Bros 2016

A cat among the pigeons: Bros reform but without Craig

Matt and Luke Goss will reunite as Bros next year for a 30th anniversary tour, after their reunion show at London’s O2 Arena sold out within seconds of tickets going on sale.

Six new dates have been announced after the O2 tickets, which went on sale this morning, sold out “in seven seconds” according to promoters, although thousands of tickets are suspiciously available on secondary ticketing sites. The full list of shows now includes:

  • London O2 Arena: Saturday 19 August (sold out), Sunday 20 August
  • Manchester Arena: Tuesday 22 August
  • Nottingham Motorpoint Arena: Wednesday 23 August
  • Birmingham Barclaycard Arena: Friday 25 August
  • Newcastle Metro Radio Arena: Saturday 26 August
  • Glasgow SSE Hydro Arena: Sunday 27 August

After the duo split in 1992 Matt embarked on a solo career, scoring a few hit singles including If You Were Here Tonight (1996, #23) and I’m Coming With Ya (2003, #22) before embarking on a long-running stint at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas (his latest single Gone Too Long is out this week); Luke achieved minor success with his Band of Thieves in 1993 but soon turned to acting, starring in movies such as Blade II (2002), Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008) and most recently Killing Salazar (2016). The reunion, announced on Wednesday, will not include original bassist Ken Craig Logan, who left the band in 1989; Logan is now a hugely successful music executive, having been EMI’s international marketing manager, MD of RCA and now head of his own company Logan Media Entertainment.