Win Tickets ($70): The Church Band – Starfish 30th Anniversary Tour @ Aladdin Theater | Australian Psychedelic Rock Band

We are giving away a pair of tickets to The Church Band – Starfish 30th Anniversary Tour @ Aladdin Theater on October 3. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, October 1.


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The Church Band – Starfish 30th Anniversary Tour
October 3, 2018
All Ages | Doors 7 p.m., Show 8 p.m. | $35 – $99

Aladdin Theater
3017 SE Milwaukie Ave. , Portland, OR

The Church Starfish 30th Anniversary Tour will see The Church play the entirety of their classic, groundbreaking album Starfish and a selection of band and fan favorites.

IT’S A UNIQUE BAND that finds itself cherished as a bona fide legend in the ARIA Hall of Fame while remaining a virtual enigma to the world that knows its name. But maybe that’s no more remarkable than the mystery that continues to unfold within its own ranks.

the church’s accidental signature tune, Under The Milky Way, is like a lighthouse on the brink of a continent forever to be discovered: 25 albums over 35 years and countless diversions that have almost destroyed them a dozen times, yet always reaffirm a mutual commitment to an uncompromising and unparalleled act of creation.

At this stage of the journey, FURTHER/ DEEPER seems both unimaginable and the only option on their endless quest from chaos to resolution. It’s an album of breathtaking new vistas and intense emotions, of sinister black caskets and gorgeous caverns of light, a work born of immense struggle and effortless expression.

“The magic started on day one,” says singer and bass player Steve Kilbey. “Someone strummed a chord or struck a drum or plucked a note and we were off. We wrote and recorded like demons and it was inspiring to feel every member using all his resources in the service of this record.”

Twenty-six songs were born over eight days of exploration in Sydney in late 2013. Guitarist Peter Koppes, recalibrating his personal canvas in the absence of his long-time foil Marty Willson-Piper, drew palpable inspiration from the quartet’s remixed chemistry.

“This new incarnation of the band with Ian Haug has brought a joyous energy to the music we’ve written together,” he says. “The rhythm swings more than usual yet the moods still range from melancholy pop to our modern version of heavy psychedelic rock, as in Laurel Canyon, to the epic gothic-progressive dance track, Globe Spinning.”

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9 Responses to Win Tickets ($70): The Church Band – Starfish 30th Anniversary Tour @ Aladdin Theater | Australian Psychedelic Rock Band

  1. Michael Pendlebury September 26, 2018 at 12:48 pm #

    Until recently I only really knew “Under The Milky Way” by The Church (which I LOVE). I recently decided to buy their album “Starfish” at the prompting of some new-found friends and completely fell in love with the album. Every single song on it is a winner. Friends who are already going to the show told me about this tour. I thought I was working the night they play the Aladdin but it turns out I have the evening off! I can go!!! The reason why you should give me the tickets is that nobody else would be as excited to see this show as much as me!!!

  2. Josh September 26, 2018 at 2:54 pm #

    This would be an amazing show to go see!

  3. brian prentiss September 26, 2018 at 10:05 pm #

    got to meet them their last time through Portland and they could not have been nicer. I’d love to see them play the record that got me hooked.

  4. Dman September 27, 2018 at 4:22 pm #

    Can’t wait to see the current lineup of this Aussie group. A must see. Must go!

  5. Viola Rose September 27, 2018 at 8:15 pm #

    I believe in magic

  6. Aurianna September 27, 2018 at 9:38 pm #

    Never heard of this band before but would be fun to go to the Aladdin theater. Never been!

  7. Andy September 29, 2018 at 8:58 am #

    Great band and great album! I would love to see their incendiary psychedelic rock live.

  8. Joel October 1, 2018 at 2:00 am #

    I learned about the existence of alternative culture in seventh grade from seeing a Starfish tour t-shirt on a classmate. I went to the record store to buy it on the strength of her obvious coolness. It was so good that I couldn’t stop talking about it. The guy who heard me talking about it, and loaned me his tapes of all their older records, wound up being the guitarist in my very first band. So, I guess that you could say that I’ve spent at least twenty-eight years playing psychedelic music because of The Church. And since I obviously missed the Starfish tour the last time around, it’d be nice to catch it this time.

  9. Kevin October 1, 2018 at 3:59 pm #

    The Church is more than just “Under The Milky Way.” Their album ‘Priest=Aura’ is an avantgarde underappreciated gem~! But then again, I love Under The Milky Way too – even tried to learn it on guitar and build the drum track for my own cover~! ;-)

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