Crowded House postpones Geelong show

Crowded House. (Kerry Brown)

Ash Bolt

Legendary rock band Crowded House has announced it has postponed its visit to Geelong this weekend after a band member tested positive to COVID-19.

The band was due to play A Day on the Green show at Mt Duneed Estate on Saturday, April 23, supported by Angus and Julia Stone and The Waifs.

However the band announced on Tuesday that the band’s front man Neil Finn had tested positive on Monday, forcing the show to be rescheduled.

“I am absolutely crushed to have to postpone the last four shows of our Australian tour as I tested positive [Monday] morning for COVID,” Finn said.

“In these very difficult conditions for touring, we were staying in our bubble and observing very strict protocols but somehow the virus still slipped through.

“I am relieved to be only experiencing mild symptoms at this stage and grateful for the protection that my triple boosted vaccination is providing.

“I am so sorry to disappoint our fans this coming week, but rest assured we will be back to make good.”

The band is yet to announce a new date for the show but said ticket holders would not need to exchange their tickets.

The rescheduled show will be the first in the region for Crowded House’s new line up, which was unveiled last year.

The band now features founding members Neil Finn and Nick Seymour, along with producer and keyboardist Mitchell Froom, guitarist and singer Liam Finn and drummer Elroy Finn.

The show was the second last stop on the band’s Australian Dreamers Are Waiting tour, which started in Perth on April 1.