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Iconic 80s pop group reuniting for UK festivals 38 years after massive hit-Danni Scott-Entertainment – Metro

They’ve even dropped new music!

Iconic 80s pop group reuniting for UK festivals 38 years after massive hit-Danni Scott-Entertainment – Metro

80s icons Crowded House have a festival-heavy summer ahead (Picture: Adam Berry/Redferns)

Almost four decades after their breakthrough hit, Crowded House are reuniting for a string of festival sets this summer.

The rock band originally formed in 1985 and instantly gained mainstream success with incredible debut album and biggest single Don’t Dream It’s Over.

Now, bandmates Neil Finn, Paul Hester, and Nick Seymour are joining forces as they release new music and head on tour as well to the Isle of Wight festival.

Crowded House are set to take to the stage on Friday, listed with headliners like The Prodigy, Green Day, and The Pet Shop Boys.

Nostalgia has truly taken over this year with everyone from Faithless to The Feeling riding that lucrative reunion wave.

Crowded House is no different as the Australian band — plus New Zealander Neil — release their eight studio album Gravity Stairs next month.

The group rose to fame with their debut album in the 80s (Picture: Gie Knaeps/Getty Images)

Frontman Neil Finn even played with Fleetwood Mac during the hiatus (Picture: Graham Denholm/Getty Images for Global Citizen)

Adding to the group’s long list of tour dates is On The Mount At Wasing festival in Reading this summer.

Their tour will start in June at venues like Eden Project, the historic O2 Empire in Shepherd’s Bush, and Cardiff Castle as they weave festivals across the UK in.

Along with live gigs, a new single has been released — Teenage Summer — with an unexpected album on the way, which will be the first since the band parted ways in 2018.

Speaking of their huge debut hit, Neil told Variety: ‘It’s the song in a Crowded House set that people can sing from beginning to end very easily, in a group context, community singing and all that. That’s always been a pretty important thing for us.’

While Don’t Dream It’s Over was Crowded House’s biggest hit, songs like Something So Strong, Better Be Home Soon and Distant Sun were all popular.

During this hiatus, Neil went on to join the legendary Fleetwood Mac after the exit of Lindsey Buckingham.

The band originally formed in the mid 80s, finding success globally through into the 90s when they released compilation album Recurring Dream.

They are heading to the Isle of Wight Festival with some serious icons (Picture: Kim Landy/Getty Images for Global Citizen)

Crowded House are also releasing brand new music (Picture: LGI Stock/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images)

Founding brothers Neil and Tim Finn were each awarded an OBE in 1993 for their services to New Zealand’s music but split three years later.

Tragedy struck in 2005 when drummer Paul Hester took his own life, with the group reuniting a year later in his memory.

In 2012, Pete Jones who had replaced Hester as drummer died aged 45 from brain cancer with the band calling him a ‘warm-hearted, funny and talented man’.

Ever since, Crowded House has had multiple splits and reunions but this is their biggest yet, with huge festivals and an appetite for nostalgia backing them.

Crowded House’s new single is out now and tickets for their tour are available on their website.

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