To celebrate the 40th anniversary of The Saints' classic debut album, (I'm) Stranded, founding member Ed Kuepper will embark on an Australian tour with his band, The Aints.
The veteran Aussie outfit, featuring bassist Peter Oxley (Sunnyboys), drummer Paul Larson (The Celibate Rifles), keyboardist Alister Spence, will kick off the run in September at the Brisbane Festival, followed by stops in Adelaide, Perth, Oakleigh, Melbourne, Sydney and the Gold Coast.
Not only will the band perform tracks from the 1977 LP, but they will also play material from two other revered The Saints albums; Eternally Yours (1978) and Prehistoric Sounds (1978).
"I don't think that anyone, myself included, would have thought that this material I wrote when I was starting out would still have currency after all this time… but here we are celebrating it's 40th anniversary," Kuepper said.
"I'm actually pretty chuffed about doing it and have got a top notch band together to play the stuff."
Tickets for the tour go on sale from 9am on Monday 19 June — click on theGuide for more details.
The Tivoli, Fortitude Valley
The Gov, Hindmarsh
Rosemount Hotel, North Perth
Caravan Music Club, Oakleigh
Corner Hotel, Richmond
Factory Theatre, Marrickville
Twin Towns, Tweed Heads