Tim Finn announces September concerts in Wellington, Christchurch and Auckland

Tim Finn is heading around Aotearoa in September.
Tim Finn is heading around Aotearoa in September. Photo credit: Supplied

Tim Finn has announced he will tour Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland in September as part of a celebration and retrospective of his career.

Finn will play Christchurch's Town Hall on Wednesday, September 20, Wellington's Michael Fowler Centre on Thursday, September 21 before finishing in Auckland's Civic Theatre on Saturday, September 23.

The Lives and Times of Tim Finn tour will see him performing tracks from Split Enz and Crowded House as well as his solo material with a full band.

"It felt like my time had come," Finn said in a statement about his decision to tour after a long hiatus from performing live.

"After spending 10 years writing songs for music theatre and developing a new opera, I played a one-off open air show for 2000 people in Manly, Australia last year and loved the way my live band was so tight and focused. 

"Playing all the parts that belong on the recordings, the right sounds, the right grooves, it made me want to do it again. I crafted a chronological setlist that followed the 40 years. I chose songs that I can still fully inhabit, songs I never tire of singing.

"Now I want to take that show through Australia and NZ, going into old venues that are filled with ghosts of shows gone by."

Tickets for the shows go on sale from Monday, May 29.