All Fired Up Tour Review – Bournemouth BIC – 2nd December 2011

Reviewed by Listed Magazine:

When you think of boy-bands, a whole list of names pop into your mind (including some evergreen ones), male and females artists, too, are present by the numbers on the world charts. However, the girl-band closet seems to be rather empty at the moment. Probably the best group to take advantage of this void are The Saturdays, who have a couple of hits under their belt and seem to be gathering momentum.

They kicked off their first 11-arena #AllFiredUpTour at the Bournemouth International Centre on 02 December. Mollie, Una, Rochelle, Frankie and Vanessa proved that they are much more than a bunch of five pretty girls. They descended on the stage in a closed cage and ever since their opening track ‘Notorious’, they had the crowd grooving to every beat.

Their routines were choreographed but they weren’t quite the finished product. Instead, they looked like a bunch of twenty-somethings all out to enjoy themselves on stage. Even on the occasion when Rochelle had to leave the stage owing to a minor wardrobe malfunction, the group chose to see the lighter side of things. The BIC proved to be the perfect venue as the group were often thrown up from the stage and kept dancing throughout the 90 minute performance – even the pregnant Una cherished every moment.

The male back-up dancers served both as good props and good eye-candy for the crowd – which consisted mainly of teenage girls. Their version of ‘Moves Like Jagger’ and ‘Winter Wonderland’ weren’t great covers but they outdid themselves on their hits – ‘The Way You Watch Me’, ‘All Fired Up’ and curtain call ‘Higher’ where they were dressed as Sexy Santas ( to see their costumes click here.)

If they manage to keep up the chemistry and produce some more upbeat hits, no one will miss the prolonged absence of Girls Aloud.

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