Fan-filmed video footage of the reunited acclaimed 1990s rock band SAIGON KICK performing on December 27 at State Theatre in St. Petersburg, Florida can be seen below.
Bassist Chris McLernon was forced to sit out the St. Petersburg concert "due to unforeseen circumstances" and was replaced by SAIGON KICK's original bassist, Tom Defile.
In a recent interview with Songfacts, SAIGON KICK guitarist Jason Bieler was asked what the band is currently up to, and whether he thinks that a new studio album is going to be released at some point. "We're talking, we're taking our time, we're not doing a lot," he said. "We just played with AVENGED SEVENFOLD and VOLBEAT and CHEVELLE three months ago. To even be put in that wheelhouse of bands was awesome. And we played with ALTER BRIDGE and ALL THAT REMAINS and a bunch of bands like that. So we're taking these festival opportunities when they make sense for us. I'm sure at some point we'll get to music, but we're trying to walk the line we didn't walk correctly before. We want to make sure we don't go that road — and I won't name names — but these sad, horrid bands from way before that are playing every pig-in-a-poke barbecue festival for any amount of money and just living in the glory of before. Not that we think we're going to be this new reborn cool thing, but we just want to stay a lot more true to who we are musically and a little bit more protective of what we weren't protective of before, and show the things about us that we didn't really pay attention to. So that's kind of where our head's at, both musically and even performance-wise. That's why we're not doing 300 dates and that's why we're not supporting every band or doing a headline here. Heck, we've done nine or ten shows in coming on two years. So we're just really taking it easy and finding the right opportunities that make sense for us."
SAIGON KICK is perhaps best remembered for its second album, 1992's "The Lizard", which spawned the band's biggest hit single, "Love Is On The Way". The track reached No. 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 and its accompanying video was in the top 10 MTV countdown for many weeks. Just before touring for the LP commenced, DeFile was fired and was replaced by ex-COLD SWEAT bassist Chris McLernon. They toured from summer 1992 to spring 1993 and "The Lizard" was eventually certified gold by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association Of America) for sales in excess of 500,000 copies.