S Club 7 fans were ecstatic to hear about the group’s nationwide tour, celebrating their 25th anniversary. But, unfortunately, their excitement turned to disappointment when only one member showed up to a sold-out gig in Newport. “Talk about a bad turn out,” one fan complained.
The group, which formed in 1998 under the management of Simon Fuller, rose to fame with hit songs like ‘Don’t Stop Movin’ and ‘S Club Party’. After eight years apart, the original seven members announced their reunion for the tour.
However, only two members, Tina Barrett and Bradley McIntosh, were confirmed to perform at a small gig in Newport. But, Tina didn’t show up, leaving Bradley to perform solo. Fans were outraged, with one tweeting, “Paid good money to see two members of S Club 7 and only one showed up.”
They added: “Turned up to find out they can’t perform as S Club as they’ve signed a contract and no Tina. Happy to take everyone’s money though.”
A spokesperson from the venue, Wyld, told the Daily Star: “Sadly, this situation was out of our hands, and when we booked the show there was no speculation or confirmation of an S Club 7 reunion, for which contractual obligations meant they weren’t able to perform the show we had booked and sold tickets to.”
Despite the disappointment, fans can still look forward to the official reunion tour starting in October. The group released a statement expressing their excitement, saying, “After eight years it feels amazing to announce that we’re reuniting and performing together again. We hope everyone can join us for one big party.”