17 February 2016

The Church Return To North America

The Church Return To North America For A Limited Run
Performing The Blurred Crusade In Its Entirety & More On Upcoming Shows
February 16, 2016 –The Church will be returning to North America for a limited 16-date tour beginning on April 8th in Dallas, TX and wrapping with a two-night stand in Evanston, IL on April 25th & 26th. The band will also perform at this year’s Maverick Festival on April 9th in San Antonio, TX.
Fans who attend the headline shows will be in for a special evening, as The Church will perform two full sets. The first will feature The Church’s classic second album – The Blurred Crusade being performed in its entirety. The second set will consist of selections from the band’s most recent album Further/Deeper along with other classic tracks.
The Church are touring in support of their 25th studio album: Further/Deeper. The band was quite active in 2015 with performances at SXSW, Primavera Sound in Spain, and two North American tours.
The Church will be offering VIP tickets to their fans for almost all of their upcoming shows: Visit: http://bit.ly/THECHURCHVIP to purchase these very limited packages.
Tickets for all shows go on sale this Friday. For more information visit:
The Church 2016 – Headline North American Tour Dates
4/8/2016   Dallas, TX   Sons of Herman Hall
4/9/2016   San Antonio, TX   Maverick Festival
4/10/2016 New Orleans, LA   House Of Blues
4/11/2016 Athens, GA   Georgia Theater
4/12/2016 Nashville, TN   Mercy Lounge
4/13/2016 Columbus, OH   Skullys Music Diner
4/14/2016 Alexandria, VA   The Birchmere
4/15/2016 Brooklyn, NY   Music Hall Of Williamsburg
4/16/2016 Fairfield, CT   Stage One
4/17/2016 Wilmington, DE   World Cafe @ The Queen
4/19/2016 Northampton, MA   Iron Horse Music Hall
4/20/2016 Londonderry, NH   Tupelo Music Hall
4/22/2016 Sellersville, PA   Sellersville Theater
4/23/2016 Buffalo, NY   The Tralf
4/24/2016 Cleveland, OH   The Music Box Supper Club
4/25/2016 Evanston, IL   SPACE
4/26/2016 Evanston, IL   SPACE
Here’s the official North American 2016 tour poster. Feel free to download and help us spread the word. Thank you and we’ll see you at the shows!
11 November 2015

The Kilbey Kennedy Sunday Session

STEVE KILBEY (the church), MARTIN KENNEDY (all india radio) with special guest BARTON PRICE (the models)

Come on down for our Sunday arvo session, 29th November 2015, 2pm – 7pm. Kids welcome! $20 in advance $25 at the door. Coogee Sports Club, 51 Dolphin St, Coogee NSW 2034. For restaurant & Sunday barefoot bowls must book in advance on (02) 9665 5782.

For ticket/event info please email Samantha Mayfair / sam@thetimebeing.com or Grant McNicol / coogeelive@gmail.com. 



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19 September 2015

We are playing Small World Festival this Saturday, September 19 in Sydney!

This is our last show of 2015 so come on out and wrap up the year with us. It’s indeed an honour to headline such a cool up and coming homegrown Sydney event, with a brilliantly progressive lineup and location at Sydney Park.
Get tickets here.


19 September 2015

Our North American Tour with The Psychedelic Furs was a smashing success!

Thank you everyone who joined us on what proved to be an excellent double bill…we enjoyed every show immensely and had much fun with the Furs and their entourage…we’re tempted to share a stage with them again in the future, who knows where…

Special thank you to all the VIPs who attended. It was a first for us and we enjoyed sharing the moment and appreciate your extra investment…it was intense and we may do that again too. See you Stateside in 2016.


4 August 2015

The Church To Perform The Blurred Crusade
In Its Entirety On Upcoming North American Headline Shows
August 3, 2015 –The Church will be coming to North America for a 27-date tour beginning this Friday on August 7th in Toronto, ON and wrapping in Los Angeles, CA at The Roxy on September 10th.  The band will co-headline with The Psychedelic Furs for 20 dates, along with seven headline shows on their own.
Fans who attend the headline shows will be in for a special evening, as The Church will perform two full sets.  The first will feature The Church’s classic second album – The Blurred Crusade being performed in its entirety.  The second set will consist of selections from the band’s new album Further/Deeper along with other classic tracks.
The Church are touring in support of their 25th studio album:Further/Deeper, which was released in North America this past February to rave reviews.
For the first time ever, The Church will be offering VIP tickets to their fans for almost all of their upcoming shows:  Visit: http://bit.ly/THECHURCHVIP to purchase these very limited packages.
Tickets for all shows are on sale now.  For more information visit:
The Church 2015 – Headline North American Tour Dates
(Blurred Crusade/Further Deeper Shows)
8/7/2015      Toronto, ON               Opera House
8/14/2015    Portland, ME              The Asylum
8/21/2015    Pittsburgh, PA            Alter Bar
8/26/2015    Milwaukee, WI          Turner Hall Ballroom
8/29/2015    Chicago, IL                Old Town School Of Folk
9/5/2015      Petaluma, CA             Mystic Theatre
9/10/2015    Los Angeles, CA        The Roxy
The Church/ Psychedelic Furs Tour Dates
8/8/2015      Buffalo, NY                 Town Ballroom
8/9/2015      Silver Springs, MD     The Fillmore
8/11/2015    New Haven, CT           College Street Music Hall
8/12/2015    Albany, NY                 Northern Lights
8/13/2015    Hampton Beach, NH   Hampton Beach Casino
8/15/2015    Philadelphia, PA          Keswick Theater
8/16/2015    Hyannis, MA               Cape Cod Melody Tent
8/18/2015    New York, NY             Irving Plaza
8/19/2015    Westbury, NY               Theater at Westbury
8/22/2015    Royal Oak, MI             Royal Oak Music Theatre
8/23/2015    Louisville, KY             Mercury Ballroom
8/25/2015    Minneapolis, MN        First Avenue
8/27/2015    Kansas City, MO         Crossroads
8/28/2015    Urbana, IL                   Sweet Corn Festival
8/31/2015    Denver, CO                 Ogden Theater
9/2/2015      Portland, OR               Crystal Ballroom
9/3/2015      Seattle, WA                 Showbox at The Market
9/6/2015      Saratoga, CA               Mountain Winery
9/8/2015      Las Vegas, NV             Brooklyn Bowl
9/9/2015      San Diego, CA             North Park Theater
23 June 2015

The Church offer VIP US tour tickets for the first time! (New Dates Added!)


For the first time ever, The Church will be offering VIP tickets to their fans for almost all of their upcoming shows:

All VIP tickets will include:

  • One premium reserved or general admission ticket
  • Early entry into the venue
  • Meet & Greet and photo with The Church
  • Pre-Show Soundcheck Event
  • Exclusive Tour Shirt, lithograph, laminate and more

Visit: http://bit.ly/THECHURCHVIP to purchase these very limited packages.

VIP tickets on sale now.

For regular show tickets, click on Venue links below:

The Church 2015 – North American Tour Dates

* – With The Psychedelic Furs

8/7/2015     Toronto, ON              The Danforth

8/8/2015     Buffalo, NY                Town Ballroom*

8/9/2015     Silver Spring, MD    The Fillmore Silver Spring*

8/11/2015    New Haven, CT        College Street Music Hall*

8/12/2015   Albany, NY                Northern Lights*

8/13/2015   Hampton Beach, NH Hampton Beach Casino*

8/14/2015   Portland, ME             The Asylum

8/15/2015   Philadelphia, PA       Keswick Theater*

8/16/2015   Hyannis, MA             Cape Cod Melody Tent*

8/18/2015   New York, NY           Irving Plaza*

8/19/2015   Westbury, NY           Theater at Westbury*

8/20/2015  New Brunswick, NJ   State Theatre*

8/21/2015    Pittsburgh, PA         Altar Bar

8/22/2015   Royal Oak, MI          Royal Oak Music Theatre*

8/23/2015   Louisville, KY           Mercury Ballroom*

8/25/2015   Minneapolis, MN     First Avenue*

8/26/2015   Milwaukee, WI         Turner Hall Ballroom

8/27/2015   Kansas City, MO       Crossroads*

8/28/2015   Urbana, IL                 Sweet Corn Festival* FREE

8/29/2015   Chicago, IL                Old Town School Of Folk

8/31/2015    Denver, CO               Ogden Theater*

9/2/2015      Portland, OR            Crystal Ballroom*

9/3/2015      Seattle, WA               Showbox at The Market*

9/5/2015       Petaluma, CA           Mystic Theatre

9/6/2015      Saratoga, CA             Mountain Winery*

9/8/2015      Las Vegas, NV          Brooklyn Bowl*

9/9/2015      San Diego, CA          North Park Theater*

9/10/2015    Los Angeles, CA       The Roxy



19 May 2015

The Church and Psychedelic Furs Announce 2015 US Tour


Also, see the premiere of our new music video for “Laurel Canyon.”


Perhaps it was fated to happen. But an aborted 1988 U.S. tour plan that would have put post-punk stalwarts The Church and The Psychedelic Furs on the same bill is finally going to be gracing North American stages this summer.

Church frontman Steve Kilbey says of the original scheme that, “the stars just never aligned.” But when the band’s U.S. manager Keith Hagan inquired as to the singer’s wish list for their 2015 tour, Kilbey “immediately came up with the Furs.”

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19 May 2015

European 2015 Tour and Press Release


The Church


29/05/15 SPAIN Barcelona – Primavera Sound
31/05/15 GERMANY Cologne – Luxor
01/06/15 FRANCE Paris – New Morning
02/06/15 NETHERLANDS Amsterdam – Paradiso
03/06/15 BELGIUM Hasselt – Muziek-o-droom
04/06/15 UK London – Islington Academy
05/06/15 UK Brighton – The Haunt

New Album Release
Release Date: 8th June 2015 | Label: Unorthodox Records

Legendary Australian neo-psychedelic new wavers ‘The Church’ return with brand new album ‘FURTHER/DEEPER’ which delivers breathtaking new vistas and intense emotive soundscapes…and a European Tour to boot!

It’s a unique band that finds itself cherished as bona fide legends of new wave and neo-psychedelia while remaining a virtual enigma to the world that knows its name. But maybe that’s no more remarkable than the mystery that continues to unfold within its own ranks.

At this stage of the journey, brand new album FURTHER/DEEPER seems both unimaginable and the only option on their endless quest from chaos to resolution. It’s an album of breathtaking new vistas and intense emotions, of sinister black caskets and gorgeous caverns of light, a work born of immense struggle and effortless expression.

“The magic started on day one,” says singer and bass player Steve Kilbey. “Someone strummed a chord or struck a drum or plucked a note and we were off. We wrote and recorded like demons and it was inspiring to feel every member using all his resources in the service of this record.”

On the subject of creation let’s not forget that Mike Joyce, Andy Rourke and Johnny Marr were inspired to form The Smiths after seeing The Church play at Leadmill Sheffield in 1982!

Twenty-six songs for FURTHER/DEEPER born over eight days of exploration in Sydney in late 2013. Guitarist Peter Koppes, recalibrating his personal canvas in the absence of his long-time foil Marty Willson-Piper, drew palpable inspiration from the quartet’s remixed chemistry.”This new incarnation of the band with Ian Haug has brought a joyous energy to the music we’ve written together,” he says. “The rhythm swings more than usual yet the moods still range from melancholy pop to our modern version of heavy psychedelic rock, as in Laurel Canyon, to the epic gothic-progressive dance track, Globe Spinning.”

From the ominous allure of the lead track, ‘Vanishing Man’, to the beguiling tippy toes of ‘Pride Before A Fall’ the chiming keys of ‘Love Philtre’ to the sheer hammer horror ‘Toy Head’ the exhilarating breeze of ‘Old Coast Road’ and the ultimate, panoramic drama of the mini-screenplay that is ‘Miami’, FURTHER/ DEEPER delivers on the promise of its title in a combined blossoming of melody, rhythm and audacity.

For Haug, transitioning from the multi-platinum ashes of Powderfinger to join “one of my favourite bands of all time” was an utterly surreal experience, audibly expressed in fantastic new dimensions of the church’s fabled “guitarchitecture”.

“The first song we wrote was Miami, and from there we splintered off into several styles of surreal to intense psychedelia — and songs to make you drive fast,” he says. “It was a trip. And an incredible honour to be accepted so readily into a songwriting as well as guitar-playing role.”

Drummer Tim Powles was again instrumental in the painstaking alchemy that boiled the explosion of ideas down to 12 potent pieces in the early months of 2014, a process that often saw members working simultaneously in separate studios across multiple instruments to produce a work of singular cohesion.

“After an eternal twenty years in the church I marvel more than ever at how we’ve become masters of our own freedom,” Powles says. “No strings attached, no view to winning a prize. How lucky are we? Or have we earned it? We’ve got better at it too. Or maybe it’s got the better of us. It seems to devour us. Like magic.”

There is certainly something magical going on with FURTHER/DEEPER so throw yourself in and discover it for yourself by grabbing the album which is released on Unorthodox Records on the 8th June 2015 and catch them on their European Tour throughout May & June 2015.

Vanishing Man
Pride Before a Fall
Toy Head
Laurel Canyon
Love Philtre
Globe Spinning
Old Coast Road
Lightning White
Let Us Go

Marine Drive (Bonus Track)
The Girl is Bouyant (Bonus Track)
Xmas (Bonus Track)

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Steve Kilbey (Vocals / Bass)
Peter Koppes (Guitar)
Ian Haug (Guitar)
Tim Powles (Drums)

18 May 2015

Australian Tour Poster 2015 (new shows added)

Hello Church Army! Here is the downloadable poster. Feel free to print & post, share or bring to a show. We’d love to see these up and around the towns. Please be mindful of where you put up the posters. Get permission to post if it’s called for. See you at the shows! Click poster for download


18 May 2015

the church announce unique Australian tour (new shows added)


It’s a unique band that finds itself cherished as a bona fide legend in the ARIA Hall of Fame while not only remaining a virtual enigma to the world that knows its name but also remains as consistent and as relevant as any band even half their age.This year sees the church celebrate their 35th year of making music and it’s nothing short of incredible to consciously consider what this band has seen, done and where they find themselves sitting in a comfortable place in the otherwise fickle industry today. For example, how many Aussie bands (or any band for that matter) can boast the aforementioned South By South West performance and interview (with legendary US Rolling Stone Editor David Fricke), and a coveted slot at Spanish tastemaking festival Primavera Sound after 35 years of making music? How many bands can boast an accidental signature tune and certified classic while releasing an equally relevant and universally-acclaimed 25th album and then embarked on a near sold-out US and European tour? How many bands can boast a star-swollen guest list of famous fans like The Smiths, The Killers, The Smashing Pumpkins, Afghan Whigs and Brian Jonestown Massacre?All these accolades and all these fans are the beyond-crazy culmination of 35 years of trials and tribulations and, most recently, the triumphant release of their 25th studio album Further/Deeper.Now, the band – along with newest member, guitarist Ian Haug of Powderfinger – are excited to announce the once-in-a-lifetime national concert tour –Further Deeper – The Blurred Crusade this July to all five major cities in Australia.the church will play two sets – the first revisiting one of the band’s most notable and loved albums The Blurred Crusade and the second a monster contemporary set of highlights from the future classic Further/Deeper album, plus a few other favourites.The Blurred Crusade features some of the band’s most defining songs including ‘Almost With You’ and ‘Don’t Look Back’. Frontman Steve Kilbey explains the idea behind highlighting The Blurred Crusade again as part of this historical time in the band’s life.

“The Blurred Crusade was where the church turned into themselves. Lushly produced by Bob Clearmountain, this album is obviously one of our early highlights and still remarkably sounds fresh 33 years later.”

In another first, the band have just capped off their SXSW with a featured speaker spot hosted by legendary US Rolling Stone Senior Editor David Fricke. The interview was a rare opportunity for both fans of the band and Fricke alike to look back on the how both parties continue to stay relevant in a world full of fleeting trends. A gallery can be found here.

Tickets for Further Deeper – The Blurred Crusade are on sale now.