(UK) Following the success of The Big Reunion on ITV2, ITV and partners Live Nation have announced the launch of The Big Reunion Boy Band Tour. The acts will be heading to UK arenas again this October for a 13 date tour, this time bringing along the seven boy bands from both series – Five, Blue, 911, (from 2013 series) plus A1, Damage, 3T and the recently formed 5th Story featuring Gareth Gates, Dane Bowers, Adam Rickitt, Kavana, Kenzie (from 2014 series).
The Big Reunion – The Boy Band Tour – October 2014
Friday 17 Sheffield Motorpoint Arena
Saturday 18 The O2 London
Sunday 19 Nottingham Capital FM Arena
Monday 20 Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
Tuesday 21 Birmingham LG Arena
Wednesday 22 Bournemouth BIC
Thursday 23 Brighton Centre
Saturday 25 Glasgow The SSE Hydro
Sunday 26 Manchester Phones 4U Arena
Monday 27 Leeds first direct arena
Tuesday 28 Liverpool Echo Arena
Wednesday 29 Aberdeen AECC GE Oil & Gas Arena
Thursday 30 Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
Series one of The Big Reunion which aired last year starred some of the biggest pop groups of the nineties coming together for the ultimate reunion. Acts featured included Five and 911 who were joined by surprise addition Blue mid-way through the series. The groups were thrust back into the spotlight, reliving their dreams and revealing the highs and lows of life in a pop group. The groups followed the success of the programme by embarking on two UK & Irish tours in May and December, performing in arenas to almost 200,000 fans.
The show returned to TV screens this February with a brand new line-up of popstars – including Boy Band Tour members A1, Damage, 3T and the newly formed 5th Story. The new supergroup is comprised of solo artists Gareth Gates, Adam Rickitt and Kavana, along with Another Level’s Dane Bowers and Blazin’ Squad’s Kenzie. Combined they have had 27 top ten hits including five number ones, won MOBO, Smash Hits, and MTV awards and played to sold out crowds around the world.
The latest series has documented exclusive and explosive accounts from former pop heroes, with revelations about drugs, fisticuffs, rows, bulimia, shattered dreams and how the music industry can leave even apparently successful stars penniless. The final episode, filmed live to a sold out crowd at London’s Eventim Apollo Hammersmith, will be aired on ITV2 next Thursday 27th March.