Soft Cell are reuniting for one final show in London

The synth pop pioneers have announced that, to mark their 40th anniversary, they’ll be reuniting for one last farewell show.

The performance will be held at London’s O2 Arena on 30 September. In the lead-up to BBC Radio 2’s The Chris Evans Breakfast Show this morning (21 February), the duo hinted at a special news announcement, and they later broke the news of their reunion via the radio station. In tribute to one of the band’s most popular hits, the show has been billed as Say Hello, Wave Goodbye.

Singer Marc Almond said, “With Soft Cell I always felt something was unfinished. This last ever final show will be the best ever ending. It will be a real statement and sendoff, and thank you to every fan.”

Comprised of Almond and instrumentalist David Ball, Soft Cell rose to prominence in the 80s, and are best known for their 1981 version of Tainted Love. The duo split in 1984, and later reunited in 2001 and 2005.

Presale tickets will be made available from 22 February, and general tickets go on sale on 23 February.