The Church Announce North American Tour.

From thechurchband.com: After three decades together, The Church return to North America for a special 30th anniversary acoustic tour throughout April and May 2010. "An Intimate Space" will include songs that span the length of The Church’s epic creative trip from their debut in 1980 to their latest critically acclaimed 2009 album Untitled # 23.

In a unique and unusual execution, the band will choose one song from each of their considerable album releases and perform them in reverse chronological order. This original show will have the audience gliding softly down through the years, opening with a track from Untitled #23 before embarking on a fantastic voyage through time ultimately arriving at their first Australian album, Of Skins And Heart where it all began.

To make these shows even more special, every ticket holder will receive a free copy of "Deadman’s Hand," the third EP from the Untitled #23 album. This EP will include the title track and unreleased tracks from the band’s secret vault.

Dates confirmed as follows with more to be added in the coming week..

2 - San Juan Capistrano, CA - Coach House
4 - San Diego, CA - Anthology
5 - Los Angeles, CA - The Roxy
6 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
8 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
9 - Seattle, WA - The Showbox
13 - Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line Music Café
14 - Madison, WI - Majestic Theatre
15 - Chicago, IL - Park West
17 - Cleveland, OH - The Winchester Tavern and Music Hall
18 - Ferndale, MI - The Magic Bag Theatre
19 - Pittsburgh, PA - Club Café
21 - Boston, MA - TBC
22 - NYC - City Winery
23 - Bay Shore, NY (Long Island) - Boulton Center for the Performing Arts
24 - Sellersville, PA (Philadelphia) - Sellersville Theatre
25 - Falls Church, VA (DC) - State Theatre
27 - Annapolis, MD - Rams Head On Stage

1 - Atlanta, GA - Center Stage