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.