The Church keeps the faith with national tour
Australian seminal psych-guitar masters, The Church have just announced a national headline tour of Australia - their first in four years - playing shows and will be playing shows in Sydney, Melboubne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and Margaret River this September.
Fans can access early bird tickets by signing up prior to pre-sale commencing here. Pre-sale starts Friday, June 17, 12pm local time. General public tickets go on sale Tuesday, June 21, 12pm local time.
Entering their fourth decade of making music and playing live shows with all the fierce creative energy of their early years, ARIA Hall of Fame inductees, The Church will treat fans with two remarkable sets over 2 ½ hours with a taste of new songs from the band’s forthcoming 26th studio album, "The Hypnogogue" - plus performing a string of hit songs across their expansive music career including "Under The Milky Way", "Reptile", "The Unguarded Moment" and "Almost With You".
The 2022 epic five-piece line-up is bassist, vocalist and founder Steve Kilbey; with long-time collaborator Tim Powles, drummer and producer across 17 albums since '94; guitarist Ian Haug formerly of Australian rock icons Powderfinger, who joined the band in 2013 and Jeffrey Cain (Remy Zero), touring multi-instrumentalist who is now a full-time member of The Church since the departure of Peter Koppes in early 2020. The band has also recruited Ashley Naylor, long-time member of Paul Kelly’s touring band and one of Australia’s finest and most respected guitarists (Even, The Grapes, The Stems).
Kilbey says: "A band is like a family and over 40 years it is only natural that families will change. It's too big a body of work not to keep exploring it. It’s a psychedelic walk down memory lane from a band that spans four decades—and continues to create thought-provoking music in the Millennium.”
The band recently completed a headlining tour in the U.S which included an invitation from Coachella’s promoter, Golden Voice to perform at their inaugural Cruel World Festival that playing to 50,000 people alongside contemporaries Blondie, Devo, Echo & The Bunnymen, and The Psychedelic Furs.
1 - The Astor, Perth
2 - The River, Margaret River
4 - The Gov, Adelaide
8 - The Metro, Sydney
9: -The Princess Theatre, Brisbane
10: - Northcote Theatre, Melbourne