The Boys Are Back! Catch 5ive, A1, Damage and 911 at Hull’s Bonus Arena on 28 February 2020.
The boybands, originally made famous during the 90s, shot back into the limelight on ITV’s The Big Reunion television programme. Now they’ll be joining forces on a significant UK tour early next year.
5ive, consisting of members Sean Conlon, Ritchie Neville and Scott Robinson, are known for their hits ‘Slam Dunk Da Funk’, ‘Keep On Movin’ and ‘When The Lights Go Out’. They won the Brit Award for Best Pop Act and also won MTV Europe Music Awards and Smash Hits Poll Winners Party titles.
A1 are a British–Norwegian boy band that formed in 1998. In the UK, they scored two number ones and six other top 10 hits. Adding to this, they also won a BRIT Award for British Breakthrough Act in 2001. They achieved two number ones with the hits ‘Take On Me’ and ‘Same Old Brand New You’.
Damage are a British R&B band who achieved success in the 1990s with 11 hit singles, including four top 10 successes on the UK Singles Chart. They have sold 2.5 million records worldwide.
911, made up of Lee Brennan, Jimmy Constable and Simon “Spike” Dawbarn, were formed in 1995 and released their debut single ‘Night to Remember’ in May 1996. This was followed by their debut album The Journey in March 1997, which was certified Gold. In their five years together, 911 scored 10 UK top 10 singles. They sold 10 million singles and 6 million albums around the world.
Over 400,000 visitors have experienced events here at the venue since 2018 including Bob Dylan, Catfish & The Bottlemen, Ne-Yo, Paloma Faith, JLS, Sarah Millican, Blondie, Noel Gallagher and many more. The venue is a state-of-the-art music and events complex with a capacity of up to 4,000 people for concerts and live events, plus an array of bars, lounges, premium seating and hospitality suits including the Connexin Lounge. The venue is purpose built to offer significant flexibility for any conference, exhibition, dinner or event. With 1320 square metres of floor space, making it one of the biggest in the region, the Arena’s flexibility means we can host events of all shapes and sizes – from huge award ceremonies to smaller breakout meetings, including the University of Hull’s graduation ceremonies. The building is owned by Hull City Council and is managed by ASM Global.