The Pussycat Dolls reunion is officially moving forward – but sadly without one of the group’s key members.
Full story below…
Moments ago, Nicole Scherzinger, Ashley Roberts, Jessica Sutta, Kimberly Wyatt, and Carmit Bachar announced their regrouping for a major arena tour across the UK and Ireland.
Speaking on the long-rumored news, Scherzinger said:
“I love all my girls so much and cannot wait to show you what we’ve got in store for you. It’s been a long time coming but this feels like the perfect time to remind the world what it means to be a Pussycat Doll”.
One name missing, however, is Melody Thornton who will not be back for the reunion.
That development surprised many given that Thornton had been publicly receptive about a PCD return in recent months. So much so, that many of her quotes had been taken as actively teasing it. Yet, there are murmurs that prerequisites about better distribution of the group’s vocals may be the cause of her sitting this one out.
Keeping it coy, the Dolls’ creator Robin Antin said of Thornton’s decision to not come back:
“At this time, it wasn’t right [for Melody] but all five members insist in unison the door was and is always open for her.”
She went to add:
“I created The Pussycat Dolls back in 1994 and never in my wildest dreams would I have thought it would become one of the most iconic girl groups of our time. I’ve been working on making this reunion happen now for years, so I am very excited that the stars have aligned for THE PCD REUNION! It’s with gratitude to our fans and during this amazing time of female empowerment, to be able to announce the launch of our PCD reunion, celebrating ALL GENDERS, & the brilliant success and talent of the girls that helped influence a movement that was long overdue”.
Check out the announcement interview on Heart radio below, as well as the tour dates below…
Tickets go on-sale on December 1st via Live Nation.
Before then, fans can catch the ladies rock the stage at The X Factor this Saturday (November 30th).