posted on May 1, 2010 at 2:37 pm

2nd last night in charlotte
small theatre underpopulated
but ones who there about 200
they lovely-ish
very kind very nice very fair
someone with a strange cartoon voice briefly interrupts my dream
i fall asleep midsong
my fingers my throat carries on
my songs linger in the stormy air
why didja write em sighs the southern breeze
the elms and the pines
lovely broad avenues
the untamed southern spring is busting out all over
truly some promised land but promised by who
whoever it was i can understand why
why the trees are so thick upon the hills
and the clouds race across the unfamiliar sky
and some things seem left unfinished
and nature prevails more boldly
it quickly eats up anything that lays untouched
the theatre has a complicated backstage layout underground
i keep getting lost in one room full of mirrors
after another
its time to go
i gotta pack before atlanta
our last stop
hopefully the best night
go out in a blaze of good old fashioned southern glory
coz this will soon be the end
pk n i flying out sunday from atlanta
now i bid thee all fondue

30 Responses to “tour 2”

  1. avatar
    Hank Gee | 1 May 2010 at 3:05 pm #


    Thank you for coming to Charlotte.
    Enjoyed every moment of the show.

    Guy Who Went Stag In the Balcony

  2. avatar
    Steven Krut | 1 May 2010 at 4:47 pm #

    Sorry that the N.C. show wasn't better attended. I hope us Atlantans make a better showing. N.C. is one of my favorite states. It's beautiful and has both mountains and beaches. Some nice college towns, too

  3. avatar
    Anonymous | 1 May 2010 at 5:50 pm #

    did you ever notice you have wacky eyes? one lower than the other ?

  4. avatar
    veleska1970 | 1 May 2010 at 5:56 pm #

    have a safe flight back home.

    lotza love….

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    Anonymous | 1 May 2010 at 7:10 pm #

    Intended to drive up from Fla today for the ATL concert, but I've just gotten off a marathon stint at work and I'm worried I'll fall asleep on the interstate if I try to get there in time. Alas. I hope it's a gem of a show, gang.

  6. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 1 May 2010 at 7:22 pm #

    Have a safe trip back to Aussie. Give my regards to the majestic sting-rays that grace your marine habitats.

    " Forget Yourself" is better than any Radiohead, U2, Coldplay, Smiths, Cure or Oasis CD. It's in the same pantheon as Dark Side Of The Moon, Ziggy Stardust and Revolver.

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    chrisnroses71 | 1 May 2010 at 7:58 pm #

    Headed out to Atlanta in 30 minutes. Hope my wife and I get to meet the band afterwards. Coming in from Chattanooga,Tennessee.

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    Anonymous | 1 May 2010 at 8:16 pm #


    Thanks again to you and the band for doing this tour. 30 amazing years from an amazing band. I cant imagine how excited you and your family will be to have you home. Travel safe and enjoy the last show tonight. If you and the band ever do another acoustic album please put this version of Space Needle and Tear It All Away on the list. I know the show at the Magic Bag was filmed and I hope we can see that soon. I also look forward to the upcoming projects you have this year, The Broken Sea at the KK sight sounds really good. Hope that is released soon as well as your project with Ricky.

    Best Regards,

    Jason (jmb066)

  9. avatar
    Jim H. | 1 May 2010 at 8:24 pm #

    The ATL: yes! This is where I live.

    Thanks for dropping by. Can't wait to hear the last show tonight at Center Stage.

    Jim H.

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    ~Amelia | 1 May 2010 at 9:28 pm #

    I was lucky enough to be one of the 200 in attendance for your Charlotte show last night. Not being completely familiar with your music I now feel that a exhilarating door has been unlocked. Thank you all for touring and sharing your magic with us all. You are still making new hardcore fans after 30 years.

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    steven koontz | 1 May 2010 at 9:28 pm #

    Mr K. absolute pleasure seeing my 5th and final show in Charlotte last night…you guys were once again top notch…..yea that girl had quite the annoying voice, looks like you and Marty put here in her place!….and you threw me that (SPACE) 1999 softball, I hit it! 😉 was my fav Sci-fi show growing up!!
    anyway, again, me and Ramona had a blast following you guys….your ponderments and banter were just as spectacular as the melodies and atmospheric sounds we all got to hear….nice crowd, like you said, smallish, but vocal…..
    thank for keeping "Carolina on your mind"…..
    until next time….

    Steven Koontz, and Ramona Floyd
    High Point, NC

  12. avatar
    JJ | 1 May 2010 at 9:55 pm #

    Yes, Spring is in a blaze here, with the life-nourishing rains upon us tomorrow, feeding the forests, keeping the green in greenery. Nature does reclaim what is lost sometimes, and much of it is lost here – acres and acres mowed down every year for more pavement, more concrete, more useless malls, nail salons, tanning centres, fast-food emporiums with slap-fast construction, video game stores, you know the story. It eats everything in it's path, this city.

    See you tonight, White Hippy Moses, and hope the stormy weather tomorrow doesn't detain you in that cavernous concrete-bunker of an airport we have here. Beware the sudden voltage in the air tomorrow and safe travels.

  13. avatar
    Broken Toys and Heros | 1 May 2010 at 11:42 pm #

    Have a safe trip back home and thank you so much for this incredible tour, and stop in Chicago, be safe…happy…and well. Hug and kiss those pixies and bride when you arrive home and take a break for a bit. You SO deserve it. Thank you also for allowing us to come along with you across this great country- seen thru ur eyes once again on TTB.

    A dedicated fan and distant friend 4 life,



    GRIND… them up !!!!

  14. avatar
    Richie | 2 May 2010 at 12:23 am #

    Knock 'em dead Killer! This tour was the best yet. Loved ya from Long Island, come back soon!

    Enjoy the fambly in the meantime!

    Deadman's Hand EP is SUPERB. Such a lovely gift.


  15. avatar
    princey | 2 May 2010 at 12:25 am #

    Hi Steve, all the best for the last gig in Atlanta, and of course The Church WILL go out witha BANG!

    All these rumours about a tour where 2 albums are played live, if there's any truth innit, pleeeez include Oz wontcha?

    Take care sk and have a safe flight home, and the longish hair looks nice BTW, and thanks for all the tour blogs and vids and pics, and it's been a real, real pleasure:)
    love Amanda

  16. avatar
    Frank | 2 May 2010 at 1:10 am #

    Have a great show!!!! You guys were awesome on long island!!!!!!!

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    Anonymous | 2 May 2010 at 1:38 am #


    band is hitting a peak . . . the crowds will come . . . another album . . . one more time around w/ the electrics? . . .

    thanks for thirty years . . .

    saw doc watson perform today in NC mountains . . . the man is 87 . . . sounded great . . . he sets scary precedent for dylan . . . but great precedent for you and mwp and pk and tp.

    carry on.

    wilfred p

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    Anonymous | 2 May 2010 at 2:52 am #

    Steve, I was able to catch the nyc and long island shows and enjoyed them both. Hope you guya come back soon. i know touring is probably a drag but i hope the shows and fans make it all worth it. keep making beautiful music. Elliott

  19. avatar
    Anonymous | 2 May 2010 at 4:01 am #

    Saw you in SF was great show even better than last June electric. Can't give enuf props it was too much better than expected. Picked up the Unseen Music cd, Another Place new favorite song. Look forward to another Church tour soon I love the sound of your tranquil chaos.

  20. avatar
    frank | 2 May 2010 at 4:08 am #

    Thanks for an amazing performance … Loonis says "Lost in Space season 2 episode 6 The Prisoners of Space"

  21. avatar
    Jason Haas | 2 May 2010 at 5:44 am #

    hey, safe journey, our friend!

    you've come such a long way since i started following you a bit back in '98

    journeys for both of us
    journeys for all

    just helped build a giant community garden today!
    d'you garden back in bondi? (can you?) it's really good for the soul, much like yoga probably is

    yoga, which yours truly should start tomorrow
    shore'd help my weary arms and legs an' back an' every other bit!

    so thanks for this
    and that

    make it home safe
    get some rest!

    da svedonya, and
    cheers from milwaukee!

  22. avatar
    Anonymous | 2 May 2010 at 6:05 am #

    Give 'em something to remember olde bean. I'm sure you will (lucky people).

    Safe trip home to Oz.

    Lady Di

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    Hellbound Heart | 2 May 2010 at 9:41 am #

    yup, i can see it….time to go home…..

    love always…..

  24. avatar
    CAPTAIN BEYOND | 2 May 2010 at 11:11 am #

    fondue steve-o fondue…

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    chrisnroses71 | 2 May 2010 at 6:04 pm #

    Last night was AWESOME!!!! Met Peter and Marty. Great crowd and energy throughout entire show. Got lost after show headed back to Chattanooga. Cop gave us wrong directions…can U believe that!?! Thanks for Free CD and Program and have a safe trip back home. Maybe next time I could even meet the TIME BEING……???????????…???…??.?!

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    beverlyeverly | 2 May 2010 at 8:24 pm #

    Thank you for persevering here in the U.S. and treating your fans to another show to remember. I'm sure I am joining all the rest in wishing you all a safe and pleasant trip home.

    Oh, and TY for the blogs as well!

  27. avatar
    cazziem | 2 May 2010 at 9:47 pm #

    I sincerely hope you tour ends on a massive high! Listen carefully sk, cos you'll hear the cheering, clapping and shouts of encore from 1000's of us who'll be there for you in spirit. xx

  28. avatar
    matt davison | 3 May 2010 at 12:18 am #

    The Theatre and It's Double……….. See ya back Down under. NKs Bday soon!! bet she deserves lots a prezzies :)!


  29. avatar
    Anonymous | 3 May 2010 at 12:49 am #

    SK + co.-
    thank you for an amazing flight back thru time. have a good AUS tour, take that well-deserved break, keep the blog firing on all cylinders and see you in the fall, hopefully, plugged in and doing whatever two albums you guys decide on!

  30. avatar
    illtiki | 3 May 2010 at 11:54 pm #

    Even though we didn't have a lot of people here in Charlotte, my wife and I loved the show. We appreciate you coming here. You guys were amazing. Love the new cd as well.
    Eraklis (Herc) Petmezas

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