A LEGENDARY Noughties band have revealed their unexpected reunion – for a hugely bittersweet reason.
The original group that backed London-born singer Amy Winehouse in the height of her fame will come together for a special gig to mark what would have been the Valerie singer’s 40th birthday year.
A legendary Noughties band is reuniting for a bittersweet reasonCredit: Getty – Contributor
The Amy Winehouse Band will take to the stage in London in December to mark what would have been her 40th birthday year
British singer Amy tragically died from alcohol poisoning in 2011Credit: AFP
Amy tragically passed away from alcohol poisoning, aged 27, in 2011.
She had battled drug and alcohol addiction as well as mental health issues since 2005.
The group will get back together in London on Friday, December 22 and promise to “perform songs from her catalog to celebrate her life and career.”
The British singer songwriter was well-known for her hits including Back to Black and Rehab.
The late star’s musical director and bassist Dale Davis will lead the show, which is fronted by singer Bronte Shande.
As well as the tunes it will also feature footage of Amy and her life.
Before her life spiralled out of control, Amy was classed as a musical genius – but her behaviour continued to threaten her career as she took multiple trips to rehab.
Amy’s last concert was just one month before she passed away.
She was due to tour around Europe but was accused of being too drunk to sing at a show in Serbia.
Meanwhile, the concert reveal came as Amy’s ex husband Blake Fielder-Civil admitted “full accountability” for introducing Amy to hard drugs – yet maintained he would “always miss her.”
The pair had met in Camden, London, in 2005 and married two years later.
Just months later they were pictured together after a furious bust-up – with Amy wearing smeared eye make-up and bloodied ballet pumps and Blake with scratches on his neck.
It later emerged that the pair had been taking heroin.
Former public school pupil Blake was jailed for his part in a bar assault on a pub landlord in 2008 – leading to Amy’s famous Grammy Awards tribute to: “My Blake, incarcerated.”
Blake filed for divorce from Amy shortly after his release, and their split was finalised in 2019.
Meanwhile, a huge Los Angeles band recently announced their reunion – and a fresh Stateside tour.
Pop group 98 Degrees delighted fans as they revealed they will embark on a fresh tour across America starting this month.
The self-styled “blue collar boyband” is made up of brothers Nick, 49, and Drew Lachey, 47, Justin Jeffre, 50 and Jeff Timmons, also 50.
Additionally, a Noughties rocker looks completely different now compared to his chart fame heyday.
One Noughties Indie rocker also traded in fame for a very normal job.
Thye band will perform some of the Rehab singer’s greatest hits live on-stageCredit: Reuters
The group will also showcase footage of Amy’s life during their reunion showCredit: Rex
Amy’s ex husband Blake Fielder-Civil today told Good Morning Britain he has ‘full accountability’ for introducing her to hard drugsCredit: PA:Press Association