It is with great regret that Australian paisley underground pioneers The Church announce the cancellation of their scheduled ‘Starfish’ 30th Anniversary shows in the UK this June due to unforeseeable circumstances in the form of a major injury to their drummer Tim Powles.

The band had been due to celebrate 30 years of their most successful album, the undisputed classic ‘Starfish’ featuring their iconic track ‘Under The Milky Way’ at the following shows:

Sat 8th/Sun 9th June – ‘Of Seance and Starfish’ – The Church Weekend, Bush Hall, London

Mon 10th June – Manchester Club Academy

Tues 11th June – La Belle Angele, Edinburgh


In a statement released on the band’s social media on 25th May 2019, they said:

“In the last minute of the last song, on the last night of the USA tour last week, our drummer Tim Powles suffered a nasty fall off the front of the stage and fractured his foot. Up until today we had wanted to proceed with the shows with our “miraculous one footed drummer”, but new tests reveal Tim has developed a blood clot in his leg, while awaiting surgery.  The high risk of DVT in this condition means that flying is entirely out of the question. After much deliberation today,  we sadly have no choice other than to cancel the upcoming June shows in Germany and the UK – Including the 2nd Annual CHURCH WEEKEND event.


Nobody is more disappointed by this than the band.


We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused and look forward to making it up to everyone as soon as we can.


We would like to soften that blow by providing you with a free ticket and meet and greet when we are next in your area.


Once again, we are extremely sorry. We usually roll with the motto of – “the show must go on” ….. but in this case …sadly it was just not possible.”


Refunds will be available from your point of purchase. Please contact your ticket vendor directly.

If you have made special arrangements to travel to London for the VIP event that are non-refundable, please