February isn’t even over, and already a number of musical groups have announced reunion tours, albums, and songs or been rumored to do so. Could this be the trend for 2018?
First, 90s pop group the Spice Girls posed for a picture together on Instagram, sparking rumors that this meant a reunion tour or even new music from the divas. Members of the group, especially Victoria “Posh Spice” Beckham have since squashed the rumors, but fans are still hopeful.
Next, Soft Call, the duo known for their single “Tainted Love,” has announced a new show after fifteen years of silence (the group was previously broken up between 1984 and 2001). This show will be the last ever opportunity for fans of the 80’s synthpop band to see them play live because it’s a farewell concert. Music lovers should purchase tickets for the September 40th show at London’s O2 Arena before they sell out.
Most recently, three out of four members of the Smashing Pumpkins will reunite for a summer American tour for the first time in eighteen years and in celebration of the band’s thirtieth anniversary. The members who will return to play together are Billy Corgan, guitarist James Iha, and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin. Noticeably missing is original bassist D’Arcy Wretzky who claims that she was excluded from the reunion. Corgan and the other band members deny that this is the case, however.
They’ll kick off the tour in Glendale, Arizona and wrap it up on September 7th in Boise, Idaho, playing 37 stops along the way. Corgan explained that the band will only play music from their first five albums. This includes songs such as “Bullet with Butterfly Wings” and “Tonight, Tonight” but nothing released after 2000.
For fans of these bands, the reunions might be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.