The Church will do a round of theatre shows in Australia in November and December to mark the 30th anniversary of the classic ‘Starfish’ album.
‘Starfish’, the fifth album for The Church, was released on 18 February, 1988. The album was recorded in Los Angeles with L.A. session musicians Waddy Wachtel and Greg Ladanyi helping out.
The album anchor was ‘Under The Milky Way’. The song made it into a 1989 episode of Miami Vice and the film Donnie Darko. The song was written by Steve Kilbey with his then girlfriend Karin Jansson of Pink Champagne.
Over the years ‘Under The Milky Way’ was covered by Jimmy Little, Rick Springfield, Josh Pyke, Sia, Coheed and Cambria, George, The Killers, Miami Horror and Powerman 5000.
FRONTIER MEMBERS PRE-SALE
Begins: Tuesday 10 July (12noon AEST/2pm NZST)
Ends: Wednesday 11 July (12noon AEST/2pm NZST)
(or until pre-sale allocation exhausted)
GENERAL PUBLIC ON SALE
Begins: Friday 13 July (12noon local)
Friday 23 November
Anita’s Theatre | Wollongong, NSW
Saturday 24 November
NEX: The Arena | Newcastle, NSW
Sunday 25 November
QPAC Concert Hall | Brisbane, QLD
Friday 30 November
State Theatre | Sydney, NSW
Saturday 1 December
Palais Theatre | Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 2 December
Royal Theatre | Canberra, ACT
Tuesday 4 December
Spark Arena (Theatre Mode) | Auckland, NZ
Friday 7 December
Thebarton Theatre | Adelaide, SA
Sunday 9 December
Perth Concert Hall | Perth, WA