Former Runaways guitarist Lita Ford has dismissed the chances of a reunion for her rock band with fellow member Joan Jett because she says Joan won’t do it.
The Runaways played their last show exactly 40 years ago this coming Monday (December 31, 1978). They officially broke up in April 1979.
Speaking to the Daily Mail Lita Ford said a reunion won’t happen because “Joan Jett is very much in Joan Jett Land I guess you could say. Will she ever come out of Joan Jett Land? I don’t think so. I think her manager controls that and it’s really up to him and her.”
The good news for Australian fans is Joan Jett is about to tour for Red Hot Summer and does do some of The Runaways hits live. The first single ‘Cherry Bomb’ from 1976 and the 1977 song ‘You Drive Me Wild’ have been in recent Joan Jett setlists.
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts will start their Australian Red Hot Summer tour on 12 January in South Australia. Jimmy Barnes will headline with The Living End, Diesel, Richard Clapton and Chocolate Starfish also on the bill.
Red Hot Summer dates Series One
12 January, Mannum, SA SOLD OUT
13 January, Swan Valley, WA
19 January, Mornington, Vic SOLD OUT
20 January, Mornington, Vic
26 January, Launceston,, Tas SOLD OUT
27 January, Ballarat, Vic
2 February, Hunter Valley, NSW
3 February, Baulkham Hills, NSW SOLD OUT
9 February, Bribie Island, QLD SOLD OUT
10 February, Bribie Island, QLD
Joan Jett will also play one pub show in Melbourne at the Corner Hotel on January 16. The show sold out 15 minutes after going on sale.