If you’re looking for some nostalgia this fall, the perfect tour has just been announced. Break out your Modrobes, Silver brand bell bottom jeans, and Sketchers platform sneakers, it’s time to party like it’s 1997 and your ICQ message board is blowing up.
The Rewind Tour, which features a powerhouse trio of ’90s artists including Aqua, Prozzak, and Whigfield, has just announced six Canadian dates, with shows in Ontario, Alberta, and Manitoba. For those attending the Toronto show, the concert will also feature a Much Video Dance thanks to Pride Toronto, although this time there won’t be any teachers breaking up too-close slow dancing like at your Grade 8 prom.
Teaming up for the first time together, all three groups had huge hits throughout the 1990s, especially in Canada. Danish group Aqua skyrocketed to fame in 1997 with their double entendre track “Barbie Girl,” earning the band a nomination for People’s Choice: Favourite International Group at the MuchMusic Video Awards that year. The band has continued to tour and release new music, including their 2011 album Megalomania, which has helped make them the most profitable Danish band ever.
Canadian duo Prozzak and their animated alter egos Simon and Milo were all over Much in the late 1990s, releasing singles like “Sucks To Be You” and “Strange Disease.” The brainchild of Philosopher King members Jay Levine and James Bryan McCollum, the pair earned a handful of JUNO Award nominations and have continued to release new music, with their last single “Love Me Tinder” dropping in 2017.
Anyone who owned Dance Mix ’95 will be ecstatic to see the return of Whigfield, the Danish singer who got us ready for “Saturday Night” throughout the mid 1990s with her infectious hit single. Releasing the song in 1994, “Saturday Night” is still a jam 24 years later. Plus, the video doubles as one of the first make up tutorials pre-YouTube. Whigfield was truly ahead of her time.
Tickets for the Rewind Tour go on sale on Ticketmaster starting Friday, June 1 and will feature all your faves from the 1990s, except this time you can buy tickets on your phone instead of lining up at HMV.
09/08 Toronto, ON – Echo Beach
09/10 Abbotsford, BC – Abbotsford Centre
09/13 Calgary, AB – Grey Eagle Event Centre
09/14 Enoch, AB – River Cree Resort & Casino
09/15 Winnipeg, MB – Bell MTS Place
09/16 London, ON – Harris Park