The Saints, recently covered by Bruce Springsteen, broke new ground with two releases in late 2014 and now they are hitting the road…
Back in November, The Saints released King of the Sun / King of the Midnight Sun after joining forces with Fire Records as part of their reissue series.
The deluxe debut European release of their King of the Sunoffers something different, not only does it feature the original – a beautiful collection that harks back to Saints high points like ‘Ghost Ships’ – but also a freshly recorded rock’n’roll take on exactly the same set of songs, recorded live, and called King of the Midnight Sun.
The impetus for the added recording came from the recent reintroduction to The Saints of Barrington Francis, who played in the band from 1979 to 1989.
The Saints have reached a huge new audience thanks to Bruce Springsteen, who covered their Just Like Fire Would on his 2014 global No 1 album, High Hopes.
King of the Sun / King of the Midnight Sun is out now on Fire Records. Catch them on tour across the UK in May 2015
UK tour dates
21 May: Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, UK
22 May: Stereo, Glasgow, Scotland
23 May: The Bodega, Nottingham, UK
24 May: Oslo, London, UK
25 May: Thekla, Bristol, UK
27 May: Zephyr Lounge, Leamington Spa, UK
28 May: The Kazimier, Liverpool, UK
29 May: The Forum, Tunbridge Wells, UK
Listen to ‘All That’s On Mind’ here: https://soundcloud.com/firerecords/the-saints-all-thats-on-my-mind/
Watch a video for ‘Stranded’ from their September Paris show here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuZqeHAgg2k