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Big Reunion Boy Band Tour @ Birmingham LG Arena

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by Andy Coleman (subscribe)
I'm a freelance writer living in Birmingham. I like Classic Rock, 70s pop music, football and interviewing celebrities. Follow me on Twitter: @andycoleman9
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Men become boys again for nostalgia tour
Nostalgia rules as seven boy bands reunite for a tour that visits Birmingham's LG Arena on October 21, 2014.

The bands have all been featured on ITV2's The Big Reunion and two tours, starring all the groups from series one, have already proved to be a great success.

The Big Reunion

The new tour includes Five, Blue and 911, (from 2013 series) plus A1, Damage, 3T and the recently formed 5th Story featuring Gareth Gates, Dane Bowers, Adam Rickitt, Kavana and Kenzie (from the current series that concludes on March 27).

Series one of The Big Reunion, which aired last year, starred some of the biggest pop groups of the '90s coming together for the ultimate reunion. Acts included Five and 911 who were joined by surprise addition Blue mid-way through the series.

The Big Reunion, Blue
Reunited: Blue

The groups were thrust back into the spotlight, reliving their dreams and revealing the highs and lows of life in a pop group. The groups followed the success of the programme by embarking on two UK and Irish tours in May and December, performing in arenas to almost 200 000 fans.

The Big Reunion, Gareth Gates
One fifth of 5th Story: Gareth Gates

The show returned to TV screens in February with a brand new line-up of popstars, including Boy Band Tour members A1, Damage, 3T and the newly formed 5th Story. The new supergroup is comprised of solo artists Gareth Gates, Adam Rickitt and Kavana, along with Another Level's Dane Bowers and Blazin' Squad's Kenzie. Combined, they have had 27 top ten hits, including five number ones, won MOBO, Smash Hits, and MTV awards and played to sold out crowds around the world.

The Big Reunion, Damage
Back on stage: Damage (pic: www.itv.com/thebigreunion)

The latest series has documented explosive accounts from former pop heroes, with revelations about drugs, fisticuffs, rows, bulimia, shattered dreams and how the music industry can leave even apparently successful stars penniless.

The final episode, filmed live in front of a sold out crowd at London's Eventim Apollo Hammersmith, was aired on ITV2 on Thursday March 27.

Big Reunion Boy Band October 2014 tour dates:

Friday 17th - Sheffield Motorpoint Arena;
Saturday 18th - The O2 London;
Sunday 19th - Nottingham Capital FM Arena;
Monday 20th - Cardiff Motorpoint Arena;
Tuesday 21st - Birmingham LG Arena;
Wednesday 22nd - Bournemouth BIC;
Thursday 23rd - Brighton Centre;
Saturday 25th - Glasgow The SSE Hydro;
Sunday 26th - Manchester Phones 4U Arena;
Monday 27th - Leeds first direct arena;
Tuesday 28th - Liverpool Echo Arena;
Wednesday 29th - Aberdeen AECC GE Oil & Gas Arena;
Thursday 30th - Newcastle Metro Radio Arena.
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Why? Relive your youth and see your favourite boy bands on stage
When: October 21, 2014
Phone: 0844 338 8000
Where: The Birmingham show is at the LG Arena
Cost: 31.50 & 51.10 plus 2.50 fulfilment fee
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