Crowded House is set to release its first studio album in 14 years. ‘Time on Earth’ is scheduled to arrive on store shelves on July 10th on the ATO Records label. The band is also confirmed for its first U.S. tour since 1996. The tour will kickoff August 4th and end September 12th. Opener on most dates will be Pete Yorn.
Crowded House formed in Melbourne, Australia in 1985 and first tasted global success with their massive 1987 hit “Don’t Dream It’s Over.” They continued to have hits for a decade, including “Something So Strong,” “Weather with You” and “It’s Only Natural.” “Don’t Dream It’s Over” hit #2 on the American Top 40 and won the band Best New Artist at that year’s MTV Music Awards, while “Something” reached the #7 spot. They produced four studio albums and a best-of compilation.
‘Time on Earth’ is the band’s first new studio album in 14 years, and features original, founding members Neil Finn and Nick Seymour, along with former member Mark Hart and new drummer Matt Sherrod. The band’s most recent release is a DVD of their farewell show from 1996 at the Sydney Opera House in front of 120,000 fans, entitled “Farewell to the World.” The band debuted their new record to fans at the 2007 Coachella Music & Arts Festival.
Crowded House Tickets are now available at M&C’s Ticket Database. The dates for the tour are as follows:
8.4.07 Northhampton, MA – Calvin Theater w/16 Frames
8.5.07 Boston, MA – Bank of American Pavillion w/Pete Yorn
8.6.07 Philadelphia, PA – Mann Center for Performing Arts w/Pete Yorn
8.8.07 New York, NY – Beacon Theatre w/Pete Yorn
8.9.07 New York, NY – Beacon Theater w/Pete Yorn
8.11.07 Montreal, QUE – St. Denis w/Pete Yorn