For 35 years, the church has remained one of music’s greatest enigmas, exuding surreal psychedelia and opiated dronescapes. Already, 2015 has seen significant strides in church revivalism, as their impermeable influence resonates with industry and listeners alike. “[the church] have produced one of the most solid, hook-filled, and substantial catalogues in all of rock ’n’ roll” – Rolling Stone U.S., 2015. After smashing 2014 with 25th album release Further/Deeper, a nomination under Rolling Stone Australia’s Album of the Year category, an exclusive album-only tour (Further/Deeper Part One), keynote and performance appearances at BIGSOUND, a multitude of festival performances, and rave reviews, the church have launched into 2015 with worldwide campaign, having completed a comprehensive 24 date US tour in February-March, a SXSW showcase and interview panel appearance moderated by seminal Rolling Stone editor David Fricke, and a European tour and performance at the prestigious Primavera Sounds festival. Now off the back of their critically lauded and near-sold out Further Deeper/The Blurred Crusade national tour, a stellar performance at Splendour in the Grass, and yet another sold-out, 30 date US tour with the Psychedelic Furs, the church are back on solid ground ready to take to 2016 by storm. The Church are now extending their Starfish 30th anniversary tour into 2019, coming back to North America this spring. Dates kick off April 11 in Ferndale, MI and run through May 12 in Sonoma, CA. There’s a new NYC area show as well: Jersey City’s White Eagle Hall on April 16.
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