21 March 2018

The Church to play London shows.

The Church Presents: ‘A Weekend Crusade’

Sat June 16th and Sunday June 17th – Bush Hall, London W12.

Following their opening night sell out performance at the 2018 Meltdown Festival at London’s Southbank Centre as part of Robert Smith’s selected line-up, Australian psychedelic rock giants The Church are holding Two Days of Church activity with a one-off weekender at Bush Hall.

Heading up the weekend will be two full band sets, exclusive to this London event.

The Saturday evening performance will consist of a special anniversary show highlighting selections from two of the bands most popular albums STARFISH [30th anniversary] and HOLOGRAM OF BAAL [20th anniversary]

Sunday sees another exclusive as The Church play their seminal work THE BLURRED CRUSADE in it’s entirety for the first time ever in the UK.

The weekend pass will include access to a packed daytime programme with all band members performing solo shows including a set from Isidore (Kilbey and Cain).

Saturday will feature a UK premiere of the Steve Kilbey documentary ‘Something Quite Peculiar’ with Q+A from Steve and the Director/Producer team of  Mike and Patti Brook.

Sunday will feature a full screening of ‘A Psychedelic Symphony’ and ‘The Making Of’ film.

Weekend tickets available from Bush Hall and Seetickets.com http://bit.ly/TheChurchBH

Both evening shows will be made available separately from May 4 at £30 per show (plus booking fee)


13 March 2013

the church rocks Canberra

March 11 2013 Photo by Sioux Cee

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Regatta Point Stage 11 March 2013

Regatta Point Stage

March 11 2013 Photo by Sue Campbell

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Regatta Point Stage Canberra

Regatta Point Stage











SETLIST:  Metropolis, Almost With You, Sealine, Reptile, Under the Milky Way, Block and The Unguarded Moment

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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.


23 February 2013

Rockin’ the capital – March 11 2013

the church will headline a concert in Canberra next month, the 11th of March, as part of the capital’s 100th birthday celebrations. This is a free open air event around Lake Burley Griffin on the Regatta Point stage. The concert will commence around 4pm on the Regatta Point stage and continue into the night. This stage will pay tribute to a perhaps unexpected aspect of our nation’s capital: a rich history of original contemporary music. A display of rock history and memorabilia will show that Canberra is home to far more than politics. The program of entertainment will include the church and reformed Canberra bands such as The Gadflys, The Falling Joys, 78 Saab and Machine Translations.



the church

The George Ellis Centennial Ensemble


“In the early afternoon, the audience is invited to participate with a group of professional orchestral musicians on stage by teaching them a simple tune from the Under The Milky Way chorus by the church. Everyone can join in with voice or play their own instruments brought to the concert. Then perform the song in entirety with Steve Kilbey singing – the audience, on cue, play the pre-learned melody at the appropriate place in the choruses”

15 December 2012

Last show for 2012 today! NZ

Today marks the end of the Simple Minds/Devo/the church/Models shows. Click below for online reports and photos from this tour

Review: The Palais Theatre, Melbourne
Review: The Brag – Sydney Entertainment Centre
Review: Villa Maria Estate, Auckland NZ

Photos : Sydney Entertainment Centre  1 Sydney Entertainment Centre AU Review 2
Photos : Sirromet Wines, Mt Cotton 


13 December 2012

NZ here we come – the church, Devo and Simple Minds

Last night was the last gig on the Simple Minds, Devo and the church tour in Australia. This Saturday the 15th of December we touch down in the land of the long white cloud. See you kiwis at the Villa Maria Estate in Auckland NZ for our final performance on this tour.


pic by Sioux Cee

Bimbadgen – Simple Minds, Devo, the church, Models

Photos on the AU Review site  here 

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


29 November 2012

the church live concert – Starfish now streaming online!

All of the three classic albums that were performed live at the Enmore Theatre last year as part of the Future Past Perfect Tour are now online for viewing, including Starfish. Go to http://blog.moshcam.com/concert-video/gig-of-the-week-the-church/ – Moshcam’s Gig Of The Week to watch Untitled #23, Priest=Aura and Starfish performed in full.

Tomorrow night, Friday November 30, we perform  the first of the Simple Minds/Devo shows at the Palais Theatre in Melbourne. This show has sold out but tickets are still available for the A Day On The Green show with Simple Minds, Devo and the Models at Rochford Wines, Yarra Valley VIC on Saturday!

Dead Cool gave us a big thumbs up! Check it out –  http://www.deadcoolshop.com/music+cinema/live-show-picks/the-church-on-moshcam/

27 November 2012

Priest=Aura performed live in concert – streaming online now!


The second album  performed on our Future Past Perfect show at the Enmore Theatre show is now streaming online. Click on the link to watch the whole PRIEST=AURA album performed in full last December 17 2011.

The third set STARFISH will be online this Thursday 29th November. Don’t miss it. We will have the whole 3 album concert available to buy from us on DVD in about 6 months time so stay tuned for further news.

23 November 2012

Moshcam’s Gig Of The Week – the church live in concert


Here we go! the church and Moshcam are very pleased to announce the full live concert of Untitled #23 at the Enmore Theatre, Sydney last year from the Future Past Perfect 3 album tour. The other two album’s sets of Starfish and Priest=Aura will follow soon.

Today, we premiere the first of our three sets – the church performing their hypnotic masterpiece ‘Untitled #23?. The latest step in the band’s expansive journey, the record scored five stars in Rolling Stone Australia, who called it “a stunningly ambitious album of shimmering rock”. So sit back, grab a drink (or two) and soak up the majesty that is the church.

Then stay tuned as we premiere the ‘Priest=Aura’ set on Tuesday 27th November and ‘Starfish’ on Thursday 29th November.”

The whole concert – all three albums performed – will be available on DVD in six month’s time from us via churchmerch!
Stay tuned for more details and pre-order information.
Christmas will return mid-year for church fans!

Please share the links – most importantly, enjoy the show!

Don’t forget your tickets to see the church live in Melbourne and Sydney for the Art rock’n’roll shows!

Website link : http://www.moshcam.com/the-church/enmore-theatre-1102.aspx

Youtube Promo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnjutgXCnJc

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