Red Hot Chili Peppers & 4 Other Rock Reunions in 2019
Erica Banas // Rock Music Reporter
December 16th, 2019
With news of guitarist John Frusciante rejoining the Red Hot Chili Peppers, it’s safe to say that 2019 may have been the year of “reunions” in the rock world.
Here’s a brief look back at some of the rock reunions that made headlines this year.
Red Hot Chili Peppers
After a ten-year absence from the band, John Frusciante has rejoined the Chili Peppers replacing his replacement Josh Klinghoffer. No word yet if and when the band will tour and/or make new music.
My Chemical Romance
Six years after the band announced their break-up, MCR announced their first reunion show taking place December 20 in Los Angeles. Additional reunion shows have be announced for Australia, Japan and New Zealand in 2020.
Rage Against the Machine
Seemingly out of nowhere, Rage Against the Machine announced five reunion shows for 2020, with two of those shows being headlining sets at Coachella. No additional dates have been announced, nor has there been any confirmation about the potential of new music.
The Black Crowes
The Black Crowes, after much speculation and tour leaks, made it official with the announcement of their 2020 tour where reunited brothers Chris and Rich Robinson will perform their debut album, 'Shake Your Money Maker,' in its entirety.
After quite literally blowing up their "Cessation of Touring Agreement" from their 2014-15 "Final Tour," Motley Crue announced they reunited and confirmed a massive stadium tour with Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett and The Blackhearts.