In the wake of the Spice Girls reunion, two chirpy Euro units that once made the world a more joyful place–or a living hell, depending on how old you were at the time–are getting back together for tours that may or may not make it to the U.S.
According to this calendar update, it looks like the techno-pop Swedes in Ace Of Base embarking on a small jaunt after too long in cold storage. Unfortunately, it looks like you’ve got to book a flight to Russia and/or Eastern Europe to see them. Please come to America. Because I was wrong to hate you as an angry teenage boy in 1993. And that’s not all:
Aqua’s manager would neither confirm nor deny the reunion rumours, but MSN Gossip has got the information from several reliable sources that the band is slated to release a new CD and play 30 concerts next year. A greatest hits release is also reportedly on the way.
Aqua! In six years that video has become no less surreally enjoyable. Fingers crossed, because it would suck if we got Blind Melon and no “Barbie Girl” or “Mr Jones.” Also note this little tidbit lurking at the end of the Aqua story:
Sweden’s ABBA is still Scandinavia’s biggest-selling band ever, with Aqua, Icelands’ Björk and Norway’s A-ha as other Scandinavian bands that have had the most international success.
That’s not even counting Darkthrone or Rotterdam Termination Source! God bless you, Scandinavia.