The Church announce Australian tour to celebrate the release of their 26th album

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The Church announce Australian tour to celebrate the release of their 26th album

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The Church unveil 26th studio album The Hypnogogue with eight Australian dates announced for The Hypnogogue World Tour.

Few bands enter their fifth decade of making music with all the fierce creative energy of their early years. Few bands can boast 26 studio albums. Few bands are like The Church.

This month, the ARIA Hall of Fame inductees share their highly anticipated 26th studio album The Hypnogogue. Along with their latest cinematic record release, The Church are celebrating 43 years since formation, embarking on an extensive world tour performing new music and songs from their 26-album career. The Australian leg of the world tour will come off the back of a 21-city, six-week US tour and will stop at eight cities across the country, including Brisbane, Gold Coast, Hobart, Adelaide, Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and Newcastle.

The Church The Hypnogogue Australian Tour

  • May 26 – Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane
  • May 27 – Twin Towns Theatre, Gold Coast
  • June 3 – Odeon Theatre, Hobart
  • June 10 – Hindley Street Music Hall, Adelaide
  • June 11 – Riverside Theatre, Perth
  • June 15 – Palais Theatre, Melbourne
  • June 16 – Enmore Theatre, Sydney
  • June 17 – Civic Theatre, Newcastle

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A monumental concept album, The Church hone in on their bespoke sound in The Hypnogogue without retreading creative steps. The record features recently released singles The Hypnogogue, C’est La Vie and No Other You, offering a pool of melancholy tones and psychedelic swells, transporting listeners to another realm, guided by its striking science fiction narrative.

The album was recorded at iconic Australian studio Damien Gerard Studios on the Central Coast and mixed by Darrell Thorp (Radiohead, Beck, Foo Fighters). Bassist, vocalist and founder Steve Kilbey gives his thoughts on the new record; “The Hypnogogue is the most prog rock thing we have ever done, we’ve never created a concept album before. It is the most teamwork record we have ever had. Everyone in the band is so justifiably proud of this record and everyone helped to make sure it was as good as it could be.

Steve continues “Personally, I think it’s in our top three records. The complexity, the way the songs relate to each other and the level of collaboration that has gone into the record. For fans of older records, give this one a chance, it will go on rewarding you for years and years. There’s lots of subtle references to other artists, other songs and other times”.

The Church yield an expansive music career with a phenomenal back catalogue of songs including Reptile, The Unguarded Moment”, Almost With You and of course Under the Milky Way, regarded as one of the most influential and recognisable Australian rock anthems of all time.

Tickets for the tour go on sale Thursday 2 March 2023 10AM local time via

The Hypnogogue is available now wherever you consume good music.