Like fellow relics from the 90s Eurodance pop explosion Aqua and Eiffel 65, Vengaboys are enjoying a renaissance on the Australian touring circuit. Only a year after selling out nightclubs across the country, the Dutch party starters are loading up their Vengabus for another jaunt. Vengaboys lead singer Kim Sasabone is still reeling from the success of the previous visit.
"Originally we were supposed to come out for five or six concerts, and it turned out to be 10 because we had to do so many extras, and even the extra concerts were all sold out," she recalls. "We had so much fun and said we'd come back, and I think our promoter in Australia went straight to work as soon as we went back to Europe."
With such classics as Boom Boom Boom Boom, We're Going to Ibiza and Rocket to Uranus (co-written with celebrity blogger Perez Hilton) in their repertoire, you would think there would be no need to change the show for the new tour, but Sasabone promises something new for the outfit's devoted followers.
"As soon as we found out we were coming back, we went straight into the studio because we wanted to present a longer show and we wanted to add some extra tracks," she says.
"We'll add the album tracks that people love and always ask for, and some new stuff as well. So we were in the studio and working on some new routines as well, and it'll all be a lot of fun. I know the show is going to be even better than last year's."
The Vengabus being back on the road reminds the saucy singer of when the Vengaboys first broke internationally in 1998 with the anthem We Like to Party.
"I think We Like to Party was extra special because it took us to the US after it went to No. 1 in the dance charts in America," she says of the track that rose to No. 2 on the Australian singles charts.
"So people actually knew our song all over America when we were touring there, and we were really young and we didn't really know what we were doing. We were in constant awe and thinking 'What the hell is going on here, we're travelling around the world'."