S Club 7 are reportedly set for a ‘massive reunion tour’ nearly two decades after they split up.
The iconic 90s pop group – which was created by former Spice Girls manager Simon Fuller, and made up of members Bradley McIntosh, Hannah Spearritt, Jo O’Meara, Jon Lee, Paul Cattermole, Rachel Stevens, and Tina Barrett – was formed all the way back in 1998.
They quickly rose to fame by starring in their own BBC television series, Miami 7, and went on to dominate the pop charts.
In their five short years together, S Club 7 had four UK number-one singles, one UK number-one album, and a string of hits, including ‘Reach’, ‘Bring It All Back, ‘Don’t Stop Movin’, ‘S Club Party’, and ‘Never Had a Dream Come True’.
They had four studio albums, released 11 singles, and sold 10 million albums worldwide.
But in 2002, the group began to fracture and success started dwindling after Paul Cattermole left due to “creative differences” – which left the remaining members having to fight and deny a raft of rumours presuming they were about to split up.
They finally announced on 21 April 2003 on stage during a live performance that they were calling it quits.
In the years following, each S Club member went on to each achieve individual success elsewhere in the entertainment industry, but despite the original lineup announcing in 2014 that they would be going out on a UK reunion tour the following year, they announced they would disbanding yet again to “pursue other endeavours”, and haven’t been heard from since – until now.
According to the Mail Online, all seven of the members have agreed to get the band back together for a ‘massive reunion tour’ – which has been masterminded by their manager Simon Fuller after he called them all in person to suggest the project and made it clear it would only work if all of them were to agree.
It’s believed the huge tour could take place this summer, and sources have told the Mail Online that details of the comeback are to be announced “in the coming weeks”.
One source close to the reunion project told the Mail Online: “Simon Fuller saw the value in this, S Club 7 had a huge following of all ages who he thinks will want to go and see them for nostalgia reasons. Their songs were so upbeat and fun, it is a massive commercial opportunity for them all, particularly Simon.”
Although this summer has been earmarked for the reunion tour, it’s believed the group are currently discussing whether this will have to be pushed back to Christmas time due to member Jo O’Meara’s recent back injury – which has left her struggling to walk, and forced her to undergo four operations to remove part of a slipped disc.
No concrete reunion plans have been announced, as of yet.
Are there any truth to the rumours then? Will we get to relive our childhood years? Well, it remains to be seen – but fans should probably keep their eyes peeled.
Featured Image – S Club 7 (via Facebook)
‘Grow up’ – Matty Healy urges Oasis to ‘stop messing around’ and reunite
Matty Healy has urged Oasis to “stop messing around” and get back together in a new interview.
In a video that’s already amassing tens of thousands of views online, the frontman of Manchester-based indie pop rock band, The 1975, has made his thoughts on the feuding Gallagher brothers known during an in-depth interview with on Q with Tom Power from Canadian broadcaster CBC this week.
During the interview, the 33-year-old singer touched on everything from the process of making the band’s latest record, 2022’s critically-acclaimed Being Funny in a Foreign Language, to his onstage antics, and why he’s decided to embrace sincerity and being earnest – but that doesn’t seem to be the main take-away of Manchester music fans.
It’s his opinion of iconic Britpop band Oasis that’s really got people talking.
In what he called a “public service announcement”, Healy claimed Oasis are still “the coolest band in the world” but questioned what the Gallagher brothers are playing at by continuing to fight with each other after all these years.
Telling them to “grow up”, Healy urged Liam and Noel to “get back together and stop messing around”.
Healy told the interviewer: “What are Oasis doing? Can you imagine being in potentially, right now, still the coolest band in the world, and not doing it because you’re in a mard with your brother? I can deal with them dressing like they’re in their twenties but being in their fifties, but acting like they’re in their twenties?
“They need to grow up.”
Healy continued: “Stop marding. They’re men of the people, and they’re sat around in, like, Little Venice and Highgate crying over an argument with their brother.
“Grow up. Headline Glastonbury. Have a good time. Have a laugh.”
The Wilmslow lad also took a second to speak on the popularity of both the Gallagher brothers’ post-Oasis solo projects and endeavours, and claimed fans aren’t as interested in seeing Liam Gallagher or Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds live as they would be going to an Oasis gig.
“There is not one person going to a High Flying Birds gig or a Liam Gallagher gig that would not rather be at an Oasis gig,” Healy claimed.
“There is not one person.
“Not one person is there going, ‘you know what? I loved Definitely Maybe, but my favourite thing is f***ing Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’.”
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Their statement said: “Sad news. We’ve received notice to vacate our premises at Bethnal Green by the end of this week. As a property guardianship, we’ve always been aware that we may be asked to leave with very short notice. We’re disappointed that it has come so soon.
“@Enter_theVenue the creative hub with whom we share our space, have also been asked to leave. The Vagina Museum will continue to operate in the digital world as we search for a new home.”
The message continued: “We’re sad about this development, but incredibly proud of what we’ve accomplished in the ten months we’ve been at our Bethnal Green premises. We’ve welcomed more than 40,000 visitors through our doors, and received so much love and positive feedback.
“In our time at Bethnal Green, we’ve once again demonstrated just how much the world needs and wants a Vagina Museum.
“Times are, once again, uncertain for us, but we’ve been through this before and risen stronger than ever. With a community like you supporting us, we know we can get through this too.
“We’re actively searching for a new home, and if you know of any vacant spaces (or have one yourself!) please don’t hesitate to reach out. In our home in Bethnal Green, we and ENTER demonstrated that we can transform an empty, unused building into a thriving heart of a community.
“If you don’t have a building, you can still help! Please consider making a donation; a donation of any size makes a huge difference and will help us to weather this storm, just as we’ve weathered storms before.”
The Vagina Museum concluded its thread with: “We’ve made it through a pandemic and a period of temporary homelessness before. With you, together, we can make it through this too.”