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Boy bands are back in town.


THEY are four of the biggest groups of the Smash Hits generation and Five, A1, 911 and Damage are joining forces for a huge UK tour, which will come to Newcastle next year.

The four boybands are uniting for The Boys Are Back, which will kick off in Birmingham on February 19, 2020 before arriving at Newcastle City Hall on Saturday, February 22.

The groups all had plenty of huge chart hits in their own right at the end of the '90s and turn of the millennium, so the setlist for the tour is sure to be amazing.

We'll start with Five. After bursting into the top 10 with their debut single Slam Dunk Da Funk, Five went on to land a string of massive smashes, including Everybody Get Up, If Ya Gettin' Down and number ones Keep On Movin', We Will Rock You and Let's Dance.

Now, more three than Five - with Scott, Abs and Sean now flying the Five flag - they have had a busy few years since starring on The Big Reunion in 2013, with appearances at big events such as Newcastle Pride and South Tyneside Festival.

A1 also appeared on The Big Reunion, a year later than Five, in 2014, but original member Paul was amazing. He is joining back up with Ben, Christian and Mark for a number of reunion shows later this year and will be on The Boys Are Back tour with them.

A1's big hits included Ready Or Not, Caught in the Middle and chart-toppers Take On Me and Same Old Brand New You.

Staying with bands with numbers in their name, 911 are on the tour too, with original members Lee, Jimmy and Spike still very much in the fold.

911 have one number one single to their name - 1999's A Little Bit More - but the guys are also known for songs such as Don't Make Me Wait, The Journey and Bodyshakin'.

Completing the line-up are Damage, who you'll remember for hits such as Love II Love, Forever and Ghetto Romance.

Pre-sale tickets for Newcastle are on sale now from Eventbrite. Full tickets will go on sale from the Theatre Royal website at 10am tomorrow.



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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Apr 9, 2019
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