the church

After three decades together, the church return to North America for a special 30th anniversary acoustic tour throughout April and May 2010. "An Intimate Space" will include songs that span the length of the church's epic creative trip from their debut in 1980 to their latest critically acclaimed 2009 album "Untitled # 23".

In a unique and unusual execution, the band will choose one song from each of their considerable album releases and perform them in reverse chronological order. This original show will have the audience gliding softly down through the years, opening with a track from "Untitled #23" before embarking on a fantastic voyage through time ultimately arriving at their first Australian album, "Of Skins And Heart" where it all began.

The Church where last here in 2009. They played a July show at Irving Plaza with Adam Franklin. The sole NYC date on the Australian psych-pop vets' upcoming tour is at a considerably more (as advertised) intimate venue. It happens April 22nd at City Winery. Tickets (each of which come with a copy of the band's Deadman's Hand EP) are on sale.

They also play Bay Shore, Long Island's Boulton Center for the Performing Art the next night (4/23) - tickets for that are on sale too.

Videos of the band and full dates for their tour are below...

The Church performing Tantalized

The Church - Almost With You (1982)

The Church - Tear It All Away (1981)

the church - 2010 Tour Dates
Apr 02 - San Juan Capistrano, CA - Coach House
Apr 04 - San Diego, CA - Anthology
Apr 05 - Los Angeles, CA - The Roxy
Apr 06 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
Apr 08 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
Apr 09 - Seattle, WA - The Showbox
Apr 13 - Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line Music Café
Apr 14 - Madison, WI - Majestic Theatre
Apr 15 - Chicago, IL - Park West
Apr 17 - Cleveland, OH - The Winchester Tavern and Music Hall
Apr 18 - Ferndale, MI - The Magic Bag Theatre
Apr 19 - Pittsburgh, PA - Club Café
Apr 21 - Boston, MA - Arts at the Armory
Apr 22 - NYC - City Winery
Apr 23 - Bay Shore, NY (Long Island) - Boulton Center for the Performing Arts
Apr 24 - Sellersville, PA (Philadelphia) - Sellersville Theatre
Apr 25 - Falls Church, VA (DC) - State Theatre
Apr 27 - Annapolis, MD - Rams Head On Stage
Apr 28- Norfolk, VA- The NorVa Theatre
Apr 29- Raleigh, NC- The Lincoln Theatre
May 01 - Atlanta, GA - Center Stage