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 https://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.

17 January 2012

Tickets for Twilight at Taronga are available – Sat Jan 28th 2012

PLEASE NOTE – 27/1/12 – tickets are now only available from the zoo from 3pm tomorrow  (the day of the concert)

TWILIGHT AT TARONGA – Last chance to see the church in concert in Sydney for a while. Plenty of tix are still available for this gig at the Zoo. Date: Sat Jan 28th. Time 7.30pm. Beautiful view, music and atmosphere. Don’t miss out. Click on the link above to get your tickets!


9 January 2012

Concert Review : Rave Magazine – Brisbane Powerhouse Future Past Perfect Show Dec 23 2011


The Church
Brisbane Powerhouse – Fri Dec 23

A rainy pre-Christmas Eve night can be made special in a variety of ways – in this lifer’s case, seeing The Church, who are bringing the three-album Future Past Perfect extravaganza to the Powerhouse.

Aided by a considerably-younger “utility man” Craig Wilson from Sydney dream/jangle-popsters Astreetlightsong, the Blurred Crusaders encounter an uneven mix during the opening Cobalt Blue, but have all instruments up to level by the time they launch into the menacing Deadman’s Hand. Over two-and-a-half years since its release, the band’s most recent LP Untitled #23 remains an impressive body of work, yet its second half – particularly Sunken Sun with its echoey, post-rock-hued outro and Lunar’s short-and-sweet, ‘space-rock’ trip – is a revelation live. Ever the master of the six-string, Peter Koppes takes us places with his David Gilmour-esque guitar solo during the melancholic On Angel Street, while Steve Kilbey signals the intermission following the gorgeous Operetta.

The album all Church fans tend to agree on, Priest=Aura isn’t so much a faithful reproduction as a mind-blowing live experience. Two decades post-conception, the album still sounds like nothing else recorded at the time or currently, Ripple and Feel brimming with immaculate guitar-pop power and the lovelorn Mistress allowing dynamo drummer Tim Powles to turn the intensity down a notch. However, the second set’s moment of truth arrives when Kilbey puts down his six-string bass and roams the stage during the cathartic Disillusionist, followed by nine brain-melting minutes of Chaos and the brief, haunting Film – the direct precursor of the ‘00s instrumental rock boom.

Following a brief pause, the four-piece roll out Starfish – the record that brought Kilbey and co. worldwide recognition – for the night’s final set. As expected, Destination zooms, Antenna (with Wilson on mandolin) chimes and Reptile bites; Marty Willson-Piper and Koppes take confident solo turns on Spark and A New Season and the former wrings every drop of emotion from Hotel Womb’s outro. Christmas can’t possibly get any better than this.