Legendary Australian rock band The Church will return to the US in 2011 with a tour commemorating their 30th anniversary. The “Future Past Perfect” tour will feature the quartet performing three albums in their entirety in one night: 2009’s ‘Untitled #23,’ 1992’s ‘Priest=Aura’ and 1988’s ‘Starfish.’
Since The Church’s inception in 1980, the band has steadily developed and refined their sound, rapidly evolving from jangly, 60s-influenced New Wave into stately, elegant neo-psychedelia. Despite their remarkable prolificity (20 albums in 30 years!) and considerable success Down Under, The Church have been largely treated as one-hit wonders in the US: “Under The Milky Way” (from the aforementioned ‘Starfish’) was their only single to crack the charts stateside.
While they’ve never stopped putting out records, the 21st century has brought them a sort of renaissance: releasing albums at a rate of nearly one per year, each more acclaimed than the last, they’ve established their position as progressive dream-pop masters. If other US tours of the past decade are any indication, attendees of “Future Past Perfect” will be in for an impressive experience.
Feb 02 – Los Angeles, CA. – El Rey Theatre
Feb 04 – San Francisco, CA. – Great American Music Hall
Feb 07 – Seattle, WA. – Triple Door
Feb 08 – Seattle, WA. – Triple Door
Feb 11 – Chicago, IL. – Park West
Feb 13 – Alexandria, VA. – The Birchmere
Feb 15 – Philadelphia, PA. – The Trocadero
Feb 16 – New York, NY. – Highline Ballroom
Feb 17 – New York, NY. – B.B. King’s
Feb 18 – Foxboro, MA. – Showcase Live
For more information and tickets, check out The Church’s tour page.