Tim Finn, founder of legendary 70’s/80’s art-pop groups Split Enz and Crowded House is returning to North America. He will be headlining the singer/songwriter...

Tim Finn, founder of legendary 70’s/80’s art-pop groups Split Enz and Crowded House is returning to North America. He will be headlining the singer/songwriter stage at Bumbershoot in Seattle, WA on August 30 followed by several West Coast exclusive performances concluding September 14 in San Francisco, CA.

At these shows Finn will offer fans a first listen of selections from his upcoming album, “The Conversation,” set for an October release on EMI Australia; details about its U.S. release in 2009 are TBD.

Meanwhile, fans will also have access to an 8-song release called Rarities/Demos/Live Performances Vol. 1 via Finn’s website on July 25.

Finn has enjoyed a varied and remarkable career, from his days with Split Enz to his time in Crowded House with brother (and former Split Enz band mate) Neil, as well as a solo career, an eclectic album project (ALT) and two Finn Brothers albums.

Other notable Finn-related happenings include the Finn Brothers album “Everyone Is Here,” the hugely popular “She Will Have Her Way” tribute album (in which female Australian and New Zealand musicians interpreted songs by Neil and Tim Finn) and the triumphant Split Enz reunion tour of Australia in 2006. “The Conversation” follows Finn’s last solo album “Imaginary Kingdom.”

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Tim Finn itinerary:
(Dates subject to change)

August 30 Seattle, WA Northwest Court Lounge (Bumbershoot)
August 31 Victoria, BC Element (Rifflandia Festival)
September 2 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge
September 4 Salt Lake City, UT The Paladium
September 5 Denver, CO The Soiled Dove
September 6 Albuquerque, NM The Lobo Theater
September 7 Tucson, AZ Club Congress
September 10 San Diego, CA Anthology
September 11 Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theater
September 13 Santa Barbara, CA Soho Music Club
September 14 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall