The Reunion Bandwagon
The band reunion train is charging on through 2011 and still showing no signs of slowing down. You’d have to be living in a dark hole to have escaped the news of Stone Roses reforming this week; and just prior to that we were granted an early Christmas present in the shape of 90s UK pop band Steps announcing they wanted to remind us of the joys of their back catalogue.
Band reunions are nothing new, but there has been a definite increase in the past few years. Here’s a look back at some of the most notable ones of recent times with a bit of a ‘before and after’ theme:
Performing in California (apparently their first public performance):
Performing at their free London show:
Performing at Reading Festival:
Performing in Canada:
Performing Girls and Boys at Glastonbury:
Performing at the tiny Rough Trade East – their first public performance after they announced the reunion:
Poster from Oregon show:
Poster from London reunion show:
Playing Common People at Glastonbury:
Reunited at Glastonbury 16 years later:
Today the news was broken that Westlife have announced their split (after one last tour), but never fear *calculates average time the above bands spent apart before reforming*, give it ~7 years and they’ll be back…
If this trend continues, which bands would you like to see reform? Let us know in the comments section below!