They last sung together at a LA Beatles tribute concert in 2014.
Yet Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart reunited on Monday night as they performed together as the Eurythmics for the first time in five years at Sting’s Rainforest Fund 30th annual benefit concert in New York City.
The two singers, aged 64 and 67, who have sold more than 75 million records worldwide, belted out a medley of their greatest hits including Sweet Dreams, Here Comes The Rain Again and Would I Lie To You?
Annie and Dave also treated event goers to a rendition of Journey’s Don’t Stop Believin’ as they returned to the stage later in the night.
Page Six reports that Annie told the audience during the performance: ‘Dave and I would like to thank from the bottom of our hearts Sting and Trudie [Styler]. It’s the first time we’ve gotten together in a little bit of time.’
The Rainforest Fund was co-founded by Sting, his wife Trudie Styler and Dr. Franca Sciuto back in 1989 and it channelled the music of that time for this year’s benefit called We’ll Be Together.
MTV-era artists and songs from the eighties and nineties provided the score for the evening which aims to raise money to protect the world’s rainforests.
Along with Eurythmics, Sting, Bruce Springsteen, John Mellencamp, James Taylor, Bob Geldof, Shaggy, Ricky Martin, H.E.R. and MJ Rodriguez performed.
Annie and Dave were lovers in the late 70s for five years before breaking things off and starting the Eurythmics together in 1980, the band parted ways in 1990, then re-formed in 1999, only to split again six years later.
Dave previously told the Guardian in 2016: ‘I can’t think of any other couple that did what we did – to break up and then start a band. Sonny and Cher did it the other way around: They were famous, then they broke up. What we went through was insane.’