October 10, 2011 16:02

Steps: 'Our reunion fills a gap in the market'

Band claim their cheesy tunes are an 'antidote to Britain's impending recession'

Steps: 'Our reunion fills a gap in the market'

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Steps have said they're making a comeback to boost British morale with the country facing another recession.

The cheesy '90s boy/girl group, who recently filmed a four part documentary for Sky Living about their reunion, announced an arena tour today (October 10) and are also threatening to record new music.

Speaking to Digital Spy, band member Lisa Scott-Lee said she feels there is a gap in the market that only they can fill.

She commented:

Times have changed, but we are in a recession and Steps' music was very light-hearted and fun, so there could be a place for that in today's society. What else is interesting is that there aren't any boy/girl pop groups out there at the moment, so there's definitely a gap there.



The group are due to play a whopping 14 arena dates, including London's 20,000 capacity O2 Arena. The band's insistence that massive demand from punters has forced them to play live again will certainly be tested by the ticket sales for these shows.

Steps will play:

Belfast Odyssey Arena (April 2)
Dublin 02 Arena (3)
Liverpool Echo Arena (4)
Glasgow SECC (6)
Aberdeen AECC Press and Journal Arena (7)
Newcastle Metro Radio Arena (8)
Manchester Evening News Arena (10)
Nottingham Capital FM Arena (11)
Birmingham LG Arena (12)
Cardiff Motorpoint Arena (13)
Sheffield Motorpoint Arena (15)
Bournemouth BIC (16)
Brighton Centre (17)
London O2 Arena (19)


To check the availability of Steps tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.

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