Nicole Scherzinger says “extreme schedules” caused the initial split of The Pussycat Dolls, but now they’re back in a time of female empowerment. (Nov. 28)
Iconic girl group the Pussycat Dolls announced on Instagram they are reuniting not only for a performance on “The X Factor: Celebrity” on Saturday but also for a tour across the pond.
Next April, the group will perform in locations across the United Kingdom.
The tour roster includes lead vocalist Nicole Scherzinger, Carmit Bachar, Ashley Roberts, Jessica Sutta and Kimberly Wyatt.
Scherzinger told the Associated Press that the group split because of their intense schedule as they rose to fame. She called their split “inevitable” but said the reunion is something they have been thinking about for years.
“We’re stronger than ever,” Scherzinger said. “It’s a great time in history for empowerment.”
And, the “stars really have aligned” for them to reunite now, Scherzinger said in the interview. “It’s the right time for each of us together to come together now.”
The group posted the schedule for its upcoming tour on Instagram. Tickets go on sale Sunday.
“We’re INCREDIBLY excited to announce that we are back! 🐱 We’ll be kicking off our reunion tour in the UK in April 2020! Grab your tickets Sunday at 10am 💕😘 #PCDReunion,” the caption says.
When asked about drama within the group, Scherzinger told the BBC that the group is a “sisterhood.”
“Naturally, when you’re so close, there may be some disagreements, some arguments. But that’s the beauty, what makes you stronger. We’ve evolved so much. Like, bye drama! We want this to be really enjoyable for us.”
Notably missing from the Dolls’ lineup is longtime member Melody Thornton.
Roberts told the BBC there’s a reason why Thornton wouldn’t be partaking in the reunion.
“Mel’s got a lot of projects going on in life,” Roberts said. “She was included in all of this, she’s our sister, the door is always open, but it just wasn’t the right timing for her right now. We wish her well.”
Comedian Phillip Henry posted about the reunion tour on Twitter.
“I need an entire docuseries on this Pussycat Dolls reunion tour. I need to know all the tea. I need all the tense rehearsal moments. I need an interview with Melody. So much to unpack,” Henry wrote.
Daniel Rosney posted on Twitter about the reunion minus Thornton, too.
“Having mixed feelings about a Pussycat Dolls reunion without Melody Thornton,” he wrote. “I still get a lot of enjoyment at her literally running to join the others for Don’t Cha because she was held up setting up a camera.” He added a video to illustrate the moment.
Another user, Michelle Contreras, took to Twitter to express sadness over Thornton’s absence.
“No Melody! Alexa play i hate this part by the pussycat dolls,” Contreras wrote.
Amidst the curiosity around Thornton’s lack of participation is a great deal of excitement.
Jeff Benjamin, a K-Pop columnist at Billboard, wrote on Twitter that he’s been “waiting for this for too long.”
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