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Crowded House postpones remaining Australian tour dates as Neil Finn tests positive for COVID-19

Crowded House was forced to postpone the four remaining dates of its ‘Dreamers Are Waiting’ tour after frontman Neil Finn tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday (April 18).

According to a statement from the band today (April 19), Finn is now self-isolating after receiving his positive result and said he was “absolutely crushed” that the band had to make this decision.

“In these very difficult conditions for touring, we were staying in our bubble and observing very strict protocols, but somehow the virus still slipped through,” Finn said. “I am relieved to only have mild symptoms at this stage and grateful for the protection my triple boosted vaccination provides.

“I’m so sorry to disappoint our fans next week, but rest assured we’ll be back to make amends.”

Crowded House were on the road in support of their latest album, “Dreamers Are Waiting”. Postponed shows include tonight’s scheduled performance in Hobart, a show on April 21 in Canberra and two appearances at A Day on the Green in Geelong on April 23 and Hunter Valley on April 24.

Rescheduled dates – including the three previously postponed Perth shows – will be announced soon. Current tickets will remain valid for the new dates.

The release of “Dreamers Are Waiting” last June marked Crowded House’s first full-length album in over a decade, following 2010’s “Intrigue.” The band’s seventh studio album included the singles “Whatever You Want,” ” Playing With Fire” and “To The Island”.

Earlier this month, the band performed an impromptu gig in the flood-hit town of Newrybar in northern New South Wales, performing hits like “Weather With You”, “Something So Strong “, a cover of “Have You Ever Seen The Rain?” by Creedence Clearwater Revival and more.