24th Adelaide Enigma
25th Melbourne Corner Hotel
26th Queenscliff Music Festival
29th Brisbane The Zoo
30th Byron Bay Great Northern Hotel
1st Woolongong Yallah Roadhouse
2nd Newcastle Cambridge Hotel
3rd Sydney Homebake
SUN SEPT 25TH THE UNDERWORLD LONDON
Box office: The World’s End (next to Underworld)
Stargreen 0207 734 8932 www.stargreen.com
Ticketweb 08700 600100 www.ticketweb.co.uk
TUES SEPT 27TH JOSEPH’S WELL LEEDS
Box office: 0113 203 1861 or Jumbo Records 0113 245 5570
WEDS SEPT 28TH ROCK CITY NOTTINGHAM
Box office: 0115 958 8484 www.alt-tickets.co.uk
FRI SEPT 30TH JUNCTION BRISTOL
Box office: 0117 987 4144
THE SAINTS MADJUANA SPANISH TOUR
Miércoles, 5 de octubre MADRID SALA MOBY DICK
Jueves, 6 de octubre - VIGO LA FABRICA DE CHOCOLATE
Viernes, 7 de octubre DURANGO - CAFÉ ANTZOKIA
Sábado, 8 de octubre BARCELONA - SALA MAGIC
The Australian leg of the Burning Bush Tour has been confirmed for November. The new album "Nothing is straight in my house" will be released in Australia on Liberation Records October 10th. The Saints will resume the euro "Burning Bush" crusade in September.
Concurrent to the Saints; The General Dog will take to the road after the summer to promote "Bone Box" which is being released by The Cadiz Recording Co. Dates will be confirmed soon.
Chris Bailey has been confirmed for the 2005 Queensland Poetry festival to be held in Brisbane Australia at the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts; 26th - 28th August.
Click Here for website info.
The Saints will play the OULALA FESTIVAL - July 9th! other French dates will be posted soon.
The band have also been confirmed for the Download Festival on Sunday June 12th - other UK dates to be posted soon.
You can download the live performance of the Maxwells gig from emusic.com by - clicking here -
The band has been invited to play New York May 19th at the Irving Plaza Joey Ramone Birthday Bash + 2 club shows -Maxwells in Hoboken & the Ding Dong Lounge on the upper west side.
It is now confirmed that Marty Willson-Piper (The Church) has become a Saint. Marty features on the new album and will be on the road with the band in '05.
Chris will be performing with Johnette Napolitano (Concrete Blonde) at the Borderline in London on October 25th.
Chris will be playing Paris 9th through the 11th November. Two nights at Sous Sol & a gig at Le Picolo in the flea market.
He also plays in Mont de Marsan before hooking up with the band to put the finishing touches to the new Saints studio album “Nothing is straight in my house” due out Jan ’05.
Sunday Times review:
All Times Through Paradise (EMI)
That the Saints were ever thought of as a punk group was an accident of timing. They had been sitting at home in Brisbane listening to the Stooges for years, but just happened to release their first records when buzzsaw guitars had become fashionable on the other side of the world. This magnificent four-CD box set contains everything recorded by the Saints between 1976 and 1978: their first three studio albums (I’m Stranded, Eternally Yours , Prehistoric Sounds), B-sides and a live set recorded at the Hope & Anchor pub in North London in 1977.
The Saints’ continuing influence is due to the fact that they possessed a much broader sound than was usually found among the ranks of the safety-pinned and ragged-trousered. The guitarist Ed Kuepper was a virtuoso by any standard, let alone the none-too-stringent criteria of punk, while the group as a whole drew from influences reaching back to rock’n’roll and R&B (the Saints were also pioneers of the idea of trashing the standards Times Through Paradise contains spirited covers of Lipstick on Your Collar, River Deep Mountain High and Kissin’ Cousins). Chris Bailey, meanwhile, was also much more listenable than any of his alleged peers, unloading the Saints’ songs in a voice equal parts drawl and sneer.
The Saints were the finest group of their era, and every home should have a copy of this collection.
EMI have scheduled the release of the early albums in a box set.
Included in the package is a "live" recording from the Hope & Anchor pub dating from 1978.
Release date 16th August '04.
Later material will follow over the next 12 to 18 months.
Throughout December Chris was in Australia.
He performed with Nick & the Bad Seeds on the Oz leg of their Nocturama tour.
He also played some solo shows & was involved in a bit of slutting around in the writing department.
The band had earlier joined The Bad Seeds on their European & US tours.
Chris appears on the new Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds single
" Bring it On ". The song will be the first single from their new album.
" Nocturama "
The following are excerpts from the press release. Click Here for long version of the Press Release.
" He ( Bailey ) was on tour in Melbourne at the time and I called him up and he came and sang on 'Bring it On' - and he sang it beautifully. He lifted that song," says Cave. " " He's a wonderful singer ". " The Saints were Godlike to me and my colleagues. It was extraordinary to go and see a band that were so anarchic and violent, with a singer that could actually sing ".
"Nocturama" spans emotional surrender to venomous black humour and engages in a wide range of themes. There is a tender sunset song of hope; an elegant piano song of longing; a yawing, dark violin waltz; a swaggering pledge of love; a raucous abominable tale; a sorrowful evocation of loss; a nostalgic meditation; a fragrant love epiphany; and one final, lustful demonic epic.
Some of the loveliest, most compelling songs are the gentle ones like the opening 'Wonderful Life', or the simple rendering of nostalgia in 'There Is A Town'. Forthcoming single 'Bring It On' sees the band hitting a bold, superfly noir groove and features an outstanding duetted vocal from Chris Bailey, the singer with Brisbane's glorious pre-punk nihilists The Saints. 'Dead Man in My Bed' further raises noise levels as Cave takes the perspective of a woman afflicted with a useless partner. The album's most spectacular song is saved until the end when The Bad Seeds unleash the flaming, fifteen minute epic, 'Babe, I'm On Fire'."Nocturama" might well be the complete Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds panorama.
The Saints will soon begin work on the new album. It should see the light of day in the new year....Still no confirmed release date for Bailey's solo CD.
Eddie Nystrom's latest CD " Leap of Faith " is now available. It is highly recommended.
Check it out HERE
Click HERE for Eddie's website
Last year the band recorded a " live " performance for the fabulous Club Lek which is a part of the Dutch VPRO National TV & Radio network.
Click on the links below to See / Hear the Gig..
For Audio.....Click Here
For Video.....Click Here
The line up for this outing is..
Chris Bailey vocals / guitar
Eddie Nystrom guitar
Archie Larizza bass
Iain Shedden drums
Fri 15 The Corner Hotel Richmond, Melbourne
Sat 16 Cornish Arms Brunswick, Melbourne
Fri 22 Annandale Hotel Annandale, Sydney
Sat 23 Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle NSW
Thu 28 The Zoo, Brisbane, QLD
Fri 29 East Coast Blues Festival Byron Bay, NSW
The band has been confirmed to play at next the Byron Bay blues festival 2002. This & other OZ tour details available soon.
The Saints have just been inducted into the Australian Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame
The line up for the ' piss up ' included: Ivor Hay, Arturo Larizza, Eddie Kuepper & Bailey...with Iain Shedden providing technical & moral support from the wings. All involved got a lovely little prize.