British pop supergroup Steps have delighted fans today with the news that they are to head out on tour next year, following the release of their brand new single and album What The Future Holds this November!
The What The Future Holds UK Tour, is set to kick off on Tuesday, November 2nd 2021 in Sheffield before visiting Nottingham, Birmingham, Newcastle, Manchester, Aberdeen, Belfast, Liverpool, Leeds, Glasgow, Brighton, London, Cardiff and Bournemouth. Tickets for all dates go on general sale next Friday, September 18th at 10am.
“One foot in the past… one foot in the future.”
Ahead of next weeks tickets going on sale, Steps premiere their brand new single What The Future Holds on BBC Radio 2 TOMORROW (Wednesday, September 9th) at 8:30am, before it becomes available to buy, download and stream across on all digital platforms. Co-written by effortlessly cool Australian singer/songwriter Sia, the track is described as being “gloriously dramatic” and the “perfect statement” for a band who have taken a wave of nostalgia and alchemised it into an album full of future anthems.
The bands sixth studio album, of the same name, is set for release on November 27th via BMG, and will be available on all digital platforms plus CD, Vinyl (including a limited edition transparent pink edition) and Cassette.
In a joint statement accompanying the news of their comeback, H, Claire, Lee, Lisa and Faye say: “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.”
To celebrate Steps return, we’re taking a look back at the groups bright and ever so colourful EPIC style evolution! From their days as a line dancing teen-pop band to their iconic colour co-ordinated stage costumes, we love Steps truly unapologetic 90’s / 00’s looks and here are some of our favourites!
1997 – “it’s time to begin, now count it in… 5, 6, 7, 8!” Steps land on planet pop in a BLAZE of glory with the release of their line dancing inspired debut single ‘5, 6, 7, 8’.
1998 – pastels, neon, mini skirts, combat pants and buffalo’s… the true definition of 90’s fashion and style!
1998 – a deeper shade of blue!
1998 – going platinum and international! Steps pose for the press at the MTV European Music Awards in Milan, Italy.
1998 – celebrating an incredible year together which saw them score 3 top 10 hits, a platinum selling album & a place in hearts of a generation of pop fans the world over.
1999 – a yellow and turquoise moment on the set of the music video for ‘Better Best Forgotten’ – the bands fifth and final single to be released off of their debut album ‘Step One’.
1999 – enjoying a summer of love, backstage at Party In The Park in aid of the Prince’s Trust, in Hyde Park, London.
1999 – fresh from supporting Britney Spears on her US tour, Steps hit the red carpet at the inaugural Teen Choice Awards in California.
1999 – back in the U.K. and gearing up for the release of their second studio album ‘Steptacular’.
2000 – attending the BRITS 2000, where the band were honoured with a special Brit Award for being the Biggest Selling Live Act of 1999.
2000 – adopting a cool Britannia state of mind for the cover of Smash Hits magazine in the spring of 2000.
2000 – stompin’ all night at the party!
2001 – in character and reenacting scenes from the movie Dangerous Liaisons, for ‘It’s The Way You Make Me Feel’, shot at Brocket Hall in Hertfordshire.
2001 – all grown up and back at the BRITS, celebrating another phenomenally successful year following the release of their third studio album ‘Buzz’.
2001 – when they said goodbye… all pop fans did was cry!
2011 – “reunited and it feels good!” Steps embark on an epic comeback to launch their new greatest hits album ‘The Ultimate Collection’.
2012 – launching the official Steps perfume at Café de Paris in London.
2012 – promoting their first ever Christmas album ‘Light Up The World’.
2017 – following a brief hiatus, the group return to celebrate 20 years in pop!
2017 – calling fans back to the dancefloor with the premiere of ‘Scared Of The Dark’ – their first single release in over five years!
2017 – behind the scenes on the set of the music video for ‘Dancing With A Broken Heart’.
2018 – “all that glitters!” Steps head back out on the road to play a series of live dates at arenas across the U.K. and Ireland in support of their fifth album ‘Tears On The Dancefloor’.
2020 – back and better than ever… are you ready to see what the future holds?
Tickets for Steps ‘What The Future Holds’ 2021 UK tour go on sale next Friday, September 18th 2020 from aegpresents.co.uk/steps.
Steps brand new single, ‘What The Future Holds’ is available for pre-order now.