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

Show ReviewAdvertisement
04/18/90Hamburg, Germany - MarkthallePoster
04/19/90Malmö, Sweden - Kulturbolaget (aka KB)
04/22/90Oslo, Norway - The Voice
Poster
Poster
Poster
Full Show
04/29/90Ghent [Gent], Belgium - Vooruit
05/02/90Lisbon [Lisboa], Portugal - Cinema Alvalade (defunct, demolished)Ticket
05/03/90Madrid, Spain - Jacara Plató Madrid (defunct, closed in 1991) Ticket
05/04/90Valencia, Spain - Pacha Auditorium
05/05/90Barcelona, Spain - Zeleste (now Sala Razzmatazz) Ticket
Entire Show
VideoMusic TV Broadcast | Fan Videos
05/11/90Lausanne, Switzerland - Grande Salle de Vennes, Collège de Grand-Vennes
05/12/90Grenoble, 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
 
 
Gold Afternoon Fix North American Tour - The Blue Aeroplanes supported The Church at most if not all shows.
05/31/90Austin, TX, USA - Austin Opera House (defunct) Poster
06/01/90Dallas, TX, USA - Bronco Bowl (defunct - demolished in 2003) Ticket
06/02/90Houston, TX, USA - Numbers Nightclub  (Support: The Blue Aeroplanes)
Videos on YouTube
06/06/90Norfolk, VA, USA - The Boathouse
 (Support: The Blue Aeroplanes)Show Review
06/10/90Toronto, Canada - The Danforth Music Hall
(defunct, formerly Studio 54)
 (Support: The Blue Aeroplanes)
06/15/90Philadelphia, PA, USA - Chestnut Cabaret Show Review
06/17/90Detroit, MI, USA
06/20/90Grand Rapids, MI, USA
06/21/90Columbus, 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:
06/24/90St. Louis, MO, USA◊ Show Cancelled ◊
Steve & Marty were spotted at an Inspiral Carpets show in Chicago at the Metro on this night.
06/26/90Atlanta, GA, USA
06/28/90Cincinnati, OH, USA
06/29/90Milwaukee, WI, USA - Summerfest
(University of Minnesota) 
07/02/90Denver, CO, USA
07/03/90Toledo, OH, USA◊ Show Cancelled ◊
07/05/90Vancouver, BC, Canada - Commodore Ballroom
07/06/90Seattle, WA, USA - Paramount  (Support: The Blue Aeroplanes)Poster
07/07/90Portland, OR, USA - Melody Lane Ballroom  (Support: The Blue Aeroplanes)Poster
07/09/90Sacramento, CA, USA - Crest TheatreTicket
07/11/90San Jose, CA, USA
07/12/90San Juan Capistrano, CA, USA - The Coach HouseShow Review
07/13/90Phoenix, AZ, USA◊ Show Cancelled ◊
07/14/90San 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)

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

08/07/92Hultsfred, Sweden - Hultsfred Festival (Argus Stage)  (Steve Kilbey & Marty Willson-Piper only)
 
 
Priest = Aura Australian Tour 1992Poster
 (Support: The Fauves)Poster
10/03/92Perth, WA, Australia - Berlin Club Poster
10/04/92Perth, WA, Australia - Berlin Club Poster
 (Support: The Fauves)
 (Support: The Fauves)Full Show
(defunct)
10/14/92Sydney, NSW, Australia - The Venue  (Support: The Fauves)Ticket
10/15/92Canberra, ACT, Australia - ANU Bar (Australian National University Union)  (Support: The Fauves)
10/16/92Wollongong (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.

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

Sometime Anywhere US Acoustic Tour - Steve Kilbey and Marty Willson-Piper only
05/23/94America 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
05/26/94Providence, 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)
06/02/94St. Louis, MO, USA - Mississippi Nights  (Support: Michael Been of The Call)
06/04/94Denver, 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)
06/07/94Seattle, 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 
06/11/94Los 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.)
06/13/94Phoenix, AZ, USA
06/14/94Las 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
11/25/94Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
11/26/94Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
11/29/94Lund, Sweden - Mejeriet  (playing at the weekly Rydes Bar event)
12/02/94Turku, Finland - Appelsiini  (Support: Going Public)
12/05/94Tampere, 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
01/27/95Ventura, CA, USA - Ventura Theatre
 (Support: Situation 5, Holiday Flyer)Ticket
 (Support: Me Jane)
02/02/95Redondo Beach, CA, USA - The Strand  (Support: Hinge)
, 101.9 FM
(defunct, closed July 2015)
02/05/95San Juan Capistrano, CA, USA - The Coach House

 
 
The Songwriters' Tour 1995 - The Church Acoustic (Steve Kilbey and Marty Willson-Piper only)
07/26/95Launceston, TAS, Australia - Playroom
07/27/95Hobart, TAS, Australia - Hobart University Bar
Poster
Poster
07/30/95Melbourne (St Kilda), VIC, Australia - The Esplanade Hotel, Gershwin Room  (Support: Louis Tillet/Charlie Owen, Kerri Simpson & Vévé)
08/02/95Perth, WA, Australia - The Koolroom (now The Grosvenor Hotel Back Room)
08/04/95Adelaide, SA, Australia - Synagogue (aka The Havana, The Church Nightclub - now closed)
08/06/95Gold Coast (Broadbeach), QLD, Australia - The Edge at Broadbeach Tavern
08/07/95Brisbane, QLD, Australia - Grand Orbit
08/08/95Bangalow, NSW, Australia - Bangalow Bowling Club
08/10/95Newcastle, NSW, Australia - Newcastle University
 (Support: Louis Tillet/Charlie Owen, Kerri Simpson & Vévé)
08/12/95Sydney (Narrabeen), NSW, Australia - The Narrabeen Sands Hotel, aka The Sands
08/17/95Canberra, ACT, Australia - ANU Bar (Australian National University Union)  (Support: The Jackson Code)
08/22/95Sydney, 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)
09/21/96Brisbane, QLD, Australia - Roxy
09/24/96Canberra, ACT, Australia - ANU Bar (Australian National University Union)
Reviews: The Age | InPress Magazine
09/27/96Adelaide, SA, Australia - Cartoons Nightclub◊ Show Cancelled ◊
09/28/96Perth, 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
[downloads mislabeled as Nov. 26, 1997]
10/30/97Sydney (Parramatta), NSW, Australia - Argyle St. Hotel  (Support: Love Me, Karma County)Advertisement
 (Support: Love Me, Crow, Karma County)Advertisement
11/15/97Brisbane, 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

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 Tour
 (Support: Sixpence None The Richer)Entire Show
(defunct, closed July 2015)
Poster
Poster
Poster
 (Support: Pilot)Poster
 (Support: Black Atmosphere, Pilot)
 (Support: Pure)
09/30/98Minneapolis, 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
10/29/98Sydney, NSW, Australia - The Metro Theatre  (Support: Rebecca's Empire, Plunge)Advertisement
 (Support: Rebecca's Empire, Plunge)Advertisement
10/31/98Sydney (Narrabeen), NSW, Australia - The Narrabeen Sands Hotel, aka The Sands  (Support: Rebecca's Empire)Advertisement
11/05/98Byron Bay, NSW, Australia - Great Northern Hotel
11/06/98Brisbane (Fortitude Valley), QLD, Australia - The Arena
 (Support: Rebecca's Empire)Poster
 (Support: Rebecca's Empire)
11/13/98Perth (Fremantle), WA, Australia - Metropolis  (Support: The Chevelles)
 
 
Hologram of Baal European Tour
12/09/98Copenhagen [København], Denmark
12/11/98Oslo, Norway - John Dee (in the basement of Rockefeller Music Hall)
12/13/98Malmö, Sweden
 (No Support)
12/15/98Hamburg, Germany - Grosse Freiheit 36
12/19/98Saarbrücken, 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, ???)
09/21/99Portland, OR, USA - Roseland Theater  (Support: Dal)Poster
 (Support: 3SKS [Tri-State Killing Spree])
(defunct)  (Support: Daughters of the Nile)
 (Support: Decanonized)
09/27/99Minneapolis, 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