With the decade about to wrap up, 2020 is looking to be the year of rock n’ roll reunions. Multiple bands spanning across various rock sub-genres have decided that 2020 will be their year to come back, and Music Existence has all the details you need to know below.
1) Rage Against The Machine
Releasing their first album in 1992, Rage Against The Machine was a key player during the 90’s alternative rock movement. Their politically progressive lyrics and genre-blending abilities drew in fans from all over, solidifying their career for a solid decade. The group disbanded in the early 2000s and would see various members go on to form groups like Audioslave and Prophets of Rage. They had a four-year reunion back in 2007 and will now hit the road again in early 2020. So far, only dates in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and Coachella have been confirmed via Instagram.
2) Mötley Crüe
The last time Mötley Crüe broke up, they did so in true Mötley Crüe fashion. With the signing of an over dramatic “Cessation of Touring Agreement,” the band legally swore they were done for good. They played three elaborate final goodbye shows in Los Angeles and concluded with their last date on New Year’s Eve in 2015. Flash forward four years when rumors started to swirl about the band getting back together after an increase in Mötley Crüe music sales, thanks to The Dirt. After the official reunion announcement was made, it was revealed the band would hit various stadiums throughout the US with fellow 80’s rockers Poison, Def Leppard, and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts. So far, US dates have been announced.
3) The Black Crowes
Brothers Chris and Rich Robinson are no strangers to family drama throughout their career, yet still managed to create some of the best blues-based rock n’ roll seen during the 1990s. Despite various break-ups during the 2000s, fluctuating band members, and nasty fights through the media, the Robinson brothers will be back in 2020 with their latest reincarnation of The Black Crowes. They’ll be touring with an entirely new band and will be celebrating the 1990’s Shake Your Money Maker for the album’s 30th anniversary.
4) My Chemical Romance
My Chemical Romance lead singer, Gerard Way, may hate the term “emo,” but his band revolutionized the genre throughout the early to mid-2000s. They released pop-punk anthems like “Welcome to the Black Parade” and “Teenagers” that led the way for 2000’s rock at the time and still have a cult following of fans today. They disbanded in 2013 but continued to release a greatest hits album, some unreleased tracks and a reissue for The Black Parade between 2014-2016. In 2019 they officially announced a reunion show in Los Angeles, which sold out in four minutes. A week later, the band announced 2020 shows in Australia, New Zealand, and Japan.
English Britpop group Supergrass is also slated for a reunion tour in 2020. After a ten-year break, they returned to play the Glastonbury Pilton Party, which is an annual “thank you” gig for workers, villagers, and locals who help to put on Glasto Fest each year. After the surprise reunion this past September, it was announced that Supergrass would be touring Europe in 2020, along with two shows in New York and one in Los Angeles. Supergrass has made it clear they will not be recording new music anytime soon, as they want to focus on the positive energy that comes from live shows.
6) Motion City Soundtrack
Led by vocalist/guitarist Justin Pierre and guitarist Joshua Cain, Motion City Soundtrack has had various lineups since their inception in 1999. Another band at the forefront of the pop-punk emo craze in the early to mid-2000s, Motion City Soundtrack released six studio albums during their day mostly through independent label Epitaph Records. After disbanding in 2016, the group has decided to embark on the Don’t Call It A Comeback tour beginning in January 2020.
7) Faith No More
Despite announcing their official breakup in 1998, Faith No More will be back in 2020 for their first set of shows in five years. After updating the band’s website and social media pages, it was revealed Faith No More would play a European Festival tour, along with some UK headlining shows. The alternative rock/metal band from California has had many line up changes throughout the years but will continue to perform under frontman Mike Patton. Patton will also reunite with his experimental rock group Mr. Bungle, performing shows with them in early 2020.