The Church Prepare for “Future Past Perfect” Tour Kickoff, Perform Three Classic Albums in Their Entirety Every Night
Release Free mp3 Downloads From Untitled #23, Priest=Aura and Starfish, Reissue Back Catalog of Albums on Second Motion Records
“[the church] scrambles the real and the surreal with ease, rattling its stately guitarchitecture with howling north-wind echo and the troubled undertow of Kilbey’s enigmatic lyrics.” -David Fricke, Rolling Stone
“Among the longest-lived, prolific bands of the last three decades” – Pitchfork
“the church still serve up shows with fervor… [and] have the loose-limbed ferocity that has propelled them since their debut.” – Village Voice
In celebration of the church’s return to the US for their “Future Past Perfect” electric tour this week, kicking off this Wednesday, February 2nd in LA at the El Rey Theatre, the band has released a song from each of the three albums they will be performing in their entirety, each and every night: Untitled #23, Priest=Aura, and Starfish. Following their successful “An Intimate Space” acoustic tour this past spring, the “Future Past Perfect” tour continues the band’s 30th Anniversary celebrations with three decades of the church in selected cities across the US.
Recently inducted into the Australian Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame, the band will begin the night in the present, covering the last decade with the critically acclaimed Untitled #23. Proceeding backwards into the ’90s, they will then perform perennial fan favorite, Priest=Aura (an album not supported by a tour when originally released in the USA). And then, what better way to conclude the evening than with a performance of the all-time classic album, Starfish. These three great albums will be played in succession, live and electric, by one of the most inventive rock bands of our time.
the church “Future Past Perfect” US Tour Dates
Feb 2 – Los Angeles, CA. – El Rey Theatre
Feb 4 – San Francisco, CA. – Great American Music Hall
Feb 7 – Seattle, WA. – Triple Door
Feb 8 – 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
Feb 21 – Greenville, SC. – Handlebar (acoustic)
Feb 22 – Atlanta, GA. – Variety Playhouse
Reissues of the band’s early albums will finally be available in the USA alongside contemporary releases, all on Second Motion Records. Fully remastered with bonus tracks, the reissues will come in luxurious digi-packs with rare photos and exhaustive sleeve notes written by Marty Willson-Piper. Of Skins and Heart,The Blurred Crusade, Seance, and Heyday are available now. Also available is the comprehensive double CD compilation Deep In the Shallows, featuring liner notes from David Fricke of Rolling Stone. Watch out for more reissues including Starfish, Priest=Aura, Gold Afternoon Fix and Sometime Anywhere in 2011.
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