Pulp confirm reunion shows for 2023

Pulp are getting back together for a string of reunion shows in 2023

“What exactly do you do for an encore?” sang Jarvis Cocker on Pulp’s 1998 album, This Is Hardcore. Now answering his own question with confirmation that Pulp are getting back together (again) for a set of reunion shows in 2023. 

After teasing the comeback at a Q&A held over the summer, Cocker has now confirmed a string of new Pulp shows for 2023, including headline slots at TRNSMT and Latitude festivals.

Pulp released their first album, It, in 1983 – after having already spent five years trying to get a record deal. It wasn’t until the release of 1994’s His ‘n’ Hers that Pulp found commercial success, with the band’s follow-up, Different Class, becoming one of the defining albums of the 90s. 

Sort of breaking up in 2002, and then again in 2013, the years Pulp spent on hiatus saw Cocker launching several solo projects – hosting a BBC Radio 6 Music show, performing as JARV IS, and releasing a whole album of 60s French pop covers for Wes Anderson’s 2021 film, The French Dispatch.

Never officially breaking the band up, Jarvis once referred to Pulp as “a dormant volcano”. Twelve years after Pulp famously headlined packed stages at Glastonbury, Wireless, the Isle Of Wight festival and Reading and Leeds in 2011, expect the volcano to erupt again in 2023. 

Pulp have announced a major comeback tour for 2023, including headline slots at TRNSMT and Latitude festivals. Pulp tickets are on sale here from 9am on Friday 4th November.