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!


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

- MTV Unplugged Show #6 Recording Session - First aired March 18, 1990 Entire Show

 
 
Metropolis Concert Tour
 (Support: Violinda [aka Linda Neil])Poster by John FoyShow Review
 (Support: Violinda [aka Linda Neil])Poster by John Foy
 (Support: The Cruel Sea [current info])Poster by John FoyAdvertisementShow Review
Poster by John Foy
 
 
Gold Afternoon Fix World Tour
Gold Afternoon Fix European Tour - supported by Nuclear Valdez

Show ReviewAdvertisement
1990-04-18Hamburg, Germany - MarkthallePoster
1990-04-19Malmö, Sweden - Kulturbolaget (aka KB)
1990-04-22Oslo, Norway - The Voice
Poster
Poster
Poster
Full Show
1990-04-29Ghent [Gent], Belgium - Vooruit
1990-05-02Lisbon [Lisboa], Portugal - Cinema Alvalade (defunct, demolished)AdvertisementTicket
1990-05-03Madrid, Spain - Jacara Plató Madrid (defunct, closed in 1991) Ticket
1990-05-04Valencia, Spain - Pacha Auditorium
1990-05-05Barcelona, Spain - Zeleste (now Sala Razzmatazz) Ticket
Entire Show
VideoMusic TV Broadcast | Fan Videos
1990-05-11Lausanne, Switzerland - Grande Salle de Vennes, Collège de Grand-Vennes
1990-05-12Grenoble, France - Zone Interdite [Forbidden Zone] Poster
Poster
 (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.)
Advertisement 1 | Advertisement 2
(now Leeds Beckett University) Advertisement 1 | Advertisement 2
(defunct, demolished) Advertisement 1 | Advertisement 2
1990-05-21Munich, Germany - The Slaughterhouse - "Live aus dem Schlachthof" ("Live from the Slaughterhouse") TV show  Metropolis
 
 
Gold Afternoon Fix North American Tour - The Blue Aeroplanes supported The Church at most if not all shows.
1990-05-31Austin, TX, USA - Austin Opera House (defunct) Poster
1990-06-01Dallas, TX, USA - Bronco Bowl (defunct - demolished in 2003) Ticket
1990-06-02Houston, TX, USA - Numbers Nightclub  (Support: The Blue Aeroplanes)
Flyer
Videos on YouTube
1990-06-06Norfolk, VA, USA - The Boathouse
 (Support: The Blue Aeroplanes)Show Review
1990-06-10Toronto, Canada - The Danforth Music Hall
(defunct, formerly Studio 54) 
 (Support: The Blue Aeroplanes)
1990-06-15Philadelphia, PA, USA - Chestnut Cabaret Show Review
1990-06-17Detroit, MI, USA
1990-06-20Grand Rapids, MI, USA
1990-06-21Columbus, OH, USA - Newport Music Hall  (Support: The Blue Aeroplanes)
 (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:
1990-06-24St. 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.
1990-06-26Atlanta, GA, USA
1990-06-28Cincinnati, OH, USA
1990-06-29Milwaukee, WI, USA - Summerfest
(University of Minnesota) 
1990-07-02Denver, CO, USA
1990-07-03Toledo, OH, USA◊ Show Cancelled ◊
1990-07-05Vancouver, BC, Canada - Commodore Ballroom
1990-07-06Seattle, WA, USA - Paramount  (Support: The Blue Aeroplanes)Poster
1990-07-07Portland, OR, USA - Melody Lane Ballroom  (Support: The Blue Aeroplanes)Poster
1990-07-09Sacramento, CA, USA - Crest TheatreTicket
1990-07-11San Jose, CA, USA
1990-07-12San Juan Capistrano, CA, USA - The Coach HouseShow Review
1990-07-13Phoenix, AZ, USA - Caravan Convention Center (defunct)◊ Show Cancelled ◊
1990-07-14San Juan Capistrano, CA, USA - The Coach House
Show Review
, San Diego State University  (Support: The Blue Aeroplanes)

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

1991-??-?? Sydney, NSW, Australia - 2JJJ FM 
 
Jokes, Magic & Souvenirs Tour - Australia '91Poster
1991-04-24Hobart, Australia - City Hall  (Support: The Fish John West Reject)
 (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.)
 (Support: Straitjacket Fits)
1991-04-27Perth (Bentley), WA, Australia - Curtin UniversityPoster
PosterShow Review
1991-04-30Adelaide, SA, Australia - Old Lion Hotel  (Support: Straitjacket Fits)Poster
1991-05-02Brisbane, QLD, Australia - Transformers  (Support: Straitjacket Fits)
1991-05-03Brisbane, QLD, Australia - Transformers  (Support: Straitjacket Fits)
(in Coogee Bay Hotel)  (Support: Straitjacket Fits, The Clouds)Handbill
1991-05-05Wollongong (Towradgi), NSW, Australia - Waves Nightclub (in Towradgi Beach Hotel)  (Support: Straitjacket Fits)Handbill

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

1992-08-07Hultsfred, Sweden - Hultsfred Festival (Argus Stage)  (Steve Kilbey & Marty Willson-Piper only)
 
 
Priest = Aura Australian Tour 1992Poster
 (Support: The Fauves)Poster
1992-10-03Perth, WA, Australia - Berlin Club Poster
1992-10-04Perth, WA, Australia - Berlin Club Poster
 (Support: The Fauves)
 (Support: The Fauves)Full Show
(defunct)
1992-10-14Sydney, NSW, Australia - The Venue  (Support: The Fauves)Ticket
1992-10-15Canberra, ACT, Australia - ANU Bar (Australian National University Union)  (Support: The Fauves)
1992-10-16Wollongong (Towradgi), NSW, Australia - Waves Nightclub (in Towradgi Beach Hotel)  (Support: The Fauves)
 (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.

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

Sometime Anywhere US Acoustic Tour - Steve Kilbey and Marty Willson-Piper only
1994-05-23America On-Line's CenterStage - Live Q&A On-line at 10:00pm, with Keith from Arista Records  (Transcript)
 (Tickets only given away by WHTG 106.3 FM)
 (Free outdoor lunch show sponsored by WHFS)Full Show
1994-05-26Providence, RI, USA - Lupo's (former Peerless Department Store location)  (Tickets only given away by WBRU 95.5 FM)
(defunct, now Wonder Bar)  (Some tickets were given away by WFNX)
(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)
 (taping for later broadcast)
 (taping for later broadcast)
1994-06-02St. Louis, MO, USA - Mississippi Nights  (Support: Michael Been of The Call)
1994-06-04Denver, CO, USA - Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre (now Coors Amphitheatre) - "KTCL's Big Adventure"
(Headliners: Pretenders, Violent Femmes and Candlebox | Also playing: Paw, Eve's Plum, Frente! and The Call)Poster
(a recording studio) - Broadcast Live on KFOG 104.5 FM  (tickets given away by KFOG)
- 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)
1994-06-07Seattle, WA, USA - Sit & Spin (defunct cafe/laundromat - now Spitfire) - 1st free show for 100 people
(defunct cafe/laundromat - now Spitfire) - 2nd (longer) free show for 100 people 
(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.
hosted by Tricia Halloran 
1994-06-11Los Angeles, CA, USA - Luna Park Nightclub (now Moomba)
, 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.)
1994-06-13Phoenix, AZ, USA - Andersons
1994-06-14Las Vegas, NV, USA  (Free show)
 
 
Sometime Anywhere European Acoustic Tour - Steve Kilbey and Marty Willson-Piper only
, 94.9 FM (now BBC Radio London) 
(Swedish National Radio) - Interview and live performance
1994-11-25Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
1994-11-26Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
1994-11-29Lund, Sweden - Mejeriet  (playing at the weekly Rydes Bar event)
1994-12-02Turku, Finland - Appelsiini  (Support: Going Public)
1994-12-05Tampere, Finland - Yo-talo

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


 
 
US Acoustic Tour - Steve Kilbey and Marty Willson-Piper only
1995-01-27Ventura, CA, USA - Ventura Theatre
 (Support: Situation 5, Holiday Flyer)Ticket
 (Support: Me Jane)
1995-02-02Redondo Beach, CA, USA - The Strand  (Support: Hinge)
, 101.9 FM
(defunct, closed July 2015)
1995-02-05San Juan Capistrano, CA, USA - The Coach House

 
 
The Songwriters' Tour 1995 - The Church Acoustic (Steve Kilbey and Marty Willson-Piper only)
1995-07-26Launceston, TAS, Australia - Playroom
1995-07-27Hobart, TAS, Australia - Hobart University Bar
Poster
Poster
1995-07-30Melbourne (St Kilda), VIC, Australia - The Esplanade Hotel, Gershwin Room  (Support: Louis Tillet/Charlie Owen, Kerri Simpson & Vévé)
1995-08-02Perth, WA, Australia - The Koolroom (now The Grosvenor Hotel Back Room)
1995-08-04Adelaide, SA, Australia - Synagogue (aka The Havana, The Church Nightclub - now closed)
1995-08-06Gold Coast (Broadbeach), QLD, Australia - The Edge at Broadbeach Tavern
1995-08-07Brisbane, QLD, Australia - Grand Orbit
1995-08-08Bangalow, NSW, Australia - Bangalow Bowling Club
1995-08-10Newcastle, NSW, Australia - Newcastle University
 (Support: Louis Tillet/Charlie Owen, Kerri Simpson & Vévé)
1995-08-12Sydney (Narrabeen), NSW, Australia - The Narrabeen Sands Hotel, aka The Sands
1995-08-17Canberra, ACT, Australia - ANU Bar (Australian National University Union)  (Support: The Jackson Code)
1995-08-22Sydney, NSW, Australia - Annandale Hotel

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

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

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

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

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

Short acoustic tour of Ireland - Steve Kilbey and Marty Willson-Piper only (at the invitation of their friend Frank Kearns of Cactus World News)
- Free warm-up gig Flyer
FlyerPoster

Reportedly, there was an audience of only 17 at this show.

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

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

A Box Of Birds US TourPoster
 (Support: The Problem With Gravity [defunct-1999])
(defunct, closed July 2015)  (Support: Ester)Poster
 (Support: Wayside, Moonwash Symphony)
 (Support: 100 Watt Smile, ???)
1999-09-21Portland, OR, USA - Roseland Theater  (Support: Dal)Poster
 (Support: 3SKS [Tri-State Killing Spree])
(defunct)  (Support: Daughters of the Nile)
 (Support: Decanonized)
1999-09-27Minneapolis, MN, USA - First Avenue  (Support: The Busiest Bankruptcy Lawyers in Minnesota, The Glenrustles)Poster
 (Support: Box-O-Car)
(defunct, now MONA [Museum Of New Art])
(aka The 9:30 Club)  (Support: Magnet)
 (Support: Baby Ray)
Entire Show on YouTube
 (aka: Steveless in NYC; Support: Angry Salad)
 (Support: The Senseless Happy [aka Vinesway])Flyer
 (Support: Princess Christy & The Pirates)

2000-2009 Shows