Not the greatest chart position, we can all agree on that, but the single did it’s job, it created awareness for the forthcoming Greatest Hits album and tour.
Not Giving Up enters the UK Chart at number 19 this week. It gives the girls their 14th UK Top 20 single. Still to date only Work has failed to enter the Top 20 (22). Not Giving Up officially entered the Irish charts at number 26.
I know it can sound disappointing, but I think we all knew the main reason for the release was to announce the tour. We now know that the ‘Living For The Weekend’ era is well and truly over, which is sad as the time of the album release the girls made it clear that it has been a two year labour of love to get it released.
Living For The Weekend generated five singles (yes five, really) including the girls first UK Number One (What About Us) but also had 2 singles that failed to go Top 10 (Gentleman, Not Giving Up), a Top 5 (Disco Love) and a Top 10 (30 Days).
Anyway little to get downhearted about, onwards and upwards to the forthcoming Greatest Hits release and whatever that brings us!
Continuing the promo trail, The Saturdays hit ITV’s Loose Women, again to have a brief chat with the hosts and to perform the new single Not Giving Up:
Performance: Not Giving Up
To celebrate our 6th birthday (who am I kidding ) The Saturdays appeared on ITV’s This Morning to have a quick chat and give us the first performance of Not Giving Up, you can catch this below:
Performance: Not Giving Up
On Saturday 5th April, MTV played a TV special with The Saturdays, on ‘The Saturdays Night In’ which you can catch below:
Update: Sorry! This goes way out of audio sync after 4mins. I’ll have to re-do the whole file again in the near future.
Hey all! Just a quick post to say that today I will bring the site up to date with what was missed in the last week, this includes videos, performances, interviews, news, and of course Not Giving Up will be charting today – sadly outside the Top 10 it seems – so we will bring an update on that later in the day.
Keep an eye on our twitter for when updates are posted @TheSatsCoUk
In an amazing turn of events, today sees The Saturdays Fansite reach it’s 6th birthday.
As those of you who have been here since Day 1, I generally write a long, drawn out message but this year I’m going to keep it quick and simple.
Never once would I have thought that this site would still be going six years later, it is a pretty amazing achievement, so thank to everyone who has helped over the years.
Secondly huge and personal thanks from me, to each of the five members of The Saturdays, thanks for your kind words over the years and the support that you have shown the site. Also thanks to the girls management and their record label who have also been very kind and supportive over the years.
And last, but never least, major thanks to you, the visitors, who keep coming to the site and seeing what stuff I decide to post on a daily (or so) basis.
I ended last year’s message by saying:
Thank you one and all! Lets hope Year 6 produces the new album, a new tour and everything we can wish for, the same way Year 5 ended with the girls first UK Number One single!
Sadly it seems the number one single isn’t forthcoming, but the tour certainly is!
Here we roll into Year 7 … which is scary and exciting at the same time. Thanks to you all from the deepest part of my heart!
The BRAND NEW single from The Saturdays is OUT NOW! Collect your pre-orders on iTunes now – you will have received an e-mail – or if you haven’t bought it, why not? Head over to iTunes now to buy your copy, the single alone is just 59p!!
After the exciting news of the forthcoming Greatest Hits tour, lets get the final single from Living For The Weekend, up to the top of the charts!!
Chat updates will occur throughout the week, so keep up to date by following us on Twitter @TheSatsCoUk
The Saturdays are releasing their new album, a Greatest Hits album, on 11th August - with THREE brand new songs! But that’s not all, the girls will be taking the new album on tour, hitting a venue very close to you in September, including a headlining night at London’s Wembley Arena.
The Greatest Hits package will also be available in a ‘fan edition’ which will only be available via the Universal Store, this will include a DVD of all the girls music videos, as well as the album.
The tour will have VIP packages like last time. Which gives you a Meet & Greet with the girl, a tote bag, tour programme, VIP laminate and obviously the best seats in the house! VIP tickets are £90+ Fees across the UK apart from London which they are £92+ fees.
“We can’t wait to get out on the road and showcase our journey so far! This is not the end, just a milestone along the way.”
The Saturdays today announced that they will release a smash hit filled ‘Greatest Hits’ on August 11th before taking the album on tour around the country, including a date at London’s Wembley Arena.
Bucking the trend by releasing the collection whilst at the height of their career, fans can look forward to finally getting all the hits on one album. This is far from a farewell and more of a celebration with the band planning to return to the studio later on in the year to start recording their fifth studio album.
Featuring thirteen Top Ten singles, the ‘Greatest Hits’ is a celebration of a successful and enduring pop career the band have enjoyed since they first debuted in 2008 with ‘If This Is Love’. The album will include three brand new tracks alongside fan favourites such as ‘Higher’, ‘All Fired Up’, ‘Ego’, ‘Up’ and the chart topping ‘What About Us’.
From September the 7th, The Saturdays will take their new album on the road, performing to their fans in cities across the UK, kicking off in Glasgow then visiting Newcastle, Manchester, Birmingham and Cardiff amongst others. The Saturdays are proud to present their ‘Greatest Hits Live!’ tour in partnership with Ultimate Blends, a new haircare range from Garnier that has been blended for Britain for gorgeous hair that is full of life.
Having now sold over five million records, with four top ten albums, The Saturdays continue to be a whirlwind force in the world of pop which shows no sign of slowing.
Tour Dates – September 2014
Fan presale starts this Friday 4th April at 10am via thesaturdays.co.uk
General sale next Wednesday Apr 9th at 10am
Sunday 7th September – Glasgow Clyde Auditorium
Tuesday 9th September - Newcastle City Hall
Wednesday 10th September - Sheffield City Hall
Friday 12th September - Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
Sunday 14th September - Manchester O2 Apollo
Monday 15th September - Birmingham NIA
Wednesday 17th September - Dublin Olympia
Thursday 18th September - Cardiff Arena
Friday 19th September - London Wembley Arena
Saturday 20th September - Brighton Centre
Monday 22nd September - Bournemouth BIC
Tuesday 23rd September - Plymouth Pavillions
The Saturdays “Greatest Hits” Track Listing
1: What About Us feat. Sean Paul
2: Higher feat. Flo Rida
4: All Fired Up
5: Brand New Track
9: Disco Love
10: Forever Is Over
11: Missing You
13: Not Giving Up
14: 30 Days
15: Brand New Track
17: If This Is Love
18: Brand New Track
19: My Heart Takes Over
20: Just Can’t Get Enough