SHAKESPEARS Sister will be heading to Bournemouth later this year after announcing their comeback tour re-uniting the original line-up after 26 years.

After much speculation, Siobhan Fahey and Marcella Detroit have confirmed they are reforming the band – best known for the 1992 number one single Stay – with new music, a singles collection and also a UK tour.

They also confirmed that they will be releasing a brand new single All the Queen’s Horses on May 15. The duo will also release a Singles Collection, Singles Party on July 19 including one of their new tracks C U Next Tuesday, and classic hits from their back catalogue.

Their Shakespears Sister Ride Again tour includes a night at Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre on November 13. Tickets go on sale from 9am on Friday, May 10 at

Speaking about the reunion, Siobhan admitted there was bitterness when they disbanded: “But there is no longer. Neither of us wanted to go into it if there was anything apart from friendship and unity. We did not want a repeat of 1992. Life’s too short. So I think we just explored it slowly. I realised what a perfect writing partner she is for me…there’s some sort of weird fusion of energies that feels fated.”

Marcy added: “There was no stopping this. It was like this snowball that just kept on gathering more and more speed. I think we’ve come to a point where we respect and understand each other more than we ever could have back then. That’s the simplest way to put it. We’ve come to a mutual understanding of and respect for who each other are. It’s just about acceptance - acceptance of who we both are, for each other and to each other.”