This year we celebrate 30 years of the legendary band Crowded House, they’ve been inducted into the ARIA Hall Of Fame and it also marks 20 years since the infamous farewell to the world concert, that saw over 100,000 people packed the steps of the Sydney Opera House to farewell this much loved band.
To celebrate this momentous year for the band they are are reliving the magic and performing 4 sold out shows at the same place they farewelled the world 20 years earlier.
To celebrate we are counting down the top 5 Crowded House live moments.
It’s not an easy job rounding it down to 5, even Triple M Melbourne’s Lee Simon struggled saying; “My favourite Crowded House gig? Tough question. I don’t recall one I didn’t like. But if I must zero in on a fave era, it’s the late 80’s/early 90’s when Neil, Paul and Nick toured with Eddie Raynor on keys and me in the crowd on backing vocals….along with pretty much everybody else who was there!”.
5. Crowded House got together in 2007 to perform the Sydney edition of the charity event ‘Live Earth’ seeing a touching encore of their hit ‘Better Be Home Soon’.
Check out the crowd!
4. Everyone that’s anyone appeared on Count Down and Crowded House performed on the show in 1986 playing their hit single Something So Strong acoustic, showing the strength of song writing and musicianship.
3. Inducted in the ARIA Hall of Fame 2016, Crowded House had the music industry in tears with their touching performance celebrating the occasion and the bands 30th anniversary.
Triple M Sydney’s Becko was there and said; “We knew there were some surprises coming, but to have Missy Higgins, then Bernard Fanning reworking their fave Crowded House songs to celebrate 30 years and the ARIA Hall of Fame induction – it was just perfect. Then Crowdies “Distant Sun” ….it just sounded perfect”
2. Prior to the epic ‘Farewell To The World’ show, Crowded House played two warm up shows in the city where it all began- Melbourne.
Richmond’s Corner Hotel was in fact a ‘crowded house’ for these intimate and unforgettable performances.
1. Nothing can beat the 1996 ‘Farewell To The World’ concert.
The concert originally set for 23rd November, that was then moved to the 24th due to severe weather saw over 100,000 fans gather on the steps of the Opera House to farewell the much loved band.
Supporting the Crowdies was up and comers Powederfinger, You Am I and Custard.
For those who missed out on tickets to the concerts you can tune in Sunday November 27 at 7.40pm on ABC, iview and live-streamed on ABC TV Facebook
More info: www.crowdedhouse.com