Steps to perform at Thomond Park Stadium, Limerick

01 Jan 1970


Steps to perform at Thomond Park Stadium, Limerick


With special guests Blue and Aqua 

Friday 6 July 2018

There is no bigger pop return success story than Steps who are back claiming their pop crown! A return to the charts, to TV, to radio, to huge concerts and to the hearts of the nation…

And now as part of their 20th Anniversary celebrations, iconic pop group Steps have announced a huge outdoor tour; GRANDSLAM 2018: SUMMER OF STEPS, which will see them perform at outdoor venues all over the UK and Ireland, including a performance at Thomond Park Stadium, Limerick on Friday 6 July. To complete this special outdoor tour, they are joined by special guests; the huge boy band Blue and Aqua !

This is a fantastic opportunity to see one of the UK’s most exciting current names in pop music doing what they do best!

Steps first broke on to the pop scene in 1997 and their debut single 5,6,7,8 achieved record-breaking success; a clear indication of what was to follow! The band – who became synonymous with lively dance performances, colourful costumes, and a refreshing take on pop tunes each bursting with personality – went on to achieve an unbroken run of fourteen Top 5 singles (including three Number 1’s), two four-times Platinum albums and one five-times Platinum album.

During their career, until their break in 2001, they notched up an impressive 20 million in record sales and seven sold-out arena tours. A decade later, the band decided to reunite, shooting to Number 1 with their 2011 hits compilation ‘The Ultimate Collection’, and selling out their 20-date Ultimate Tour.

In 2017, to mark their 20th Anniversary, Steps brought out their highly anticipated album ‘Tears on the Dancefloor’, which achieved Silver status in just three weeks, and announced their indoor winter 2017 Party on the Dancefloor Tour.

The huge success of the album, which features a host of new material, including the smash single Scared of the Dark, has recently led to the album being re-released as a deluxe edition (led by the new single Dancing with a Broken Heart), and to the announcement of their massive GRANDSLAM 2018: SUMMER OF STEPS TOUR with special guests Blue.

Steps said “We can’t wait to play outdoors across the UK and Ireland next summer following on from our sold-out Party on the Dancefloor arena tour this winter. The appetite for Steps has never been stronger, and we are thrilled to continue performing throughout next year. We promise to deliver a massive party at our summer gigs. Bring your family and bring your friends – we cannot wait to see you there!”

Blue are a British boyband that dominated global charts from the early 2000s and have amassed five studio albums – including three UK Number One Platinum-selling albums – two Brit Awards and more than 40 million record sales worldwide, including 16 million album sales. Formed of four friends Antony Costa, Duncan James, Lee Ryan and Simon Webbe, Blue steadily built a huge fan base with the noughties generation, from the moment their debut single All Rise hit the UK charts at Number 4, followed closely by their Number One hit Too Close; the start of the phenomenal success they would go on to enjoy. The boys continue to command a loyal following; their beautiful harmonies, meaningful lyrics and engaging bubbly personalities proving a winning formula.

In 2005, the boys decided to take a hiatus to pursue individual interests before reuniting for the 2009 Capital FM Summertime Ball where they made a surprise appearance together with Lionel Richie. Two years later in 2011 the boys officially reunited to represent the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest. Over the following four years they released two albums Roulette (2013) and Colours (2015) and did nine sell-out tours across twenty-four countries, playing to 1.8 million people as well as touring the UK separately with Wet Wet Wet and ITV’s The Big Reunion.

In October 2017, Blue released their first ever biography “All Rise: Our Story” (HQ/HarperCollins) an endearing bare-all account of their lives as the band and embarked on a book signing tour of the UK.


Aqua are a Danish Eurodance group who are perhaps best known for their huge breakthrough
single Barbie Girl released in 1997. The band are Lene Nystrøm and Rene Dif (lead vocals)
and Søren Rasted (songwriter/producer).
Their debut album Aquarium, included six major hit singles across the globe (including the
massive UK smashes Turn Back Time and Dr Jones) and saw them enjoy international stardom
as they dominated dance floors with their infectious energy and playful, vibrant style. Their second album Aquarius was released in 2000 followed by a world tour.
After taking a hiatus, in 2009, having missed the music scene and performing together, they produced new material and released their Greatest Hits album. Their third album Megalomania was released in 2012.Aqua are currently performing shows across the globe and continue to light up dance floors in their own distinctive way that continues to delight fans, old and new.
Aqua are currently performing internationally, delighting fans, old and new with infectious
music and energy.

The GRANDSLAM 2018: SUMMER OF STEPS TOUR with special guests Blue will include a performance at Thomond Park Stadium, Limerick on Friday 6 July.

Standing tickets at Thomond Park Stadium are priced at: 45 euros (Bronze), 50 euros (Silver) and 72,50 euros (Golden Circle)

Seated tickets are priced at 55 euros

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