Steps announce live shows in Sheffield and Nottingham – here’s how to get tickets
Enduring pop legends Steps will perform in Sheffield and Nottingham in 2021 – with tickets going on sale this month.
Their live show will tour to Sheffield’s FlyDSA Arena on November 2 and Nottingham’s Motorpoint Arena on November 3.
The tour is in support of their new album, What The Future Holds, which is due to be released on November 27, 2020.
The five-piece will premiere the album’s first single, entitled What The Future Holds, tomorrow (Wednesday) on Zoe Ball’s Radio 2 Breakfast show. Fans will be able to stream and download the single after its first public airing where it will be available on all digital platforms.
Built around a typically Steps-esque bittersweet refrain of “one foot in the past and one foot in the future”, the album’s thundering, gloriously dramatic title track was penned by pop queen Sia and is the perfect statement for a band who have taken a wave of nostalgia and alchemised it into an album full of future anthems.
Their most ambitious album to date, What The Future Holds showcases the big melodic choruses of their top-tier bangers but also brings back the harmony-laden ballads and some atmospheric mid-tempos.
Speaking of the album and tour, Steps add: “We will never forget the past with Steps, it’s what made us, but we’ve got to look to the future too. We were so thrilled that the last album was a success and it gave us a new lease of life. Performing live has always been our favourite part of being in Steps – we had the most fun of our career on the last tour and we’re already planning for the next one to be our biggest spectacle yet.
"We’re also thrilled to have Sophie Ellis-Bextor as our special guest on the What The Future Holds 2021 Tour – her catalogue is full of floor-fillers and she knows how to get any party started. We are so excited for everyone to hear this new album and to come join us on tour.”
Launching during the halcyon days of pop in 1997 with their line-dancing classic 5,6,7,8, Brit award winners Steps set about re-turfing the music landscape via 14 UK top ten singles and three multi-platinum albums in three years including their number ones Tragedy and Stomp.
Fast forward twenty years, the band returned with the mighty Tears On The Dancefloor, which hit number one on the physical and iTunes album charts and went Gold within a matter of weeks, becoming the second biggest-selling independent album of 2017 behind Stormzy. Their subsequent ‘Party On The Dancefloor’ tour saw the band sell out twenty-two arenas.
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