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Saint Etienne Tiger Bay Barbican

Tiger Bay at The Barbican

January 31, 2019

Tiger Bay at The Barbican
With the London Contemporary Orchestra
Wednesday 22nd May 2019 7.30pm

We’re really excited to announce news of this special show in London in May.
It’s the first time we’ve performed with a full orchestra and something we’ve wanted to do since releasing Tiger Bay 25 years ago.

Here’s what the Barbican are saying about it…..

“Saint Etienne’s Tiger Bay is regarded by many as their finest album. Released in 1994, it was a groundbreaking blend of electronica with traditional folk melodies, which included the singles Pale Movie, Like A Motorway and Hug My Soul. It was arranged and conducted by the late David Whitaker, who had worked with Serge Gainsbourg, Marianne Faithfull and Lee Hazlewood. The group have never performed the album with a full orchestra before, and this 25th anniversary show – to tie in with a box set re-issue – will be their only performance this year.”

Tickets go on sale to Barbican members from 10am on Thursday 31st January and to non members the following morning, Friday 1st February – click here for tickets.
Please be quick as we’re expecting this show to sell out.

More news on the Tiger Bay box set soon!!

Bob, Pete and Sarah xx

Saint Etienne Good Humor British Library Extra Date

Good Humor 20th Anniversary – UK Shows

August 21, 2018

This October Saint Etienne will play their only UK shows for 2018.
These take place on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th October in the grand foyer space at the British Library on the Euston Road, London NW1 – a short walk from Kings Cross station. Fresh from their US tour in September the 8 piece live band will perform the 1998 album Good Humor in it’s entirety followed by a set of hits, misses, fan favourites plus a new song or two.

Bob, Pete and Sarah will be joined by Lawrence from Go Kart Mozart who will be spinning a selection of his favourite discs before the band take the stage.

Running times are:

Saturday – doors 7.30pm – Saint Etienne on stage at 8.30pm-10.00pm – curfew at 10.30pm
Sunday – doors 7.00pm – Saint Etienne on stage at 8.00pm-9.30pm – curfew at 10.00pm

Saturday – SOLD OUT – sorry this show sold out in seconds flat
Sunday – a limited number available here.

Celebrating 20 years of Good Humor

Good Humor 20th Anniversary Tour – North America

August 2, 2018

Saint Etienne celebrate 20 years of ‘Good Humor’
with U.S. and Canadian dates.
September 5th – 16th 2018

Bob, Pete and Sarah chat about the tour……

Sarah Cracknell “I’m so looking forwarded to touring Good Humor this Autumn with our fabulous live band! Drummer Mike, The amazing Bennett Brothers, Gerard Johnson and of course Debsey will really bring the album to life and add a certain je ne sais quoi!”

Pete Wiggs “We had such a great experience recording ‘Good Humor’ at Tambourine Studios, and immersing ourselves in Swedish culture (particularly the food/bars/records/pool/bizarre drinking games aspects of it). It’s an album that imho translates nicely to the live ‘arena’ so it will be very exciting and fun to tour it with our current line up of ‘crack’ musicians”.

Bob Stanley “My memories of making Good Humor are all good, and that’s not just looking back twenty years through rose-coloured glasses. Living in a flat in Malmo together for 6 weeks made it feel like we were the Monkees, and I think that spirit comes across on the album. It contained some of my favourite St Et songs, that wise owl Tore Johansson’s production was exceptional, and I was thrilled when it went down so well in the States”

The band will perform ‘Good Humor’ in it’s entirety followed by a set of hits, misses and fan favourites. There will be a new song or two plus some super exclusive items of (music related) merchandise available.

Tickets are on sale now and these are likely to be the last US/Canadian St Et shows for the foreseeable future….
5 Sept        New York NY – Bowery Ballroom  - TICKETS here 
6 Sept        Brooklyn NY – Warsaw – TICKETS here
7 Sept        Washington DC  - Union Stage – TICKETS here
9 Sept        Boston MA – Brighton Music Hall – TICKETS here
10 Sept      Montreal QC – Thèâtre Fairmont – TICKETS here
11 Sept      Toronto ON CANADA – Mod Club – TICKETS here
13 Sept      Chicago IL – Park West – TICKETS here
15 Sept      San Francisco CA – The Chapel – TICKETS here
16 Sept      Los Angeles CA – Fonda Theatre – TICKETS here

Note – there will be some super special items of exclusive merchandise available on these dates.

Tickets are selling fast so please be quick…

See Saint Etienne in Glasgow, Britsol, Manchester, Bexhill and London

UK Christmas Shows

August 21, 2017

Christmas just isn’t Christmas without some Saint Etienne live shows.

So, we’ve decided to visit a few places around the UK we didn’t reach on the Home Counties tour plus a couple of different venues in places (London and Manchester) that we did. We’ll be playing a selection of songs from Home Counties alongside hits, misses and festive favourites. Tickets are on sale now via the links below.

We’ll be announcing some special supports over the coming weeks so stay tuned for news of those and get your party boots ready for one of the following:

Thursday 30th – Holmfirth – Picturedrome – Tickets

Friday 1st – Glasgow – O2 ABC – Tickets

Saturday 2nd – Manchester – Ritz – Tickets

Friday 8th – Bristol – SWX – Tickets

Saturday 9th – London – Shepherds Bush Empire – Tickets

Sunday 10th – Bexhill – De La Warr Pavilion – Tickets

Sait Etienne Euro Flag

European Tour Dates

August 14, 2017

We’re pleased to announce a string of European shows this autumn.

We’ll be visiting Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Germany and Spain during October and November. Full details of cities, venues and links to buy tickets are listed below.

We’re not forgetting the rest of Europe and hope to fill the gaps during early 2018. We will also be bringing you news of a 6 date UK Christmas tour early next week.

Looking forward to seeing you at one of the following……

Mon 23 Copenhagen – Pumpehuset – TICKETS

Tue 24 Gothenburg – Stora Teatren – TICKETS

Wed 25 Stockholm – Kagelbanen – TICKETS

Sun 05 Helsinki – Korjaamo – TICKETS (onsale Wednesday 16th August)

Mon 06 Berlin – Columbia Theatre – TICKETS

Tue 07 Madrid – Sala Butte – TICKETS

Wed 08 Barcelona – Razzmatazz – TICKETS

Bob, Pete and Sarah xxx

De La Warr Pavillion Bexhill On Sea - Postponed

Postponed Gig – Bexhill On Sea

June 4, 2017

It is with great regret that our show at De La Warr Pavillion in Bexhill-On-Sea has been postponed to 10th December.

Those not wishing to attend to the revised date can seek a full refund from the promotor or ticket outlet where tickets were purchased. Those who are OK to wait for the resceduled show in December, pre-existing tickets dated 6th June will still be valid.

It’s not possible to go into the reasons for the re-scheduling here. We really wanted to play the show and will be back to do so as part of a short run of shows in December.

Thanks to everyone for your understanding.

Bob, Pete and Sarah x

Saint Etienne UK tour dates

UK Tour – Cardiff date change

May 22, 2017

As many of you will know we’ve been forced to switch our Cardiff date pushing it back by two days to Monday 5th June.

In an official statement from the promoters…

“Due to the huge increase in traffic, road closures and unprecedented security as a result of the UEFA Champion’s League Final in Cardiff on June 3rd it has become logistically impossible for Saint Etienne, their crew, production and fans to access the Tramshed for their performance. For this reason we must regrettably postpone the show… but only by two days until Monday 5th June. All tickets for the original show remain valid for the new date. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.”

Tickets for the show can be bought here

or for other dates on the tour here

Saint Etienne USA Tour 2017

Wings Across America

March 28, 2017

We’re pleased to bring you details of our US tour happening in late September, early October. These will be the first shows we’ve played in America for 5 years.

We apologise that we can’t get round the country a bit more – especially Canada and some of the Southern States – and hope that some of you can make the trip out to see us. We’ll be playing brand new material from Home Counties plus a good selection of songs you’ll know from our back catalogue. Yes, we’ll be bringing merchandise and we look forward to seeing you in the fall.

All tickets go on sale at 10.00am on Friday 31st March except the Bowery Ballroom and Hall Of Williamsburg gigs which are on sale from 12 noon on Wednesday 29th March.


Sun 24 Boston – Somerville Once Ballroom – Click here for Tickets
Mon 25 New York – Bowery Ballroom – Click here for Tickets
Tue 26 Brooklyn – Music Hall Of Williamsburg – Click here for Tickets
Wed 27 Washington DC – U Street Music Hall – Click here for Tickets
Fri 29 Chicago – Park West – Click here for Tickets


Mon 2 Seattle – Neptune – Click here for Tickets
Wed 4 San Francisco – The Fillmore – Click here for Tickets
Thu 5 Pomona – Glass House – Click here for Tickets
Fri 6 Los Angeles – The Fonda Theatre – Click here for Tickets

Bob, Pete and Sarah xxx