Crowded House frontman Neil Finn has confirmed that the Australian icons will be returning to Glastonbury in 2022.
Appearing on Channel 4’s ‘Sunday Brunch’ yesterday (June 6), Finn confirmed the band were initially set to perform at Worthy Farm this year, before all touring plans were pushed back a year.
“We’ve had a tour booked for the last two summers, which is actually sold out and is now intact and coming next June,” said Finn.
“We’ve transferred everything, including a Glastonbury appearance and some Roundhouse shows in London so yeah, we are coming, as soon as we possibly can, it’s taken 2 years once we get there…”
Crowded House previously played Glastonbury in 2008, memorably serenading security guards at the front of the stage to turn around and watch them.
“Come on, turn around, nothing bad will happen,” Finn urged as the big screens focused on the guards and one did as he was asked.
“168, you’re a legend!” he said, referencing the ID numbers on the back of their shirts.
Last month saw Glastonbury debuting their ‘Live From Worthy Farm’ livestream event, which saw the likes of Wolf Alice and IDLES all performing intimate sets from the Worthy Farm festival site, while Radiohead side-project The Smile made their debut live performance during the livestream.
Crowded House’s new album, Dreamers Are Waiting, was released on June 4 via EMI Music Australia. The new record is the long-awaited follow-up to the band’s 2010 album Intriguer.
Neil Finn said of the album, “We were fortunate to be recording in the studio right before lockdown and so began this album with band tracks recorded live in a room, all brimming with character and energy. We then spent our strangest year, 2020, at distance from each other but connecting daily, swapping files and making those tracks complete. We’re so excited and grateful to be back in one room together now, rehearsing, first to play live in front of audiences in NZ and soon we hope for the rest of the world.”