2 avril 2001, Auckland, Saint James Theatre

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Concert de Neil Finn, accompagné de Ed et Phil.
Media Release : Monday, 5th March 2001
Neil Finn announces special guests for Auckland season St James Theatre, Auckland, 2nd – 6th April
The introduction to Neil Finn’s letter of invitation to the special guests sums things up best.
’As you know I am planning a season of shows in Auckland, the dates being the 2nd to 6th April. The venue is the St James – a beautiful old theatre right in the heart of town.
The concept for these shows is to invite friends whose music I admire to collaborate with me in presenting a week long musical extravaganza which I optimistically expect to be a blast.
Given a bit of preparation time and careful planning it should go far beyond the sometimes token nature of one-off all star shows. I would hope that a genuine musical exchange takes place and that everyone involved feels inspired and stimulated at the end of it.’
And the response ? A confirmed lineup including :
# Eddie Vedder (vocals) Pearl JamEd OBrien (guitar,vocals) Radiohead
# Phil Selway (drums) Radiohead
# Johnny Marr (guitar) The Smiths
# Sebastian Steinberg (bass) Soul Coughing, Beth Orton
# Lisa Germano (vocals, piano, violin) LA based singer songwriter
# Tim Finn (vocals)
Neil will perform each night with all of these guests in what will undoubtedly be the concert event of the year. There is already world-wide interest in an event that will only take place in Auckland.

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