Rock siblings the FINN BROTHERS have postponed their entire European tour as a tribute to pal PAUL HESTER.

Hester, who was a member of Neil Finn's Crowded House, committed suicide in a Melbourne, Australia last month (MAR05).

The touring break is a welcome relief for Neil, who has been diagnosed with mental exhaustion.

In a statement, the Finns say, "Following the tragic events of the past two weeks, Neil Finn has been diagnosed as suffering from mental exhaustion and stress and is taking an immediate four-week break from touring on doctor's advice."

The group completed a three-night stint at London's Royal Albert Hall before returning to Australia to attend Hester's funeral.

06/04/2005 21:30