Spice Girls! Hootie & the Blowfish! ABBA! The upcoming year is shaping up to be one filled with nostalgia, all thanks to these groups that announced 2019 reunion tours. Scroll to take a trip down memory lane!
Darius Rucker, Mark Bryan, Jim “Soni” Sonefeld and Dean Felber announced a 44-city tour in December 2018. “We’re not doing it for us. We’re doing it for those people who used to plan their vacations around the Hootie & the Blowfish tour,” Rucker, who found success as a solo country artist over the past decade, said at the time. The musicians are also back in the studio working on new music and hope to have a full album out by summer 2019.
Girl power! After years of rumors, the Spice Girls announced they will be headed out on a 2019 tour across the U.K. in November 2019. Geri Halliwell (Ginger Spice), Melanie C (Sporty Spice), Emma Bunton (Baby Spice) and Mel B (Scary Spice) will all hit the road in June 2019 to perform hit songs like “Wannabe” and “Spice Up Your Life,” but Victoria Beckham (Posh Spice) will not participate in the six-date event. “I won’t be joining my girls on stage again but being in the Spice Girls was a hugely important part of my life and I wish them so much love and fun as they go back on tour next year,” the fashion mogul wrote on Instagram shortly after the tour was announced. “I know they will put on an amazing show and the fantastic fans past and present are going to have a wonderful time! X vb #spicegirls.”
In honor of the 25th anniversary of the Wu-Tang Clan’s debut album, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), which was released in November 1993, the musicians will be reuniting for two U.S. shows in January 2019. The concerts will come shortly after they return to the States after performing six shows in Australia and New Zealand in December 2018.
Almost two years after performing together for the first time in 30 years in Stockholm, Swedish pop group ABBA announced they are working on new music together and will, as a result, be promoting it on tour in 2019. While there will be ABBA concerts around the globe, the members won’t be present — their holograms (donned ‘Abbatars’) will. “We all four felt that, after some 35 years, it could be fun to join forces again and go into the recording studio,” the group said via a statement in April 2018. “So we did. And it was like time had stood still and that we only had been away on a short holiday. An extremely joyful experience!”
The original cast of Fame, a 1980s television series, are getting back together to perform in the U.K. for the first time in 35 years. Lee Curreri (Bruno), Erica Gimpel (Coco), Valerie Landsburg (Doris), Carlo Imperato (Danny), PR Paul (Montgomery), Cynthia Gibb (Holly), Nia Peeples (Nicole) and Jesse Borrego (Jesse) will all hit the stage for multiple performances during a Fame convention in May 2019. “Coming back again to perform feels like a perfect circle back to these roots with the fans!” Landsburg said via a statement in September 2018.