Pop legends Steps are back and ready to inject some fun into this Summer! On Thursday 29th July they will premiere their brand-new single Take Me For A Ride on Zoe Ball’s Radio 2 show which will then be released on all digital and streaming partners immediately after – link here. Also today, the band have been announced as one of the headliners for Radio 2 Live this August, performing live to an audience for the first time in over 3 years ahead of their Nov/Dec arena tour. Radio 2 Live airs on the station on September 11th and 12th.
Take Me For A Ride sees the British five-piece reunite with Karl Twigg and Mark Topham who wrote some of their biggest hits including One For Sorrow, Deeper Shade Of Blue and Stomp. The track is a departure from the singles on What The Future Holds Pt 1 but still has those all important elements of classic Steps. Speaking of the single, Steps said: “It’s much darker than what we have done in the past and the lyrics tell a real story about someone being gaslighted in a relationship, a topic that’s finally getting the attention it deserves. It’s one of several songs on the new What The Future Holds Pt 2 album that takes our Steps sound in exciting new directions. We can’t wait to hear what everyone thinks about the track and the album as a whole. We hope you love it as much as we do.”
Take Me For A Ride is the second single to be released from What The Future Holds Pt. 2 but the first brand-new track. Earlier this year they revealed an exciting, revamped single mix of Heartbreak In This City featuring the brilliant Primetime Emmy Award winner Michelle Visage. The updated version topped the UK iTunes chart and has become one of their most streamed new songs and led to the band’s first-ever performance on The Graham Norton Show.
What The Future Holds Pt. 2 will be released on September 10th 2021 and it will be available to buy in CD (both standard and deluxe versions), vinyl, cassette and on digital formats. Spanning 15 tracks, the album includes 10 brand-new unheard songs and special stripped-back acoustic versions of previous singles. Pre-order the new album here. The band’s previous album What The Future Holds Pt. 1 went Silver within the first month of its release and was the most downloaded album in the UK over the Christmas period.
Of the album release, Steps said, “We couldn’t have been more thrilled about the reaction to our What The Future Holds album last November, and the ongoing love from fans for all our single and video releases since. While lockdown has been really tough, we were fortunate enough to use the time to record a load of brand-new songs for you all! What originally started as a deluxe version of the album has now become a full new record. We see What The Future Holds Pt. 2 as the perfect companion piece to the original album. The new record is classic Steps but also explores some brand-new sounds”.
The five-piece will also be heading on their sure-to-be epic What The Future Holds Tour in November, headlining 18 arena shows across the UK including two dates at London’s The O2 and will be joined by the brilliant Sophie Ellis-Bextor as a special guest. Ahead of the tour, Steps headline the Radio 2 Live series of gigs happening across the UK this August.
What The Future Holds UK Tour Dates:
Nov 2 – Sheffield, FlyDSA Arena
Nov 3 – Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena
Nov 5 – Birmingham, Resorts World Arena
Nov 6 – Birmingham, Resorts World Arena
Nov 8 – Newcastle, Utilita Arena
Nov 11 – Manchester, AO Arena
Nov 12 – Manchester, AO Arena
Nov 13 – Aberdeen, P&J Live
Nov 15 – Belfast, SSE Arena
Nov 18 – Liverpool, M&S Bank Arena
Nov 19 – Leeds, First Direct Arena
Nov 22 – Glasgow, The SSE Hydro
Nov 23 – Glasgow, The SSE Hydro
Nov 25 – Brighton, Centre
Nov 26 – London, The O2
Nov 27 – London, The O2
Nov 29 – Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
Dec 1 – Bournemouth, International Centre
To buy tickets, please visit aegpresents.co.uk/steps