At their height, 112 represented the very best of R&B music. With their 1996 self-titled debut, Slim, Q, Mike and Daron thrilled lovelorn listeners with a healthy mix of ballads and dance numbers.
Over the course of nine years and five albums, fans swooned over 112 with hits like “Only You,” “It’s Over Now” and “Peaches & Cream.” Like all good things, 112 eventually came to an end, but on Saturday, the quartet will reunite onstage for their For the Fans Tour.
“While I was doing my thing, I’ve been going all over the place, all over the world, and everybody keeps on asking about 112,” Slim told MTV News on Wednesday (June 20) over the phone. “The fans wanted to see not two people, not three people, but everybody. When everything added up, everything was all good.”
It is all good, but Slim, who has gone on to enjoy solo success outside the group, didn’t want to label this new tour an official reunion. “I wouldn’t even say it’s a reunion thing. I think of it as more of a For the Fans Tour,” he explained. “When I think of reunion, reunion means new material, going back into the studio and recording and stuff like that. … I don’t want to disappoint any fans, but that’s not what we talked about. Right now, we’re addressing getting on the stage together and actually singing.”
These days, Slim is concentrating on his sophomore project, Cruise Control, and this tour; he didn’t want to dwell on past drama. Instead, he said the group’s breakup was due to growing pains. “When you start growing up, you start growing apart, and everybody starts having their own individual outlooks on music,” he said. “I think everybody had their own individual approach of who they wanted to be in music.”
Regardless, the silky-voice singer promises a quality performance. “It’s going to be really fun for all the fans who want to come out and see Q, Mike, Slim and Daron on the same stage at one time, and we’re definitely going to give one heck of a show,” he assured. “It is fun to sing the songs with the guys. It is fun to actually get in practice and actually do the steps and see everything that we worked hard for when we first started off and set off before everything.”
112’s For the Fans Tour dates:
» 6/23 Atlantic City, NJ @ House of Blues
» 7/14 Detroit, MI @ Chene Park Amphitheater
» September 8 Kent, WA @ ShoWare Center
» September 15 Cary, NC @ Koka Booth Amphitheater
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