The star performs three 'Band Of Strangers' nights across the UK next month...

Former CROWDED HOUSE mainman NEIL FINN is to play a series of shows in August, with his backing band made up of members of the audience.

Finn, who is becoming famous for inviting both famous musicians and unknowns to appear with him on tour, will perform three ‘Band Of Strangers’ nights across the UK next month.

Finn will perform an acoustic set at the events, before allowing his fans to come up on stage and perform alongside him.

Speaking about the shows, he said: “I wanted to put the cat among the pigeons, stand back, and see what happens.”

The tour calls at: Sheffield Darnall Music Factory (August 8)

Liverpool Picket (9)

Porth Pop Factory, S. Wales (15)

Tickets for the shows are priced £10, and go on sale on July 13.

Fans who want to perform with Finn should send in tapes of themselves performing and a note explaining why they would like to be involved to Band of Strangers, PO Box No. 14877, London, NW1 6ZX before July 31.

Also, fans must provide their age, a contact phone number and address, and which venue they want to appear at.