Post-punk romantics The Church released their 21st studio album album, Further/Deeper late last year and are bringing 35 years of recordings to North America on a co-headlining tour with art rock stalwarts The Psychedelic Furs. The Church recently premiered the first video from their newest album, Laurel Canyon , it’s thick and lush with layered acoustics, synths and harmonies, reminiscent of their huge hit, “Under The Milky Way” from 1988.
The Psychedelic Furs are practically a perfect match for the tour and will be joining The Church on many of the dates. They’re also touring the east coast in May by themselves. Richard Butler, along with his brother Tim, still maintain their uncanny ability to write songs pleasing to the ear, while questioning their subject. Surfacing in the wake of punk rock, their melodious and thoughtful material sometimes put them in the category of a synth band, but don’t be confused – even if you still love “Love My Way”, don’t forget “Pretty In Pink” – that was inspiration for the 1986 John Hughes film of the same name.
Here is the northeast leg of The Church’s upcoming itinerary. Dates with an asterisk indicate The Psychedelic Furs will also play.
Aug. 7: Toronto, Ontario (The Danforth)
Aug. 8: Buffalo, NY (Town Ballroom) *
Aug. 9: Silver Springs, MD (The Fillmore) *
Aug. 11: New Haven, CT (College Street Music Hall) *
Aug. 12: Albany, NY (Northern Lights) *
Aug. 13: Hampton Beach, NH (Hampton Beach Casino) *
Aug. 14: Portland, ME (The Asylum)
Aug. 15: Philadelphia, PA (Keswick Theater) *
Aug. 16: Hyannis, MA (Cape Cod Melody Tent) *
Aug. 18: New York, NY (Irving Plaza) *
Aug. 19: Westbury, NY (Theater at Westbury) *
Aug. 21: Pittsburgh, PA (Altar Bar)