Hold up, wait a minute! THE PUSSYCAT DOLLS ARE BACK! Yes, you read that right. The circulating rumours of the iconic 2000’s girl-group have finally been confirmed for a massive revival to rival all.
Ashley Roberts, Carmit Bachar, Jessica Sutta, Kimberley Wyatt and Nicole Scherzinger took to Instagram last week to announce their highly anticipated return before making it all official with a HUGE performance on X Factor UK.
Performing a medley of some of their greatest hits including ‘Buttons’, ‘When I Grow Up’, Don’t Cha’ and new single ‘React’ which is due to be released soon, they SLAYED the house down with their tight choreography which made you question if they had even left in the first place.
And I mean, don’t even get me started on the jaw-dropping water stunt during ‘React’ because I have literally watched it 20 times and am still shook by the flawless synchronisation of it all.
To coincide with the massive reunion, The Pussycat Dolls are heading on a world tour to celebrate the fifteenth anniversary of the iconic girl group. Kicking the tour off on 5 April 2020 in Dublin, the girls will be then returning to Australia at the end of April for the first time in eleven years for SO POP 2020. Alongside them will be a stellar line up of pure pop nostalgia including Steps, Jesse McCartney, Smash Mouth, Sophie Ellis Baxter, Whigfield, Alice DJ, Reel 2 Real and Samantha Mumba. For full tour information including ticketing details please visit HERE.
This live show promises to be a celebration of their greatest hits and fan favourites as well as some sneaky new live music. The Dolls only Australian tour was in May 2009 which was just before they announced their hiatus. This tour was dramatic in so many ways with rumours of the girls not talking to each other, to Jessica Sutta breaking her rib on stage and critics saying their support act, Lady Gaga (yep, that’s right) stole the show.
The five piece only released two albums during their short four year stint but they created a world wide legacy that was unprecedented. With nine Top 10 singles alone on the Aria Chart, they dominated the airwaves with their catchy hooks and were continuous favourites to be played on RAGE and Video Hits. And if you own a So Fresh CD from 2005-2009 you most likely have a PCD song on there too.
But behind the singles, the rest of their discography was also super impressive. From their half originals and half covers self titled debut album to their all original, highly acclaimed follow up ‘Doll Domination’, they perfectly captured the essence of who they were as a group. Finding a balance between sassy playfulness and tender emotions, their back catalogue had it all and is still as relevant and commercially assessable as it ever has been.
Check out the curated playlist of the best Pussycat Dolls songs featuring my personal favourites ‘Buttons’, ‘Whatcha Think About That’ and ‘I’m Done’ BELOW;
And their live performances were always a spectacle. From their insane choreography that was ridiculously insync to the really cool live renditions that had a little sonical twist like this iconic performance;
Since their disbandment each of the girls have gone on to have their own individual musical success which has seen Ashley Roberts, Jessica Sutta and Nicole Scherzinger release their own solo albums while Kimberley Wyatt released an album with her side project ‘Her Majesty & The Wolves’ and Carmit released a string of solo singles in 2017-18.
But as a group their legacy has lived on and the Pussycat Dolls have still managed to maintain a massive cultural impact even with the drastic changes that have occurred in the industry during their absence. 2020 will be a huge year for them, and I don’t think the charts are ready for their domination.
SO POP 2020 Australian Tour featuring The Pussycat Dolls
Wednesday 22 April – RAC Arena, Perth
Friday 24 April – Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane
Saturday 25 April – Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney
Tuesday 28 April – Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide
Thursday 30 April – Melbourne Arena, Melbourne
For full tour information including ticketing details please check out https://www.frontiertouring.com/sopop