Pulp drummer Nick Banks has responded to rumours of a ‘Different Class’ 30th anniversary tour.

Today (May 10), a fan page for the Sheffield band shared a poster teasing some special live shows celebrating their fifth studio album – which was released in 1995, and contains the hits ‘Common People’ and ‘Disco 2000’.

The advert features the ‘Different Class’ cover artwork and claims that a “30th anniversary tour” will be taking place in October 2025. “Tickets on Sale. Soon,” it reads, before directing fans to Pulp’s official website. No exact dates or venues appear on the poster.

Banks has since reshared the image on X/Twitter, seemingly confirming that it is fake. “What’s this all about??” he wrote. “News to me.”

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Despite the musician having shut down the claims, numerous fans in the replies have suggested that a run of ‘Different Class’ dates is a good idea. “Go on Nick, make it happen,” one commented.

Another person said: “I’m afraid it’s legally binding.” A third responded: “Book it and they will come.” You can see Banks’ post below.

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Pulp reunited last year for their first live gigs together since 2012. The run included various festival appearances, a huge outdoor concert at Finsbury Park in London and two homecoming shows at Sheffield’s Utilita Arena.

During an interview with NME this March, frontman Jarvis Cocker confirmed that the group’s touring plans would extend into 2025. They have since announced their first run of North American dates in over a decade for this autumn.

Pulp have also scheduled numerous summer European festivals, including slots at Primavera Sound, Way Out West, Øya and Flow Festival.

Last November saw Cocker and co. debut a new song called ‘Background Noise’ at a show in Mexico. It came after they performed an unreleased track titled ‘Hymn Of The North’ in Sheffield.

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Speaking to NME in October, however, Banks downplayed the chances of Pulp releasing a new album soon, and said their reunion gigs were “more about getting the party back”.

Pulp ‘Different Class’ artwork. CREDIT: Press

“There have certainly been no conversations about new material and to be honest,” he explained. “I’m not sure if any of us have a real appetite for that because you have to put three to five years of your life into it.

“In terms of writing, recording then touring, it would be really difficult. I can’t see it happening myself – we’ve got other things to do.”

Banks was speaking to NME about his 2023 memoir So It Started There: From Punk To Pulp.

“I don’t think that there’d really been an insider’s view of all of the events,” he told NME about the book. “Every person’s and every band’s story is unique, but I just felt like ours was that little bit more unique so needed to be put down on paper.”

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