Steps have confirmed that they will be returning this year with a brand new album and tour to mark their 20th anniversary. And they’ve even managed to recruit Swedish pop legends Benny and Bjorn of ABBA to pen one of their new songs.
Featuring all five members of the original line-up - Claire Richards, Ian ‘H’ Watkins, Lisa Scott-Lee, Lee Latchford-Evans and Faye Tozer – Steps will release their first comeback single Scared Of The Dark on Friday (March 10). This will be followed by a brand new album entitled Tears On The Dancefloor. A release date for the record has yet to be confirmed.
Furthermore, legendary ABBA songwriters Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson have penned a brand new track for the five-piece entitled Story Of A Heart.
The group will hit the road later in the year for a 15-date UK arena tour, featuring support from none other than The Vengaboys.
Steps sold over 20 million albums in the ‘90s and early 00’s. Their debut, 1998’s Step One, has sold 1,402,303 copies to date, according to the Official Charts Company, while its 1999 follow-up, Steptacular, has shifted 1,291,588 units.
Their 2001 greatest hits set Gold has so far notched up sales of 1,129,620.