Veteran band Crowded House is preparing to hit the road again with a world tour showcasing their new album.

The band - Neil Finn, Mark Hart, Nick Seymour and Matt Sherrod -- have just completed Intriguer for release in June.

On Sunday they will begin a mini-tour of New Zealand and Australia before playing shows in Europe during May, including the United Kingdom's Isle of Wight festival.

In July the group will embark on a tour through North America.

- NZPA