An appreciative audience
The Telegraph describes Crowded House’s performance as “just like old times” and Neil Finn’s voice as “Lennonnish” in a review of their show at Manchester’s MEN Arena. “There’s a long tradition of audience participation at Crowded House gigs, and here it was honoured by the fans, who were word- and note-perfect (I’ll swear that some of them were harmonising, too),” writes reviewer David Cheal. “The sound that swelled and rose across the hall was a sound pregnant with affection. Finn seemed genuinely taken aback, and the crowd gave themselves a cheer that, like the show itself, was big, warm and tingly.” The recently reformed band is currently touring the UK in support of their new album, Time on Earth.