Veteran Australian rock band The Church are heading out on tour across North America this fall to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their 1988 Starfish LP. The band announced the 20-date tour earlier this week, which is scheduled to begin in Long Beach, California on Sept. 30 and run for just under a month before coming to an end on Oct. 26. The upcoming run will see the band returning to North America for the fifth consecutive year, having annually performed across the U.S. and Canada in support of their last two studio albums, 2014’s Further/Deeper and 2017’s Man Woman Life Death Infinity.
The fall tour will see the four-piece alt-rock outfit visiting mostly larger cities across North America over its four week timeline. Notable stops on the tour include multi-night residencies in Seattle and New York City, a stop at Kansas City’s recordBar on Oct. 14 and Boston’s The Sinclair on Oct. 23 just to name a few.
The Church initially formed back in the early 1980s by current members Steve Kilbey and Peter Koppes. Over the years, the band’s sound and artistic makeup would continue to develop and fluctuate from styles ranging from the new wave a dream-rock sound that primarily defined the decade, to even touching on lighter psychedelic and atmospheric musical themes. Their 1988 Starfish album brought the band up to new heights from a commercial standpoint, especially within North America. Following its release in February of that year, Starfish would go on to reach Gold sales status in the U.S., and earned them an ARIA Award in their native Australia in the “Single of the Year” category for "Under the Milky Way."
“Starfish 30th Anniversary Tour will see The Church play the entirety of their classic, groundbreaking album Starfish and a selection of band and fan favorites,” the band added in a statement shared to their Facebook page upon the tour’s announcement.
Tickets for select shows on the tour will begin general on-sale on Friday (May 18) and can be purchased by clicking here.
Starfish 30th Anniversary Tour dates:
Sept. 30 - Long Beach, CA - Music Tastes Good Festival
Oct. 1 - San Francisco, CA - The Chapel
Oct. 3 - Portland, OR - Aladdin Theater
Oct. 4 - Vancouver, BC - Fox Cabaret
Oct. 5 - Seattle, WA - The Triple Door
Oct. 6 - Seattle, WA - The Triple Door
Oct. 9 - Aspen, CO - Belly Up
Oct. 11 - Boulder, CO - The Fox Theatre
Oct. 12 - Fort Collins, CO - Washington’s FoCo
Oct. 14 - Kansas City, MO - recordBar (Click here for tickets)
Oct. 15 - St. Paul, MN - Turf Club
Oct. 16 - Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall Ballroom
Oct. 17 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
Oct. 19 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland, Ballroom
Oct. 20 - Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern
Oct. 21 - Montreal, QC - Cafe Campus
Oct. 23 - Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair (Click here for tickets)
Oct. 24 - Philadelphia, PA - World Cafe Live
Oct. 25 - New York, NY - City Winery
Oct. 26 - New York, NY - City Winery