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GRANDSLAM 2018: STEPS & BLUE
Saturday 26 May 2018
Cheltenham Town is delighted to confirm the club will host a first-ever summer pop concert at the home of the Robins - the LCI Rail Stadium - in May 2018 as we welcome Steps and special guests Blue!
There is no pop comeback story bigger than Steps who have returned to claim their pop crown! This year has seen the band return to the charts, to TV, to radio, to huge concerts and to the hearts of the nation…
And now as part of their 20th Anniversary celebrations, iconic pop group Steps have announced a huge outdoor tour; GRANDSLAM 2018: SUMMER OF STEPS, which will see them perform at outdoor venues all over the UK, including a performance at the LCI Rail Stadium - home of Cheltenham Town - on Saturday 26 May 2018. To complete this special outdoor tour, they are joined by special guests; the huge boy band Blue!
This is a fantastic opportunity to see one of the UK’s most exciting current names in pop music doing what they do best!
Steps first broke on to the pop scene in 1997 and their debut single 5,6,7,8 achieved record-breaking success; a clear indication of what was to follow! The band - who became synonymous with lively dance performances, colourful costumes, and a refreshing take on pop tunes each bursting with personality - went on to achieve an unbroken run of fourteen Top 5 singles (including three Number 1’s), two four-times Platinum albums and one five-times Platinum album.
During their career, until their break in 2001, they notched up an impressive 20 million in record sales and seven sold-out arena tours. A decade later, the band decided to reunite, shooting to Number 1 with their 2011 hits compilation ‘The Ultimate Collection’, and selling out their 20-date ‘Ultimate Tour’.
In 2017, to mark their 20th Anniversary, Steps brought out their highly anticipated album ‘Tears on the Dancefloor’, which achieved Silver status in just three weeks, and announced their indoor winter 2017 ‘Party on the Dancefloor Tour’.
The huge success of the album, which features a host of new material, including the smash single Scared of the Dark, has recently led to the album being re-released as a deluxe edition (led by the new single Dancing with a Broken Heart), and to the announcement of their massive GRANDSLAM 2018: SUMMER OF STEPS TOUR with special guests Blue.
Steps said: “We can’t wait to play outdoors across the UK next summer following on from our sold-out Party on the Dancefloor arena tour this winter. The appetite for Steps has never been stronger, and we are thrilled to continue performing throughout next year. We promise to deliver a massive party at our summer gigs. Bring your family and bring your friends – we cannot wait to see you there!”
Blue are a British boyband that dominated global charts from the early 2000s and have amassed five studio albums - including three UK Number One Platinum-selling albums - two Brit Awards and more than 40 million record sales worldwide, including 16 million album sales. Formed of four friends Antony Costa, Duncan James, Lee Ryan and Simon Webbe, Blue steadily built a huge fan base with the noughties generation, from the moment their debut single All Rise hit the UK charts at Number 4, followed closely by their Number One hit Too Close; the start of the phenomenal success they would go on to enjoy. The boys continue to command a loyal following; their beautiful harmonies, meaningful lyrics and engaging bubbly personalities proving a winning formula.
In 2005, the boys decided to take a hiatus to pursue individual interests before reuniting for the 2009 Capital FM Summertime Ball where they made a surprise appearance together with Lionel Richie. Two years later in 2011 the boys officially reunited to represent the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest. Over the following four years they released two albums Roulette (2013) and Colours (2015) and did nine sell-out tours across twenty-four countries, playing to 1.8 million people as well as touring the UK separately with Wet Wet Wet and ITV’s The Big Reunion.
In October 2017, Blue released their first ever biography “All Rise: Our Story” (HQ/HarperCollins) an endearing bare-all account of their lives as the band and embarked on a book signing tour of the UK.
The GRANDSLAM 2018: SUMMER OF STEPS TOUR with special guests Blue will include a performance at the LCI Rail Stadium on Saturday 26 May 2018.
Standing tickets at the LCI Rail Stadium are priced at: £39.50 + booking fee (Bronze), £45.00 + booking fee (Silver) and £65.00 + booking fee (Golden Circle)
Seated tickets are also available and priced at £50.00 + booking fee
Tickets will go on sale on Friday 17 November at 9am from:
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