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Regarding Crowded House's scheduled appearance at the Bourbon and Beyond festival in Louisville KY on September 17:  I saw a post on Facebook today saying  Neil and Liam will now be appearing as a duo at the festival instead of the full Crowded House lineup.

Can't see anything official on the festival website to confirm this though - it is still listing Crowded House as appearing on Sept 17.

It's now looking like Neil and Liam's appearance at the Bourbon and Beyond festival in Louisville KY on September 17 is going to be the only Finn-related show in the US this year.

There's been no announcement of any rescheduled North American dates yet. With Crowded House kicking off their new Australian tour in late October there doesn't seem enough time to squeeze in new US dates in this year.

So my guess is a smaller scale tour will get scheduled for sometime next year.

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It's now looking like Neil and Liam's appearance at the Bourbon and Beyond festival in Louisville KY on September 17 is going to be the only Finn-related show in the US this year.

There's been no announcement of any rescheduled North American dates yet. With Crowded House kicking off their new Australian tour in late October there doesn't seem enough time to squeeze in new US dates in this year.

So my guess is a smaller scale tour will get scheduled for sometime next year.

How is it worthwhile for Neil and Liam to do one show in Kentucky, which will be a shortened festival set as it is? Why pick that date as the only one to keep? Why not take that smaller show on the road for the rest of the scheduled dates?  I don’t get it.  It’s too late for my shows anyway, which were scheduled for today and tomorrow.

It’s frustrating.

@brownie posted:

How is it worthwhile for Neil and Liam to do one show in Kentucky, which will be a shortened festival set as it is? Why pick that date as the only one to keep? Why not take that smaller show on the road for the rest of the scheduled dates?  I don’t get it.  It’s too late for my shows anyway, which were scheduled for today and tomorrow.

It’s frustrating.

I get your frustration.  But it's easy enough for Neil and Liam to replace the scheduled Crowded House appearance in the context of a big festival where CH were not the headline act and not too many people would have brought tickets just to see the band.

It's a bit different for the other shows where people have paid big bucks to see Crowded House.  I'm sure a lot of people would be disappointed/angry if only Neil and Liam turned up.  A bit like paying to see Wilco but only Jeff Tweedy and his sons perform (I personally wouldn't be too upset by that but I imagine a lot of people would be!).

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I get your frustration.  But it's easy enough for Neil and Liam to replace the scheduled Crowded House appearance in the context of a big festival where CH were not the headline act and not too many people would have brought tickets just to see the band.

It's a bit different for the other shows where people have paid big bucks to see Crowded House.  I'm sure a lot of people would be disappointed/angry if only Neil and Liam turned up.  A bit like paying to see Wilco but only Jeff Tweedy and his sons perform (I personally wouldn't be too upset by that but I imagine a lot of people would be!).

My guess it has a lot to do with Pearl Jam performing on the same stage later in the evening. There's always been that tight Vedder-Finn connection. Liam opened for Eddie on his first solo tour.

@Finnbear posted:

My guess it has a lot to do with Pearl Jam performing on the same stage later in the evening. There's always been that tight Vedder-Finn connection. Liam opened for Eddie on his first solo tour.

That’s not necessarily the right thing to do for thousands of fans who have invested big bucks on this tour.  It smacks of selfishness.

Honestly, I don’t know if I care any more, and in 20 years of fandom, I didn’t think I would ever say that.

Suggesting that the band behavior is selfish is not real fandom. Get over yourselves -- I have never seen anything but great fan service from this band, over nearly 40 years as a fan, and if they say the drummer hurt himself and could not make the trip I will take that as true and will temper my disappointment to act like an adult about a frustrating situation.  Enough whining already. Smile as the sh!t comes down, right?

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Suggesting that the band behavior is selfish is not real fandom. Get over yourselves -- I have never seen anything but great fan service from this band, over nearly 40 years as a fan, and if they say the drummer hurt himself and could not make the trip I will take that as true and will temper my disappointment to act like an adult about a frustrating situation.  Enough whining already. Smile as the sh!t comes down, right?

I agree with you completely.

Wow. Anyone would think Elroy injured his back just to inconvenience you. What smacks of selfishness is your post.

That’s not what I meant at all.

If Neil and Liam can play a show in Kentucky, they can play other shows.

I am truly sorry that Elroy hurt his back, I really am! But Crowded House got a temporary drummer in for Paul Hester at short notice and the shows went on. They could have done the same here.  I can’t understand why they haven’t done it.

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@brownie posted:

That’s not what I meant at all.

If Neil and Liam can play a show in Kentucky, they can play other shows.

I am truly sorry that Elroy hurt his back, I really am! But Crowded House got a temporary drummer in for Paul Hester at short notice and the shows went on. They could have done the same here.  I can’t understand why they haven’t done it.

Silly comparison and two completely different circumstances. Hester chose to leave the band. Elroy is happy being a member. He's returning when he's better. The band obviously want to wait for him. That's their choice and most of us are happy to respect that.

Message from Neil posted on social media today:

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"A few weeks now have passed since we took the necessary decision to postpone our U.S tour. I’ve been a bit quiet since then, kind of gathering my thoughts for how to do the best for our audience, some of whom have had to cancel travel plans, and certainly all of whom have waited a long time for Crowded House to come to town. It’s really upsetting to leave you hanging, we send our best wishes and apologies to everyone. At this point in our history, our audiences are in deep with the full body of songs and the band is in exceptional shape… that adds up to a great night for us all and we are putting urgency into rescheduling the dates, hopefully able to announce in the next few weeks.

"Meanwhile, Elroy’s back is continuing to improve with treatment and advice from very good professionals and the good practice of Pilates. He is assured there is no permanent damage and we are very confident the band will be back to its very best by the time we hit stages in Australia.  

"Some good news… We were able to record a few new songs earlier this year in Byron Bay with the studio doors open, the crickets chirping and the rain tumbling down. We will be spending a couple of weeks late this month working on those and making the most of this unexpected down time. We are excited to have new band music which to my ears sounds fresh and different, but still in thrall to the spirit, melody and bounce of Crowded House.

"Music is as fascinating as ever… I remain forever in love with the mystery and magic and thank you all profusely for tuning in year after year, not just for nostalgia’s sake but for the way we have grown together and are still looking at the world with possibility and wonder.

Stay with us you good folk
Love

Neil"

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If they will be indeed healthy enough to play at home next month, that's unfortunate for NA ticket holders hearing of it from across the way. Nobody wants to see anyone hurt, and I'm happy for the fans in the bluegrass state.And If that pair were to play the Ryman on Sunday I wouldn't be terribly disappointed, personally.

@Finnbear posted:

After seeing everyone grouse at ticket prices here I thought I'd put up prices for another artist from the same era playing in November in San Diego.

Morrisey - Lowest priced tickets $140 plus fees - Orchestra pit area $750

Does that make it okay and something we should support?  I will never pay that much for a cheap ticket, or that much for a good ticket to see any artist.

Edit:  I’m laughing because the orchestra pit area for the Brooklyn, NY Morrissey show is priced over $1000, and they don’t seem to be special “platinum” dynamic priced tickets or anything.  These people need to get over themselves. I have tickets to a couple of NY shows purchased a while back, and I’m pretty sure those, and the CH shows if they ever reschedule, will be my last shows.

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@brownie posted:

Does that make it okay and something we should support?  I will never pay that much for a cheap ticket, or that much for a good ticket to see any artist.



Of course not. But those accused CH of making a "cash grab" when tickets went on sale kind of ignored the fact that this is just the price of entertainment now. Gone are the days of seeing the guys at The Troubadour for $17

There's been some 'interesting' comments around this thread! Firstly and from outside the US, I am sorry that the US tour has been put off for now. Having seen them in London, I can say it'll be worth the wait.

I think those who have gone on about substitute drummers have missed how good Elroy is and it wouldn't be anywhere near as good without him. I hope he is recovering and well again soon.

As for the talk about the ticket prices. I'd suggest that you stop for a second and think about how the costs that probably get included in the ticket price. These costs have all increased and some significantly over time. Think of the crew wages and the likelihood that they have not worked for a couple of years, venues that have faced costs but no receipts for a couple of years.

If you look at the money that a musician makes it is probably all from touring. CD's are cheaper now than they were 20 years ago but I'd bet recording studio time and production staff are not. I'd bet most recorded music doesn't make a lot of money unless you are a million seller!

Each to their own but i think that ticket is probably cheap at the price and there might be reasonable cause for it to be higher than it already is.

Be glad we have Crowded House and that they want to tour.

https://www.nme.com/news/music...-house-cover-3312626

Pearl Jam‘s Eddie Vedder joined Crowded House‘s Neil Finn on stage at a show this weekend – watch them play ‘World Where You Live’ below.

Finn and his son Liam were performing a set at the Bourbon & Beyond festival in Louisville, Kentucky on Saturday (September 17) and were joined by Vedder and Pearl Jam touring guitarist (and former Red Hot Chili Peppers member) Josh Klinghoffer for two final songs.

The two-song set opened with Crowded House’s ‘World Where You Live’, before they covered Split Enz’s ‘I’m With You’,

Before the second track, Finn told Vedder that it was the first song they ever sang together, at a show in New Zealand.

Vedder then responded: “No, I sang this song with you when I was 13 years old. You were on the vinyl and I was playing it loud on my stereo. It was way before we played it live.”

Watch the performance below.

https://youtu.be/Jtb1_zgf7uk

The performance came after Pearl Jam wrapped up their huge US headline tour this month. During the tour, Pearl Jam delivered a rendition of Wet Leg‘s ‘Chaise Longue’ as part of their star-filled show at New York’s Madison Square Garden.

The band’s show – which marked the first time they’d played that venue in six years – came as part of their current North American tour in support of their 11th studio album, 2020’s ‘Gigaton’.

Pearl Jam incorporated ‘Chaise Longue’ – the debut single from English duo Wet Leg – into their performance of their own 1993 single ‘Daughter’.

The evening also saw Pearl Jam cover Prince‘s ‘Purple Rain’, with singer Eddie Vedder wearing a sparkly jacket he claimed had been left in a dressing room by Harry Styles, who performed at the same venue on September 8.

Later in the show, Pearl Jam were joined Red Hot Chili Peppers‘ Chad Smith to perform ‘Rockin’ In The Free World’. At the end of the song, Smith hugged Pearl Jam drummer Matt Cameron, who was wearing a Taylor Hawkins t-shirt.

Earlier this month at their Toronto show, Pearl Jam covered The Beatles‘ ‘Her Majesty’ to honour the late Queen Elizabeth II.

They had returned to the stage on July 25 after scrapping three shows owing to Vedder suffering vocal issues.

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