Album News, Tour Dates, Tracklist — April 11, 2009 at 9:17 am

The Church issues new ‘Untitled #23’ album, plots summer tour of U.S.

The Church

One of Australia’s greatest and most overlooked musical exports, The Church, this week unveiled the dates of its “So Love May Find Us” tour of the U.S. in June and July.

The American trek follows the release of Untitled #23, a record that the band, on its Web site, calls “a haunting, dark, thrilling, ecstatic, melodic, psychedelic journey in 10 unforgettable pieces.”

While Amazon lists the album as being released May 12 in America, it’s already for sale on the band’s official site.

Still best known for its late-’80s near-hits “Under the Milky Way” and “Reptile,” the Church — now nearly 30 years old — has soldiered on with a core lineup featuring, for most of that time, its three founding members, Steve Kilbey, Marty Willson-Piper and Peter Koppes.

The band’s 19-date U.S. trek opens June 10 in Solana Beach, Calif., north of San Diego. Adam Franklin and Bolts of Melody, featuring the ex-Swervedriver frontman, will open the dates.

Tracklist: The Church, Untitled #23

1. “Cobalt Blue”
2. “Deadman’s Hand”
3. “Pangaea”
4. “Happenstance”
5. “Space Saviour”
6. “On Angel Street”
7. “Sunken Sun”
8. “Anchorage”
9. “Lunar”
10. “Operetta”

The Church tour dates:

June 10: Belly Up Tavern, Solana Beach, CA
June 11: The Roxy, Hollywood, CA
June 12: Slim’s, San Francisco, CA
June 14: Sun Aladdin Theater, Portland, OR
June 15: Triple Door, Seattle, WA
June 18: Gothic Theatre, Denver, CO
June 20: House Of Blues, Chicago, IL
June 21: Varsity Theatre, Minneapolis, MN
June 23: Shank Hall, Milwaukee, WI
June 25: The Magic Bag, Detroit, MI
June 26: Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland, OH
June 27: Rex Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA
June 28: The State Theatre, Washington DC
June 30: Ram’s Head Onstage, Annapolis, MD
July 1: The Trocadero, Philadelphia, PA
July 2: Showcase Live, Boston, MA
July 3: Tupelo Music Hall, Londonderry, NH
July 8: Irving Plaza, New York, NY
July 9: The Ridgefield Playhouse, Danbury, CT


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