Specials leader Terry Hall says he had "five years of reservations" about reforming the famed U.K. band, but that long-held tensions between various members have been resolved and that the group is now getting along well.
As such, the original lineup is planning its first shows in more than 25 years for this fall, possibly as early as October.
"We’ve been trying to do it for five years, but we solved those problems and hopefully got over them," Hall tells Billboard.com. "Seven 50-year-old men together in a room is not very pleasant, no matter who you are. But we’re getting on great and that’s all you can hope for, really."