REALLY Saying Something...Bananarama's Leeds city centre gig just got even more Sax appeal with the addition of X-Factor star Fleur East.
The 30year-old singer, songwriter, rapper, dancer, and fitness model is best known for her smash hit single, Sax - watch it on our YouTube player below.
She has been added to the Summer Series bill as special guest, replacing Sara Cox, at Millennium Square tomorrow, Saturday, August 4.
Bananarama's Siobhan Fahey, Sara Dallin and Keren Woodward will be performing their hits such as Really Saying Something, Venus, Cruel Summer and Fun Boy Three collaboration It Ain't What You Do (It's the Way That You Do It).
BUY TICKETS: Tickets are now on sale, priced from £33.50 (Bronze) and £49.50 (Golden Circle). All tickets are standing and children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Limited Accessible Tickets are available from www.millsqleeds.com, call the Leeds City Centre Box Office on 0113 376 0318 - also try www.lhgtickets.com, www.ticketmaster.co.uk and www.axs.com.
Fleur first appeared in the second series of the X-Factor, as a member of girl group Addictiv Ladies, in 2015.
But she made her name as a solo artist when she returned and was runner up on the TV talent show in 2014.
She was the first X-Factor contestant to reach number one on the UK iTunes Store during the competition - with her cover of Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars' Uptown Funk.
Her engaging personality doubled with incredible stage presence and the liveliest performances the show had seen, made her a firm favourite with the nation and subsequently building a huge fan base; catapulting her into the limelight and paving the way for an exciting debut album in December of that year.
In 2015, she signed to Syco Music and released a full-length album, Love, Sax and Flashbacks - which produced her chart hit single, Sax.
She joins global 80s icons and the biggest girl band to emerge from the UK, Bananarama - who reunited for a sold out indoor theatre tour last year and by popular demand are back on the road.
But their Summer Series gig is the only chance Leeds fans will get to see the original line up in the city on their current touring schedule.
Bananarama arrive in Leeds fresh from selling out tour dates across the Atlantic in USA and Canada.
Sara said, “We had the best time on tour last year and we’re so excited to continue the original line-up show into the summer! We’re really looking forward to playing with our live band again.”
Keren said, “This concert is part of the Leeds Pride weekend – an event that for years has unified the city in celebration and we are thrilled to have been invited to perform as part of it.”
Siobhan added, “We love partying at our shows and to be part of Leeds Pride means the people of Leeds are certainly in for a massive party. Come join us on August 4th in Millennium Square.”
The Bananarama concert is part of an incredible line-up of events in Leeds across the weekend for Pride - a pre-party for the LGBT Pride Parade which takes place across the city the next day.
It is also part of the Leeds Summer Series, which brings a number of popular artists to the city every year, with 2018 including the Vamps and Simple Minds with KT Tunstall.
LEEDS 2018 SUMMER SERIES SHOWS:
Friday, August 3: The Pretenders and special guests The Lightning Seeds.
Saturday, August 4: Bananarama and special guest Fleur East.
Friday, August 10: Brutus Gold’s Love Train - Summer Disco Party.
Sat, August 11: Simple Minds with guest KT Tunstall
Sunday, August 12: The Vamps, pop rockers
Friday, Aug 17: Dirty Dancing - outdoor screening
Sat, Aug 18: The Greatest Showman - a sing-along version outdoor screening.
Sunday, Aug 19: The Italian Job, sing along of the Quincy Jones penned soundtrack with a special message from star Michael Caine and a full orchestra playing the soundtrack live.
TICKETS: For full details and to guarantee your tickets visit www.millsqleeds.com