2020 was supposed to be the year of the reunion tour. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most of these tours have been put on hold with some left up in the air whether or not they’ll take place.
Reunions can be affairs that tread on thin ice. Past differences are set aside, but the slightest thing could make it flare up leaving the prospect of a reunion in doubt. On the other hand, it’s got to be a great feeling to get the band back together and make your diehard fans happy.
While the pandemic has thrown a wrench in some of the most anticipated reunion tours, it doesn’t mean they’re off the table.
Here’s a look at the future prospects of this year’s major reunion tours.
The Crüe famously signed a contract back in 2014 forbidding them from ever touring again. In classic Mötley Crüe fashion, the contract was destroyed in a video announcing a reunion tour alongside Def Leppard and Poison. The tour has since been postponed to summer 2021.
My Chemical Romance
The emo legends reunited for one Los Angeles show back in December after a seven year hiatus with a world tour announcement that followed. After rescheduling several European dates until summer 2021, the band also has pushed their US dates to next year. "We would never want to distract from the challenges we are facing right now, but we feel it is the right thing to let people know that we have rescheduled our shows," they wrote. "So that we can offer people a refund on tickets in these difficult financial times."
Genesis made waves just before the COVID-19 pandemic ramped up as they announced their first tour together since 2007. The group currently has a U.K. and Ireland tour planned for the end of the year, but no American dates have been listed. As of now, there’s no indication the band plans to bring their reunion tour to America.