The latest ’90s act rumored to be reuniting? That would be boy band 98 Degrees. The foursome, who all hail from Ohio, originally racked up hits like “Invisible Man”, “Because Of You” and “The Hardest Thing” toward the latter half of the Clinton era. (The group even topped the Hot 100 in 2000 via their feature on Mariah Carey’s “Thank God I Found You”.) They eventually split in 2002, but one report has it that Nick Lachey, his brother Drew Lachey, Jeff Timmons and Justine Jeffre will be taking their pop dog-and-pony act on the road once again when summer rolls around.
According to RumorFix.com, 98 Degrees will be embarking on a 15-city tour through July and August this year.
Says the site:
“Rumors of a reunion tour began Wednesday night when the band’s website –revealing a new design and logo — was updated for the first time in a decade — and our source says it’s because of the tour.”
Nostalgia for the 1990s is running rampant these days. And with boy bands like The Wanted and One Direction currently riding high on the charts, what better time for these four to cash in on their back catalog?
After all, Backstreet Boys and New Kids On The Block have already proved that if you once did synchronized dancing with three or four of your pals on TRL while wearing Capri pants and you haul your butt up to a stage, the old fans will come out in droves.
Now, let’s brush up on this quartet by watching the video for their best single, “The Hardest Part”, shall we?
98 Degrees — ”The Hardest Thing”
Would you buy a ticket to see 98 Degrees in concert, or are you going to just keep holding out for the N*Sync reunion? (Don’t laugh. It’ll happen! It simply has to.)