8 March 2013

Program for ‘Canberra Rocks’ – Monday 11th March 2013

Regatta Point Stage, Lake Burley Griffin
Commonwealth Park, Parkes ACT

Subject to slight variations in time for any potential delays.

12.00pm    Royal Canberra Military Brass Band
1.00pm      George Ellis – Children’s Entertainment 1
2.00pm      George Ellis and Steve Kilbey
3.00pm      George Ellis – Children’s Entertainment 2
4.15pm       Machine Translations
4.40pm      Paul McDermott
4.55pm       Gadflys
5.25pm       Paul McDermott
5.45pm       78 Saab
6.15pm       Paul McDermott
6.30pm      Falling Joys
7.00pm      Paul McDermott
7.15pm       the church
7.55pm       Paul McDermott
8.00pm       Thom Buchanan Live Art Piece
9.00pm       Hancock Basement
9.30pm       Stateovmind
9.45pm       Fun Machine
10.15pm     Stateovmind
10.30pm    Super Best Friends

Free entry.


1 December 2012

Art Rock ‘n’ Roll – The Factory Theatre, Marrickville Sydney Thursday 6th December 2012

It’s December already! Get your tickets now for our Art rock ‘n’ roll side show at The Factory Theatre in Marrickville Sydney before they sell out and you will experience a very special collection of songs personally and collectively chosen by the church band members!

Here’s the link – http://sa2.seatadvisor.com/sabo/servlets/TicketRequest;jsessionid=91AAC352AC4309EA2D72228FEB55B38F?eventId=100565313&presenter=AUCENTURY&venue=&event


10 November 2012

the church Facebook Event Invites for our summer touring dates

Join our Facebook Event Invites for the Art rock’n’roll shows in Melbourne 28th Nov and Sydney 6th Dec as well as the Event Invite for the Simple Minds/Devo/Models shows :

https://www.facebook.com/events/362132867211598/ – Art rock’n’roll shows

http://www.facebook.com/events/398777613491963/ – Simple Minds/Devo/the church/Models shows



13 October 2012

Tour Schedule


Frid Nov 30 MELBOURNE Palais Theatre
Sat Dec 1 a day on the green – Rochford Wines, Yarra Valley VIC
Sun Dec 2 ADELAIDE Entertainment Centre
Tues Dec 4 PERTH Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Frid Dec 7 SYDNEY Entertainment Centre
Sat Dec 8 a day on the green – Bimbadgen Winery, Hunter Valley NSW
Sun Dec 9 a day on the green – Sirromet Wines, Mt Cotton QLD
Wed Dec 12 WOLLONGONG WIN Entertainment Centre
Sat Dec 15 a day on the green – Villa Maria Estate, Auckland NZ


the church @ the Factory Theatre, Marrickville

the church – ART ROCK’N’ROLL SHOWS (supports to be announced)

MELBOURNE  – The Corner Hotel, Richmond – Wednesday 28th November
SYDNEY  – The Factory Theatre, Marrickville – Thursday 6th December

Full tour and ticket information here on our Calendar

1 October 2012

art rock’n’roll shows

Art Rock’n’Roll – the church
 will play two very unique side shows in conjunction with but separate to the Simple  Minds/Devo tour of Australia and New Zealand in November/December.

More details to follow but the shows are on sale from Monday 1st October 2012 at
Corner Hotel in Melbourne on Wednesday 28th November (online) and Sydney Factory Theatre Thursday December 6th (by phone 02 9550 3666 between 9am and 5pm). Visit our calendar for venue information

Tickets $45 plus booking fee.

Supports TBA
Time 8pm


4 July 2012

Dead Cool recommends the church tour



1 July 2012

Tickets on sale Monday 2nd July 2012

Tickets for the Simple Minds, Devo, Church, Models Tour will go on sale via Ticketmaster and Ticketek tomorrow. Click on our calendar link for individual shows http://thechurchband.net/calendar/

21 June 2012

the church will tour with Simple Minds and Devo!

simple minds, devo and the church

This Summer 2012 the church will complete a tri-continental Scottish, American and Australian band bill across Australia and New Zealand by touring with art stadium stalwarts Simple Minds and art rock innovators Devo.

This tour will cover major city venues as well as a day on the green concerts in regional areas where Melbourne contemporaries Models will join the bill.

Although all bands formed in the seventies and entertained the mainstream in the eighties, all have endured and remained creative continuing to tour and release albums to critical and public acclaim.

Do not miss this art rock extravaganza as it rolls into your town.


Australian and New Zealand Tour Dates :

Models will also play all a day on the green shows.

Tickets for all shows on sale Monday July 2 via Ticketek and Ticketmaster.



Friday Nov 30    MELBOURNE Palais Theatre

                              Bookings thru ticketmaster.com.au & 136 100

Sat Dec 1        a day on the green – Rochford Wines, Yarra Valley VIC

                             Bookings thru ticketmaster.com.au & 136 100

Sun Dec 2      ADELAIDE Entertainment Centre

                             Bookings thru http://premier.ticketek.com.au/ & 132 849

Tues Dec 4     PERTH Kings Park & Botanic Garden

                              Bookings thru ticketmaster.com.au & 136 100

Friday Dec 7    SYDNEY Entertainment Centre

                              Bookings thru ticketmaster.com.au & 136 100

Sat Dec 8     a day on the green – Bimbadgen Winery, Hunter Valley NSW

                              Bookings thru ticketmaster.com.au & 136 100

Sun Dec 9      a day on the green – Sirromet Wines, Mt Cotton QLD

                              Bookings thru ticketmaster.com.au & 136 100

Wed Dec 12    WOLLONGONG WIN Entertainment Centre

                              Bookings thru http://premier.ticketek.com.au/ & 132 849



 Sat Dec 15      a day on the green – Villa Maria Estate, Auckland

Bookings thru www.ticketmaster.co.nz &  0800 111 999.

30 January 2012

Tour Poster – MWP & Tiare Sando Dates

Full tour dates are :-

The Sando, Newtown – 2nd Feb, 9th Feb and 16th Feb
Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane – 22nd Feb
The Toff On The Town, Melbourne – 7th March


23 January 2012

Marty Willson-Piper and Tiare Helberg Australian Tour Dates


“Decayed” 2009 – 1984

Marty Willson-Piper and Tiare Helberg

A reverse F. Scott Fitzgerald type journey from fifty three year old man to a child in his twenties, Marty Willson-Piper’s “Decayed” is a journey through the immortality of music.

Performing songs from each of his solo albums and associated projects in reverse over three Thursdays on the 2nd/9th/16th in February at The Sandringham Hotel, Newtown, upstairs in the cozy small room – candles and incense optional.

This intimate setting presented by the In Deep Music Archive also showcases Tiare’s debut shows playing songs from her two evocative EP’s The Inconsolable Isolation Of Intimacy and Black Unicorn. Conjurers of darkness in Tiare’s band are Producer/Musican David Skeet, multi-instrumentalist Craig Wilson and MWP.

Three Thursdays, three completely different sets from three decades.
Melbourne city at The Toff On The Town Wednesday 7th March and Brisbane at Black Bear Lodge (the old Troubadour) in the Fortitude Valley on Wednesday 22nd February will be an abridged version of the Sydney sets.

Also this is an opportunity for anyone that wishes to donate any records, CD’s or music new or old in any format including books, magazines and battered tubas to The In Deep Music Archive to do so at the shows. Go here for more info: http://www.facebook.com/pages/In-Deep-Music-Archive/156942547687842

The Sandringham Hotel, Newtown, Sydney – Thursday 2nd February
The Sandringham Hotel, Newtown, Sydney – Thursday 9th February
The Sandringham Hotel, Newtown, Sydney – Thursday 16th February
Black Bear Lodge,  Fortitude Vally, Brisbane – Wednesday 22nd February
The Toff On The Town, City, Melbourne – Wednesday 7th March

Songs From:
In Reflection
Art Attack
Spirit Level
Hanging Out In Heaven

Also selected songs from Seeing Stars and Noctorum albums, Spark’s Lane and Offer The Light.

Tiare performing songs from her two EP’s:
The Inconsolable Isolation Of Intimacy and Black Unicorn

The new Noctorum album Honey Mink Forever,and Tiare’s EPs available at shows.
Also available online at http://merch.thechurchband.net/side-projects/
and in these two great record stores:
Melbourne at Greville
Sydney at Red Eye Records:

Ticket price $20 approx.

Tickets for The Sando will soon be available from the bar prior to the show as well as on Moshtix
Tickets for Black Bear Lodge will be available from OzTix
Tickets for The Toff On The Town will be available from the venue or Moshtix
* Please check with venues or ticketing outlet websites for further news on availability or the church band calendar