STEPS AT WESTONBIRT ARBORETUM

May 1, 2012

Steps into Westonbirt Arboretum

 

Pop phenomenon, Steps, have announced they will be bringing their reunion tour to Westonbirt Arboretum, Gloucestershire, this summer, as part of Forestry Commission Live Music.

 

Steps dominated the charts over a 5-year period including an impressive run of 14 consecutive top 5 singles that got the nation dancing like: ‘One For Sorrow’, ‘Heartbeat/Tragedy’, ‘Love’s Got A Hold Of My Heart’, ‘Deeper Shade Of Blue’, ‘After The Love Has Gone’, ‘When I Said Goodbye/Summer Of Love’ and ‘Stomp’. Their live shows captured the hearts of fans, selling out multiple dates at venues nationwide, making them one of the most successful acts on tour.

 

The Brit-award winning group comprising Lee Latchford-Evans, Claire Richards, Lisa Scott-Lee, Faye Tozer and Ian Watkins (aka H) reformed last year for a documentary series on Sky Living titled Steps: The Reunion. They also announced aUK arena tour which is proving one of the hottest tickets for 2012 and released a Greatest Hits album, ‘The Ultimate Collection’ that entered the charts at the top, becoming the band’s third UK No1 album.

 

Forestry Commission Live Music concerts are renowned for their relaxed atmosphere, and income generated from ticket sales is spent on improving the arboretum for both people and wildlife.

 

Commenting on the Westonbirt show, Ian Watkins said, “We are all really up for performing our hits in such a fantastic setting and promise a Steptacular show.”

 

Steps plus guests will be appearing:
Sunday 22nd July, Westonbirt Arboretum, Nr Tetbury, Glos
Tickets £36 (subject to booking fee) go on sale at 9.00am Friday 27th January from the Forestry Commission box office tel 03000 680400 or buy online at www.forestry.gov.uk/music

Info: www.forestry.gov.uk/music
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Release:  Monday 23rd January 2012

 

Media enquiries: James Delanoy james@delanoy.co.uk / tel 01223 812533

Note To Editors

 

Forestry Commission Live Music takes place each summer in seven forest locations around the country. Woodland clearings are temporarily transformed into a concert arena creating a safe and relaxed atmosphere for gig-goers.
Over 987,000 people have previously attended Forestry Commission Live Music concerts.

 

18% of the country’s woods and forests are managed by the Forestry Commission. InEngland, more than 50% of the population live within 10km of a Forestry Commission managed wood or forest.


STEPS ANNOUNCE 1ST TOUR IN 10 YEARS

October 10, 2011

Monday 10th October: After a break of 10 years, the multimillion selling, BRIT winning pop band STEPS are back. Claire, ‘H’, Faye, Lisa and Lee have reunited for an explosive TV documentary series on SKY Living, a new album and now a huge return to the live circuit with ‘The Ultimate Tour’ set for April 2012. The album and the tour will celebrate their biggest, chart topping hits.

The Ultimate Collection and Tour marks the return of one of Britain’s best loved bands. From their first hit, ‘5, 6, 7, 8,’ STEPS went on to have an amazing 14 consecutive Top 5 hits. Memorable chart toppers included ‘Tragedy’, ‘One For Sorrow’ and ‘Heartbeat’. Their first album, ‘STEP ONE’ was certified five times platinum, cementing their position as the UK’s biggest pop sensations. Their next album, ‘STEPTACULAR’, featuring smash hits ‘Love’s Got A Hold Of My Heart’ and ‘After The Love Has Gone’, helped the album go four times platinum. In total, across 4 albums, STEPS sold an astonishing 15 million records.
When fans buy Steps ‘The Ultimate Collection’ album through Ticketmaster they will be given exclusive access to a ticket presale. By purchasing the album fans will be able to purchase tickets 4 days before they are made available to the general public. Simply visit Ticketmaster.co.uk from October 10th to order the album and get access to tickets before everyone else, from http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/promo/5nw86z
STEPS’ return to the live arena will undoubtedly be a highlight of 2012.
April 2012
April 2nd Odyssey Arena Belfast
April 3rd 02 Arena Dublin
April 4th Liverpool Echo Arena
April 6th Glasgow SECC
April 7th Aberdeen AECC Press and Journal Arena
April 8th Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
April 10th Manchester Evening News Arena
April 11th Nottingham Capital FM Arena
April 12th Birmingham LG Arena
April 13th Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
April 15th Sheffield Motorpoint Arena
April 16th Bournemouth BIC
April 17th Brighton Centre
April 19th London The O2 Arena
Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 14th October at 9am from www.livenation.co.uk and are priced at £35.00 Regionally and £40 & £37.50 in London (subject to booking fee).
For meet & greet & VIP packages visit livenationexperience.co.uk
or phone 0207 009 3484 for further information.
The Ultimate Collection is Out Now on Sony Music.

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