Neil Finn offers Lorde “advice” – then retracts it
Speaking to The Guardian today, Finn said Lorde should contemplate moving overseas rather than dealing with the intense media scrutiny back home. It follows an incident at Auckland airport where the multiple Grammy winner and her family were set upon by a team of reporters.
“Those news teams are idiots,” Finn told The Guardian. “New Zealand had, up until that moment, been quite a good environment [for her] because people are not super celebrity-oriented, they pretty much leave you alone. But it keeps reaching this new critical mass and now with winning two Grammys, I think it’s getting pretty intense.”
He said Lorde – aka Ella Yelich O’Connor – would be better off moving to New York, where celebrities are in abundance. “There are more famous people and less bother about it. It wouldn’t be a bad move to get among the centre of operations,” he said. But taking to Twitter earlier today, Finn said he didn’t expect the comments to be turned into a headline. “I should know better,” he tweeted to his 21,000 followers. “She doesn’t need my advice.”
Finn will return to Australia in March in support of his third solo album Dizzy Heights (out tomorrow), while Lorde wraps up her Laneway Festival tour in Adelaide and Perth this weekend.
somehow a headline emerges from an offhand comment and I'm giving advice thats isn't needed . I should know better.
— neil mullane finn (@neilmullanefinn) February 6, 2014
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Neil Finn Australian tour
Thursday, March 6 – Civic Centre, Nambour
Friday, March 7 – QPAC Concert Hall, Brisbane
Tuesday, March 11 – GPAC Playhouse, Geelong
Wednesday, March 12 – Hammer Hall, Melbourne
Thursday, March 13 – Hamer Hall, Melbourne (NEW SHOW)
Saturday, March 15 -Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide
Sunday, March 16 – Concert Hall, Perth
Thursday, March 20 – Civic Centre, Newcastle
Saturday, March 22 – Opera House, Sydney