the Sydney Opera House.
The pair - who were brought together again by the tragic death of original drummer Paul Hester - rekindled their working relationship while recording songs for what was supposed to be Finnâ€™s third solo record, but during the recording session in England late last year their innate chemistry and strong friendship inspired them to give the band another go.
Multi instrumentalist Mark Hart, Finn's eldest son Liam, and former set drummer Matt Sherrod complete the line up which has been playing warm-up gigs throughout last week.
Liam displayed some of the crazy dance antics of his uncle Tim, also a former member of the band, when he leapt to the front of the stage during Locked Out and threw himself around his bandmates and on the floor.
A sizeable contingent of the 70,000 strong crowd were there to experience the reunion and fall in love again with classics such as Something So Strong, Don't Dream It's Over and Better Be Home Soon.
Does this mean we can FINALLY get excited?
WOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! The Crowdies ARE coming at last!