Pop legends Steps have announced #Steptember! As they gear up to their UK November/December UK arena tour, #Steptember is a month of daily surprises including competitions to meet the band, new music, exclusive videos and live virtual chats. The action-packed month will help to celebrate the exciting release of their new album, What The Future Holds Pt.2, out 10th September.
Speaking of #Steptember, Ian ‘H’ Watkins said, “As we gear up towards our arena tour, we wanted to do something extra special for our amazing fans. In true over-the-top Steps style, we thought, why not take over ALL OF SEPTEMBER and turn it into #Steptember??” Band member Faye Tozer added, “We have something BIG planned every single day for the entire month.” Lisa Scott-Lee continues, “It’s been so much planning ALL sorts of brilliant surprises for you all.” Claire Richards added, “Competitions, new music, exclusive videos, live chats and some chances to hang out with us…it’s all to come…” and Lee Latchford-Evans exclaims, “Stay tuned every day for what we know is going to be a brilliant month!”
As well as the announcement of #Steptember, the band also recently announced their involvement in the third series of BBC Three’s hit show RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, sharing their advice and expertise with this year’s queens!
Latest single Take Me For A Ride, is flying high in the air play chart, recently entering the Top 20 of the most played tracks in the country. You can listen to the track here and watch the video here. The new song was also Radio 2’s Track of the Week, and was performed live for the first time at their Radio 2 Live headline performance at Manchester’s O2 Ritz. The show airs on the station on the weekend of September 11th and 12th. Take Me For A Ride sees the British five-piece reunite with Karl Twigg and Mark Topham who wrote some of their biggest hits including One For Sorrow, Deeper Shade Of Blue and Stomp. Last week they also revealed another taster of the album - a brilliant cover of Five Star’s The Slightest Touch. The track is the third to be revealed from the record and can be streamed/downloaded here.
What The Future Holds Pt. 2 will be available to buy in CD (both standard and deluxe versions), vinyl, cassette and on digital formats. Additional to the five other formats, the CD will also be available in a stunning rainbow laminate, exclusive to HMV. Spanning 15 tracks, the album includes 10 brand-new unheard songs and special stripped-back acoustic versions of previous singles. Pre-order the new album here. The band’s previous album What The Future Holds Pt. 1 went Silver within the first month of its release and was the most downloaded album in the UK over the Christmas period.
The five-piece will be heading on their sure-to-be epic What The Future Holds Tour in November, headlining 18 arena shows across the UK including two dates at London’s The O2 and will be joined by the brilliant Sophie Ellis-Bextor as a special guest.
What The Future Holds UK Tour Dates:
Nov 2 – Sheffield, Arena
Nov 3 – Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena
Nov 5 – Birmingham, Resorts World Arena
Nov 6 - Birmingham, Resorts World Arena
Nov 8 – Newcastle, Utilita Arena
Nov 11 – Manchester, AO Arena
Nov 12 - Manchester, AO Arena
Nov 13 – Aberdeen, P&J Live
Nov 15 – Belfast, SSE Arena
Nov 18 – Liverpool, M&S Bank Arena
Nov 19 – Leeds, First Direct Arena
Nov 22 – Glasgow, The SSE Hydro
Nov 23 - Glasgow, The SSE Hydro
Nov 25 – Brighton, Centre
Nov 26 – London, The O2
Nov 27 - London, The O2
Nov 29 – Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
Dec 1 – Bournemouth, International Centre