Two massive decades in music will go head to head in the ultimate arena tour this October and November. ‘Stepback! 90s vs 00s’ is the ultimate clash of the titans as acts from two iconic decades go head-to-head on stage in the ultimate throwback night!
To meet phenomenal demand a further six arena dates have been added to the tour in Sheffield, Wembley, Cardiff, Nottingham, Liverpool and Brighton.
5ive, B*Witched, S Club, Fatman Scoop, East 17, Blazing Squad, Big Brovas, Booty Luv, and 911 will headline the groundbreaking event and are joined by Atomic Kitten and Shayne Ward. Tickets for all dates are on sale now.
Everybody loves a comeback, and there is no return to the pop universe more triumphant than the return of these nine bands. They soundtracked the pop explosion of the late 90s and noughties and now they are returning, to do it all again – but bigger and bolder than ever before. Pop is back in a big way, so sound the nostalgia gong and lets get the party well and truly started!
Promoter James Penny said: ‘The appetite for nostalgia has never been stronger, and we are thrilled to present this full on throwback fest across UK Arenas this autumn. This tour promises to be a massive hit. It will be a glamorous, action-packed extravaganza with no skimping on the sequins or dance moves. “Stepback! 90s vs 00s” is going to be unmissable for any pop fan – a retro party like never before! We are excited to add more dates to the tour. The demand has been amazing!’
Since winning the UK X Factor in 2005 Shayne Ward has released three albums, played London’s O2 Arena, sold over 3 million albums, achieved a staggering 14 Platinum discs, had number one albums in nine countries, rocked West End audiences and ice-skated back onto Saturday night TV.
Shayne is, still to this date, the most successful solo male X Factor winner. Shane made an emotional departure from Coronation Street earlier in the year after his character Aidan Connor tragically ended his own life. He’s now focusing on a range of film and music projects and makes a welcome return to the stage.
Atomic Kitten remains one of Europe’s most-loved groups. From the moment they burst onto the scene with their debut single Right Now, the girls have been wowing audiences around the world, picking up awards and becoming the first all girl group to hit No. 1 in the singles, albums and DVD charts simultaneously. With a string of No. 1 and Top Ten hits, top band awards, Atomic Kitten have become synonymous with fun and some of the best pop tunes of a generation. Party like it’s 1999 to smash hits Whole Again and Eternal Flame.
5ive are the British boy band who dominated the charts – and the hearts of their adoring fans – during the 90s. Back in the day British boy band 5ive had everyone ‘getting down’. The heartthrobs topped the pop charts with hits like Slam Dunk (Da Funk), When the Lights Go Out, Everybody Get Up, If Ya Gettin’ Down, and Keep On Movin’. Their perfect harmonies, heartfelt lyrics and approachable, laddish personalities helped them build a huge fanbase who still come out on force to support the guys whenever they perform.
Get your Irish jigs perfected as B*witched are set to charm you once again. B*Witched dominated the airwaves in the late ‘90s with their debut single, C’est La Vie, earning the group their first number one. Three more chart-toppers soon followed with Rollercoaster, To You I Belong and Blame It On The Weatherman, winning over the UK singles chart. This tour promises to provide the platform for the ultimate comeback.
Let’s face it there ain’t no party like an S Club party! The group originally formed back in 1998 by Spice Girls Manager Simon Fuller topped the charts with hit singles such as: Bring It All Back, Never Had A Dream Come True, Don’t Stop Movin, Have You Ever and Reach. S Club 7 took over the world of pop and television, with chart-topping records over 20 years ago. A smashing 90 million people viewed their TV show and the UK still loves them so. In our hearts and minds, Tina’s still doing her dance, Jon’s found romance, Paul’s gettin down on some floor and Hannah’s happily screaming for more, while Bradley’s swinging, Rachel’s doing her thing and JO definitely still has the flow.
Fatman Scoop is notorious for shouting his name and requesting that you do whatever he tells you… so put your damn hands up! Whether it’s Scoop’s rambunctious baritone hyping a track or video cameos for P.Diddy, 50 Cent, or David Guetta Scoop’s booming voice, catchy hooks, electrifying energy and charismatic presence never go unnoticed. Get ready to ‘make some noise’ as the man responsible for early Noughties mega hit Be Faithful makes a return to the stage. ‘You got a 50-dollar bill, get ya hands up,’ ‘Single ladies, I can’t hear ya’ll,’ ‘Single ladies, make noise!’
Wishing East 17 would find the keys to the House of Love one more time? Well wish no more! Walthamstow’s finest make the ultimate return. In the 90’s East 17 was one of the biggest bands in the UK and sold 18 million records worldwide. Hits included House of Love, Deep, It’s Alright and Let It Rain. Their bestselling hit Stay Another Day is the ultimate finale piece so get ready for the snow machines.
They hit the big time back in 2002 and 16 years later Blazin’ Squad are making the ultimate comeback. Noughties hip-hop legends Blazin’ Squad were propelled back to fame after the arrival of Marcel aka Rocky B on 2017’s Love Island. And one thing is for sure: the UK has rediscovered the need to flip-reverse things every now and again. Back in 2002 even music snobs were hard-pressed to resist the pop charm of the teen band’s chart-topping debut single Crossroads. Flip Reverse also holds huge nostalgic charm for many. And now, the multi-million selling Blazin’ Squad are back.
Ladies and gentlemen; Boys and girls, It is my pleasure to introduce to you all – the return of Big Brovaz. MOBO Award winners Big Brovaz were an acclaimed RnB group from London. The band hit the ground running quickly clocking up plenty of fans and playing tours around Europe with the group’s biggest single Nu Flow, becoming a huge hit all around Europe making the top 3 in the UK while remaining in the top 75 for four months. Get ready as Big Bro takes over the show once again.
Booty Luv were the duo behind smash hit Boogie 2nite. The track spent a whopping 23 weeks inside the UK Top 75. Featuring dual lead vocals from former Big Brovaz members Cherise Roberts and Nadia Shepherd, Boogie 2nite was and still is a huge club anthem. Signed to dance label Hed Kandi, the duo followed up that success with a second single, a cover of Luther Vandross’ Shine, and dance hit Some Kinda Rush.
Get your body shakin’, 911 are making a come back. It’s over 20 years since they released that crazy, knee-swinging track Bodyshakin, and the boys are ready to do it all over again. The band were formed in 1995 and scored their first Top 10 hit in May 1996 with the single Don’t Make Me Wait. And 9 more successive hits followed including Top 5 singles More Than A Woman, their massive signature anthem Bodyshakin and their first UK number one A Little Bit More.