Three years after completing their last successful tour of the UK, Steps are returning to the delight of fans everywhere, and will be arriving at the Bournemouth International Centre on 1 December 2021.
From Friday 18 September 2020 at 10am tickets will be on sale for their aptly-titled What The Future Holds 2021 Tour, followed by the release of their new album, also titled What The Future Holds, on 27 November 2020.
For the most dedicated of fans, pre-ordering the album – which shares its name with the single – from the Steps Superstore will provide an exclusive access code for the ticket pre-sale, which opens on 15 September 2020.
The album is the sixth for the fantastic five that began their career with the party favourite ‘5, 6, 7, 8’ in 1997 and on its release will be available for download on all digital platforms, as well as CD and vinyl (including a limited edition transparent pink version). For the truly nostalgic, it will also be available on cassette tape, as part of a collection that will feature five separate transparent pink solo cassettes, with an intro from each band member, all in a special collector’s box.
Songs on the album showcase the big, melodic choruses fans have come to expect from the group, along with some harmony-heavy ballads and features work from famed songwriters such as Greg Kurstin, who has written for Beyonce and Adele, and Fiona Bevan, who has written for Lewis Capaldi.
Claire, H, Faye, Lisa and Lee are also excited to be joined on their tour by Sophie Ellis-Bextor. Talking about the album release and tour, they said: “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.”