Sonic Reducers | Reuniting By The Numbers

Reunion tours never get old — and we have something to say about that.

Reunion tours are one of the cash cows of the music industry. And that’s not likely to change anytime soon.

Personally, I’m not the biggest fan, but even I have to admit the appeal is obvious: Why pay through the nose to see this week’s flavour-of-the-month popster lip-synch to their here-today-gone-tomorrow hit when you can hear a whole set list of classic tracks performed by a beloved veteran artist you might never see again? Of course, there are still plenty of acts that have no plans to get the band back together — no matter how much people beg, plead and are willing to pay. In today’s Sonic Reducers segment, Eric Alper (who just went to the Genesis reunion show in Toronto) and I (who already bought my streaming ticket for the Marah reunion in Philly this weekend) run through some of rock’s most-wanted reunions, calculate the odds of them ever becoming a reality, and pick a couple of sure bets among the long list of long shots. Sonic Reducers. One topic. Two music nerds. Five minutes. Everything you need to know.