The Spice Girls are back with a UK stadium tour planned for the summer of 2019. Geri Horner, Mel C, Emma Bunton and Mel B will play shows in Cardiff, Manchester, Coventry, Sunderland, Edinburgh, Bristol and Wembley in May and June 2019.
New Wave band Squeeze formed in 1974 in Deptford, London, and had much success throughout the 80s and 90s. Their most famous member, Jools Holland, was with them from the start and through most of the 80s, but the two stalwarts of the band are Glenn Tilbrook and Chris Difford, who are both responsible for writing all of Squeeze's hits.
Status Quo were formed in the 60s, but commercial success didn't arrive until the 70s when the band developed their distinctive boogie-rock sound. Status Quo pursue a relentless touring schedule, which has won them many fans across the UK and mainland Europe.
Steps burst onto the music scene in the late 90s with their unique brand of cheesy pop and camp dance routines. The five-piece group released three studio albums and one compilation album between 1997 and 2001, selling more than 14 million records in the process. However, after completing the Gold: Greatest Hits tour at the end of 2001, the group split up.
Steve Winwood is an established singer songwriter best known for his hit single, Higher Love. Steve is a highly talented instrumentalist with his main instruments being Hammond organ and guitar. His early career consisted mainly of backing artists such as BB King, Chuck Berry and Muddy Waters but at the young age of 14, Steve joined the Spencer Davis Group where he co-wrote the smash hit Gimme Some Loving.
Stevie Wonder is one of Motown's best loved musicians. As the writer of great songs such as Superstition, Isn't She Lovely (written about his daughter, Aisha) and I Just Called To Say I Love You, Stevie Wonder has enjoyed worldwide success.
Sting was the lead singer and bass player in the 1980s super-group The Police. Since the mid-eighties Sting has enjoyed a highly successful solo career with multi-platinum selling albums and several Grammy awards. Sting's solo work is best described as eclectic. He has pursued various musical directions, including classical and folk, as well as the more mainstream rock and pop.
Take That will celebrate their 30th anniversary with a Greatest Hits UK arena and stadium tour in 2019. Take That will play shows in Sheffield, Glasgow, Manchester, Dublin, London, Birmingham, Milton Keynes, Southampton, Bristol, Norwich, Middlesbrough, Huddersfield, Liverpool and Cardiff during the tour.
Taylor Swift will visit the UK for a series of huge shows in Manchester and London during the summer of 2018 as part of her Reputation Stadium Tour.
The Beach Boys' vocal harmonies are synonymous with the California surf-rock sound of the early 1960s. The band's early hits include Surfin USA and I Get Around. The Beach Boys' most acclaimed work is to be found on the psychedelic-rock album Pet Sounds, which was released in 1966.
The BIG Reunion is a popular ITV2 show, which follows former chart-topping pop groups reunited after dramatic break-ups. The show is now in its second series and currently features the following acts: A1, Eternal, Damage, 3T, Girl Thing and super-group 5th Story (consisting of Gareth Gates, Dane Bowers, Adam Rickitt, Kavana and Kenzie).
The Eagles will visit the UK & Ireland during the summer of 2019 as part of a new European tour. The iconic American band will perform shows in Wembley, Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool, Leeds, Glasgow and Dublin during June and July 2019.
The Monkees is a sixties pop group that was initially formed to appear in an American television series of the same name. The group comprised of Englishman Davy Jones and Americans Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork.
The Rolling Stones will play their first UK & Ireland shows in five years when they tour the region in 2018. The legendary band will perform huge stadium concerts in Dublin, London, Southampton, Coventry, Manchester, Edinburgh and Cardiff in May and June 2018.
The Saturdays is an all-girl pop group consisting of Una, Frankie, Mollie, Rochelle and Vanessa. The Saturdays formed in 2007 through Fascination Records, which is the same label that promotes Girls Aloud. Sharing the same record label has led to close ties between the two groups. The Saturdays have previously supported Girls Aloud on tour.
The Specials originally found fame in the late 70s and early 80s. They were part of a musical movement that revived ska music and successfully blended it with punk, to form a new genre known as 'two tone'. Between 1979 and 1981 The Specials had seven top-ten singles, including the two No.1 hits Too Much Too Young and Ghost Town.
The Vamps burst onto the music scene with the singles Can We Dance and Wild Heart. Both singles stormed the UK chart and instantly gained the pop band an army of followers.
The Wanted are one of the hottest new boy bands to have emerged in recent years. They burst onto the music scene during the summer of 2010 when their debut single, All Time Low, became a number one hit. Shortly afterwards, The Wanted released their self-titled debut album, which charted in the top ten.
The X Factor Live Tour will visit cities across the UK & Ireland in February and March 2019. Contestants from the 15th series of the TV show will be wowing audiences up and down the country.
Irish rock legends Thin Lizzy formed in 1969 in Dublin. They are best known for their hits Whiskey in the Jar, The Boys Are Back In Town and Jailbreak. Their name comes from a robot in The Dandy comic, Tin Lizzie, and was also the nickname of the Model T car. They decided to add the 'h' as, with an Irish accent, it would still be pronounced Tin Lizzy!