Synth-pop pioneers and eighties faves Soft Cell have announced a very brief reunion.
The band’s singer Marc Almond announced that they would return with a special ‘one night, one final time’ show in London, closing the curtain on their time as a band.
Soft Cell, comprised of Marc Almond and multi-instrumentalist Dave Ball, are perhaps best known for their take on Tainted Love.
Making the announcement on the Chris Evan show on BBC Radio 2 this morning, Marc – who has previously said that he would ‘never’ get the band back together – said the band had decided now was the time to finally give the fans what they wanted, ‘Because it’s our 40th year’.
He described the event as, ‘A one off. The final thing, [for] one night only’.
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The 60-year-old pop star said: ‘With Soft Cell I always felt something was unfinished. This last ever final show will be the best ever ending. It will be a real statement and send off, and thank you to every fan.
‘Neither of us [Marc and Dave] want to do a tour, but we do want to say goodbye to the fans.’
The band originally split in 1984, before reunions between 2001 and 2005.
Soft Cell will play the O2 Arena in London on September 30, 2018 – tickets are available from from Friday 26 February.