Twilight at Taronga presented by Mastercard presents
The Church- CANCELLED
TICKET HOLDERS WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY REFUNDED
It’s with a heavy heart that Taronga announces the cancellation of the 2022 Twilight at Taronga Concert Series.
This decision was not made lightly and takes into account both the safety of our concert guests, staff, artists, crew and broader community, as well as our ability to deliver an experience that meets the expectations of our guests who have purchased tickets.
We are extremely proud of the Twilight at Taronga experience which is renowned for its unique and energetic space. Regrettably, with the current public health measures in place and largely sold out shows that would see guests in close proximity and unable to socially distance, our event space does not comply with the current requirements for a COVID-safe event.
Taronga is a passionate and long-term supporter of the live music industry, with 2022 set to be Twilight at Taronga’s 26th year. As devastating as this is, the health and wellbeing of the whole community remains paramount.
We would like to thank all of the Twilight, and Taronga community, for their support and look forward to coming back with another unforgettable series when the circumstances allow.
Taronga is a not-for-profit organisation with a vision to secure a shared future for wildlife and people. Events like Twilight at Taronga not only provide revenue to support Taronga’s vital conservation work in Australia and around the world, but also connect guests with wildlife and the pressing challenges they face such as this year’s support of Taronga’s Litter Free Oceans campaign.
Although the series will not be going ahead this year, you can make a donation here. Any donation made today will allow Taronga to continue to support initiatives such as Litter Free Oceans, as well as continue to breed threatened species, carry on vital scientific research and deliver conservation programs here in Australia and across the globe.
Taronga Zoo remains open for day guests to visit, and to connect with and learn more about wildlife.
Few bands enter their fifth decade of making music with all the fierce creative energy of their early years. Few bands are like The Church.
We’re honoured to welcome The Church to Twilight.
The Australian psych-guitar masters are deep into recording the band’s 25th studio album 40 years after their formation and will treat the audience to songs from across the band's career. Fans will be the first to hear some of the new additions from their forthcoming album.
The Church’s repertoire began with classic early albums 'Of Skins and Heart' – delivering the classic ‘The Unguarded Moment’ – ‘The Blurred Crusade', 'Heyday' and 'Starfish'.
‘Starfish’ was the 1988 album that broke into the mainstream and gave The Church the international hit 'Under the Milky Way'. The hit single has been regarded as one of the most influential and recognisable Australian rock anthems of all time.
In 2010 The Church were inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Hall of Fame and reaffirmed their status as one of the world's great live bands with the 'Future Past Perfect' tour, performing their ‘Untitled #23’, ‘Priest=Aura’ and ‘Starfish’ albums to rapturous audiences in the US and Australia.
The epic line-up is bassist, vocalist and founder Steve Kilbey; with long-time collaborator timEbandit Powles drummer and producer across 17 albums since '94; guitarist Ian Haug (formerly of Australian rock icons Powderfinger) who joined the band in 2013 and Jeffrey Cain, touring multi-instrumentalist who is now a full-time member of The Church since the departure of Peter Koppes in early 2020. The band have also recently recruited one of Australia's finest and most respected guitarists Ashley Naylor (Even, The Grapes).