Seven years ago, British boyband JLS announced they were splitting. With a new decade, the “Everybody In Love” chart-toppers have revealed they will be kicking it off with a reunion tour, per Digital Spy.
After months of rumors and speculation, the headlines about JLS getting back together are confirmed to be true. All four original members — Aston Merrygold, Marvin Humes, JB Gill, and Oritsé Williams — will be taking part in the reunion and are ready to bring the nostalgia.
Titled “Beat Again,” the tour is named after their debut No. 1 single.
On November 12, they will kick off the tour in Dublin, Ireland, and will continue across the U.K. visiting cities such as Hull, Birmingham, Manchester, and Cardiff, to name a few.
On December 1, they will play London’s iconic O2 Arena.
Fans can sign up to be a part of the pre-selling of tickets which will take place next week. The general sale will take place on Friday, February 21 at 9 a.m., GMT.
Earlier this week, JB explained that the reason they decided to reunite in 2020 is that the timing was right. It has also been a decade since their debut self-titled album, which achieved four-times platinum status in the U.K., has been released
For the tour poster, they have recreated the black-and-white album cover of their debut record. The upcoming shows see the group back in arenas on some of the biggest stages.
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JLS first rose to fame in 2008 when they appeared as a contestant on The X Factor in the U.K. The group was a runner-up and proved to the public that you can still go far by not winning a talent competition.
Since 2009, they have released four studio albums — JLS, Outta This World, Jukebox, and Evolution — which all entered the Top 3 in the U.K. and one compilation album — Goodbye – The Greatest Hits.
They racked up five No. 1 singles — “Beat Again,” “Everybody In Love,” “The Club Is Alive,” “She Makes Me Wanna,” and “Love You More” — and a total of 10 Top 10 hits, per The Official Charts.
Since the group split, all the members went on to do their own projects.
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Our girls ❤️ Roch and I have made the choice now to share a bit more of our family..Alaia is aware of social media and she often asks why her cousins and other family are featured but not her and to be honest, we don’t really have the answer..obviously it was coming from a place of protection but maybe to a fault, let’s face it none of us really have this figured out..so here they are our little ladies, they wont be on here often but thought you might like to meet them ❤️
Marvin became a radio DJ for Capital FM and married singer Rochelle Humes. The couple currently has two children together.
Aston and Oritsé both embarked on solo careers, while JB ventured into TV.
Since the news broke, fans of JLS took to Twitter to express their excitement about the tour.
“JLS ARE GETTING BACK TOGETHER FOR A TOUR, THIS IS NOT A DRILL, JLS ARE GETTING BACK TOGETHER FOR A TOUR,” one user wrote passionately in capital letters.
“Been waiting for so so long for this. Been supporting you all throughout these dark years but you’re back and everything is much brighter!!!” another shared.
“OH MY GOD MY 2020 IS MADE,” a third fan remarked.
“I am sat here crying dream come true oh my god. So happpppyyyyy ahhhhhh,” a fourth admirer tweeted.