After many false starts and rumours that came to nothing, S Club 7 fans are finally getting what they’ve desired for many years. It seems as though the ’90s / ’00s supergroup are indeed getting back together for one final tour, and it’s safe to say that the internet is excited!
“There ain’t no reunion like an S Club reunion,” jokes one megafan. And it seems the hysteria is building all around the internet as this story grows and grows…
If you were living under a rock during the time, don’t worry – we’ve got all the lowdown on everyone’s favourite pop band of the era.
S Club 7 consisted of seven (duh) members: Bradley McIntosh, Hannah Spearritt, Jo O’Meara, Jon Lee, Paul Cattermole, Rachel Stevens, and Tina Barrett. They were formed in 1998 by former Spice Girls mastermind, Simon Fuller.
The band first rose to fame with their BBC series, Miami 7, but it was their music which truly took over the world. In just five years together, S Club 7 gave us classics such as ‘Reach’, ‘Bring It All Back, ‘Don’t Stop Movin’, ‘S Club Party’, and ‘Never Had a Dream Come True’.
They also released a whopping four studio albums, released eleven singles, and sold ten million albums, so it’s safe to say that they had a pretty solid fanbase. And even in the years they’ve been away, the S Club fandom has remained strong, always hoping for that elusive reunion tour…
And now, a whole two decades after the band initially split, it seems as though they’ve had the news they’ve been hoping for.
The band split back in 2003, following Paul leaving because of his “creative differences.” He went on to front a nu-metal band, which is a bit too weird for us to think about. But sans Paul, the band continued to argue and eventually announced their split during a live performance – awkward.
Since the split, there have been rumblings of a reunion – including S Club 3, which consisted of Jo, Bradley, and Paul. S Club 3 did a pretty tragic tour of mostly student unions around the country, and did not satisfy the itch of true S Club 7 superfans.
Well, now that itch looks set to be well and truly scratched! The Mail Online reports that all seven of the original members are on board for a mega reunion tour – and it could be happening later this year!
The source said: “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.”
There hasn’t been any concrete confirmation of plans yet, though – so watch this space.