Remember How Much You Love The Church?

Remember How Much You Love The Church?

May 6, 2022 Off By Denver Thread

Now is your chance to see them up close.

The Church will play a run of west coast dates leading into their performance at the Cruel World Festival alongside an unbelievable lineup of contemporaries including Blondie, Devo, Echo & The Bunnymen, and Psychedelic Furs. Tickets for the tour on sale Friday, January 21st at North America last saw the church in 2018 for the tour celebrating the 30th anniversary of Starfish.

“American audiences have always been extremely important to the Church. After 40 years of touring we are very much looking forward to playing again in the US in 2022.” – Steve Kilbey.

Get tickets to Monday night’s show now!

The 2022 epic line-up is bassist, vocalist and founder Steve Kilbey; with longtime collaborator timEbandit Powles – drummer and producer across 17 albums since ’94 – guitarist Ian Haug 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 have also recently recruited one of Australia’s finest and most respected guitarists Ashley Naylor (Even, The Grapes). Ashley and Steve have collaborated on many different projects over the years and now was the perfect time to bring Ashley into the band. It will be Naylor’s first tour of the US with The Church as the band press on into their 42nd year. The group has an unwavering want to carry on performing the immense body of work that has been put together from past to present to future.

Few bands enter their fifth decade of making music with all the fierce creative energy of their early years. Few bands are like The Church.

Their body of work stretches back in a continuous line to classic early albums Of Skins and Heart and The Blurred Crusade, which revealed a distinctive soundscape of sharp pop hooks and towering guitars complementing Kilbey’s lyrics and vocal tones. The more intricate arrangements of Heyday gave way to the wide-open atmosphere of Starfish the 1988 album which broke into the mainstream and gave them the international hit “Under the Milky Way”. The hit single has been regarded as one of the most influential and recognizable Australian rock anthems of all time. Starfish also gave us “Reptile,” a song that never seems to date, and is a live favorite around the world.

In 2010 The Church were inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Hall of Fame and reaffirmed their status as one of the world’s great live bands with the ‘Future Past Perfect’ tour, performing their Untitled #23, Priest=Aura and Starfish albums to rapturous audiences in the US and Australia.