Legendary pop-rock duo Shakespears Sister bring reunion tour to Oxford and Bath

By Claire Dukes - 23 May 2019

Arts and Culture

Twenty-six years after they originally disbanded, Shakespears Sister are reuniting for a UK tour ‘Ride Again’ this October and November.

After a very public break-up in 1992 Shakespears Sister have come to a “mutual understanding” and reunited the act with a brand-new album alongside UK tour dates.

What was originally formed as a solo act in 1988 by Siobhan Fahey – former band member of Bananarama – would shortly become an iconic brand of emo pop in 1989 with the arrival of Marcella Detroit the year after.

Shakespears Sister would then go on to sell more than a million albums, win a Brit award for best video for their hit single ‘Stay’ – which stayed at number one in the charts for eight weeks – and headline the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury in 1992.

The reformed band will release a Singles Collection, Singles Party, July 19, following on from the release of their latest single ‘All The Queen’s Horses’.

Speaking of the separation, and reunion, Siobhan said: “Neither of us wanted to go into it if there was anything apart from friendship and unity. We did not want a repeat of 1992. Life’s too short. So I think we just explored it slowly.

“I realised what a perfect writing partner she is for me…there’s some sort of weird fusion of energies that feels fated. It’s like this third entity exists that is neither me nor her, it’s the two of us”

Marcy added: “There was no stopping this. It was like this snowball that just kept on gathering more and more speed. I think we’ve come to a point where we respect and understand each other more than we ever could have back then. That’s the simplest way to put it.

“We’ve come to a mutual understanding of and respect for who each other are. It’s just about acceptance – acceptance of who we both are, for each other and to each other”

Tour dates:

New Theatre, Oxford, 1 November

The Forum, Bath, 14 November 

For tickets visit www.aegpresents.co.uk/events/detail/shakespears-sister 

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