Nick and Drew Lachey announce 98 Degrees reunion performance
Nick and Drew Lachey have announced that their popular 1990s boy band 98 Degrees will be reuniting - for one night only.
The two will team up with former group members Justin Jeffre and Jeff Timmons for a one-time gig at the Summer Mixtape Festival in Hershey, Pennsylvania in August. Drew and Nick Lachey, brothers in the band, announced the news on Ryan Seacrest's KIIS FM morning radio show on Wednesday.
"We're very excited about the opportunity," Drew said. "We've been toying around with the idea for a couple years of, 'If we got back together, when would be the right scenario,' and this music festival right here just kind of seemed like the right time to get back together and do a show and kick the tires and see how it feel."
The 35-year-old singer's brother Nick also took to his Twitter account to announce the news of the performance.
"Big announcement with @RyanSeacrest today. Felt like 2001 all over again! Can't wait for August 18th in Hershey. Be there. #98degrees" he Tweeted.
The band formed in the late 1990s and split in 2002. The group is known for hits such as "I Do," "Because of You" and "Give Me Just One Night." The singers had four successful studio albums and have performed together at special events, such as on Nick & then-wide Jessica Simpson's 2004 "Family Christmas" TV special, after the split.
Nick, 38, also explained on the show why he had previously denied the rumors that the group would be reuniting for a tour.
"I didn't say we weren't going to do it, but there was some speculation about a full tour happening this summer and our fans have been kind of eager to see us get back together," he said. "I just wanted to make sure that they understood that a full tour wasn't happening this summer, but obviously very excited to announce that we're doing this big festival in Hershey in August. So, that will be our one and only appearance."
Nick and wife Vanessa are expecting their first child together. The television personality recently played a game with her Twitter followers where she exchanged photos of her followers' baby bumps for a photo of her own.
Minnillo posted a silhouette photo of her own pregnant figure. The 31-year-old is seen from the side sitting in shallow water in an ocean backdrop. She made it her new Twitter background picture (See photo).
For more information on the music festival where 98 Degrees plans to reunite, visit Summer Mixtape Festival's website.