Future Past Perfect
The Church have always been an incredibly active band. When they haven't been touring or recording albums as a collective whole (something they're now in their fourth decade of doing), they have kept busy with so many solo projects, collaborations, and guest appearances that it takes an entire website to keep track of it all. So it's not surprising that they've decided that one tour isn't enough to celebrate their 30th anniversary. Last spring they toured the country for An Intimate Space, an acoustic tour that had them playing one song from each of their albums in reverse chronological order. Now they're taking a break from recording their twenty-fourth album and returning stateside with their effects and amps in tow. This time out, the Future Past Perfect tour will present three of their albums in their entirety. Starting with their most recent, 2009's Untitled #23, they'll proceed back in time to through 1992's Priest = Aura, and conclude with their breakthrough classic, 1988's Starfish.
The tour kicked off last week in Los Angeles, and has already hit San Francisco and Seattle. The remaining dates are as follows:
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
The Church - "Deadman's Hand" (mp3) from Untitled #23
The Church - "Mistress" (mp3) from Priest = Aura
The Church - "North, South, East, West" (mp3) from Starfish
And as if touring and recording with the band he's fronted for over thirty years isn't enough to keep him busy, last week also saw the release of White Magic, Steve Kilbey's second collaboration with All India Radio's Martin Kennedy. People who order the CD through Bandcamp will also receive 5 digital bonus tracks and a link to download a 15 track fan remix album of songs from their first release, Unseen Music Unheard Words, including one by Nashville's own Fraze Tempest.
Steve Kilbey & Martin Kennedy - "The Other Place (Fraze Tempest Remix)" (mp3)