The former Crowded House man starts a five-night Auckland residency...

NEIL FINN kicked off his five-night AUCKLAND residency last night with guest appearances from PEARL JAM frontman EDDIE VEDDER, guitarist ED O’BRIEN and drummer PHIL SELWAY from RADIOHEAD and former SMITHS guitarist JOHNNY MARR.

During the two-hour set at St James venue, Finn sang a version of The Smiths‘ ‘There Is A Light That Never Goes Out’.

Click back to NME.COM later today for the complete lowdown from our reporter on the spot – and exciting details about our LIVE webcast of Finn‘s closing show on Friday (April 6).