Rocker Steve Harley Has Reformed The Classic Line-up Of His Cockney Rebel Band To Celebrate The 40th Anniversary Of Their Seminal Album, Best Years Of Our Lives.
The Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me) rockers will head out on a 16-date U.K. tour to celebrate the release of the 1975 album.
The November and December (15) dates will mark the first time Harley has shared a stage with guitarist Jim Cregan, drummer Stuart Elliot and Duncan MACkay since 1976.
Harley says, "The three guys are still my mates. The fun we had back then, when we toured and recorded together, holds fabulous and special memories. I take life on the road a lot more seriously now, though, so they'd better be prepared. I'm thrilled to think they'll be up there on the great U.K. concert hall stages with me once again."
News of the reunion comes amid a career revival for Harley, who returned to the charts for the first time in 20 years in January (15) after speaking out against police in the U.K. over a speeding fine.
The singer was fined $1,600 (£1,000) for exceeding a temporary speed limit on a motorway in Kent, England and he lashed out at the punishment, insisting it was too severe for such a minor offence.
His complaint prompted British TV host and car enthusiast Jeremy Clarkson to urge fans to buy Harley's 1975 hit Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me) to show their support.
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