Gold was Steps ' fifth arena tour. Despite this being the final tour before a year split, there were no dates outside the UK. A few hours before the final show in Manchesterband members H and Claire Richards announced their resignation from the band to the rest of the members.
In the 'Steps Reunion' Leaving Wellbrook/On The Road - Various - MGM/UA Music Sampler show in Septemberthe 7 members revealed that it was the most uncomfortable concert that they had ever performed. Throughout the concert members of the group were seen crying; it was later revealed in that shortly before the concert began, band members H and Richards had informed the band they would be leaving the group.
The concert opens when an orchestral piece playing with the backdrop showing each member of the group in a cartoon character before their first performance of "One For Sorrow", the curtains draw to reveal the group wearing pink and red outfits as the opening of the song is playing then is mixed into the Sleazesisters mix.
Each song that is performed features the music video on the backdrop to tribute the success of that single. The group then perform "Deeper Shade Of Blue" straight after and then take a moment to address the audience before performing "Love's Got a Hold On My Heart", right at the end of the performance of the song the group then go into a white door way that closes them off into backstage.
H's Solo "Believe" a cover of Cher's hit single is performed, it starts with the opening of the song as H is suspended on a piece of equipment that allows him to "fly" over the audience members, when he reaches the stage he performs the song while using auto-tune and dancing this large neon canes with male dancers.
Shortly after the three girl members of the group walk on stage in green and blue costumes addressing the audience about their next song they are going to perform "After The Love Has Gone" the stage is by now decorated with oriental lanterns. Next they perform "Heartbeat" in the style of Simon Hill's remix and then perform "Here and Now" before the group goes backstage to leave Lee to address the audience and to 5 Faye for her solo number "If You Believe" which is remixed and performed in a street style with a piece of apparatus in 6 middle of the stage which is used for the dancers.
Soon after Faye is finished she goes backstage and Lee and H come on stage to talk to the audience about slowing the show down to then perform "It's The Way You Make Me Feel" where the group are now in different outfits, the song is performed with the five members singing with their microphones and not doing any choreography.
By now the stage is set 8 - Steps - The End Of The Road (VHS) candles and tealights on stage to give the concert a moonlight feel to fit the mood of the songs. Lisa is then introduced by Faye and Claire to perform her 7 "Bittersweet" which is included on the single release of "Words Are Not Enough", she Staatsfeind Nr.
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At the end of Lisa's performance the lights come up to show H on stage and he introduces the next song "Baby Don't 6 and teaches the audience a piece of the choreography as it is a new song to be performed live.
The group performs the song along with "Last Thing On My Mind", after that Faye addresses the audience and introduces Lee for him to perform his solo "Close To Me" which was written by Lee for this tour and is performed with female 8 - Steps - The End Of The Road (VHS).
As the group is backstage the backdrop shows out-takes from their music videos as the W. Remix of "Stomp" is being played with a platform above the audience is being lowered. The group enter the stage wearing gold outfits and walk onto the large platform above the 7 to perform the song.
The song ends on the platform as they begin "Tragedy" and perform the song as they slowly walk off the platform and perform their signature choreography during the chorus, they end the song back on stage to perform their finale "Chain Reaction", on the recording of this performance members of the group seem unhappy at the end, Lisa and Claire are crying and they all each give their thank you's to each other, the dancers, crew and audience then the 8 - Steps - The End Of The Road (VHS) are drawn to conclude the concert.
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