Saturday, February 20, 2010

2010 US Church Tour!!!

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. I really hope they are still working on scheduling some more shows in the south and southwest. The "throughout April and May 2010" bit in the press release gives me hope for several more dates in May.

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.

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

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, WA – 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

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.


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.

** update **

According to a post on HW by Sue C. May 1 will most likely be the last date for the tour, so it looks as if Atlanta is going to be as far south as they go. That certainly sucks for a lot of people. I think the distances between cities where they can get ok crowds probably makes it harder to go there. I mean in 2006 they had fairly good crowds in Texas and Arizona, but it's a whole lot of driving.


Blogger veleska1970 said...

i hope that they can squeeze in dallas, but if they don't i may have to take a road trip.

9:47 PM  
Blogger redgrevillea said...

That'll be an awesome show. I hope they continue that concept downunder, ie, performing a song from each album in acoustic format. It'll be great!

8:03 AM  

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