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Tickets on sale now
with very special guests: The Waterboys
23rd June 2024
Virgin Media Park, Cork
(Formally Musgrave Park)
Under 16’s accompanied
Under 14’s must purchase seated tickets
Subject to license
Tickets priced from €49.90 on sale now
Crowded House have announced their hugely anticipated return to Ireland with an open-air performance at Cork’s Virgin Media Park on 23rd June 2024, plus very special guests, The Waterboys!
The music of Crowded House has resounded through eras and generations since the band launched out of Melbourne, Australia, back in 1985. Beyond selling over 15 million records worldwide and earning 13 ARIA Awards, an MTV VMA, and a BRIT Award, they have generated billions of streams, consistently sold out tours on multiple continents, notched four #1 albums in Australia, and captivated audiences for nearly four decades. Originally founded by Neil Finn [vocals, guitar, keys, songwriting], Nick Seymour [bass, keys], and the late Paul Hester [drums, vocals], the group’s self-titled debut, Crowded House, went platinum uplifted by iconic smashes “Something So Strong” and “Don’t Dream It’s Over.” Speaking to the impact of the latter, it has been covered by everyone from Miley Cyrus and Ariana Grande in a viral performance to The Head & The Heart, among others. It’s no wonder Consequence of Sound christened it “one of the most memorable tunes of the eighties.” Along the way, the group delivered a legendary performance to an audience of over 150,000 on the steps of the Sydney Opera House in 1996, beginning a hiatus.
2005 saw them return in the wake of Paul’s passing. They served up Time on Earth  and Intriguer . The ARIA Hall of Fame inducted Crowded House in 2016 as the guys returned to Sydney Opera House for three unforgettable nights before going dormant again. 2018 saw Neil join Fleetwood Mac as a full-time member, canvasing the globe on a massive world tour. Two years later, he and Nick led another era of Crowded House joined by Mitchell Froom on keys and Neil’s sons Liam and Elroy Finn. They issued their first full-length offering in eleven years, the unanimously acclaimed Dreamers Are Waiting in 2021. Met with widespread acclaim, Forbes hailed it as “vintage Crowded House,” and The Guardian rated it “4-out-of-5 stars” and raved, “It doesn’t just retain the intimacy that made them so cherished, but makes it their signature sound.” Meanwhile, it took home “Best Adult Contemporary Album” at the ARIA Awards. The band ignited a rapturous world tour in support of Dreamers Are Waiting.
As always, Crowded House continue to forge ahead with another chapter of their legacy anchored by more touring and new music.
The Waterboys have been led by Scottish singer, songwriter and guitarist Mike Scott since the mid 1980s and have evolved through countless line-ups, winning a fearsome concert reputation along the way. Their best-known songs include The Whole Of The Moon, How Long Will I Love You, This Is The Sea and Fisherman's Blues. Indisputably one of the best live bands in the world, the 2024 version of The Waterboys features double keyboard players Brother Paul from Memphis and James Hallawell from London, and is grounded by killer Irish rhythm section Aongus Ralston (bass) and Eamon Ferris (drums). They reconfigure music from all stages of the band's career, from the early "big music" and the roots-inspired Fisherman's Blues era, to the run of in-form genre-fluid records that have poured out since 2015's swaggering Modern Blues, taking in soul, funk, country-rock and any other kinds of music they care to play. Expect drama, improvisation, musical fireworks and Waterboys classics.