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Steps record Manchester gig for BBC iPlayer

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Steps perform at the O2 Ritz in Manchester

Last night (10 August), Steps recorded an intimate gig for BBC iPlayer at the O2 Ritz in Manchester. Tickets were allocated to a tiny number of fans (about 50) to ensure the gig could be recorded in a Covid-safe way. The recording was part of a series of music gigs the BBC is planning to show on BBC iPlayer to celebrate live music.

Steps superfan Matt was in the audience. He said:

Ok so that was pretty amazing. Was such an intimate setting, max 50 people. The set list was great and worked well. Like everyone said I would’ve included Something In Your Eyes. From memory, most versions used were the same as the party tour. Deeper Shade Of Blue definitely had a longer intro but I couldn’t say if it was the same as the Summer Tour. Take Me For A Ride sounded great live but it lacked choreography – there was like three moves. A great evening though and I feel privileged to have seen them in such an intimate setting.

The set list was:

  1. Deeper Shade Of Blue
  2. What The Future Holds
  3. Chain Reaction
  4. Take Me For A Ride
  5. One For Sorrow
  6. Heartbreak In This City (Acoustic)
  7. Scared Of The Dark
  8. Stomp
  9. Tragedy

The gig marked the first time the group has performed Take Me For A Ride live – and Heartbreak In This City with Lisa present. Tragedy and Heartbreak In This City were recorded twice.

Steps perform Tragedy in 2021

More photos on Matt’s instagram.

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