Pow­derfin­ger can do it, so why not the rest, writes Cameron Adams

Sunday Territorian - - NEWS -

IT has taken a pan­demic for Pow­derfin­ger to re­unite, ten years and umpteen lu­cra­tive re­for­ma­tion of­fers af­ter their split.

Their vir­tual come­back show – a one-off, for now – will take place with all five mem­bers play­ing in dif­fer­ent states and lo­ca­tions.

There’s no un­der­ly­ing drama, they’re still friends. They sold a lot of records when peo­ple still paid for mu­sic and in­vested wisely be­hind the scenes, but Pow­derfin­ger busi­ness is about to get very good now we know a re­union is a pos­si­bil­ity.

But un­til then, they’re demon­strat­ing that bands you never ex­pected to re­unite can do so vir­tu­ally with­out ac­tu­ally be­ing in the same room.

Which is per­fect for the bands who split due to bad blood, vibes, songs or sales. And for artists of a cer­tain vintage, there’s no pesky germs to worry about.

The mu­sic world has al­ready em­braced vir­tual duets (who hasn’t sung with Elvis from be­yond the grave?) so here’s a COVID-19 era wish­list of vir­tual re­unions.

FLEET­WOOD MAC: The rest of Fleet­wood Mac don’t seem to want to share a stage with Lind­sey Buck­ing­ham ever again, and hired Neil Finn and Mike Camp­bell to re­place him on their last tour. It was great, but it wasn’t the same.

What bet­ter way to leave egos and dra­mas at the door when you’re not us­ing the same door? Of course ev­ery

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