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The boybands, originally made famous during the 90s, shot back into the limelight on ITV’s The Big Reunion television programme.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.
Bonus Arena is a state-of-the-art, music and events complex with a capacity of up to 3,500 people that will allow Hull to attract large corporate conferences, exhibitions and trade tours as well as major touring concerts, stand-up comedy, family shows and sporting events. The plans include the building of the new arena, alongside the rebuilding of Osborne Street car park and additional public spaces in a currently derelict area on Myton Street behind Princes Quay shopping centre. The arena is scheduled to open during the summer of 2018. The building is owned by Hull City Council and will be managed by SMG Europe, a world leader in venue management, operation and marketing with more than 220 venues worldwide, including Manchester Arena, Metro Radio Arena Newcastle, First Direct Arena Leeds, The Baths Hall and The Plowright Theatre Scunthorpe.