Estrada and His O-Town Band Mates Making a Music Comeback

It’s a special reunion for Erik Michael Estrada

The 34-year-old Latino singer/actor is reuniting with his fellow O-Town members to make new music a decade after the band disbanded.

Erik Michael Estrada & O-Town

Estrada and his O-Town band mates – Jacob Underwood, Trevor Penick and Dan Miller – announced on Monday that they would be making a comeback, rebooting the group’s official website and announcing that more specifics would be announced in the coming weeks.

O-Town was originally formed on the MTV-produced reality television series Making the Band back in 2000. After releasing two albums, the group disbanded in 2003.

O-Town fans can expect to hear new music, the first batch from the group since 2002’s O2 album, according to Underwood.

“We started this reunion purely for the fun of it,” says Underwood. “We had discussed a summer tour to perform our old songs and finally give the fans what they’ve been asking us for the last 10 years. However, once we began working, what developed was something a little more ambitious. The ideas kept flying and we couldn’t help but start making new music.”

“Each of us has different reasons for agreeing to do this again, a decade later,” adds Estrada. “Mine has to start with the fans. I never knew how much I would miss them. I never quite realized how much of an impact we had on them.”

O-Town’s 2001 self-titled album has sold 1.7 million copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, and its first two singles, “Liquid Dreams” and “All Or Nothing,” reached No. 10 and No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, respectively. O2 followed with 257,000 copies sold; after the group’s  dissolution, Ashley Parker Angel‘s 2006 album Soundtrack to Your Life has sold 184,000 copies to date. Angel will not be part of the group’s 2014 comeback.

“We are blessed to be able to apply what we’ve learned to create something stimulating and beautiful, that we can call ours,” says Underwood. “This isn’t just a reunion for us. It’s a new beginning.”

Since leaving the band, Estrada has turned to acting, appearing in 2011’s Tainted Rose.

Fimbres’ Danity Kane to Launch No Filter Tour in May

Aundrea Fimbres is taking the show(stopper) on the road…

The 30-year-old Mexican American singer and the members of her all-girl group Danity Kane, who reunited at the MTV Video Music Awards last summer, have announced plans for a comeback tour.

DkNoFilterTour Danity Kane

Danity Kane’s No Filter tour, which will stop in 13 U.S. cities, will begin in San Francisco on May 16.

“The symbol for the tour is our unfiltered selfies, a mosaic compiled of over 100,000 unfiltered images that our fans sent in,” the reformed girl group declared in a press statement, which was accompanied by an official poster featuring the profile mosaics. “To our fans: Danity Kane is doing this for you. We want to give, see, and promote a real, unrestricted, uncensored, unfiltered life! That’s why we make music and that’s the way we want to see world!”

Best known for songs like “Showstopper” and “Damaged,” Danity Kane disbanded in 2009 after forming on MTV‘s Making The Band in 2005 and releasing two studio albums.

Last August, Fimbres, Dawn Richard, Shannon Bex and Aubrey O’Day announced that the group had reunited, and a new album — with production from the Stereotypes — is expected to be released later this year (fifth member D. Woods is not involved in the comeback).

Earlier this month, Richard spoke to Billboard about putting her flourishing solo career on hold to rejoin the girl group.

“If people come to you and tell you that they’re willing to put everything in their lives on hold as well to do something bigger, you have to make a choice whether you want to be selfish or selfless… I’m choosing to put people who helped start my career first,” she said. “[A new album from] Danity Kane will come first, and it will be fantastic. I believe in this group.”

Tickets for the No Filter tour, promoted by Live Nation, will go on sale on Friday (March 28).

Here’s a look at the tour dates:

May 16: San Francisco, CA      The Fillmore
May 18: Anaheim,CA                The City National Grove of Anaheim
May 21: Chicago, IL                  House of Blues
May 22: St. Louis, MO              The Pageant
May 23: Cincinnati, OH           Bogart’s
May 24: Detroit, MI                  The Fillmore
May 25: Cleveland, OH            House of Blues
May 28: Charlotte, NC             The Fillmore
May 30: Boston, MA                 House of Blues
May 31: Silver Spring, MD       The Fillmore
June 1: Philadelphia, PA           Theatre of The Living Arts
June 3: New York, NY               Irving Plaza
June 5: San Diego, CA               Humphries By The Bay

Fimbres and Her Danity Kane Members Reuniting at the MTV VMAs…

Aundrea Fimbres is planning to make a return to the music scene with a band

The 30-year-old Mexican American singer will reunite with her former Danity Kane members to make an appearance at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday.

Danity Kane

“DANITY KANE is officially BACK! @danitykane #vmas2013 #Rage,” fellow member Aubrey O’Day tweeted along with the group’s new promo photo.

There’s no official word on whether Fimbres and her fellow all-girl group mates Shannon Bex, O’Day and Dawn Richard will perform at the awards show. Fifth member D. Woods will not be joining them.

Danity Kane officially announced their return with a new promo picture posted to their website at midnight on Sunday, August 25. The girls also confirmed their appearance at the 2013 MTV VMAs as well.

Fimbres, Bex, O’Day and Richard were hand-selected to form Danity Kane by Sean Combs during the third season of MTV’s Making the Band back in 2005.

The group released their self-titled debut album in 2006 and notched two hits, “Show Stopper” and “Ride for You.”

The girls’ second album, Welcome to the Dollhouse, was released in 2008 and gave them another hit single, “Damaged.”

Danity Kane would go on to become the first female group in Billboard history to have their first two albums open at the top of the charts.

The group’s break up was confirmed in January 2009.