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"Future Past Perfect Tour" December 2011
Performing three classic albums in their entirety
the church’s 30th Anniversary year has taken the band all over the USA and Australia with the induction in October 2010 into the ARIA Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame. In April 2011 the band played their “A Psychedelic Symphony” concert at a sold out Sydney Opera House with the 70-piece George Ellis Orchestra.
To conclude these celebrations the band are pleased to announce the Australian “Future Past Perfect Tour” in December 2011. The band will perform an album from each decade of their existence – the critically acclaimed Untitled #23, perennial fan favourite Priest=Aura and the iconic Starfish. In America the shows were rapturously received and reviews were outstanding. As this tour comes to Australia it is an opportunity to experience the past, present and future of one of Australia’s best and most intriguing bands.
Untitled #23 released in 2009 is widely regarded as a modern classic and has received glowing reviews from the music press, including an unprecedented 5 star review in Rolling Stone magazine. Priest=Aura (1992) has constantly been voted as a favourite of church fans over the years and Starfish (1989) is the album that put the church on the map in America. Starfish features along with The Blurred Crusade (1982) as one of two entries by the band in the “The Best 100 Australian Albums” book published in 2011.
The ticket price includes an exclusive A4 program featuring album and single sleeve artwork, selected lyrics and photographs of Steve Kilbey, Peter Koppes, Tim Powles and Marty Willson-Piper. This seated show will include two intermissions and will last for three and half hours with no support. Playing the albums in reverse chronological order the band ask you to simply close your eyes, sit back and join us on this special journey through the decades.
SUN 11TH DEC WAVES Wollongong NSW (On Sale Thursday 13th October)
SAT 17TH DEC THE ENMORE THEATRE Sydney NSW (On Sale Now)
FRI 23RD DEC THE POWERHOUSE Brisbane QLD (On Sale Now)
THU 29TH DEC NORWOOD CONCERT HALL Adelaide SA (On Sale Date TBA)
FRI 30TH DEC THE FORUM Melbourne VIC (On Sale Saturday 15th October)
the church – the short story
On their 30th anniversary the church continue to redefine what a rock band should be whether performing live or in the studio. While other bands with similar beginnings dissolved and often fell by the wayside, the church grew without compromise into one of the most well-respected rock groups amongst peers and fans the world over, their unique and distinctive guitar sounds and lyrics forever inspiring imagination.
A combination of chemistry, talent and desire for excellence guided them through the 80’s, the 90’s and up to today, whereby they now find themselves in 2010 with the luxury of reflecting on their huge body of work, having never before stopped long enough to rest on any laurels.
From the debut album Of Skins and Hearts (with national hit The Unguarded Moment) to the artistically and commercially successful Starfish (with it's world-wide recognised hit Under the Milky Way and guitar driven Reptile), through to 2009's lush, organic masterpiece Untitled #23 (the album that Rolling Stone Australia gave an unprecedented 5 start review: " … a stunningly ambitious album of shimmering rock") , bassist and lead vocalist Steve Kilbey, guitarists Peter Koppes and Marty Willson-Piper and drummer Tim Powles have continued through three whole decades to pleasure their fans with a unerring sense of space, melody, beat driven prose and sonic charm.
the church have truly reaffirmed themselves as one of the world's leading melodic art-rock bands, regarded by critics as "a powerful, progressive force in rock music", playing "the most ethereal sounds this side of paradise and have remained one of the world's most innovative and enigmatic groups justifying praises from the press including "Best guitar band on earth", "Sonic perfection", "Sounds that caress the senses". "a masterpiece of stealth"- Rolling Stone, USA.
Members of the church – present and past
Steve Kilbey, Peter Koppes, Tim timEbandit Powles, Marty Willson-Piper
Nick Ward (1980-81)
Richard Ploog (1982- 89 )
Dec 11th Sunday – Waves Wollongong NSW
170 Pioneer Rd Towradgi
Bookings at venue or via / Moshtix – http://www.moshtix.com.au/
Over 18+ event
On Sale Date: 13th October 2011
Dec 17th Saturday The Enmore Theatre Sydney NSW (Seated)
118 – 132 Enmore Rd. Newtown NSW 2042
Box Office Ph 02 9550 3666
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Platinum (incl signed program and meet & greet $65 | Gold (incl program) $55 + bf
All ages venue
On Sale Date: Available now
Dec 23rd Friday The Powerhouse Brisbane QLD (Seated)
119 Lamington St. New Farm
Ticket price $55 | Suitable for ages 12+
On Sale Date: Available now
Dec 29th Thursday Norwood Concert Hall Adelaide SA (Seated)
175 The Parade Norwood SA
Venue Ph 08 8366 4555 or 08 83318677
Ticket price – n/a yet |
On Sale Date: to be announced
Dec 30th Friday The Forum Melbourne VIC (Mostly seated)
154 Flinders St Melbourne VIC 3000 Ph 03 9299 9700
Ticket price – n/a yet
On Sale Date: 15th October 2011
Over 18+ venue
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