The New Radicals will reunite for the first time in over 20 years at Joe Biden's Inauguration parade

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New Radicals frontman Gregg Alexander
New Radicals frontman Gregg Alexander
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  • The New Radicals join a list of popular artists who will perform at the virtual parade following Joe Biden's inauguration.
  • The band will reunite after 22 years to perform their hit You Get What You Give.
  • The song was used as Kamala's husband Doug Emhoff's walk-on song during rallies and also holds special meaning for the Biden family.

The New Radicals will get together to perform for the first time in 22 years at the virtual Parade Across America event taking place on the day of US President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration.

According to Rolling Stone, the band's 1998 hit You Get What You Give was used as the walk-on song for Vice President-elect Kamala Harris' husband Doug Emhoff during rallies.

The band will now join forces for one night only to perform the track.

"If there's one thing on Earth that would possibly make us get the band together, if only for a day, it is the hope that our song could be even the tiniest beacon of light in such a dark time," New Radicals frontman Gregg Alexander said in a statement, according to Rolling Stone.

"America knows in its heart that things will get bright again with a new administration and a real plan for vaccines on the way. That's the message of the song... this world is gonna pull through."

The publication also touches on the special meaning that You Get What You Give has for the Biden family, pointing out that, according to Joe Biden's 2017 autobiography, it became the family's rallying song when son Beau Biden battled cancer. Beau died in 2015.

Joe Biden will be sworn in as US president on 20 January, with Kamala Harris as his vice president.

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The concert, during which the New Radicals will perform, as well as other artists like Bruce Springsteen, John Legend and Demi Lovato, will take place later that night.

Compiled by Nikita Coetzee

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