Greg Dulli and Steve Kilbey

After working on songs together off and on for the past few months, Steve Kilbey of The Church and The Afghan Whigs’ Greg Dulli will go public with their new collaboration this October when the duo plays a one-off show in Los Angeles that will feature new music as well as “a wide selection of songs encompassing both of their careers.”

Tickets are now on sale for the “An Evening with Steve Kilbey & Greg Dulli” concert on Oct. 9 at The Echo.

Having met a few years ago at a Church show in L.A., the Kilbey and Dulli caught up with each other in July 2012 when Kilbey jumped on stage with the reunited Whigs in Sydney to help perform “One Day” off his band’s 1983 album Seance.

Following that performance, Kilby posted a lengthy piece on his blog about his encounter with Dulli (“We have begun to tentatively discuss working together. I really believe if it happens it will be some record. I mean we are both exactly on the same page here”) and playing with the Whigs (“It was loud. I jumped around. The people liked it. Very addictive!”).

In February, both Kilbey and Dulli began dropping hints that they were working together in Australia, something each later confirmed, although no details or timetable have been revealed for their project.

Below, revisit that Afghan Whigs’ performance of The Church’s “One Day” with Kilbey:

 

The Afghan Whigs with Steve Kilbey, Sydney, Australia, 7/26/12

 

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