It's £50->£70 at my nearest venue - which is a dreadful all seater place with crap sightlines. Given I paid around £20 at the start of the year to see Neil + Kids in a small room which was nowhere near sold out - playing probably not a massively dissimilar set - it's really hard not to be cynical about why this time around it's under the Crowded House name despite it being band made up of a majority of the same musicians.

And about the set. The joy about seeing a Neil solo set is that it does open up the full catalogue, whereas playing as Crowded House necessitates a more (and artifically) restricted set of songs to pull from. The trade-off was always that it was Crowded House - a particular set of musicans and not just Neil + a few hired guns and that, to me  - as someone who got into the band around Together Alone - is Nick and Mark as much as it is Neil, and so I'll be giving this tour a pass.

 

I am enjoying this debate and I think that being able to share and debate helps to articulate feelings on something we are/have passionate about for a very long time. I like coming here because we all get it!  

Of course, it is Neil's and Nick's band? I think that I would have been happier with a new line up from left field as I know it would have brought Neil in a completely different direction and us too. Having seen the direction the boys got on in Lightsleeper( a few sparks but no fire) it makes me hesitate with the idea of them being in CH. I love the word homogenized to frame this feeling too. I love Liam's early stuff but I don't think that Liam and Neil working together bring out their best. Won't it be great if I am proved wrong! 

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