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Fightstar: Grand Reunification

Bassist Dan Haigh on their reunion shows and future plans

Tonight at Kentish Town’s Forum, Fightstar will play their first show in over four years. The band announced they were to go on a hiatus in late 2010 in order to work on separate projects before working on the follow-up to 2009’s Be Human, but it quickly became apparent that the band was over. Frontman Charlie Simpson picked up an acoustic guitar, releasing 2011’s Young Pilgrim and its follow-up Long Road Home earlier this year. Drummer Omar Abidi worked in the music industry, while bassist Dan Haigh and guitarist/vocalist Alex Westaway wrote music for feature films. So, with their live return only hours away, we thought it fitting to drag Dan out of their practice space to ask what prompted their return…

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