Rock band Crowded House played their first show since 1996 in Los Angeles on Wednesday (31JAN07) night. The band took to the stage at a benefit concert for drummer WALLY INGRAM, who has played with the group in the past, at the city's Alex Theatre. Finn told the crowd, "We flew in from New Zealand this morning, which is why we're so bleary-eyed. We played with Wally 12 years ago during our Crowded House tour, so we wanted to be here for him." The band announced last month (JAN07) they are reuniting for a 12-month world tour later this year (07) and they are due to play at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in California in April (07).