Churchill breaks up: Band cancels two arena tours, Leno appearance - Reverb

Churchill breaks up, cancels upcoming arena tours, Leno appearance

Churchill, the band that appeared to be the next big act out of Denver, has broken up, canceling two upcoming arena tours and a scheduled appearance on Jay Leno, according to a band representative.

Having signed with the major label A&M/Octone last fall, Churchill returned late last month from a European arena tour with Pink. While rumors have spread about why the band called it quits upon its return from the tour, inner turmoil within Churchill appears to be the reason.

Early last month, the band announced that it would be joining Pink again on her upcoming U.S. arena tour and opening for OneRepublic on a summer tour that includes a Red Rocks show with Sara Bareilles. All upcoming Churchill shows have been canceled, according to the band representative.

The band could not be reached for comment when contacted.

See the canceled Churchill tour dates below:

Pink’s The Truth About Love Tour with Churchill

October 10 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena
October 12 Los Angeles, CA STAPLES Center
October 15 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion
October 17 Salt Lake City, UT Energy Solutions Arena
October 18 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
October 20 Seattle, WA KeyArena
October 21 Vancouver, BC Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
October 23 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
October 24 Saskatoon, SK Credit Union Centre
October 26 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre
October 27 Fargo, ND FargoDome
November 2 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
November 3 Milwaukee, WI BMO Harris Bradley Center
November 5 Chicago, IL United Center
November 6 Detroit, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills
November 8 Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena
November 9 Lincoln, NE Pinnacle Bank Arena
November 11 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center
November 12 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
November 14 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
November 16 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
November 17 North Little Rock, AR Verizon Arena
November 20 Rosemont, IL Allstate Arena
November 21 Indianapolis, IN Bankers Life Fieldhouse
November 23 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena
November 24 Washington DC Verizon Center
November 30 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
December 3 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
December 5 Boston, MA TD Garden
December 6 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
December 8 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center
December 11 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
December 13 Birmingham, AL BJCC Arena
December 14 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena

OneRepublic, Mayer Hawthorne, Sara Bareilles and Churchill tour dates

July 19 Tulsa, OK Downtown Tulsa Brady Arts District *
July 20 St. Louis, MO Peabody *
July 23 Highland Park, IL Ravinia Festival *
July 25 Columbus, OH LC Pavilion *
July 26 Hershey, PA Hershey Park Amphitheater *
July 27 Detroit, MI Meadowbrook *
July 28 Canandaigua, NY Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Art Center*
July 30 Newport, RI Newport Yachting*
August 1 Boston, MA Bank of America Pavilion*
August 2 Mashantucket, CT Foxwoods*
August 3 Bethlehem, PA Musikfest*
August 5 Vienna, VA Wolftrap*
August 6 Hyannis, MA Cape Cod Melody Tent*
August 8 Elmira, NY Tag’s Summerstage*
August 9 Baltimore, MD Pier 6*
August 10 New York, NY Pier 26*
August 12 Orlando, FL Hard Rock Live*
August 13 Hollywood, FL Seminole Hard Rock Live*
August 15 Atlanta, GA Chastain*
August 16 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Uptown Amphitheatre*
August 18 Whites Creek, TN The Woods at Fontanel*
August 29 Morrison, CO Red Rocks**
August 31 Park City, UT Deer Valley Resort**
September 1 Boise, ID Botanical Gardens**
September 2 Woodinville, WA Chateau Ste Michelle**
September 4 Spokane, WA INB Performing Arts Center**
September 6 Troutdate, OR Edgefield**
September 7 Reno, NV Grand Sierra Resort**
September 10 Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl**
September 11 Los Angeles, CA Greek Theater**
September 15 Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theater**

* Denotes OneRepublic, Mayer Hawthorne and Churchill
** Denotes OneRepublic, Sara Bareilles and Churchill

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  • constructionworker

    Must be some bad blood for them to breakup on the verge of a wonderful opportunity.

  • GreenCouch

    I heard that the guy singer and the girl singer were having a affair and their spouses found out.

    • Ed Haas


  • Johnny


  • Michael

    Has this been confirmed by anyone else? No other news outlet has mentioned this at all…

    • Liz

      It’s confirmed. I’m a personal friend.

      • Fritz Olsen

        Liz, is it really true? Because I can’t believe it. So far there are no sources except a “band representative” (as quoted by reverb). Who is this “band representative” and why won’t they give their name? If you are truly a personal friend please tell us your name so we know if this is true or not. I love Churchill! Please don’t break-up!

        • T

          They did have an affair. The break up is the best thing for them. Bethany’s husband Dwight and Tim grew up in the same Youth Group and were best friends. Both of the couples need to have time to heal and need their space. To me the most important thing now is to keep their families intact.

  • Sadamae

    Honestly I went to school with Bethany most of my life and live a few houses away from her family and I don’t believe for a second that anything happened between her and any of the bandmates….. so ya I would wait and see what they say.

    • geofff

      Definitely broken up. I know them all personally. Sad day.

      • Z

        why did they break up?

        • T

          They did have an affair. The break up is the best thing for them.
          Both of the couples need to have time to heal and
          need their space. To me the most important thing now is to keep their
          families intact.

  • syanicsky

    Bummer, they were a great band.

    • sentry

      All the drama should make them better. Like Fleetwood Mac. And if the rumors are true, wouldn’t it really be family turmoil, not band turmoil, that broke the band up.

      • Violet

        What are the rumors??

  • WillDewBadley

    I guess somebody wanted them to Change, and they wouldn’t.

  • Fritz Olsen

    Matt Miller @ Reverb: Who is the “band representative” you used as your source? No name was mentioned. Credible source? The only people posting comments on here are anonymous people that can write anything they dream up. We should wait to hear from Churchill themselves instead of believing anonymous internet gossip posted by people claiming to be personal friends with the band. A TRUE personal friend would give their REAL name, but… if they were a “true friend” they wouldn’t post on behalf of the band. Maybe they just need some time and privacy…??

    • matt

      Tyler has been responding to some fans through their twitter.

      • Fritz Olsen

        Thanks Matt.

  • MusicMunch

    Canceling shows, especially of this caliber… if they ever get back together, it’s going to be much harder to ever get these opportunities again.

    • Taylor$

      They are never, ever, ever, ever…. getting back together.

  • Topher

    It’s definitely confirmed. I attended the One Republic concert in St Louis last night and Ryan Tedder announced that they broke up.

  • Matthew Wilson

    Any further updates from anyone on why the band broke up?
    I am not into the gossip crap, I just want to make sure it is was not for anything serious…like bad health or something tragic.
    Still really sad to hear about the break up, though. Been a fan for over 3-4 years.

  • Jim

    They must really want day jobs because none of them will have this kind of opportunity in the future. This type of caprice leads to becoming an emt in New York City. Ask David Lee Roth.