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The Pussycat Dolls, Steps and Smash Mouth Are Heading Down Under for a Huge Throwback Pop Tour

All those Saturday mornings you spent watching 'Video Hits' are about to come in handy.
By Libby Curran
December 02, 2019
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The Pussycat Dolls, Steps and Smash Mouth Are Heading Down Under for a Huge Throwback Pop Tour

All those Saturday mornings you spent watching 'Video Hits' are about to come in handy.
By Libby Curran
December 02, 2019
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Pull out that old Discman, break out the cargo pants and start practising your smoothest early noughties dance moves — the pop tour of your wildest teenage dreams is hitting our shores this summer and it's got more stars than a TV Hits sticker collection.

Next April and May, the second So Pop festival is set to deliver a huge serve of nostalgia to stadiums across Australia and New Zealand, pulling together an extra juicy lineup of old-school icons, headlined by some of the biggest teenage obsessions from the late 90s and early 2000s.

Stages in Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane, Auckland and Christchurch will be transported back to the 90s and 00s for one glorious night each, playing host to the pop-drenched soundtrack of your youth.

Heading up the show are female five-piece The Pussycat Dolls, who will come out of a hiatus to take you right back to dancing in your living room in front of the TV on a Saturday morning with pop hits 'Don't Cha', 'Buttons' and 'What I Grow Up'. It'll be the group's first visit Down Under since touring with Lady Gaga back in 2009.

Joining them is British band Steps — so you'll need to start re-learning the line dancing moves to '5, 6, 7, 8' again — and the object of many a teenage girl's crush back in the day: Jesse McCartney

Relive more So Fresh-era bangers with Smash Mouth — who gifted us with 1999 hit 'All Star' — and the lady that gave us 'Murder on the Dancefloor', Sophie Ellis-Bextor. Irish pop star Samantha Mumba ('Baby Come on Over'), Dutch dance group Alice DJ 'Better Off Alone') and Reel 2 Reel ('I Like to Move It') round out the throwback showdown.

SO POP 2020 DATES

Perth — RAC Arena on Wednesday, April 22
Brisbane — Brisbane Entertainment Centre on Friday, April 24
Sydney — Qudos Bank Arena on Saturday, April 25
Adelaide — Adelaide Entertainment Centre on Tuesday, April 28
Melbourne — Melbourne Arena on Thursday, April 30
Auckland — Spark Arena on Saturday, May 2
Christchurch — Horncastle Arena on Sunday, May 3

So Pop pre-sale tickets are up for grabs or 24 hours this Wednesday, December 4 on the Frontier Touring website. The rest will go on sale on Monday, December 9. 

Published on December 02, 2019 by Libby Curran

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