Notes Hitchcock dryly, "We've never drifted completely apart, so it's not like having to swallow masses of humble pie or nasty medicine or wade up to our knees in dirt to get back to that place." He even dangles out a possibility of new music if the tour works out, but warns against too much optimism before the concert dates have even started.
"We're far too old to be traveling around in packs," the singer says. Still, the irony of reenacting the roles of their former selves tickles him. As Hitchcock puts it: "You can be what you like as long as it's in inverted commas."