Get the Band Back Together: 7 Major Reunion Tours for 2019

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You never really outgrow the music you loved growing up. Even if your favorite band hasn’t made a good album in 20 years, they’ll always have a special place in your heart. These bands hope that they also have a special place in your wallet as they kick off reunion tours this year!

The Rolling Stones
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The Rolling Stones

We like to joke about how the Stones will keep rolling forever, but their 2019 North American tour had to be put on hold because of Mick Jagger’s health, as he is about to undergo heart surgery this week. The tour was supposed to kick off April 20, but now fans will have to wait to get their satisfaction.

The 75-year-old rocker announced that he’s “working very hard to be back on stage as soon as I can.” We hope he gets better soon.

Hootie & the Blowfish

Not only is the original lineup of Hootie & the Blowfish getting back together for a massive 44-city tour, but they’re also recording new music. Lead singer Darius Rucker has enjoyed a career renaissance as a solo country artist in the decade since Hootie broke up.

Spice Girls

We’ve been waiting for a Spice Girls reunion tour for ages, and now it’s finally happening. Unfortunately, the girls will be down one spice–as expected, Victoria “Posh” Beckham has no interest in touring now that she’s a fashion mogul. Ginger, Sporty, Baby, and Scary will kick off their tour in June 2019.

ABBA

ABBA has a cult following around the world, even three decades after the group broke up. The original band members reunited briefly in 2017, and they had so much fun they decided to record a new album together.

They’ll be going on tour sometime this year, but there’s a twist. The band won’t actually be there in person–it’ll all be done with holograms. Would you pay to see the “Abbatars” perform?

Van Halen

This one is still in the rumor stage, but there have been a lot of rumors. The buzz is that the original Van Halen lineup, featuring David Lee Roth and bassist Michael Anthony, might reunite for a major stadium tour.

The Jonas Brothers

The Jonas Brothers haven’t performed as a band in 6 years. Since then, they’ve been busy getting married (or engaged) and living well on the immense piles of cash they earned before hitting puberty.

Their new single, “Sucker,” debuted at number 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 at the beginning of March. And they just played a pop-up concert at the Tabernacle in Atlanta. It looks like a tour is heating up, even if we don’t have official dates yet.

Led Zeppelin

Before you get excited, this is just a rumor. But it seems like the long-awaited Led Zeppelin reunion might actually happen this year. Bookmakers are placing 2-1 odds that the iconic rock band will headline the UK’s Glastonbury Festival this year.

After the death of drummer John Bonham, the surviving members of Led Zeppelin have only played together a handful of times. Robert Plant has enjoyed a career as a folk-rock troubadour since they disbanded and occasionally performs Led Zeppelin classics.

But to see them back on stage together would really be a once-in-a-lifetime treat for fans (like me) who grew up listening to their music.

Let’s just hope they don’t use holograms.