Headlines Tour Review – Rhyl Pavilion – 2nd February 2011

Review from the DailyMail

Hello, Wales! The Saturdays strut their stuff in shorts and sequins as they kick off their sell-out Headlines Tour.

If there was ever a girl band that looked as though they really enjoyed their job, that it has to be The Saturdays.

Now a fully-fledged girl group with eight top ten singles, three albums and two tours under their belt, they still looked delighted to be under the spotlight yet again.

The five piece kicked off their Headlines Tour in Rhyl in Wales last night and couldn’t stop smiling throughout the entire set.

The girls – Rochelle Wiseman, Molly King, Frankie Sandford, Vanessa White and Una Healy – took to the stage at the seaside town’s Pavillion to huge cheers and screams.

Dressed to impressive in Eighties-style florescents, denim waistcoats, crop tops and hot pants, the girls began a show which consisted of their long list of hits to date.

To screams from the delighted 1,000 strong crowd, the performed songs such as Forever Is Over, Up and Missing You.
They also did a rendition of Higher, their collaboration with rapper Flo Rida, and their cover of the Depeche Mode hit Just Can’t Get Enough.

The girls also had several costume changes from their old-school attire to sexy, short, sequinned numbers.

And in what looked like a nod to the Disney film of the same name, they grabbed a bunch of different coloured helium balloons each to perform their single ‘Up’.

At one point the girls also appeared to make reference to the fairytale character Little Red Riding Hood.

Draped in hooded red cloaks, they performed a song before whipping off the garments to reveal short leather dresses underneath.

Tickets for last night’s gig sold out in just under three hours when they went on sale last September and saw fans queuing outside the box office to get their hands on them.

First in the queue was The Saturdays fan Stuart Jones, 23, who had tried to set up a tent outside the Pavilion but been moved on by theatre staff.

Speaking to the Daily Post North Wales, he said: ‘They said there was no point queuing. I went home to put the tent back and came back to the theatre.

‘It started to rain and I got soaked and ended up in a bus shelter. I haven’t slept.’

The tour is the girls’ third since they shot to fame in 2008, having performed a 27-date tour called The Work Tour in 2009 before taking it to Asia to promote the band.

They have also supported Girls Aloud and the Jonas Brothers as well as playing huge music events such as the Captial FM Jingle Bell Ball, so being on stage now comes very naturally to them.

This tour, which began last night, has 17 dates and takes in most of the UK, including Liverpool, London, Belfast, Manchester and Glasgow.

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