UK girl group All Saints have waited a long time to tour Australia and now Gold Coast fans have the opportunity to catch them at two shows
If you squealed at the announcement of UK girl group All Saints finally coming to Australia, don’t worry – they probably did too. The pop stars with attitude are thrilled to be beginning two tours Down Under later this month, after missing out on touring our country for the past 20-odd years.
“We did a massive promotional tour (in Australia) about 18 years ago,” singer Natalie Appleton says.
“We never actually toured, we did a lot of interviews, album signings. We actually did one gig in a mall.”
“It was for a radio station when there was a lot of regional stations,” sister and fellow All Saints member Nicole Appleton interjects.
“We were all like, ‘Oh my god, we want to live here, it’s so beautiful’.”
“So when we got the call and they said ‘Do you want to come to Australia?’, we went, ‘Oh my god, at last’,” Natalie says.
All Saints, of thoughtful pop singles Never Ever and Pure Shores fame, will support Craig David in three shows in Sydney, Canberra and the Gold Coast, as well as feature in the line-up of touring hip hop pop music festival RNB Vine Days.
If the soulful four-piece weren’t enticed enough with the promise of balmy weather and friendly faces, their RNB Vine Days shows will be held in some of Australia’s best wineries.
“This is my idea of heaven,” Nicole says.
“We’re super excited. Craig David is so lovely, so we’re just buzzing.”
“This would probably be like, when people ask ‘When do you feel like you’ve made it?’ And that will be my answer,” Natalie continues.
“Playing in Australia, in a winery, a vineyard. Heaven.”
Fans can expect a mix of old and new songs from All Saints at their shows, featuring singles off their 2018 album Testament as well as multi-platinum 2000 album Saints and Sinners.
“I love singing (new single) Glorious, it’s so powerful. And After All, and Don’t Look Over Your Shoulder,” Natalie says.
Nicole recommends preparing yourself for the shrieks that follow the opening piano chords of Never Ever, their highest charting song exploring the devastation of heartbreak.
“When I start Never Ever, it’s like a fan just hits my face from the screams,” Nicole says.
“It’s amazing I get to experience that.”
All Saints play RNB Vine Days at Sirromet Wines, Mount Cotton on February 3, and The Star Gold Coast on February 5. Tickets from $99.90, available at ticketek.com.au and ticketmaster.com.au
All Saints will play at Sirromet Wines on February 3 and The Star Gold Coast on February 5.