Steps and Vengaboys snub Sheffield on 20th anniversary reunion tour
90s pop sensations Steps have reunited for a 20th anniversary tour - but they will be missing out Sheffield on their nationwide arena dates this autumn.
The band, who have also announced a new album, will be supported by The Vengaboys for the UK tour in November - but Sheffield Arena will not be among the dates.
The closest the band - Claire, Faye, H, Lisa and Lee - are coming to our region are with shows in Leeds and Nottingham.
The pop veterans will release their first album in five years, Tears On The Dancefloor, on 21 April – before heading out on a lengthy tour of the UK and Ireland.
Speaking to Popjustice about their return, Lisa Scott Lee said: “This is two years in the making. We really wanted to celebrate twenty years of Steps — we’re very proud of it — and fans seemed to want that also.
“So it started two years ago with the five of us, then we met our new management who’ve just been fantastic. We said: it’s twenty years of Steps, what can we do to make it special?
Asked about their relevance in 2017, she replied: “Well we’re marking our twentieth anniversary, but also a lot’s happened within the world in those twenty years, hasn’t it? It’s a tough place out there. We’re not here to get into the politics of the world but what we can offer is escapism and a bit of positivity in people’s lives.
“Everyone’s dealing with lots of different things but music’s universal, and it takes you to another place and time, and this album — I feel — is where Steps should be twenty years on.
Steps’ full upcoming UK tour dates are below. Tickets are on sale from 9am on Friday 10 January.
Mon November 13 2017 – DUBLIN 3Arena
Tue November 14 2017 – BELFAST SSE Arena Belfast
Thu November 16 2017 – GLASGOW SSE Hydro
Fri November 17 2017 – ABERDEEN GE Oil and Gas Arena
Sat November 18 2017 – LIVERPOOL Echo Arena
Mon November 20 2017 – NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Metro Radio Arena
Tue November 21 2017 – LEEDS first direct Arena
Thu November 23 2017 – BRIGHTON Centre
Fri November 24 2017 – LONDON O2 Arena
Sat November 25 2017 – LONDON SSE Arena Wembley
Mon November 27 2017 – BOURNEMOUTH BIC
Tue November 28 2017 – NOTTINGHAM Motorpoint Arena
Wed November 29 2017 – CARDIFF Motorpoint Arena
Fri December 01 2017 – BIRMINGHAM Barclaycard Arena
Sat December 02 2017 – MANCHESTER Arena