Look who's back: comebacks and reunions to watch out for in 2020

Virgin Radio

29 Dec 2019, 14:14

A new year, a new decade; 2020 looks like it’s going to be the stuff of dreams for rock fans.

You wait ages for your favourite band to come back – only for several to announce a return at once!

Here’s a look at who we’ll be hearing a lot more of (again).

Mötley Crüe

Of course Mötley Crüe couldn’t announce their return to touring in a subtle way. Naturally, they blew up the contract they signed to say they would no longer work together (see video above, for proof). In an official statement the band said: “After 35 years together on stage, and 30 years since the release of Dr. Feelgood, the members of Mötley Crüe parted ways without speaking to each other after their Final Show on December 31, 2015…Almost 6 years after signing a Cessation of Touring agreement, the contract is off the table because a whole new generation of Crüeheads are relentlessly demanding for the band to come back together”. Get that hairspray ready.Crowded House

The band who gave us Don't Dream It's Over and Weather With You are coming back in a big way next year. It’s been nearly 10 years since their last album, Intriguer. The tour next year will feature founding members Neil Finn and Nick Seymour, plus Mitchell Froom, Liam Finn and Elroy Finn. Neil Finn has been busy touring with Fleetwood Mac but has now reunited with Crowded House, and has even written new material.

My Chemical Romance

Everyone’s favourite emo band broke the internet on Halloween this year when they teased a return to touring. They returned to the stage for the first time earlier this month in LA, and so far have announced several huge festival shows throughout 2020 including Download festival in Japan, Australia and New Zealand. There’s no sign of any dates in the UK just yet, but keep those fingers crossed.

The band haven’t played since 2011, and a quiet announcement on Instagram has confirmed the news that the band are returning to headline the infamous Coachella Festival. The post teased performances in March and April, and the image was then shared by guitarist Tom Morello. All of the dates are in the US for now, but fans across the world are hoping that more will be added for the Killing In The Name stars.

Alanis Morissette

As well as a new tour, there’s a whole new album coming from Alanis Morissette in 2020. She’s released a new single Reasons I Drink, with the full-length record Such Pretty Forks In The Road to come next year. The tour will feature Garbage and Liz Phair, and will be celebrating the 25

anniversary of the Jagged Little Pill album. That’s not all! The iconic album has been turned into a Broadway musical too.

It’s an anniversary celebration for Supergrass, too. 25 years after their debut album ‘I Should Coco’ there's a load of new tour dates in the UK, US and Europe as well as a very special boxset. Fans were caught by surprise as Gaz Coombes has been busy touring and writing music on his own, but who wouldn’t love to see ‘Alright’ and ‘Pumping On Your Stereo’ live. The band split in 2010, so this is a chance for a whole new generation to see them.