Hard-Fi Has Announced a London Reunion Show as Well as a New Album

Hard-Fi last performed live in 2014

Hard-Fi has announced a special reunion show in London, as well as new music with the possibility of a larger tour. The band last performed live in 2014, the same year they released ‘Hard-Fi: Best Of 2004-2014,’ a greatest hits album.

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The band has confirmed they will reunite for a gig in London later this year, after teasing their comeback with posters around the city. Richard Archer, who spoke to fans on a Facebook Live video, revealed details about the show, which will take place on 1st October 2022, at London’s O2 Forum Kentish Town.

Archer said that people might have seen the signs around town that they are getting the band back together on 1st October.

Hard-Fi will do a special streaming performance on Facebook on the night of 28th April, according to Archer .They are going to conduct a full band performance from Cherry Lips studio, which will be livestreamed.

Archer hinted at new songs as well. The concert will be formally announced by the promoter on 25th April and tickets will go on sale at 29th April, with an O2 customer pre-sale starting at 27th April.

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In 2005, Hard-Fi released their debut album, ‘Stars Of CCTV,’ which went on to chart at No. 1 and was nominated for the Mercury Prize that year. The hits ‘Hard To Beat,’ ‘Cash Machine,’ and ‘Living For The Weekend’ were included.

Before going on sabbatical in 2014, the band released two more studio albums, ‘Once Upon A Time In The West’ (2007) and ‘Killer Sounds’ (2011).

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Hard-Fi was exploring a comeback to the stage to commemorate the 15th anniversary of their first record, Archer informed NME in April 2020. He stated that the album had defined people’s lives when they were growing up. They’ll perform it at some time, but with new songs as well, so they’re not just rehashing old glory.

—-Aditi Manjunath