Wednesday, July 25, 2012

98 Degrees will reunite for TODAY concert

By Gael Fashingbauer Cooper

Put on your slap bracelets and pour yourself a big glass of clear cola, the 1990s revival continues with famed boy band 98 Degrees reuniting to perform live on TODAY on Aug. 17.
The band is known for such hits as "Thank God I Found You," "Because of You," "Give Me Just One Night (Una Noche)" and "The Hardest Thing."
The band consists of brothers Nick and Drew Lachey, Justin Jeffre and Jeff Timmons. Nick Lachey starred with former wife Jessica Simpson on the reality show "Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica," played a regular role on "Charmed," and hosted "The Sing-Off." Drew Lachey won the second season of "Dancing With the Stars." Timmons pursued a solo career, and Jeffre moved into politics and activism.
The day after their TODAY performance, Aug. 18, the group will perform at the MixTape music festival in Hershey, Pa.
"In the ten years since our last performance as 98 Degrees we've each achieved personal success and grown as individuals, while remaining a close-knit family," the group told Us Weekly. "We have also been fortunate to have the support and enduring love of our fans every step of the way. With so much to celebrate, this reunion is going to be one big party, so whether you tune in to the Today Show or join us at the MixTape Festival, everyone's invited."
Unlike many other bands, 98 Degrees never formally broke up, but the group hasn't performed together since 2005, when member Justin Jeffre was running for mayor of Cincinnati.