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Blue announce new north-east tour date

By Kyle Ritchie

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One of the UK’s most exciting and successful boy bands are back.

To celebrate their 20th anniversary, Blue have announced their Heart and Soul Tour with a date at Aberdeen’s P&J Live on Wednesday, September 21, 2022.

Blue will play 14 arena shows around the UK and tickets go on sale this Friday at 9am.

Blue will perform in Aberdeen next year.
Blue will perform in Aberdeen next year.

Blue will be joined on tour by Atomic Kitten, who will be very special guests at every date.

The announcement for the Heart and Soul Tour comes 20 years to the week that Blue released their smash hit number one debut album, All Rise.

It went on to sell more than 1.4 million copies in the UK alone and was certified four times platinum.

The tour sees all four original members – Antony Costa, Duncan James, Lee Ryan and Simon Webbe – reunite for a fun-filled epic show.

The concert will feature all the band’s hits from their five albums as well as some incredible surprises.

The tour also marks the first time that the Atomic Kitten line up of Jenny Frost, Liz McClarnon and Natasha Hamilton will perform together in over a decade.

Speaking of the tour, Blue said: “We can’t believe it’s been 20 years since All Rise, our debut album, was released.

"It’s been quite the ride since then and now we have so much to look forward to as we go into our third decade.

"We had a lot of time in lockdown to reconnect as friends and we started thinking how we could celebrate the anniversary.

"The four of us started working on new music and it felt so good to be back doing what we love again.

"This time off during the pandemic also made us realise how much we missed performing live. We can’t wait to get back on the road and see all of you at our Heart and Soul Tour.

"We have been planning this tour for a while and we promise you, we’ll be putting on the best show and making it a celebratory night you won’t forget.

"We have some surprises up our sleeve for the 20th anniversary so stay tuned, 2022 is going to be a big one.”

Louise Stewart, head of entertainment, exhibitions and Marketing at P&J Live said: “Loved as one of the UK’s biggest boy bands, we know that Blue will be welcomed to the stage in Aberdeen with rapturous applause.

"From all-time favourites like ‘one love’ and the epic collaboration with Sir Elton John, ‘Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word’, we know they will put on a fantastic show and a fitting tribute to their 20 years in the business.”

Blue are one of the most successful British bands and have sold more than 16 million albums worldwide including 3.6 million albums and 1.4 million singles in the UK.

Their first three albums all topped the Official Album Chart and the group have worked with a variety of legends including Stevie Wonder, Elton John and Lil’ Kim.

The British four-piece have recently begun work on new music, with announcements to come.

Tickets are on sale Friday, December 3 at 9am and are available from www.pandjlive.com

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