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Neil Finn of Crowded House performing at Glastonbury in June 2022.
Iconic New Zealand band Crowded House have canceled their upcoming US shows after drummer Elroy Finn injured his hip.
Frontman and Elroy’s father, Neil Finn, announced the postponement of the tour on Facebook. Although he is disappointed, he said, “The health and future well-being of our band members must be our priority.”
“Our drummer Elroy is currently suffering from a painful lower back injury and is undergoing treatment. recommended,” he wrote.
The band was scheduled to kick off the North American leg of the Dreamers Are Waiting Tour in Philadelphia on Friday (local time).
A new date has not yet been announced. The band will also play in Australia in November, but Finn said he expects his son to get well soon as he rests.
“With rest and rehabilitation, Elroy is guaranteed to make a full recovery in a few weeks.”
“We apologize to everyone who purchased tickets for this tour and will announce the new schedule as soon as possible.”
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This June, Crowded House was one of two Kiwi acts to hit the main stage at Glastonbury. They previously performed on the main stage in 2008. The band is touring his 2021 album Dreamers are Waiting.
Crowded House last toured New Zealand in March 2021.