Having spent the last little while otherwise occupied with other musical escapades, The Saints founding members Chris Bailey and Peter Wilkinson have once again teamed up to focus on The Saints, delivering a new album and a run of shows.
King of the Sun was recorded at Trackdown Studio under the ever-watchful gaze of Sean Carey and Fortunato Luchresi. Along with the album, fans will also get a special edition disc, Songs from the Stash, containing B-sides and other unheard material from The Saints.
Bailey commented on the new album, stating: “The Saints have always been my main passion, despite my promiscuity and desire for musical experiment I feel that The Saints are an unfinished musical journey. This album is one step closer on this road.”
This will mark album number 16 for the band, who have stripes on the board in the form of 17 singles, 6 EPs, 2 live albums and 10 compilation albums, and that isn’t including Bailey’s extensive solo back catalogue.
King of the Sun will be released September 24 through Highway 125. Check out the dates below, which includes the band’s gig at this year’s Homebake.
Friday 23rd Nov – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne VIC
Tickets on sale Monday 3 September, 9AM
www.cornerhotel.com and Box Office 03 9427 9198
Friday 30th Nov – Fly by Night, Perth WA
Tickets on sale Friday 7 September, 9AM
www.ticketmaster.com.au or 136 100
Saturday 8th Dec – Homebake, Sydney NSW
Tickets on sale now
More dates to be announced!