THE CHURCH CONCERT CHRONICLE

The Church performing live at their ARIA Hall of Fame induction - 10/27/10

These are all the known shows. Undoubtedly, there are many early shows yet to be documented.
If you notice any errors, or can add further info or links, please contact me!


1999 (Roll over or tap a date link to see the setlist)

A Box Of Birds US TourPoster
 (Support: Princess Christy & The Pirates)
 (Support: The Senseless Happy [aka Vinesway])Flyer
 (aka: Steveless in NYC; Support: Angry Salad)
Steve Kilbey was arrested the previous night and could not attend. The others played the show without him with the help of Ward, the tour manager/roadie, on bass.
Entire Show
 (Support: Baby Ray)
(aka The 9:30 Club)  (Support: Magnet)
(defunct, now MONA [Museum Of New Art])
 (Support: Box-O-Car)
1999-09-27Minneapolis, MN, USA - First Avenue  (Support: The Busiest Bankruptcy Lawyers in Minnesota, The Glenrustles)Poster
 (Support: Decanonized)
(defunct)  (Support: Daughters of the Nile)
 (Support: 3SKS [Tri-State Killing Spree])
1999-09-21Portland, OR, USA - Roseland Theater  (Support: Dal)Poster
 (Support: 100 Watt Smile, ???)
 (Support: Wayside, Moonwash Symphony)
(defunct, closed July 2015)  (Support: Ester)Poster
 (Support: The Problem With Gravity)

1998 (Roll over or tap a date link to see the setlist)

Hologram of Baal World Tour
 
Hologram of Baal European Tour
TicketAftershow Pass
, 94.9 FM (now BBC Radio London)  (with Steve Kilbey, Peter Koppes and Marty Willson-Piper)
1998-12-19Saarbrücken, Germany - Garage
1998-12-15Hamburg, Germany - Grosse Freiheit 36
 (No Support)
1998-12-13Malmö, Sweden
1998-12-11Oslo, Norway - John Dee (in the basement of Rockefeller Music Hall)
1998-12-09Copenhagen [København], Denmark
 
 
Hologram of Baal Australian Tour
1998-11-13Perth (Fremantle), WA, Australia - Metropolis  (Support: The Chevelles)
 (Support: Rebecca's Empire)
 (Support: Rebecca's Empire)Poster
1998-11-06Brisbane (Fortitude Valley), QLD, Australia - The Arena
1998-11-05Byron Bay, NSW, Australia - Great Northern Hotel
1998-10-31Sydney (Narrabeen), NSW, Australia - The Narrabeen Sands Hotel (aka The Sands)  (Support: Rebecca's Empire)Advertisement
 (Support: Rebecca's Empire, Plunge)Advertisement
1998-10-29Sydney, NSW, Australia - The Metro Theatre  (Support: Rebecca's Empire, Plunge)Advertisement
 (Support: Rebecca's Empire)Advertisement
 
 
Hologram of Baal North American TourPoster by Thomas Irvin
(defunct)  (Support: The Given)
 (Originally booked at The Ogden Theatre | Support: Space Team Elektra)PosterEntire Show
(now the Buckhead Theatre)
(aka The 9:30 Club)  (Support: Symposium)
 (Support: The Rosenbergs and Poem Rocket)
Photos at the Studio M site
(a bar near Fenway Park that was owned by Aerosmith until 1999, then became Lansdowne Street Music Hall, now owned by House of Blues)
 (No Support)
 (Support: State of Being)Entire Show
, 91.1 FM (Case Western Reserve University)  (with Steve Kilbey, Peter Koppes, Tim Powles and Marty Willson-Piper)
 (Support: Heather Nova)
(defunct, now MONA [Museum Of New Art])  (No Support)Entire Show
 (Support: The Aluminum Group, Milk & Honey)
1998-09-30Minneapolis, MN, USA - Let It Be Records - Live in-store appearance Flyer
 (Support: Pure)
 (Support: Black Atmosphere, Pilot)
 (Support: Pilot)Poster
Poster
Poster
Poster
(defunct, closed July 2015)
 (Support: Sixpence None The Richer)Entire Show
 
 
 (Acoustic warm-up gig, Steve and Marty only)Flyer
, 94.9 FM (now BBC Radio London)  (with Steve Kilbey and Marty Willson-Piper)
 (Acoustic warm-up gig, Steve and Marty only)Flyer
 
 
Short acoustic tour of Ireland - Steve Kilbey and Marty Willson-Piper only (at the invitation of their friend Frank Kearns of Cactus World News)

Reportedly, there was an audience of only 17 at this show.
FlyerPosterTicket
- Free warm-up gig Flyer

1997 (Roll over or tap a date link to see the setlist)

1997-11-15Brisbane, QLD, Australia
 (Support: Love Me, Crow, Karma County)Advertisement
1997-10-30Sydney (Parramatta), NSW, Australia - Argyle St. Hotel (defunct, demolished)  (Support: Love Me, Karma County)AdvertisementPole Poster
 (Support: Augie March, The Blackeyed Susans)Most of Show (poor audio)
 (Support: The Blackeyed Susans, The Swordsmen)Advertisement

1996 (Roll over or tap a date link to see the setlist)

1996-09-28Perth, WA, Australia  Show Cancelled
1996-09-27Adelaide, SA, Australia - Cartoons NightclubShow Cancelled
Reviews: The Age | InPress Magazine
1996-09-24Canberra, ACT, Australia - ANU Bar, Australian National University Union
1996-09-21Brisbane, QLD, Australia - Roxy
(in Coogee Bay Hotel)  (Support: Bhagavad Guitars, The Earthmen, Glide)
 (Support: The Earthmen)

1995 (Roll over or tap a date link to see the setlist)

The Songwriters' Tour 1995 - The Church Acoustic (Steve Kilbey and Marty Willson-Piper only)
1995-08-22Sydney, NSW, Australia - Annandale Hotel
1995-08-17Canberra, ACT, Australia - ANU Bar, Australian National University Union  (Support: The Jackson Code)
1995-08-12Sydney (Narrabeen), NSW, Australia - The Narrabeen Sands Hotel (aka The Sands)
 (Support: Louis Tillet/Charlie Owen, Kerri Simpson & Vévé)
1995-08-10Newcastle, NSW, Australia - Newcastle University
1995-08-08Bangalow, NSW, Australia - Bangalow Bowling Club
1995-08-07Brisbane, QLD, Australia - Grand Orbit
1995-08-06Gold Coast (Broadbeach), QLD, Australia - The Edge at Broadbeach Tavern
1995-08-04Adelaide, SA, Australia - Synagogue (aka The Havana, The Church Nightclub - now closed)
1995-08-02Perth, WA, Australia - The Koolroom (now The Grosvenor Hotel Back Room)
1995-07-30Melbourne (St Kilda), VIC, Australia - The Esplanade Hotel, Gershwin Room  (Support: Louis Tillet/Charlie Owen, Kerri Simpson & Vévé)
Poster
Poster
1995-07-27Hobart, TAS, Australia - Hobart University Bar
1995-07-26Launceston, TAS, Australia - Playroom
 
 
US Acoustic Tour - Steve Kilbey and Marty Willson-Piper only
1995-02-05San Juan Capistrano, CA, USA - The Coach House
(defunct, closed July 2015)
, 101.9 FM
1995-02-02Redondo Beach, CA, USA - The Strand  (Support: Hinge)
 (Support: Me Jane)
 (Support: Situation 5, Holiday Flyer)Ticket
1995-01-27Ventura, CA, USA - Ventura Theatre
 
 

1994 (Roll over or tap a date link to see the setlist)

Sometime Anywhere European Acoustic Tour - Steve Kilbey and Marty Willson-Piper only
1994-12-05Tampere, Finland - Yo-talo
1994-12-02Turku, Finland - Appelsiini  (Support: Going Public)
1994-11-29Lund, Sweden - Mejeriet  (playing at the weekly Rydes Bar event)
1994-11-26Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
1994-11-25Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
Handbill
(Swedish National Radio) - Interview and live performance
, 94.9 FM (now BBC Radio London)
 
 
Sometime Anywhere US Acoustic Tour - Steve Kilbey and Marty Willson-Piper only
1994-06-14Las Vegas, NV, USA  (Free show)
1994-06-13Phoenix, AZ, USA - Andersons
, San Diego State University - 91X-FM Sunfest
Also featuring the James, The Rugburns, Violent Femmes, Rollins Band, The Smithereens, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Frente! and Green Day.
All 5 songs from this show were played on the Westwood One Radio Network IN CONCERT: NEW ROCK - Show #95-04, week of Jan. 16, 1995.
The radio show tracks were then released on the Acoustic Sermon bootleg.
1994-06-11Los Angeles, CA, USA - Luna Park Nightclub (now Moomba)
hosted by Tricia Halloran 
(defunct), a restaurant within Tom McCall Waterfront Park (Steve & Marty performing a free show outside the restaurant)
Reportedly, a rude audience demanded "Under The Milky Way," so after 3 songs they played it, and ended the show.
(defunct cafe/laundromat - now Spitfire) - 2nd (longer) free show for 100 people 
1994-06-07Seattle, WA, USA - Sit & Spin (defunct cafe/laundromat - now Spitfire) - 1st free show for 100 people
- Part of KWOD Fest (KWOD 106.5 FM, now Star 106.5 FM)
Appearing in order: Eve's Plum, Possum Dixon, The Church, Beck, and Violent Femmes.
(a recording studio) - Broadcast Live on KFOG 104.5 FM  (tickets given away by KFOG)
1994-06-04Denver, CO, USA - Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre (now Coors Amphitheatre) - "KTCL's Big Adventure" Poster
Headliners: Pretenders, Violent Femmes and Candlebox. Also playing: Paw, Eve's Plum, Frente! and The Call.
1994-06-02St. Louis, MO, USA - Mississippi Nights  (Support: Michael Been of The Call)
 (taping for later broadcast)
 (taping for later broadcast)
(now Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica) - WENZ 107.9 The End Anniversary Show 
Headliner: Live. The Church had 2nd billing. Also playing: Grant Lee Buffalo among others.
(defunct, now Wonder Bar)  (Some tickets were given away by WFNX)
1994-05-26Providence, RI, USA - Lupo's (former Peerless Department Store location)  (Tickets only given away by WBRU 95.5 FM)
 (Free outdoor lunch show sponsored by WHFS)Entire Show
 (Tickets only given away by WHTG 106.3 FM)
1994-05-23America On-Line's CenterStage - Live Q&A On-line at 10:00pm, with Keith from Arista Records  (Transcript)

1992 (Roll over or tap a date link to see the setlist)

Priest = Aura Australian Tour 1992Poster
 (Peter's farewell concert | Support: The Fauves | released as a video in 2001)Poster
Guitarist Peter Koppes left the band after this show. This was also drummer Jay Dee Daugherty's last show with The Church.
1992-10-16Wollongong (Towradgi), NSW, Australia - Waves Nightclub (in Towradgi Beach Hotel)  (Support: The Fauves)
1992-10-15Canberra, ACT, Australia - ANU Bar (Australian National University Union)  (Support: The Fauves)
1992-10-14Sydney, NSW, Australia - The Venue  (Support: The Fauves)Ticket
(defunct)
 (Support: The Fauves)Entire Show
 (Support: The Fauves)
1992-10-04Perth, WA, Australia - Berlin Club Poster
1992-10-03Perth, WA, Australia - Berlin Club Poster
 (Support: The Fauves)Poster
 
 
1992-08-07Hultsfred, Sweden - Hultsfred Festival (Argus Stage)  (Steve Kilbey & Marty Willson-Piper only)

1991 (Roll over or tap a date link to see the setlist)

Jokes, Magic & Souvenirs Tour - Australia '91Poster
1991-05-05Wollongong (Towradgi), NSW, Australia - Waves Nightclub (in Towradgi Beach Hotel)  (Support: Straitjacket Fits)Handbill
(in Coogee Bay Hotel)  (Support: Straitjacket Fits, The Clouds)Handbill
1991-05-03Brisbane, QLD, Australia - Transformers  (Support: Straitjacket Fits)
1991-05-02Brisbane, QLD, Australia - Transformers  (Support: Straitjacket Fits)
1991-04-30Adelaide, SA, Australia - Old Lion Hotel  (Support: Straitjacket Fits)Poster
PosterShow Review
1991-04-27Perth (Bentley), WA, Australia - Curtin UniversityPoster
 (Support: Straitjacket Fits)
 (Support: Straitjacket Fits)
(Parts of this show were on the Jokes Magic & Souvenirs bootleg. More of the show was on the A Postcard From Downunder bootleg. The full show was on the A Live Interlude 2LP bootleg.)
1991-04-24Hobart, Australia - City Hall  (Support: The Fish John West Reject)
 
 
1991-??-?? Sydney, NSW, Australia - 2JJJ FM 

1990 (Roll over or tap a date link to see the setlist)

Gold Afternoon Fix World Tour
 
Gold Afternoon Fix North American Tour - The Blue Aeroplanes supported The Church at most if not all shows.
, San Diego State University  (Support: The Blue Aeroplanes)
Show Review
1990-07-14San Juan Capistrano, CA, USA - The Coach House
1990-07-13Phoenix, AZ, USA - Caravan Convention Center (defunct)Show Cancelled
1990-07-12San Juan Capistrano, CA, USA - The Coach HouseShow Review
1990-07-11San Jose, CA, USA
1990-07-09Sacramento, CA, USA - Crest TheatreTicket
1990-07-07Portland, OR, USA - Melody Lane Ballroom  (Support: The Blue Aeroplanes)Poster
1990-07-06Seattle, WA, USA - Paramount  (Support: The Blue Aeroplanes)Poster
1990-07-05Vancouver, BC, Canada - Commodore Ballroom
1990-07-03Toledo, OH, USA  Show Cancelled
1990-07-02Denver, CO, USA
, University of Minnesota 
1990-06-29Milwaukee, WI, USA - Summerfest
1990-06-28Cincinnati, OH, USA
1990-06-26Atlanta, GA, USA
1990-06-24St. Louis, MO, USA - The Fabulous Fox Theatre  Show Cancelled
Steve & Marty were spotted at an Inspiral Carpets show in Chicago at the Metro on this night.
 (Support: The Blue Aeroplanes | Free 93XRT [WXRT] Twilight Concert, Broadcast Live)
(Songs from this show were released on the Alive On The Milky Way and Acoustic Sermon bootlegs.)

Alive On The Milky Way bootleg:
1990-06-21Columbus, OH, USA - Newport Music Hall  (Support: The Blue Aeroplanes)
1990-06-20Grand Rapids, MI, USA
1990-06-17Detroit, MI, USA
1990-06-15Philadelphia, PA, USA - Chestnut Cabaret Show Review
 (Support: The Blue Aeroplanes)
(defunct, formerly Studio 54)
1990-06-10Toronto, Canada - The Danforth Music HallPoster
 (Support: The Blue Aeroplanes)Show Review
1990-06-06Norfolk, VA, USA - The Boathouse
Videos on YouTube
Flyer
1990-06-02Houston, TX, USA - Numbers Nightclub  (Support: The Blue Aeroplanes)
1990-06-01Dallas, TX, USA - Bronco Bowl (defunct - demolished in 2003)Ticket
1990-05-31Austin, TX, USA - Austin Opera House (defunct)Poster
 
 
Gold Afternoon Fix European Tour - supported by Nuclear Valdez
1990-05-21Munich, Germany - The Slaughterhouse - "Live aus dem Schlachthof" ("Live from the Slaughterhouse") TV show Photo of MartyMetropolis
(defunct, demolished)Advertisement 1 | Advertisement 2
(now Leeds Beckett University)Advertisement 1 | Advertisement 2
Advertisement 1 | Advertisement 2
 (Additional Support: Concrete Blonde)Advertisement

Julianne Regan of All About Eve first met Marty Willson-Piper at this show, leading soon afterwards to him joining the band.
Poster
1990-05-12Grenoble, France - Zone Interdite [Forbidden Zone] Poster
1990-05-11Lausanne, Switzerland - Grande Salle de Vennes, Collège de Grand-Vennes
VideoMusic TV Broadcast | Fan Videos
Entire Show
1990-05-05Barcelona, Spain - Zeleste (now Sala Razzmatazz)Ticket
1990-05-04Valencia, Spain - Pacha Auditorium
1990-05-03Madrid, Spain - Jacara Plató Madrid (defunct, closed in 1991)Ticket
1990-05-02Lisbon [Lisboa], Portugal - Cinema Alvalade (defunct, demolished)AdvertisementTicket
1990-04-29Ghent [Gent], Belgium - Vooruit
Entire Show
Poster
Poster
Poster
1990-04-22Oslo, Norway - The Voice
1990-04-19Malmö, Sweden - Kulturbolaget (aka KB)
1990-04-18Hamburg, Germany - MarkthallePoster

Show ReviewAdvertisement
 
 
Metropolis Concert Tour
Poster by John Foy
 (Support: The Cruel Sea [current info])Poster by John FoyAdvertisementShow Review
 (Support: Violinda)Poster by John Foy
 (Support: Violinda)Poster by John FoyShow Review
 
 
- MTV Unplugged Show #6 Recording Session - First aired March 18, 1990 Entire Show

1989-1980 Shows