O-Town reunited just to see what would happen

Some bands get tired of the songs that made them famous. That’s not the case for O-Town.
For the last six years, the band — whose tour hits City Winery on Thursday — has opened and closed nearly every concert with their two biggest hits, “Liquid Dreams” and “All or Nothing.” Whenever they tried to switch things up, it didn’t feel right.

“Songs like ‘All or Nothing,’ we are indebted to and so grateful. It’s a reason that people have put us on concert bills,” singer Jacob Underwood said in a recent phone interview. “Fans like the new stuff and they’re excited to keep hearing new music from us … but when we end the show with ‘All or Nothing,’ that’s obviously the biggest response of the night.”

If seeing that title sparks an immediate memory of belting out the power ballad in your car (“Cause I want it all! Or NOTHING at ALL …”), then you were probably a teenager around 2000, when O-Town arrived on ABC’s “Making the Band,” one of the earliest reality TV shows.

MTV, which produced the series, assumed that young viewers were still craving boy bands. And they were correct! The show, which assembled the new band (Underwood, Erik-Michael Estrada, Trevor Penick, Dan Miller and Ashley Parker Angel) and then chronicled their adventures trying to “make it,” was an immediate hit, and the group’s self-titled debut album went platinum.

Alas, the excitement around a new boy band doesn’t last forever. After a wildly successful start, sales fizzled and the group disbanded a few years later. However, they all kept in touch, and often talked about reuniting. In 2013, they pulled the trigger.

“It got to the point, at the 10 years mark, where everybody was going, ‘We need to do this … we talk about it every year,’” Underwood said. Angel declined to join the reunion, but the other four members were in.

The members of O-Town are also often asked about Angel, who opted out of the reunion. But Underwood said they have been touring for so long in their new iteration — longer than they were together the first time — it almost wouldn’t make sense.

“It would be weird to have him in the band now, we’ve worked in such a unique way over the last six years,” Underwood said. “Of course we still have a soft place in our heart for him.”

In the meantime, the band is grateful for its unique place in pop culture, existing in the rare Venn diagram of 2000s boy bands and 2000s reality TV. “Really, our career has kind of been in reverse: We started big, then were playing nightclubs and worked our way back up.”

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‘O-Town’ — Ashley’s Rejection ‘Really Hurt’

The boys of O-Town ain’t one bit happy with ex-member Ashley Parker-Angel — in fact, Erik-Michael Estrada tells TMZ, they were “really hurt” when Ashley officially bailed on the upcoming reunion.

Erik expressed his disappointment in L.A. yesterday — telling us, if Ashley really wanted to rejoin O-Town … he would have figured out a way to “multi-task” the reunion and his acting career.

Erik says he and the rest of the band have all come to terms with Ashley’s rejection — but explains, “I would just think he would want to come on board and be a part of it … but he doesn’t and that’s cool.”

Go to the page of TMZ.com and check the video out.

Source: TMZ.com

Why I Won´t Rejoin O-Town

TMZ.com Post:


Ashley Parker-Angel tells us he was “intrigued” at the idea of reuniting with his old boy-band O-Town — but ultimately decided he couldn’t live in the past … this according to the singer’s rep.

In a statement to TMZ, Ashley explains, “O-Town was one of the greatest chapters of my life, so when the idea of a reunion was brought to me, of course I was intrigued.

He continues, “However I have made the decision not to be a part of an O-Town reunion. It was a difficult decision, but ultimately necessary to move on with the next chapter of my career.

The rest of the band has already gotten back together — and is planning an upcoming concert tour sans Parker-Angel.

As for Ashley, dude just finished a stint in “Hairspray” on Broadway and his rep tells us he has a feature film coming out later this year.

Source: TMZ.com

O-Town Reunion without Ashley!

Hey Guys,

Ashley let us know, that he wont be a part of the reunion.

He tweets this on his Twitteraccount

ParkerAngel
To address some rumors -I won´t be participating in a reunion but with respect and love I wish my boys the best as they move forward!
-7 Stunden via web

Jacob tweets this one on this Twitteraccount to Ash:

jacobsloc
@ParkerAngel gonna miss ya dude. We got some AMAZING things in the works. Good luck
vor ungefähr 6 Stunden via Twitter for iPhone als Antwort auf ParkerAngel

We are really sad about this information.
But… We wish Ashley all the Best and hope he´ll find his way.

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O-Town Reunion!?

Hey Folks out there!

Yes it may be right!

Jacob Underwood and Trevor Penick wrote this on their Facebook page and Jacob wrote this on his Twitter account, too.

Jacobs Tweets so far:
jacobsloc jacob underwood
Did someone say O-town reunion?!?
21 hours ago

jacobsloc jacob underwood
I hope to have some real news soon!
16 hours ago

jacobsloc jacob underwood
The meeting with the O-town guys went very well…..
1 hour ago

jacobsloc jacob underwood
Maybe we just see where majority of our facebook and twitter friends live and we do some shows there???
1 hour ago

jacobsloc jacob underwood
Europe was def mentioned. This might be an interesting year
55 minutes ago

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Trevors Facebook posting so far:
“Trevor Penick
Who said O-Town reunion? Uh-oh here we go”

Stay tuned for more information. We´ll share them as soon as we get them!

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