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.”

AddThis Story to Your Favorite Social Bookmarking Site!

Tim Finn itinerary:
(Dates subject to change)

August 30Seattle, WANorthwest Court Lounge (Bumbershoot)
August 31Victoria, BCElement (Rifflandia Festival)
September 2Portland, ORDoug Fir Lounge
September 4Salt Lake City, UTThe Paladium
September 5Denver, COThe Soiled Dove
September 6Albuquerque, NMThe Lobo Theater
September 7Tucson, AZClub Congress
September 10San Diego, CAAnthology
September 11Los Angeles, CAEl Rey Theater
September 13Santa Barbara, CASoho Music Club
September 14San Francisco, CAGreat American Music Hall

Last Updated on July 11, 2008 by By Bob Grossweiner & Jane Cohen