StepBack at the Ricoh Arena

Jason Donovan and Cutting Crew at StepBack

21st November 2016

More acts join star-studded StepBack line-up!

Jason Donovan and Cutting Crew are the latest big names to join a star-studded line up for a 1980s music revival gig at the Ricoh Arena next year.

Donovan, best known for his 1989 smash-hit “Too Many Broken Hearts”, will give music fans a chance to turn back the clock and enjoy the sounds of the 80s again at the StepBack gig in the Ericsson Indoor Arena.

Donovan found fame as an actor in Australian drama Neighbours in the early 80s, developing an iconic on-screen romance with Kylie Minogue.

In 1989, he released “Especially for You” alongside his former co-star Kylie, storming to number one in the UK charts – and he has gone on to sell over three million records in the UK alone.

Donovan and Cutting Crew, best-known for their 1986 hit single Died In Your Arms, will be joining Tony Hadley, Paul Young, T’ Pau, Nik Kershaw, Kim Wilde, Go West and other stars of the decade, as fans are given a chance to turn back the clock on October 14, 2017.

The original 1,000 StepBack early-bird tickets sold-out within days and a further 1,000 have been released to meet the high-demand – they are available at

It comes on the back of a variety of concerts in the Ericsson Indoor Arena in the past few months, including Catfish And The Bottlemen, Jess Glynne and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan.

StepBack will be compered by Smooth FM’s Nigel Freshman and the venue believes adding Jason Donovan and Cutting Crew to the bill will only further increase anticipation for the event.

Andy Gibb, managing director at the Ricoh Arena, said: “Jason Donovan and the Cutting Crew add to an already talent-stacked bill which will perform in front of a packed out venue and create a true party atmosphere as fans re-live the 80s.

“This is the first time we have staged this sort of 80s event and we are really looking forward to welcoming so many of the iconic names of that brilliant decade for music to the Ericsson Indoor Arena.

“Ticket sales have been fantastic so far so it should be a fantastic night for everyone involved.”

StepBack is being promoted by Coventry-based Showtime Promotions.

Dan Nelmes, director of Showtime said: “It’s brilliant to be able to attract star names such as Jason Donovan and Cutting Crew to StepBack and they will only make this event even better!

“The crowd at the Ricoh Arena will experience a true 80s throwback party and we’re delighted to bring a real mixture of top stars to our home city as part of StepBack.”

The early bird tickets are £45 including booking fee from . General tickets will go on sale on March 1, priced £50 plus booking fee.