More on the tour
More on the tour, this time from Dotmusic: Steps announce the “Gold Tour” Steps are heading out on the road this winter for a full-scale UK tour, which will coincide with the release of their greatest hits album. The ‘Gold Tour’ will kick off in Sheffield in November and wind up in Manchester just before Christmas. The dates are: Sheffield Arena (November 24th) Glasgow SECC (27th) Newcastle Arena (December 1st) Wembley Arena (6th) Birmingham NEC (11th) Cardiff International Arena (15th) Nottingham Arena (18th) Manchester Evening News Arena (21st) Tickets for all the shows go on sale on Friday (May 25th). We believe there will be around 20 dates on this tour, of course there might be more, there might be less, all depends on demand. Australia news, Here & Now / You’ll Be Sorry is out now on July 2nd and the album Buzz is due on August 6th 2001! Steps(ish) news, Faye mentioned they worked with Max Martin for their album Buzz but the tracks never surfaced, more reason to use him again, as reported by Worldpop; Max Martin, the super-producer who penned Baby One More Time for Britney Spears and I Want It That Way for Backstreet Boys, has been honoured with a songwriter of the year award. This is the third year running that Martin has picked up the prestigious award at the American songwriters’ publishing organisation ASCAP’s annual Pop Music Awards. This year’s event was held at the Beverley Hills Hilton with a gala evening paying tribute to songwriters and publishers who had the most performed songs during 2000. Martin shared the top prize with Andreas Carlsson. Other winners included Diane Warren, Desmond Child, Timbaland and T-Boz.