When StarLifestyle interviewed Spike Dawbarn of 1990s boyband 911 a few months back, he dropped a few hints that the band might be returning to Malaysia for a concert sometime this year.
Well, it looks like he is making good on that promise, as the band will be performing at Kuala Lumpur’s Quill Convention Centre on 22 June, 8.30pm.
This will be 911’s first Malaysian concert in almost 20 years, and is aptly titled ‘The Reunion’.
Comprising Dawbarn, Lee Brennan, and Jimmy Constable, the English pop group was one of the biggest acts in the world during the 1990s, with hits like Don’t Make Me Wait, Bodyshakin’, The Day We Find Love, A Little Bit More, Party People, Private Number and many more.
At the height of their success, 911 sold millions of albums and scored several top 10 hits in the British charts and gained massive popularity in South East Asia, where their first two albums reached the number one spot.
Dawbarn and Constable, who are both dancers, first met while working on the late-night ITV show by Pete Waterman in 1991. Then in 1995, they formed a partnership and teamed up with front man Brennan to form 911. Their debut single, a cover of Shalamar’s Night To Remember reached number 38 on the UK Singles Chart, with subsequent releases rising higher on the charts.
In May 1996, 911 scored their first top 10 hit with Don’t Make Me Wait from their debut studio album, The Journey.
Although 911 officially announced its breakup in 2000, 2012’s The Big Reunion brought them back along with a host of other 90s groups – 5ive, B*witched & Atomic Kitten for a TV series and live concert tours in the UK. 911 have not stopped performing as a group since then.
In 2013, 911 released their comeback album Illuminate: The Hits & More featuring the single I Do.
Ticketing details for the Malaysian concert will be released at a later date.