Yep, you heard right… it is not Sunday, it is Tuesday we are talking about!
The Church is coming to The Variety Playhouse on their 2011 US tour. PURCHASE TICKETS HERE!
The band has been performing sold-out shows across the US on their 30th Anniversary “Future Past Perfect” US tour, where they’ll be playing three of their classic albums in their entirety in one night.
Recently inducted into the Australian Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame, the “Future Past Perfect” tour is the followup to the church’s “An Intimate Space” acoustic tour of the US this past spring. The band will begin the night covering the last decade with their critically acclaimed album,Untitled #23, and go backwards in time, performing fan favorite, Priest=Aura (an album not supported by a tour when originally released in the USA), and finally, their classic album, Starfish. These three albums will be played in succession, live and electric.
Reissues of the band’s early albums will finally be available in the US alongside contemporary releases, all on Second Motion Records. Fully remastered with bonus tracks, the reissues will come in digi-packs with rare photos and exhaustive sleeve notes written by Marty Willson-Piper.
“[the church] scrambles the real and the surreal with ease, rattling its stately guitarchitecture with howling north-wind echo and the troubled undertow of [Steve] Kilbey’s enigmatic lyrics.” -David Fricke, Rolling Stone
“Among the longest-lived, prolific bands of the last three decades” – Pitchfork
“the church still serve up shows with fervor… [and] have the loose-limbed ferocity that has propelled them since their debut.” – Village Voice
Deadman’s Hand from Untitled #23 [audio: /01-Deadmans-Hand.mp3]
Mistress from Priest=Aura – [audio: /07-Mistress.mp3]
North, South, East, and West from Starfish – [audio: /05-North-South-East-And-West.mp3]
Cry With Us! Puddles Pity Party in Orlando
I owe him a poem:
Here’s a story of a sad clown who one night in February was traveling through O-town.
He brought a suitcase and a lot of gum, he brought music and videos and tons of fun.
He sang high but mostly he sang low, and he put of one hell of a good show.
He gave a bearded guy a cupcake and danced with a lady, a wolf he would make
There is no doubt he is a boss sir, he even got love from Kevin Costner.
Fans filled the plaza for a night of delight as the 7 foot clown gave us some real insight.
He sang Bowie and Queen and even some Who, also Cash, Lorde and “Let it go” too
Videos played of pets and babies crying, also beautiful artwork and people smiling.
Last night Orlando was anything but mad as we showed much love for a clown that is sad.
Ok, I’d cry too after that poem. Here’s some more info:
If you haven’t been to see a Puddles Pity Party show, you are missing out.
The show had me smiling and laughing so hard my stomach hurt, but I was also moved so many times by the range of Puddles voice. True entertainment never gets old and I have a feeling he is going to last forever.
I loved the interaction he had with the crowd. He pulled numerous people up to help him on stage and all of them were good sports, one man even singing the entire song, “All by myself” karaoke style! The show was so well thought out and planned but with room for some hilarious improv. Especially at the end when he pulled the 3 fans from the audience dressed like clowns. At the end of them performing together, Puddles suddenly remembers that he is scared of clowns! Genius!
Hands down one of the best performances I’ve seen in years.
Kingsized Holiday Fun! Big Mike is Back at the Variety Playhouse!
Big Mike Geier and his Kingsized Rock ‘n Roll Orchestra, along with the Dames Aflame Dancers, Lil’ Santa and other special guests, bring tidings of comfort and joy with their signature glitz and glamour in what has become a tinsel-time tradition at the Variety Playhouse. The all-ages 90-minute show features your Holiday favorites by the likes of Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole, Andy Williams, Heat Miser, The Grinch and more!
We caught up with Big Mike to ask a few questions.
TBB: Big Mike! It’s been a couple years since we had the pleasure of seeing you perform live. We are so excited to be back in Atlanta and we are ready for this show. What can you tell us about this years event?
Big Mike: Welcome back to Atlanta, Ange! We’re also excited to be in town for another wild and wonderful Holiday Jubilee. We like to honor the tradition that the Jubilee has become and don’t mess too much with the format. You can expect the always magnificent sounds of the 12-piece Kingsized Rock ‘n Roll orchestra performing your favorite holiday classics and the dazzling Dames Aflame dancers providing the glamour. The show is all about holiday nostalgia, whatever that means to you: Bing Crosby, Andy Williams, Donnie Hathaway, The Grinch, Rankin Bass, Peanuts, the Dreidel Song? It’s all in there.
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