The Saints are reforming with members from Mudhoney, The Bad Seeds and Sunnyboys

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The Saints are reforming with members from Mudhoney, The Bad Seeds and Sunnyboys

The Saints
Words by Staff Writer

The Saints; one of the most revered, reviled and talked about bands in all Australian music history will reform this November in celebration of a vinyl box set release of their bona-fide 1977 classic debut (I’m) Stranded.

Featuring founding members; guitarist Ed Kuepper and drummer Ivor Hay alongside honorary Saints singer Mark Arm of the legendary Mudhoney, bassist Peter Oxley of Sunnyboys fame and former The Birthday Party / Bad Seeds guitarist Mick Harvey, The Saints ’73-’78 will recreate the sounds of The Saints hugely influential first three albums (I’m) Stranded (1977), Eternally Yours (1978) and Prehistoric Sounds (1978).

The Saints comeback tour

  • Wed Nov 13 Hindly St. Music Hall, Adelaide, SA
  • Fri Nov 15 Theatre Royal, Castlemaine, VIC
  • Sat Nov 16 Northcote Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
  • Wed Nov 20 Freo Social, Fremantle, WA
  • Fri Nov 22 Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW
  • Sat Nov 23 Princess Theatre, Brisbane QLD

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“The Saints’ first three albums rank among the best records ever made. They have been a part of my life since stumbling upon them in the early 80s. Their influence looms large in Mudhoney world. I am stoked, stunned, and humbled that I get to join in on this Rock ‘n’ Roll Reality Camp with Ed, Ivor, Peter and Mick,” Arm says.

“It’s been an exhausting yet thrilling process being involved in the creation of this box set,” Kuepper says. “It’s been 51 years in the making and has possibly turned out even better than I anticipated. It’s by far the most extensive appraisal of the band, both aurally and visually, that has ever been made available and hopefully reveals some things people may not have known about the band.

“It’s great to be given the opportunity to run through this set of songs again and especially the chance to work with a group of people of the calibre of Mark, Mick, Pete and especially Ivor, who is one of the most distinctive drummers I’ve had the pleasure to work with. I’m feeling chuffed that they’re all on board for this. We’ll be concentrating exclusively on material from and around the first three albums, including stuff that hasn’t been performed live in Australia before….or, at least for a pretty long time…  very much looking forward to this. Catch us if you can, pop fans.”

The deluxe box set edition of (I’m) Stranded is a collaboration between long standing Los Angeles label In The Red and Universal Music Australia and is to be released early November.

Tickets for The Saints ’73-’78 are on-sale 12pm Friday 14th June via