The Church celebrate the 30th anniversary of Starfish on Australian tour

Primary tabs

The band will play the album in full, plus plenty of other classics.

Australian indie rock legends The Church have released many albums. Many very, very good albums. They continue to do so at a pretty impressive rate (last year saw the release of the very solid Man Woman Life Death Infinity) but it seems like Steve Kilbey and his cohorts are going to spend the latter part of 2018 reflecting on one of their most immense triumphs.

Starfish was The Church’s fifth album, released in 1988 – yep, 30 years ago – and it still stands up as one of the band’s most stunning works from start to finish.


Yes, it’s the record that features the band’s most enduring hit ‘Under The Milky Way’ and the brilliant ‘Reptile’, but that’s just scratching the surface of a record that stands up as one of the band’s most refined and powerful statements.

Learn more about Starfish in our Classic Album article.

This November and December, the band head out to perform this classic album in its entirety at eight big shows around the country. They’ll back this up with a selection of highlights from throughout their hefty catalogue, making this an unmissable experience for anyone who’s ever been a fan of this great band.


The theatres the band have booked for most of these shows are suitably sophisticated venues that will help make these shows particularly special, as if that wasn’t going to be the case already.

The Church play Starfish in full at the following shows. Tickets are on sale from Friday 13 July and all shows are all ages.

Friday 23 November– Anita's Theatre, Wollongong
Saturday 24 November – NEX: The Arena, Newcastle
Sunday 25 November – QPAC Concert Hall, Brisbane
Friday 30 November – State Theatre, Sydney
Saturday 1 December – Palais Theatre, Melbourne
Sunday 2 December – Royal Theatre, Canberra
Friday 7 December – Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide
Sunday 9 December – Perth Concert Hall