Stepback! 90s vs 2000s brings B*Witched, 5ive, East 17 to UK arenas
Stepback! 90s vs 1000s is your chance to catch the biggest acts of yesterday on the largest stages of today — with the UK arena tour collecting pop stars like Atomic Kitten, 5ive, S Club, B*Witched and more in a duel of the decades.
Whether you see it as a throwback or a comeback, the event will bring your favourite bands together to go head-to-head and hit-to-hit. Ready to take a walk(man) down memory lane?
Relive the glory days with the biggest anthems and club classics of the turn of the millennium, brought to life in an entirely unique live music experience. Stepback! 90s vs 2000s transports us back to a simpler time when CDs and signed band posters were the most cherished things in your room — long before social media and iPhones. Wasn’t it grand?
The Mirror quotes promoter Dan Nelmes as saying, “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.”
He continues, "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!”
The original Stepback! 90s vs 2000s tour was so popular earlier this year that six additional dates were added for Autumn 2019. That also means you’ll want to get tickets before they’re gone — again!
Keep reading for everything else you need to know before you go through the 90s, noughties and nostalgia.
Who is performing at Stepback! 90s vs 2000s?
Some of the biggest names from the 90s and 2000s Top of the Pops will be on stage once again, though down a few members. S Club is keeping the dream alive with Tina Barrett, Bradley McIntosh and Jo O’Meara. Plus, no throwback tour would be “Whole Again” without Atomic Kitten’s Natasha Hamilton and Liz McClarnon; Kerry Katona left the band in 2017.
It happens to the best of them, including the Spice Girls. When Sporty, Ginger, Baby and Scary went on their sold-out UK reunion tour earlier this year, they had to do it without Posh aka Victoria Beckham. All five are rumoured to be reuniting for Glastonbury’s 50th anniversary next year though, with Mel B quoted by NME as saying: “My plan is for all five of us to do Glastonbury next year for the 50th anniversary. I’m in the process of persuading Victoria to do it. And I will make it happen.”
Even band 5ive is down to three: Scott Robinson, Ritchie Neville and Sean Conlon. All that to say this might be your last chance to see your favourite bands. These are the groups that ran the radio waves, making Stepback! 90s vs 2000s a must-attend event for British pop fans.
Stepback! 90s vs 2000s acts:
- Atomic Kitten
- S Club
- Fatman Scoop
- East 17
- Blazin’ Squad
- Big Brovaz
- Booty Luv
When are the Stepback! 90s vs 2000s concert dates?
The Stepback! 90s vs 2000s tour will be going up and down Britain this October and November, playing for fans as far north as Glasgow and as south as Bournemouth — and of course in major hubs like Manchester, Birmingham and London.
Touring is hard work, especially as our favourite pop stars are no longer teenagers. Scott Robinson of boy band 5ive tells Metro, “What a lot of people don’t realise is that we’re performing every weekend, up and down the country. When these bigger tours, that are billed as tours, not one-offs, are announced, people think we’ve been off sunning ourselves for years, but that’s not true, we’re performing all the time.”
It’s a tough job, but we love that you do it, Scott!
Stepback! 90s vs 2000s UK tour dates
- 25 October — Manchester Arena, Manchester
- 27 October — Fly DSA Arena, Sheffield
- 1 November — SSE Arena Wembley, London
- 2 November — Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
- 8 November — Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham
- 9 November — Utilita Arena, Newcastle
- 10 November — Resorts World Arena, Birmingham
- 16 November — M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool
- 17 November — SSE Hydro Arena, Glasgow
- 23 November — Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes
- 24 November — BIC Arena, Bournemouth
- 29 November — The Brighton Centre, Brighton
- 30 November — First Direct Arena, Leeds