The Church’s Steve Kilbey is embarking on a month-long tour of the western U.S. this week with pianist Amanda Kramer, performing at offbeat venues (“I’m coming to some strange, weird, small place near you,” he says) and promising a wide swath of material from across his career.
Kilbey and Kramer — who has played keyboards in Information Society, The Golden Palominos, World Party, The Psychedelic Furs and more — open the tour tonight with a rehearsal in Los Angeles that up to 15 fans can attend, then proceed to play shows in California, Arizona, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Idaho, Oregon and Washington (see full dates below).
An Austin, Texas, gig in the works, too, Kilbey acknowledged on Twitter.
The concerts are planned for more nontraditional venues, including breweries, studios, a cycling shop, wineries and a museum, along with several private house concerts.
Ticketing information for all dates is available at Eventbrite.
In a short video promoting the tour, Kilbey promises the duo will perform “some of my songs, some of The Church’s songs, some hits, some misses, some weird covers, some lovely covers. We’re gonna jam, we’re gonna reminisce. It’s going to be a great night.”
Check out the full dates, and Kilbey’s video, below.
Steve Kilbey and Amanda Kramer tour dates:
April 3: Exclusive rehearsal, theLAB, Los Angeles CA
April 4: MUSE, Studio City, Los Angeles CA
April 5: Satellite Amplifiers, San Diego CA
April 6: Whiskey Del Bac by Hamilton Distillers, Tucson AZ
April 7: Private home, Phoenix AZ
April 9: Frogville Studios, Santa Fe NM
April 10: Bruz Beers, Denver CO
April 12: Man Vs Music, Salt Lake City UT
April 13: Private home, Boise ID
April 14: Sleight of Hand Cellars, Walla Walla WA
April 16: Bearded Monkey Cycling and Fitness/Valley Cycling and Fitness, Yakima WA
April 17: Waters Winery, Seattle WA
April 18: The Shakedown, Bellingham WA
April 19: TBA, Olympia WA
April 20: Dante’s, Portland OR
April 23: Private home, Sacramento CA
April 24: The Octopus Literary Salon, Oakland CA
April 25: Museum of Craft and Design, San Francisco CA
April 26: Private home, Bakersfield CA
April 28: Private home, Sierra Madre CA
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