Pulp reunite for live dates in 2011

For the first time in 15 years, the classic Pulp lineup will re-form to play shows including London's Wireless festival and Spain's Primavera Sound

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Pulp are set to re-form for live dates in summer 2011. The Sheffield band, fronted by Jarvis Cocker, have announced a series of festival appearances for next year, including London's Wireless and Spain's Primavera Sound.

A press release distributed this morning said: "Pulp have decided to get together and play some concerts next summer. The shows will involve all the original members of the band (Nick Banks, Jarvis Cocker, Candida Doyle, Steve MacKey, Russell Senior and Mark Webber) and they will play songs from all periods of their career. Yes, that means they'll be playing your favourites."

Pulp formed in Sheffield in 1978, establishing a cult fanbase before breaking into the mainstream with their 1995 single Common People. They released seven albums, before going on hiatus in 2002. Their forthcoming shows will be the first time the classic Pulp lineup has played together since 1996.

Details of when tickets go on sale have yet to be released, although Pulp have directed fans to pulppeople.com. However, the site currently shows a series of messages such as: "Is this the best news you've ever heard?" and "Is this just a publicity stunt?".

With further details of their reunion shows to be released, the band sign off the announcement of their return with one final question: "Do you remember the first time?"


Rosie Swash

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