t.A.T.u. Reunite

2014-02-18 by Alex Newton | 34 Comments
In case you missed it, hugely successful but controversial Russian duo t.A.T.u. is officially back together. Yulia Volkova and Lena Katina performed their first major show in three years at the opening ceremonies for the Sochi Winter Olympics, singing their 2003 international hit 'Not Gonna Get Us', as well as a new song, 'Любовь в каждом мгновении (Love in Every Moment)'.

The duo caused waves during their initial run from 2002-20011 with the girls' faux-lesbian lyrics and antics, highlighted by multi-platinum single 'All The Things She Said', and its racy video. They subsequently revealed that the lesbian shtick was a ploy thought up by manager Ivan Shapovalov.

Speculation persists that ceremony director Konstantin Ernst's choice of t.A.T.u. was in response to outrage over Russia's anti-LGBT laws as well as the group being the country's most recognizable band.

Tagged: t.A.T.u.

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pedro70512
February 18th 2014
4086 Comments


Waste Management was actually pretty enjoyable, not that anyone else with a dick cares.

oltnabrick
February 18th 2014
32636 Comments


finally


Sanders
February 18th 2014
2372 Comments


so wait, his response to outrage over the anti-LGBT laws was to use a faux-lesbian band?

Good one pal

Scoot
February 18th 2014
18073 Comments


seems like all the big names are reuniting these days

ConcubinaryCode
February 18th 2014
2285 Comments


2014 is the year of reuniting

henryChinaski
February 18th 2014
3045 Comments


bored already!

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DamnVanne
February 18th 2014
1875 Comments


i like girls too

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ASnideReturns
February 18th 2014
5286 Comments


One of those awkward bands I heard when I used to watch Animated Music Videos back when Youtube didn't suck so badly.

mryrtmrnfoxxxy
February 18th 2014
14244 Comments


yay

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VermTheImpaler
February 18th 2014
1359 Comments


lol

Pheromone
February 18th 2014
3983 Comments


pretty sweet news

pedro70512
February 18th 2014
4086 Comments


(double post)

pedro70512
February 18th 2014
4086 Comments


"Here in Russia no one gives a shit about their
reunion."

Can't say I'm terribly surprised. If they were
as big in Russia as they were everywhere else
they wouldn't need to make English versions of
every album.

Wadlez
February 18th 2014
4784 Comments


This is not enough!!!!

pizzamachine
February 18th 2014
12615 Comments


I want a new album! : )

mryrtmrnfoxxxy
February 18th 2014
14244 Comments


agreed!~

SnakeDelilah
February 18th 2014
10714 Comments


I bet more people in Russia are talking about this than the Olympics.

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RoyalImperialGuard
February 18th 2014
1569 Comments


I came.

GhettoHmbrglr
February 18th 2014
652 Comments


lol

pedro70512
February 18th 2014
4086 Comments


"I want a new album! : )"

A music video would be a good start. Rumor has it there'll be one in April.

ALucidReality
February 18th 2014
108 Comments


"However, On February 17th, 2014, Lena Katina posted a video message on her official youtube channel stating that she would no longer be working with Yulia and that t.A.T.u. is once again no longer a group"

Green Baron
February 18th 2014
21579 Comments


Sochi

pedro70512
February 18th 2014
4086 Comments


""However, On February 17th, 2014, Lena Katina posted a video message on her official youtube channel stating that she would no longer be working with Yulia and that t.A.T.u. is once again no longer a group"

Wat

pizzamachine
February 18th 2014
12615 Comments


"A music video would be a good start. Rumor has it there'll be one in April."

O_O

pedro70512
February 18th 2014
4086 Comments


Yep, Lena's pulling the plug on it. She posted a video on her YouTube with a translation going something like this:

"Hello Guys,For the reason of incorrect behavior from Yulia’s side concerning me, I must announce that our future collaboration has become absolutely impossible. Aside from many crude and hurtful statements made about me, Yulia gave me an ultimatum: she declined to participate with me in t.A.T.u. if I do not comply with her and her team in all aspects regarding the creative direction of t.A.T.u.. Otherwise she will find a different red-headed, curly-haired girl to replace me. Besides that, I was threatened with the fact that Yulia, using her close ties to the heads of Channel 1 Russia, will shut down my solo project in Russia. In this instance I consider our future collaboration to be impossible as well as communication between us. I am sad that our fans’ hopes of a t.A.T.u. reunion will not come true. I hope you understand and I want to say thank you for loving and supporting me always. Thank you."

I'd like to hear both sides of this.

BaseballJames
February 18th 2014
378 Comments


"The duo caused waves during their initial run from 2002-20011"

they should have called it quits in 3011

pedro70512
February 18th 2014
4086 Comments


some things just don't last

Riviere
February 18th 2014
748 Comments


"Waste Management was actually pretty enjoyable, not that anyone else with a dick cares."

I care












a lot.

DrGonzo1937
February 18th 2014
8438 Comments


Sweet jesus.

ASnideReturns
February 18th 2014
5286 Comments


Wow sounds like shit's getting intense.

pedro70512
February 18th 2014
4086 Comments


@Riviere - if so, then I happily stand corrected.

Furik
February 20th 2014
50 Comments


Waste Management was an awesome album.

Green Baron
February 20th 2014
21579 Comments


All the Things She Said still rules

pedro70512
February 21st 2014
4086 Comments


Yulia has now said that there will be collaboration and a new video but the group isn't officially back together.



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