Nineties boyband 98° is reuniting in Vancouver for your aural enjoyment this November, ensuring you won’t have to wait until St. Nick's big day to break out the yuletide tunes.
The pop–R&B and once Grammy-nominated group is taking to the Vogue Theatre on November 6, where they’ll present 98° at Christmas, an all-ages concert of traditional and contemporary holiday hits.
If you were too busy bumping *NYSYNC's Home for Christmas growing up to make room in your Discman for other seasonal boyband albums, trust that 98° has the carolling game on lock thanks to 1999’s This Christmas, which boasts renditions of "Silent Night", "This Little Drummer Boy", and other X-mas classics, plus original songs like the romantic and eternally soulful "This Gift".
Nick, Drew, Justin, and Jeff even dropped a fresh Christmas compilation, Let It Snow, last year, which, by our count, makes them second to only Hanson as the Reigning Boyband of Feel-Good Holiday Albums.
98° was formed in 1996, and began making music again in 2012 after a 10-year hiatus. In addition to Vancouver, the group will be hitting cities like Winnipeg, Manitoba; Enoch, Alberta; and Whitecap, Saskatchewan as part of their North American Christmas tour. (We love a band that considers a country's lesser served regions!)
Tickets start at $34.50 online. Here's hoping they’ll throw in a bonus performance of "I Do (Cherish You)".