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Pulp Reunite and Return to the Stage in Summer 2011

Jarvis Cocker and Co. to play their first shows since 2002.

Nov 08, 2010 Bookmark and Share

Eight years and several solo albums—courtesy of frontman Jarvis Cocker—later, ‘90s Britpop favorite Pulp is taking a tip from indie-rock stalwart Pavement and reuniting for a slew of shows next summer. The premier stop on Pulp’s reunion tour: the Primavera Sound Festival on May 27. The band has secured a headlining slot at the fest, which takes place annually in Barcelona, Spain. Not only will the event mark the outfit’s first performance since 2002, but also the first time all original members—Jarvis Cocker, Nick Banks, Candida Doyle, Steve Mackey, Russell Senior and Mark Webber—will perform together onstage since 1996.

Although the only other show date scheduled is on Pulp’s home turf—another headlining stint at the Wireless Festival in London’s Hyde Park on July 3—the band assures that more shows are to come. Hopefully, they’ll find their way across the pond (perhaps a performance at Coachella is in the works?). Pulp never officially split-up, the band just went on hiatus in 2002 after the release of We Love Life. Since then, Jarvis Cocker has released two well-received solo albums, 2006’s Jarvis and 2009’s Further Complications, as well as a 2003 album with tongue-in-cheek electro side project Relaxed Muscle titled A Heavy Nite With…

For more updates on Pulp’s reunion tour, check out the band’s website.

Just for fun, below you can watch the amazing video for “This Is Hardcore,” which is taken from the 1997 album of the same name.

(Via: Pitchfork)


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