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The Church return to the U.S. this spring

The Church return to the U.S. for the second leg of the Starfish 30th Anniversary Tour this spring. The band will be celebrating their breakout album Starfish, playing the album in its entirety along with a selection of tracks from their 26 album catalog. The Starfish Anniversary Tour has taken the band across the globe,  to the UK, their native Australia and the first American leg this past fall. Tickets will go on sale this Friday, more information can be found HERE.

In 2018, the Australian paisley underground pioneers enjoyed a year of unique celebrations, which started with a sold-out appearance at the Meltdown Festival in London on the personal invitation of curator, The Cure’s Robert Smith. Followed by a string of dates in the UK – including a sold-out fan convention in Shepherds Bush which saw the band perform their second album The Blurred Crusade in its entirety for the first time in that country – the church arrived in the US on September 30th for a month’s worth of shows, with a return early in 2019 planned to complete the US circuit. Joining the band onstage once again is ex-Remy Zero guitarist Jeffrey Cain who is also Steve Kilbey’s partner in side project IsidoreThe Church have been revitalized since 2014 with the addition of guitarist Ian Haug, formerly of another iconic Australian band, Powderfinger. Rounding up the rest of the band are singer, bass player and songwriter Steve Kilbey, fellow guitarist Peter Koppes and longtime drummer Tim Powles. The Church’s Starfish album remains best known for its iconic singles Under The Milky Way” and “Reptile”.

Tour Dates:

April 11 – Ferndale, MI – The Magic Bag


April 12 – Buffalo, NY –  Town Ballroom


April 14 – Sellersville, PA – Sellersville Theater


April 16 – Jersey City, NJ – White Eagle Hall


April 17 – Annapolis,  MD – Ram’s Head Live


April 18 – Alexandria, VA – The Birchmere


April 19 – Carrboro,  NC – Cat’s Cradle


April 20 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West


April 22 – West Palm Beach, FL – Culture Room


April 23 – Orlando,  FL – The Social


April 24 – St. Petersburg,  FL – Palladium


April 26 – Houston, TX – Heights Theater


April 27 – Austin, TX – 3Ten @ ACL Live

April 28 – Dallas, TX – Kessler Theater


May 1 – Santa Fe NM – Mew Wolf

May 3 – Los Angeles,  CA – Regent Theater


May 4 – Santa Maria, CA – Presqu’ile Winery

May 6 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom


May 7 – Solana Beach,  CA – Belly Up Tavern


May 9 – Pioneertown, CA – Pappy & Harriets


May 10 – Santa Cruz, CA – Rio Theater


May 12 – Sonoma, CA – Gundlach Bundschu Barn

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I'm a photojournalist who is passionate about music. I love the adrenaline of shooting live concerts. Photography has given me the opportunity to photograph some of today's most legendary bands, and entertainers. When I'm not photographing music you can find me on the runway shooting New York and Philadelphia Fashion Week.

Favorite quote: “Photography is a love affair with life.” — Burk Uzzle
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Philadelphia Correspondent I'm a photojournalist who is passionate about music. I love the adrenaline of shooting live concerts. Photography has given me the opportunity to photograph some of today's most legendary bands, and entertainers. When I'm not photographing music you can find me on the runway shooting New York and Philadelphia Fashion Week. Favorite quote: “Photography is a love affair with life.” — Burk Uzzle
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