Saint Etienne’s show at Once back in September was a masterclass in pop intelligence. Now, the enduring London trio are making a quick return to the states, coming back to our shores this fall armed with one of the finest records of their remarkable catalog.
Celebrating the 20th anniversary of Good Humor — an LP that gave us classics like “Sylvie,” “Lose That Girl,” and “Split Screen” — Saint Etienne have unveiled a nine-date North American tour that hits Allston’s Brighton Music Hall on September 9 as part of the Fenway Recordings Sessions.
Tickets to our local show go on sale Friday (June 8) at 10 a.m. Other dates on the bands run include a pair of shows in New York City, as well as stops in DC, Montreal, Toronto, Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.
“The group will be playing the album in its entirety, followed by a set of hits, old classics, and a brand new song or two,” reads the tour announcement. “Good Humor was originally released in the US by Sub Pop in 1998, and was the first full album ‘the Et’ had made together since Tiger Bay in 1994. It became Saint Etienne’s best selling album in North America, with album tracks like Goodnight Jack, Mr Donut and Been So Long proving to be more popular there than anywhere else.”
They’re good songs Brent.
Revisit the album via Spotify, dig out your much-maligned purple jeans from Sante Fe, and scan all Saint Etienne’s Good Humor tour dates below.
Featured image by Rob Baker Ashton.