The second post-reunion album from Crowded House — dubbed Intriguer — will be released this June under the band’s new deal with Universal Music, and will be followed by a lengthy, 28-date tour of North America beginning in July.
An exact release date has not yet been announced for the 10-track album, which originally had been expected in March. The reunited band — original members Neil Finn and Nick Seymour, plus Mark Hart and Matt Sherrod — recorded the album at Roundhead Studios in Auckland, New Zealand; it’s co-produced by Finn and Jim Scott.
Intriguer will be Crowded House’s sixth overall and first since reuniting to record Time on Earth three years ago. Although the band hasn’t announced the tracklist, fan site Frenz.com recently revealed 11 song titles for the album, including the would-be title track, “The Intriguer,” which now reportedly won’t be included (see that list here).
Last weekend, the band debuted the album’s first single, “Saturday Sun,” by playing it live at Roundhead for a New Zealand TV outlet; that clip is posted after the jump.
As for touring, Crowded House has a pair of dates lined up in Australia and New Zealand over the next week, and is then set to embark on a previously announced 18-date tour of the U.K. and Ireland, including a slot at the Isle of Wight Festival, plus play another seven shows across Europe. This week the band also unveiled a 28-date summer North American tour, set to begin July 12 in Toronto and wrap up Sept. 5 in Chicago.
See full Crowded House tour dates and ‘Saturday Sun’ video after the jump…
Video: Crowded House, “Saturday Sun,” Roundhead Studios, Auckland, NZ, 3/25/10
Crowded House tour dates:
April 4: Byron Bay Bluesfest, Byron Bay, Australia
April 8: Auckland Town Hall, Auckland, NZ
UK & IRELAND
May 18: City Hall, Newcastle, UK
May 19: Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow, Scotland
May 21: Usher Hall, Edinburgh, Scotland
May 22: Music Hall, Aberdeen, Scotland
May 24: Symphony Hall, Birmingham, UK
May 25: Symphony Hall, Birmingham, UK
May 26: Apollo, Manchester, UK
May 27: Apollo, Manchester, UK
May 29: Royal Theatre, Castlebar, Ireland
May 30: Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland
June 2: Colston Hall, Bristol, UK
June 3: Pavilions, Plymouth, UK
June 4: International Arena, Cardiff, UK
June 6: New Theatre, Oxford, UK
June 8: Hammersmith Apollo, London, UK
June 9: Hammersmith Apollo, London, UK
June 10: Hammersmith Apollo, London, UK
June 12: Isle of Wight Festival, Isle of Wight, UK
June 14: Train, Arhus, Denmark
June 15: Sentrum Scene, Oslo, Norway
June 16: Amager Bio, Copenhagen Denmark
June 18: Forest Club, Brussels, Belgium
June 20: Heineken Concert Hall, Amsterdam, Holland
June 21: Essigfabrik, Cologne, Germany
June 24: Razzmatazz 2, Madrid, Spain
July 12: Massey Hall, Toronto, ON
July 13: Metropolis, Montreal, QC
July 15: Lebreton Flats Park, Ottawa, ON
July 16: Eric Canal Harbor, Buffalo, NY
July 17: House of Blues, Boston, MA
July 19: Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY
July 23: Wellmont Theatre, Montclair, NJ
July 24: House of Blues, Atlantic City, NJ
July 26: Wolftrap, Vienna, VA
July 28: Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater, FL
July 29: Fillmore Maimi Beach, Miami, FL
July 30: Hard Rock Live, Orlando, FL
Aug. 1: Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA
Aug. 2: Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN
Aug. 4: Stubb’s Walk, Austin, TX
Aug. 5: House of Blues, Dallas, TX
Aug. 20: Club Nokia, Los Angeles, CA
Aug. 22: Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay, San Diego, CA
Aug. 23: Warfield, San Francisco, CA
Aug. 24: Mountain Winery, Saratoga, CA
Aug. 26: Edgefield Amphitheater, Troutdale, OR
Aug. 28: Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery, Seattle, WA
Aug. 29: Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver, BC
Aug. 30: Victoria, BC Royal Theatre
Sept. 1: Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton, AB
Sept. 2: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Calgary, AB
Sept. 4: Zoo Amphitheater, Apple Valley, MN
Sept. 5: House of Blues, Chicago, IL
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I love how the Scottish dates are not listed as UK. Where do you think Scotland is?
That’s Celts for you!! Mel Gibson and blue face paint has a lot to answer for…
Oh, and Saturday Sun is an excellent new track! So looking forward to the new album.
The scottish dates were marked separate from the rest of the UK because they had some individual pre-sale links on the original email that arrived in Australia.
The pre sale links were removed and what you have above was what remained.
They were rushed out so the Frenz Com community could receive them asap: zilch to do with old Mel and bum baring hairy scottish men *GRIN*
I can’t find any information from the House of Blues as to the August 5th concert in Dallas. Do you know when they Crowded House tickets go on sale?
Word has just leaked that a new official Crowded House tribute album is being recorded now.
Sydney band ‘Boy and Bear’ are the first confirmed names.. all the details are here: