Beginning September 19 at San Diego hotspot 4th & B, the group’s reunion outing so far includes a string of dates at House of Blues venues in Las Vegas, Chicago and Los Angeles where the band is scheduled for a three-night stand.

Further details of the comeback tour, as well as a new album and an extended tour next year, will be revealed by the four divas at a July 18 press conference in Los Angeles. They are already in the studio and have plans for a spring 2001 album release, Bangles’ management, Tsunami Enternment, told Pollstar.

Members Susanna Hoffs, Debbi Peterson, Vicki Peterson and Michael Steele have been on hiatus from the outfit since breaking up in 1989. However, the group recently re-formed for a contribution to the soundtrack of the latest Austin Powers flick, which is directed by Hoffs’ hubby. Also, the band performed last year at a tribute to Beatles producer Sir George Martin.

The girls decided to get back together because the timing seemed right, Vicki Peterson told the Los Angeles Times. “I wasn’t interested in accepting the offers that came in over the last several years, lucrative offers to get out there and sell the name and cash in on the wave of ’80s nostalgia,” she said.

“But we’ve spent a couple of years now writing on and off, and it was more important that we write things up to our standards and that all four members were involved.”

Hoffs added, “Everyone went in different directions and we needed time to explore, get a life in a way.”

In the meantime, expect an episode of VH1’s “Behind The Music” featuring the Bangles to begin airing July 30.