Pulp to reunite for gigs in 2023, Jarvis Cocker confirms

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UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 10:  NAKED CITY, LINFORD HOUSE STUDIOS  Photo of Jarvis COCKER and PULP and Russell SENIOR and Steve MACKEY, L-R: Russell Senior, Jarvis Cocker, Steve Mackey - performing on TV show  (Photo by Des Willie/Redferns)
Pulp are set to reform in 2023. (Des Willie/Redferns)

Legendary band Pulp will reunite to play live dates in 2023 it has been confirmed.

Speaking at an event to promote his new memoir Good Pop, Bad Pop, frontman Jarvis Cocker told the crowd 'Next year Pulp are going to play some concerts' which was greeted by 'huge applause' according to one onlooker.

The group split in 2002 but reunited in 2011 for a series of festival dates, and last played live together in 2012.

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Initially formed by a 15-year-old Cocker in 1978, the Sheffield band went through several lineup changes before finding commercial success in the early 1990s as part of the Britpop scene.

PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 13: Jarvis Cocker from Pulp performs during Les Inrocks 2012 Festival at L'Olympia on November 13, 2012 in Paris, France. (Photo by David Wolff - Patrick/Redferns via Getty Images)
Jarvis Cocker from Pulp performs during Les Inrocks 2012 Festival. (David Wolff - Patrick/Redferns via Getty Images)

Their 1994 album His 'n' Hers was nominated for the Mercury Prize, but it was their 1995 follow-up Different Class that heralded major chart hits such as 'Common People', 'Disco 2000', and 'Sorted for E's & Wizz'.

Cocker became a tabloid favourite following a prank at the 1996 BRIT Awards which saw him invading the stage during Michael Jackson's performance of 'Earth Song'.

The reunion announcement followed speculation among fans after Cocker shared a cryptic Instagram post which referenced the title track of Pulp's 1998 album This Is Hardcore, which celebrates its 25 anniversary in 2023.

Jarvis Cocker, British Pop Singer  Member of the pop group 'Pulp', Pictured at press conference following a court appearance where he was told that he will not be prosecuted for his antics during Michael Jackson's performance at the Brit Awards.   (Photo by Avalon/Getty Images)
Jarvis Cocker pictured at press conference after being told that he will not be prosecuted for his antics during Michael Jackson's performance at the Brit Awards. (Avalon/Getty Images)

Pulp drummer Nick Banks confirmed the reunion on Twitter saying “Hey folks, unsurprisingly it’s all gone a bit mental on here. Gig details will be revealed as and when.”

He added: “Stay calm, hug your Pulp records and dream of going mental sometime in 2023.”

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The 2011-2012 consisted of the Different Class line up of Cocker, Russell Senior, Candida Doyle, Nick Banks, Steve Mackey and Mark Webber.

Cocker's book Good Pop, Bad Pop is out now.

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