Boston-based rock outfit Letters To Cleo will reunite after an eight-year hiatus for four shows this fall.
Original members Kay Hanley (vocals), Greg McKenna and Michael Eisenstein (guitars) and Stacy Jones (drums) will join forces with Joe Klompus (bass, replacing original bassist Scott Riebling) when the gigs get underway Nov. 8 in Los Angeles.
The reunion follows a brief impromptu performance last year during a Boston benefit, which featured the hits “Here & Now” and “Awake.” Says Eisenstein, “We were excited, the crowd was excited, and from that point on, it just seemed like we should try to find a time to do it for real.”
Letters To Cleo sprung from Boston on the strength of the 1993 album “Aurora Gory Alice,” which featured “Here & Now.” The group disbanded in 2000, with Hanley moving onto a solo career and such projects as the Disney Channel’s “My Friend Tigger and Pooh” and voicing Josie in the 2001 film “Josie and the Pussycats.”
Here are Letters To Cleo’s tour dates:
Nov. 8: Los Angeles (Roxy)
Dec. 8-9: Boston (Paradise Rock Club)
December TBA: New York (venue TBA)