Very exciting news for Saint Etienne fans. After a six-year absence, the band will tour North America -- OK, Toronto and part of the United States -- this fall, in support of their nostalgically spirited new album, "Words and Music by Saint Etienne." (Bad news for Mr. Cashion: Scritti Politti is the opening act only in the UK.) Tour dates below.
Until then, check out the band's DIY video for their latest single, "I've Got Your Music," featuring fans holding up their favorite records. That their admirers like everyone from Blondie, Bananarama, OMD and Wings to the Ronettes, Prince, Divine and the Flirts may help explain why the trio have been such musical innovators for the past 20 years. See for yourself:
Saint Etienne 2012 US tour
Wed 24 Toronto ON - The Opera House
Thur 25 Washington DC - U Street Music Hall
Fri 26 New York NY - Webster Hall
Sat 27 Boston MA - Paradise
Mon 29 Chicago IL - Lincoln Hall
Wed 31 Portland OR - Wonder Ballroom
Thurs 1 Seattle WA - The Showbox
Fri 2 San Francisco CA - The Fillmore
Sat 3 Los Angeles CA - Fonda Theatre
For more information, click HERE.