The Psychedelic Furs / The Church Co-Headlining Tour

The headline tells the story as The Psychedelic Furs and The Church team for an August/September adventure beginning in Buffalo, N.Y.   Taking the fun from one coast to the other, stops include New York, Minneapolis, Seattle, Louisville and San Diego.

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House Of Blues, Chicago, Ill.

Not only did The Psychedelic Furs receive lots of chart love via several hit singles but the band’s music was a popular choice for motion picture soundtracks.  Of course, the “Pretty In Pink” matchup is the most obvious, but other cross-media appearances included  “Love My Way” landing on the soundtrack for 1983’s “Valley Girl” and showing up in 1998’s “The Wedding Singer.” TV was also good to The Psychedelic Furs with the band’s music appearing on “Glee,” “Hung,” “Cold Case” and other programs.

The Church will be touring in support of its 25th album – Further/Deeper – released in North America in February.  The band’s “Under The Milky Way” has made frequent appearances on television programs, including “Prison Break,” “The O.C.,” and “Rage.”  The song also appeared on the soundtrack for the 2001 flick, “Donnie Darko.”

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Center Stage, Atlanta, Ga.

Here’s the plan:

Aug. 8 – Buffalo, N.Y., The Town Ballroom
Aug. 9 – Silver Spring, Md., The Fillmore Silver Spring
Aug. 11 – New Haven, Conn., College Street Music Hall
Aug. 12 – Clifton Park, N.Y., Upstate Concert Hall
Aug. 13 – Hampton Beach, N.H., Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
Aug. 15 – Glenside, PA  Keswick Theatre
Aug. 16 – Hyannis, Mass., Cape Cod Melody Tent
Aug. 18 – New York, N.Y., Irving Plaza
Aug. 19 – Westbury, N.Y., NYCB Theatre At Westbury
Aug. 22 – Royal Oak, Mich., Royal Oak Music Theatre
Aug. 23 – Louisville, Ky., Mercury Ballroom
Aug. 25 – Minneapolis, Minn., First Avenue
Aug. 27 – Kansas City, Mo., Crossroads-KC
Aug. 28 – Urbana, Ill., Downtown Urbana (Urbana Sweetcorn Festival)
Aug. 31 – Denver, Colo., Ogden Theatre
Sept. 2 – Portland, Ore., McMenamins Crystal Ballroom
Sept. 3 – Seattle, Wash., The Showbox
Sept. 6 – Saratoga, Calif., The Mountain Winery
Sept. 8 – Las Vegas, Nev., Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas
Sept. 9 – San Diego, Calif., Observatory North Park

Presales begin this week with general onsales several shows launching May 22.  Check out the websites belonging to The Psychedelic Furs and The Church for more info.