Neil Finn has announced a European tour to take place in April and May 2014, in support of his first solo album since 2001.
‘Dizzy Heights’ is due for release on February 10th through Lester Records via Kobalt Label Services (KLS). A single ‘Flying In The Face Of Love’ will be released on the same day. Neil Finn tickets go on-sale 9am on Friday 29th November and are available from www.livenation.co.uk or www.ticketmaster.co.uk.
Featuring Neil Finn with a full band, the tour will open at the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow on April 24th, the tour will stop in Bristol, Birmingham, Cambridge and Nottingham, and feature dates at the Sage Gateshead, the Lowry in Manchester and Royal Festival Hall in London before heading over to Holland, Belgium and Germany.
Ahead of the tour, Finn is due to play a sold-out intimate performance at St. James’s Church in London’s Piccadilly on Wednesday featuring string arrangements by Victoria Kelly.
Co-produced by Dave Fridmann (Mercury Rev, The Flaming Lips, Tame Impala), ‘Dizzy Heights’ was recorded between Finn’s Roundhead studio in Auckland and Fridmann’s Tarbox studio in upstate New York. The record is Neil Finn’s third solo outing following, Try Whistling This and One Nil (or One All).
To announce the album, Finn also hosted a webcast from his Auckland studio http://neilfinn.com/videos/solo/?ord=date The album was lead by a short film for the track ‘Divebomber’ which premiered on the LATimes.comhttp://touch.latimes.com/#section/-1/article/p2p-78014770/ Made by Finn, the film features grainy images over the whirl of “Divebomber” a song inspired by the World War II film of the same name.
Weds 23rd Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Thurs 24th Gateshead Sage
Sat 26th Bristol Colston Hall
Sun 27th Manchester Lowry
Mon 28th Birmingham Symphony Hall
Weds 30th Dublin Olympia
Sat 3rd London Royal Festival Hall
Sun 4th Cambridge Corn Exchange
Mon 5th Nottingham Royal Concert Hall