"So, 21 years ago I quit my band and hopped into a time machine headed into the unknown. Pretty wild landing here with new Saigon Kick dates being announced any day now for the first time since 1992. Be in touch..."
The official Saigon Kick line-up features Matt Kramer (lead vocals), Jason Bieler (lead guitar), Phil Varone (drums), Tom Defile (bass) and Chris McLernon (rhythm guitar).
McLernon was not a part of the original line-up, but came aboard as the band's bassist for the Water album in 1993 and remained until they unofficially called it quits in 1999.
In a recent interview with Bieler - conducted before the reunion was 100% confirmed - he offered his thoughts on getting back together:
"The funny thing is I’ve done other things, I’m doing other projects, I’m having a blast, so when Phil (Varone/drums) reached out to me about doing a reunion… I don’t know. My only thing about Saigon Kick is that I wouldn’t want it to be a 'Will Work For Food' tour. I hate that, and I expressed to the guys that whatever and if ever we do something, I want to do it at a level that’s higher and better than it was. You tend to remember the best things about a band when they’re younger, and when you see them when you’re older you think 'Oh man, they suck! Maybe they’re still the same band and just never got any better.' I’d want to go out there and capture something, do something great. If we’re going to do some shows, I don’t want to show up with one flashlight and rip off the fans to make an extra $200. That’s not what I’m interested in."
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