Pop legends Steps have announced two Scottish dates as part of a UK tour next year.
The band plan to hit the road in celebration of new album What The Future Holds, which is set to be released on November 27.
The five-piece – Claire Richards, Lee Latchford-Evans, Lisa Scott-Lee, Faye Tozer and Ian ‘H’ Watkins – will perform at Aberdeen’s P&J Live on November 13, 2021, and at Glasgow’s Hydro a few days later on November 22.
Chart-topper Sophie Ellis-Bextor will support the band, which first launched during the halcyon days of pop in 1997 with line-dancing classic 5,6,7,8.
The What The Future Holds 2021 Tour follows on from the group’s successful comeback tour three years ago.
Ahead of the new album, the band will premiere the title track this week – which was written by superstar Sia.
Speaking of the new record and tour, Steps 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.”
Louise Stewart, head of entertainment at P&J Live, hopes the announcement is the start of many.
She added: “We look forward to the venue coming to life again following such a difficult time.”
Pre-sale tickets will be available from Thursday, September 17. Tickets will then go on general sale the following day.
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