Crowded House frontman Neil Finn has tested positive for Covid-19, postponing the rest of the band’s Australia tour just hours before their next show.
The 63-year-old New Zealand singer said he was “absolutely crushed”, having tested positive on Monday morning.
“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,” Finn said.
“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’s management confirmed the news on Tuesday morning, the same day Crowded House were due to perform at Hobart’s MyState Bank Arena. The last four shows on their national tour, their first Australian tour in more than 10 years, have now been postponed.
Crowded House had appeared at Bluesfest in Byron Bay on Sunday night, playing the main stage after John Butler.
All existing ticket holders will be notified of rescheduled shows at a later date. The final shows were Hobart on Tuesday, Canberra’s Royal Theater on 21 April, and A Day on the Green dates in Geelong on 23 April and Hunter Valley on 24 April.