One of the most highly anticipated events of Coachella 2005 — the reunion of Cocteau Twins — sadly will not be. From the press release:
It is with regret that Cocteau Twins announce they will not be performing at the Coachella Valley Music Festival on April 30th as had been planned. Due to personal reasons, member Elizabeth Fraser has decided that she is unable to participate in the reunion, and apologies for any inconvenience that this has caused.
After the smashing success of the Pixies reunion at Coachella 2004, it was hoped that Cocteau Twins would keep the reunion momentum going.
Cocteau Twins first broke-up quietly in 1998 while they working on a follow-up to their 1996 album “Milk & Kisses”. The band formed in 1979, with lead singer Elizabeth Fraser defining their sound with unique, ethereal vocals. Not including their recent “reunion” Cocteau Twins were together for 15 years and eight proper albums.
While there is still a very strong lineup in the works for the April 30 – May 1 music and arts festival, including Weezer, Chemical Brothers, Wilco, New Order, and Prodigy, we’ll all be waiting to see if there will be a late surprise addition.
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