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Old 02-11-2010, 06:47 PM   #106
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Looks as if the church will be touring the US in April (and possibly part of May). It looks as if it's going to be an acoustic tour (they seem to be alternating acoustic and electric tours -- 2002 acoustic; 2004 electric; 2006 acoustic; 2009 electric). Based on the shows I saw in 2006 their acoustic gigs are anything but wussy though.

I've found a couple dates online so far:

April 2 -- The Coach House --San Juan Capistrano

April 24 -- Sellersville Theatre 1894 -- Sellersville, PA

I'll be on the lookout for more and when I find them I'll post.


I was actually hoping they would tour later in the year as this could be a tricky time for me. Oh well.
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Old 02-13-2010, 02:42 AM   #107
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It's not up on the venue website yet, but on pollstar.com the church is scheduled to be at City Winery in NYC on April 22.
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Old 02-15-2010, 05:35 AM   #108
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A couple more US tour dates:

April 8 -- Mississippi Studios, Portland, OR

April 23 -- YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, Bay Shore, NY



And this little blurb from one of the venue sites sounds interesting:

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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 fans gliding softly down through the years, opening with a track from their latest album 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. This engaging and rare performance is not to be missed.

FREE CD

Every ticket holder will receive a free copy of Deadman’s Hand, the third EP from the Untitled #23 album. This EP will include the title track and unreleased tracks from the band’s secret vault, a must have for all church fans and collectors.
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Old 02-15-2010, 06:51 AM   #109
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That would be a fun gig. And they sure do seem busier and touring more these days! Mid life crisis????
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Old 02-17-2010, 06:46 PM   #110
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Here's a link to a kind of fun radio interview with Steve before last night's show.

There's an interesting little tidbit of info in the last 45 or so seconds.
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Old 02-18-2010, 04:15 AM   #111
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The dates I've found online so far:

April 2 -- The Coach House, San Juan Capistrano, CA
April 5 -- The Roxy, West Hollywood, CA
April 6 -- Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA
April 8 -- Mississippi Studios, Portland, OR
April 17 -- Winchester Tavern, Lakewood, OH
April 18 -- Magic Bag, Ferndale, MI
April 22 -- City Winery, NYC
April 23 -- YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, Bay Shore, NY
April 24 -- Sellersville Theatre 1894, Sellersville, PA
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Old 02-18-2010, 11:14 PM   #112
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And yet another date:

April 25 -- The State Theatre, Falls Church, VA

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Old 02-20-2010, 03:04 AM   #113
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Here's the official announcement from the band. Looks as if there will still be a few dates yet announced, but this looks like most of it. The Cleveland, Ferndale, and Pittsburgh shows look the best bet for me, followed by the Sellersville, Falls Church, and Annapolis ones. Of course, what I would really love would be to start in Minnapolis and hit every remaining gig, but that just ain't gonna happen.

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the church
An Intimate Space 30th Anniversary
Nth American Tour 2010


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.

This engaging and rare performance is not to be missed.

FREE CD
To make these shows even more special, every ticket holder will receive a
free copy of “Deadman’s Hand”, the third EP from the “Untitled #23” album.
This EP will include the title track and unreleased tracks from the band’s
secret vault.
A must have.

Dates confirmed as follows with more to be added in the coming week…

the church
An Intimate Space 30th Anniversary
Nth American Tour 2010


APRIL
2 – San Juan Capistrano, CA – Coach House
4 – San Diego, CA – Anthology
5 – Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy
6 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
8 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
9 – Seattle, OR – The Showbox
13 – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Music Café
14 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre
15 – Chicago, IL – Park West
17 – Cleveland, OH – The Winchester Tavern and Music Hall
18 – Ferndale, MI – The Magic Bag Theatre
19 – Pittsburgh, PA – Club Café
21 – Boston, MA - TBC
22 – NYC – City Winery
23 – Bay Shore, NY (Long Island) - Boulton Center for the Performing Arts
24 – Sellersville, PA (Philadelphia) - Sellersville Theatre
25 – Falls Church, VA (DC) - State Theatre
27 – Annapolis, MD – Rams Head On Stage

MAY
1 – Atlanta, GA – Center Stage

Stay tuned to our official websites for further updates and venue and
ticket details. Further gigs will also be sent out via this mailing list.
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April 23 -- YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, Bay Shore, NY
Thanks for the 411! Bonobear and I got tickets for this show!
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Yeah, we are so very there on April 23

Oh yes, their acoustic shows doth indeed rock!
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Old 02-28-2010, 03:48 AM   #116
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Thanks for the 411! Bonobear and I got tickets for this show!
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Yeah, we are so very there on April 23

Oh yes, their acoustic shows doth indeed rock!
Yay! It should be a great show!

It should be a good place to buy merch if you are missing anything too.
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Old 04-05-2010, 04:30 AM   #117
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The tour is under way!

Not sure if anyone going wants to see the set list or not, hence the spoiler tag. I suspect it will remain the same or pretty much the same throughout the tour.

There's one song I really don't like in there, but I'll either zone out during it or use that time as a bathroom break. The sad thing (for me anyway) is that not only do I dislike that song, but there are so many much better songs on the album that song represents. But I suspect this song was included in the interests of keeping all band members happy, so I suppose it's worth it. Gotta love band politics....


 
pangaea
space needle
reptile (jazz version)
the unguarded moment
ionian blues
appalatia
invisible
louisiana
comedown
my little problem
mistress
metropolis
under the milky way
already yesterday
10,000 miles
fly
almost with you
tear it all away

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Disarm (smashing pumpkins)
space saviour
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Old 04-05-2010, 05:04 PM   #118
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A review of the first gig. Click here, or just keep reading.


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The Church may be celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2010, but after catching the Australian quartet deliver a dynamic and wide-ranging performance Friday night before a packed house at the Coach House, longtime admirers can certainly be thankful this is no farewell tour.

The band kicked off its self-dubbed An Intimate Space in San Juan Capistrano with a fantastic set that, despite a few technical glitches in early on, quickly evolved into a dramatic, far-reaching celebration of the outfit’s distinctive sound and approach.

As promised in the promotion of the tour and the free colorful program passed out to fans as they stepped inside the venue (what a contrast to the $30 necessary to purchase a program at Paul McCartney’s shows earlier in the week at the Hollywood Bowl), the quartet — bassist-lead singer Steve Kilbey (pictured), guitarists Marty Willson-Piper and Peter Koppes and drummer Tim Powles — started the show with a song (“Pangaea”) from their latest album (Untitled #23), then proceeded to offer other tunes from earlier albums in reverse chronological order as the night went on.

The group didn’t follow that formula perfectly, yet it was hard to argue with a set list that allowed the Church to play tracks that showcased its dreamy neo-psychedelic alt-rock in all its various shades.

There was edgy rock (“Space Needle”) with Kilbey kicking off the song singing to the lone accompaniment of his bass, which he strummed like a guitar before the rest of the group kicked in with force. And the band offered up a reworked version of its hit “Reptile” heavy on jazz leanings — except for the classical-styled solo Willson-Piper added on acoustic guitar.

While many casual fans likely counted the gauzy “Under the Milky Way,” the Church’s sole breakthrough hit stateside, as a favorite performance of the night, there were other selections that easily equaled it thanks to the band’s enthusiasm and lush arrangements. Indeed, all four members played a variety of instruments throughout the two-hour concert, adding countless layers to their material.

The beautiful “Ionian Blues” and “Invisible,” the Americana-tinged “Louisiana” (with Koppes adding textured mandolin) and the uptempo rocker “Comedown” came in the first set, while the second half of the show surprised at every turn thanks to the momentum of the performance. “Metropolis” allowed Willson-Piper to display his talents on flamenco guitar, while the use of 12-strings, keyboards and harmonica gave added life to that big smash “Under the Milky Way.”

During the first of the group’s several encores, Kilbey explained that because the Smashing Pumpkins had once covered a Church song, he and the group were going to return the favor — in this case, a powerful and haunting cover of “Disarm.” Truly this was a night to celebrate a great band whose music and songs still resonate. No wonder relatively few in the near-capacity crowd left before the concert came to a close at midnight.
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Old 04-06-2010, 06:10 PM   #119
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Nice! You're going to be having lots of fun!!!
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Old 04-10-2010, 06:00 PM   #120
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So which is the offending song, Indra? Just curious

Wow, seeing The Church, then U2 just like last year. This year we are adding Pearl jam to the itinerary as well so it should be a blast!

In terms of merch I need No Certainty Attached. Do you know know if the guys will be signing stuff this time out, Indra? Would really love to get something signed by the guys!

Also, do you think they will churn out the same set list every night like most tours? I would love to get a running list of what they play just in case...the Church Concert Chronicle hasn't updated anything yet. Any ideas on where to check? Hotel Womb had a setlist updated once but nothing since, sadly
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