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Raspberry reunion set for New Year's Day

Dec. 31, 2004 at 11:41 AM

CLEVELAND, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- An experimental reunion of the original lineup in the power pop band the Raspberries, who broke up in 1975, has sparked talk of a U.S. tour.

The day after Thanksgiving singer Eric Carmen, guitarist Wally Bryson, bassist David Smalley and drummer Jim Bonfanti played at Cleveland's House of Blues, RollingStone.com reported Friday.

"We sold the date out in about four minutes, and everybody who was there had a phenomenal time," said Carmen. The show was such a success that the Raspberries decided to return for a New Year's set Saturday.

At least two more shows have been confirmed, more dates are expected, and there is talk of a House of Blues club tour.

"We initially said, 'Let's just get these first two shows under our belt here, and then we'll go on and discuss what we should do from here,'" says Carmen. "I think we'll just see how this all flies."

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