Sometimes, bands are so good we want more than what they gave us. Or rather, we want more of what they gave us. Enter: the reunion tour. With so many legendary acts who still haven’t gotten together for one more run, we’ve put together a list of our top four dream band reunions.
Sly and the Family Stone
Funk legend George Clinton of Parliament-Funkadelic said it best when he inducted Sly and the Family Stone into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1993: “The one thing I’ve always wanted . . . is to see Sly and the Family Stone just standing somewhere in the same room.” Featuring an interracial, intergender lineup, Sly and the Family Stone came to prominence in the 1960s before solidifying their greatness in the 1970s. While many of its original members still perform in other groups, the band is long overdue for one more show together as a whole.
Before their disbandment in 2005, Destiny’s Child had a series of hits and helped shape modern pop culture. Over the years, we’ve gotten samples of what a full-fledged reunion might look like. Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams joined Beyoncé onstage during Beyoncé’s 2013 Super Bowl halftime show, and once more during Beyoncé’s headlining performance at Coachella in 2018. But we want more! A full-fledged reunion tour would be a welcome surprise to millions of fans.
Over the past three decades, Icelandic singer/songwriter Björk has made a name for herself as an innovative, experimental musical artist. But many fans would love to see a reunion of her previous alternative rock band, The Sugarcubes. The group had a one-off show in 2006 – might there be hope for a full reunion?
The Postal Service
OK. So this one is cheating. A little. In 2013, The Postal Service went on a reunion tour to support the release of the 10-year anniversary reissue of Give Up, an album that essentially defined the indietronica genre. After a final performance at the Lollapalooza aftershow, the band formally disbanded, squashing rumors of a long-awaited follow up to the classic album Give Up. But loyal fans keep asking for one more show. One more reunion.
Who’d We Leave Out?
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