The Steps website added a new news entry providing more explanation behind the groups split in a Q&A format. Read on for what they had to say about when, why, and what next.
When did it happen? Although the decision to part company was very well considered by all of the band, it was only made very recently.
What about the old rumors? All of the previous rumors were untrue and as you know there have been many of them over the years.
Why? STEPS have always said that they did not want to be a band who gradually declined and things could not really get better than they have been in the last few months.
What are STEPS doing now? Everybody is taking a break with their families and friends now but they want to send a special thank you and love to all the fans who have been so supportive and understanding.
Steps Fans In Shock Over Split
December 26, 2001 – Fans on the Steps official Artists Direct message board are in shock over the band’s decision to break up today even after reassurance from band members that they were working on a new album just weeks ago. Said robertxs:
My two daughters are heartbroken. In the Steps Gold book under the section entitled ‘Future’, the whole band is positive about the future.
In fact, Lee says that they already have a load of songs for the fourth album and that they are not going to split up soon.
We went to the latest concert at Wembley. How much more enjoyable would it have been if we had known it was the last we would see?
My daughters feel cheated and abused.