It’s been a few years since Finn has been Stateside for an official tour. While he’s performed a few dates here and there, his last full-blown outing was in 1998 when artists like Morley and Ebba Forsberg supported.

Coinciding with his North American tour is the release of his long-awaited album; his first studio record in nearly four years. One All, titled One Nil outside the States (“Nil” being how Finn’s native New Zealanders pronounce his first name), will be released in North America just before the start of his tour on May 21.

At the beginning of this year, Finn sent out a live album and DVD called 7 Worlds Collide. The record features tunes culled from a series of shows in Auckland during 2000 in which Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam, Johnny Marr of The Smiths, Ed O’Brien from Radiohead and Finn’s brother Tim guested as his band.

Tim and Neil are no strangers to sharing the stage. Neil received his musical start as a guitarist in Tim’s band Split Enz. After Split Enz well, split, Neil formed Crowded House and enjoyed both critical and commercial international acclaim and success.

At the height of Crowded House’s career, Neil dissolved the band in favor of a solo outing, which proved a risky but good move as he has become a highly regarded solo musician among critics, fans and peers alike.