“Armed only with their guitars,” Robyn Hitchcock and The Church’s Steve Kilbey are pairing up for a short run of Australian dates — just five have been announced — this April and May during which promoters promise “an unforgettable evening of whimsical lyricism and psychedelic nursery rhymes.”
The pair, who apparently never had met previously, will play concerts together in Adelaide, Fremantle, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane as part of what’s being dubbed the “Insects and Stars” tour.
Kilbey’s been collaborating a lot of late, having just wrapped up a run of shows Down Under with Mark Gable of The Choirboys and former Church drummer Richard Ploog. He also played with Greg Dulli of The Afghan Whigs in Los Angeles and San Francisco last fall.
Robyn Hitchcock and Steve Kilbey tour dates:
April 25: The Gov, Adelaide, Australia
April 26: Fly By Night, Fremantle, Australia
May 3: Arts Centre Playhouse, Melbourne, Australia
May 10: Metro, Sydney, Australia
May 16: New Globe Theatre, Brisbane, Australia