The Church To Tour Starfish!

Frontier Touring have announced that seminal Australian rock band The Church are hitting the road later this year for An Evening with The Church. As 2018 marks the 30th anniversary of the four-piece’s most beloved album, the tour will see Australian and New Zealand fans treated to a performance of Starfish performed in its entirety, as well as a number of greatest hits spanning the band’s 38-year career.

An Evening with The Church begins at Wollongong’s Anita’s Theatre on Friday 23 November; touring theatres in Newcastle, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Auckland and Adelaide before concluding at Perth’s Concert Hall on Sunday 9 December.

Forming in Sydney in 1980, The Church’s extensive career has cemented them as one of Australia’s most enduring bands of the post-punk era and well-deserving of their place in the ARIA Hall of Fame. Having refined their unique and defining sound over the course of a remarkable 26 albums within 35 years, including Starfish, The Blurred Crusade and Priest=Aura, the band have received international acclaim.

The Church’s groundbreaking and most successful album Starfish remains known for the iconic signature tune ‘Under the Milky Way’, an ARIA-winning fan-favourite. Released in 1988, the LP features 10 individually memorable songs that marked a new worldwide commercial success for the band. A very special 30th Anniversary white vinyl edition of Starfish will be available exclusively via VIP ticket bundles HERE. With a string of hit singles across their expansive career including ‘The Unguarded Moment’ and ‘Almost With You’, fans will also be treated to a host of greatest hits lifted from their impressive 38 year career.

As one of the hardest working and enduring bands in the industry, singer-songwriter and bass player Steve Kilbey, founding member and multi-instrumentalist Peter Koppes and drummer Tim Powles together with guitarist Ian Haug continue to look towards the future while celebrating their successful past. With the addition of Haug in 2014, formerly of iconic Australian band Powderfinger, the band released acclaimed album Further/Deeper that same year and with follow-up Man Woman Life Death Infinity released in 2017, The Church are giving no indication of slowing down anytime soon.

2018 will mark a year of celebration for The Church. Appearing at the sold-out Meltdown Festival in London on personal invitation of curator, The Cure’s Robert Smith, followed by a run of shows in the UK, the band will head to the US in September before rounding off the year with An Evening with The Church in Australia and New Zealand.


Presented by Frontier Touring, Triple M (AUS), mix 94.5 (Perth), The Sound (NZ) & Under The Radar (NZ)

Begins: Tuesday 10 July (12noon AEST/2pm NZST)
Ends: Wednesday 11 July (12noon AEST/2pm NZST)
(or until pre-sale allocation exhausted)

Begins: Friday 13 July (12noon local)

Friday 23 November
Anita’s Theatre | Wollongong, NSW

All Ages | Ph: 136 100

Saturday 24 November
NEX: The Arena | Newcastle, NSW

All Ages | Ph: 1300 762 545
Presented locally by KOFM

Sunday 25 November
QPAC Concert Hall | Brisbane, QLD

All Ages | Ph: 136 246
Presented locally by Triple M

Friday 30 November
State Theatre | Sydney, NSW

All Ages | Ph: 136 100
Presented locally by Triple M

Saturday 1 December
Palais Theatre | Melbourne, VIC

All Ages | Ph: 136 100
Presented locally by Triple M

Sunday 2 December
Royal Theatre | Canberra, ACT

All Ages | Ph: 132 849
Presented locally by mix106.3

Tuesday 4 December
Spark Arena (Theatre Mode) | Auckland, NZ

All Ages | Ph: 0800 111 999
Presented locally by The Sound & Under the Radar

Friday 7 December
Thebarton Theatre | Adelaide, SA

All Ages | Ph: 136 100
Presented locally by Triple M

Sunday 9 December
Perth Concert Hall | Perth, WA

All Ages | Ph: 136 100
Presented locally by mix94.5