Steps want to have an Abba-style avatar show as they celebrate 25 years in music

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Steps have said that they would like their own Abba-style residency as they celebrate 25 years together (BMG)
Steps have said that they would like their own Abba-style residency as they celebrate 25 years together (BMG)

Steps are celebrating 25 years as a group and would love to cement their legacy in the same style as Abba’s ground-breaking new live residency in London.

Speaking to The Standard, Steps members Lee Latchford-Evans and Faye Tozer enthused: “We are known for being ABBA-esque.

“It would be amazing to do what ABBA have done, that’s just phenomenal. I think that’s a really cool thing.”

Steps was put together back in 1997 after an ad was placed in The Stage newspaper and that same year burst on to the scene with techno-pop line dance song 5,6,7,8.

Steps can’t believe that they are still here doing what they love two and a half decades later (BMG)
Steps can’t believe that they are still here doing what they love two and a half decades later (BMG)

Tozer admitted she wasn’t sold on the track initially.

She added: “We were supposed to be a one-hit wonder and you know, it’s probably not a song that I would have chosen to go out and buy myself, but it’s where it all began.”

Three Number 1 albums, 14 Top 10 singles and a BRIT Award followed.

While Steps split on Boxing Day 2001, ruining Christmas for fans nationwide, they made it up to them by reforming in 2011.

Fast forward to now, the group – which also includes Ian “H” Watkins, Claire Richards and Lisa Scott-Lee - are gearing up for the release of new album The Platinum Collection to mark two and a half decades together.

It is packed full of their greatest hits from 1997 to 2022 such as Tragedy, One For Sorrow and Alone In The Dark, plus, two brand new tracks along with some epic new mega mixes.

“You couldn’t write it!” said Tozer. “I think if 25 years ago you had said we would still be together making music we would have laughed in your face. What an achievement, wow!

“I think when we started if you had said we would still be together in two years we would have been delighted,” said Latchford-Evans.

Steps’ Platinum Collection is released on August 19 (BMG)
Steps’ Platinum Collection is released on August 19 (BMG)

“But it’s phenomenal, we’re so delighted and happy at where we’re at and obviously the Platinum Collection is celebrating that. We’re so proud and so thankful to all of the fans out there.”

In addition to the album, Steps will be playing a headline show at the Mighty Hoopla Festival in London on June 3.

They will then be hitting the road for various dates across the UK throughout July, August and September for which Tozer can’t wait.

She said: “We have a really, really fun time on stage. Our shows are somewhere where you can escape and just leave all that’s happening in your life behind, let your hair down and have a laugh and a dance. It’s a really great space to be in.”

Steps’ Platinum Collection is released on August 19 and available to pre-order now.

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