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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

Tickets:
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:

NOVEMBER 2017
Thursday 30th – Holmfirth – Picturedrome – Tickets

DECEMBER 2017
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……

OCTOBER 2017
Mon 23 Copenhagen – Pumpehuset – TICKETS

Tue 24 Gothenburg – Stora Teatren – TICKETS

Wed 25 Stockholm – Kagelbanen – TICKETS

NOVEMBER 2017
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.

September

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

October

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

Saint Etienne Home Counties Expanded Packshot

Home Counties

March 22, 2017

We’re finally able to bring you news that or brand new album ‘Home Counties’ will be released on the 2nd June 2017.

It contains 19 ‘tracks’ inspired by our bitter-sweet relationship with the eponymous shires that have always been part of our lives.

We recorded it in the summer and autumn of 2016 and it’s co-produced by Shawn Lee of Wall Of Sound and Young Gun Silver Fox fame.

You can pre-order now on limited edition gatefold double vinyl, cd and of course cassette - with some exclusive extras – from our shop here.

Sarah Cracknell says: “We had so much fun writing for this album, drawing influence from our teenage years growing up in the home counties. Bob, Pete and I led almost parallel lives while I was in Windsor and they were in Surrey, developing our passion for music and London. Shawn Lee was a joy to work with, he’s a wonderful multi-instrumentalist who seemed to have some kind of telepathy with us and translated our ideas perfectly. The record is quite varied in styles and brings together a little something from all our past albums whilst sounding completely new.”

Bob Stanley says “Suburbia’s anonymity is exactly why it’s a source of inspiration. They said it couldn’t happen here – and it didn’t.”

Whilst Pete added “We took a ride and ran with the dogs”

As a taster of what’s to come we’re streaming a special preview song from the album entitled ‘Heather’ here

We set off on a UK tour in June but before that have three special warm up dates as follows….

May 2017

Fri 26 Hebden Bridge Trades Club
Sat 27 Oxford Common People Festival
Wed 31 Barcelona Primavera Sound

Our tour kicks off in London on the day ‘Home Counties’ is released and we’re pleased to be playing a few of our favourite venues….

Fri 02 London Royal Festival Hall
Sat 03 Cardiff Tramshed
Sun 04 Birmingham Town Hall
Tue 06 Bexhill De La Warr
Thu 08 Newcastle Sage
Fri 09 Edinburgh Queens Hall
Sat 10 Sheffield City Hall Ballroom
Sun 11 Manchester RNCM Concert Hall

Tickets for all of these go on sale at 9am this Friday and you’ll find links to buy at the ‘Latest Events’ section here or by following us on Facebook (Saint Etienne Official) and Twitter (@bobpetesarah).

We’ll also be bringing you news of festival performances and a US tour in Sep/Oct later this week so stay tuned.

Looking forward to seeing you all soon.
Lots of love,

Bob, Pete and Sarah xxx

PS. We hope you like the sleeve artwork by renowned artist Scott King

Home Counties, the new album, released 2nd June

Home Counties, the new album, released 2nd June

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