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Crowded House releasing new album
Crowded House performing in 1991
Crowded House broke up in 1996
Revived band Crowded House are to release an album this year, more than a decade after they originally split.

Singer Neil Finn and bass player Nick Seymour have also confirmed they are embarking on a world tour, which will include the US Coachella Festival.

Finn said the time is right to reform, and they "look forward to reconnecting with the audience".

They are currently auditioning new drummers after their original drummer, Paul Hester, committed suicide in 2005.

Farewell concert

Crowded House, formed in Melbourne, Australia, in 1986 and had hits such as Better Be Home Soon, Weather With You, and Don't Dream It's Over.

In November 1996 the band performed in front of 120,000 people outside Sydney Opera House for their farewell concert.

Since then Finn embarked on a solo career, and worked with his brother Tim, who was also a member of Crowded House for a short time.

Seymour works as a music producer, while Hester became a TV and radio personality in Australia, before taking his own life at the age of 46.

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