Pulp are reuniting for a series of reunion shows next year, Jarvis Cocker has confirmed.
During their heyday in the 1990s, the Sheffield group were considered one of Britpop’s ‘big four’, along with Oasis, Blur and Suede.
Speaking at a Guardian-hosted discussion and Q&A about his new memoir Good Pop, Bad Pop, Cocker confirmed in response to a fan’s question: “Pulp are going to play a few shows next year.”
Rumors had already started circulating after the musician and radio host shared a 15-second clip on Instagram in which the words “What exactly are you doing for the encore?” appeared on the screen.
The line is from the title track of Pulp’s 1998 album This Is Hardcore, which will celebrate its 25th anniversary next year.
Coker described his post as “deliberately cryptic” at the book event.
Following Cocker’s revelation, Pulp drummer Nick Banks tweeted: “Hey guys, no surprise there [sic] it all got a little mental here. Concert details will be revealed as and when.
“Keep calm, hug your #pulp records and dream of settling down sometime in 2023.”
Formed in 1978, the band really hit it big in 1995 with their debut record Different Class.
The album – which reached number one in the album chart, won the Mercury Music Prize in 1996 and has since been certified four times platinum – spawned four top ten singles, including their now signature song Common People and Sorted for E’s & Wizz.
The band headlined the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury twice.
They last regrouped in November 2010, and the following year played a secret gig at Glastonbury and the Reading and Leeds festivals.
They last performed together in December 2012 when they played a homecoming concert in Sheffield and two concerts aboard the SS Coachella Cruise.
And their last new material was 2012’s solo single After You.
The band’s best-known lineup from their 1990s heyday consisted of Cocker as lead singer, Russell Sr. on guitar, Candida Doyle on keyboards, Nick Banks on drums, Steve Mackey on bass, and Mark Webber on guitar and keyboards.
The band has yet to confirm their reunion lineup, nor where and when they will play.
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