All rise and dance along with Blue

Boris Giltburg. Picture by Sasha Gusov

Celebrate the Triumph and Passion with the BSO at Portsmouth Guildhall

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Following their appearance on TV’s The Big Reunion earlier this year, Blue are back on the road for a full UK tour.

The noughties boyband, who reunited in 2009 before representing the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest two years later, are coming to Portsmouth Guildhall tomorrow.

Lee Ryan, Antony Costa, Duncan James and Simon Webbe took the charts by storm between 2001 and 2004 with three studio albums – All Rise, One Love and Guilty – and hit singles All Rise, Too Close, ­If You Come Back and ­Fly By II.

After their Best of Blue album was released in 2004, the band announced they would be taking a break.

The 2011 Eurovision entry coincided with the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the band and Blue came 11th in the contest.

This year they joined other bands to make The Big Reunion – a reality series following chart-topping groups who had been big names between the 1990s and early 2000s and re-formed for the show.

Blue joined the series mid-way having re-formed already. The final show featured the sold-out comeback gig and backstage action.

This year Blue also released their fourth studio album Roulette.

Their aim was to retain the trademark style of ballads alongside energetic tracks for the dance floor.

Tickets for Blue at Portsmouth Guildhall are £18.50. Visit or call (0844) 847 2362.