Neil Finn will tour with his son Liam as well as family and friends in unusual NZ venues this summer.
The itinerary was put together by Ian Jorgensen, the man behind the currently ‘on hold’ A Low Hum festival, and includes some genuinely unusual locations and venue choices.
“Neil and Liam, together with Sharon and Elroy Finn, Connan Mockasin, champion whistler Molly Lewis, John Carroll Kirby, Jimmy Metherell and songbird Eliza-Jane Barnes will play their hearts out for the locals and a few city blow-ins,” says the blurb. “It’s bound to be a welcome diversion, and a uniquely intimate look at the way the Finns roll, as they debut music from their upcoming collaborative album, as well as throwing in some of their favourite songs from the family canon.”
Says Liam Finn: “Both Dad and I spent our careers with the ambition to make it outside of NZ… putting a lot of time and energy into the rest of the world and sometimes overlooking what’s right in front of us, and why we pursue this vocation. This tour is about making memories – getting to do what we love, on an intimate level with good friends and family for the pure joy of it, and building a unique experience – hopefully for not just us but whoever wants to come along.”
Sadly, there’s no Dargaville gig, but that’s okay as I go to bed early these days, anyway.
The Where’s My Room tour dates are as follows:
Jan 3 – Barnett Hall, Piha
Jan 4 – Warkworth Hall, Warkworth
Jan 5 – Coronation Hall, Waipu
Jan 6 – Kaiwaka Memorial Hall, Kaiwaka
Jan 9 – Tauhei Memorial Hall, Tauhei
Jan 10 – Tirohanga Settlers Hall, Tirohanga
Jan 11 – Pirongia Hall, Pirongia
Jan 12 – Buckland Hall, Pukekohe
Jan 15 – CHB Municipal Theatre, Waipawa
Jan 16 – Himatangi Beach Hall, Himatangi Beach
Jan 17 – St Peter’s Village Hall, Paekakariki
Jan 19 – The Gaiety, Akaroa
Jan 20 – Oxford Town Hall, Oxford
Jan 21 – Lake Tekapo Community Hall, Lake Tekapo
Jan 23 – Hawea Flat Hall, Hawea Flat
Jan 24 – Athenaeum Hall, Arrowtown
Jan 26 – Owaka Memorial Hall, Owaka
Jan 27 – Milton Coronation Hall, Milton
The promoters point out that these are very limited capacity events, and those wishing to attend should express their interest by registering at www.neilandliamfinn.com. Tickets are $55 (plus booking fee) and will be on sale from Nov 10.