The Nokia TMF 2003 Awards went down on Monday (October 6) at the Sport Palace in Antwerp, Belgium. Amongst the winners were Christina Aguilera, who took home three awards, *NSYNC star Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, and Gareth Gates took home one.
Gareth Gates Eyed For ‘Neighbours’ Role
October 6, 2003 – In a move that would reverse the trend of ‘Neighbours’ actor to pop star, the Daily Star reports Pop Idol runner-up Gareth Gates is set to land a role in Australian soap. “Gareth is a wanted man Down Under,” remarked an industry insider.
Gareth Gates Announces Solo Tour Plans
October 2, 2003 – Gareth will be playing six dates in 2004, beginning February 28th in Glasgow, Scotland. Gareth said: “I’ve wanted to do a solo tour since I can remember. It’s such an amazing feeling when you’re out on the road meeting all the fans.”
Gareth Gates Tour Dates:
Glasgow SECC – Feb 28 2004
Birmingham NEC – Feb 29
Sheffield Hallam Arena – March 2
Newcastle Telewest Arena – March 3
Manchester Evening News Arena – March 4
Wembley Arena, London – March 6
Top UK Pop Stars To Be Featured On ‘Greasemania’
September 17, 2003 – The Sun reports Girls Aloud, Westlife, Darius Danesh, Sarah Whatmore, Lisa Scott Lee, Tony Hadley, Gareth Gates and the Cheeky Girls will be featured on a new compilation album called ‘Greasemania’, featuring songs from the classic movie ‘Grease’. It will be released next month to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the film. There are also plans for an ITV special.
Gareth Gates Returns With 19-Track Double CD
September 12, 2003 – The Glasgow Daily Record has the first track-by-track rundown of Gareth’s second album, ‘Go Your Own Way’. The Pop Idol runner up remarked about the 19-track album: “I’ve been working really hard in the studio, so when it came to putting the album together, I had lots of tracks to choose from. The sound I’ve been working on has moved on from my last album and I ended up loving all the tracks so much that I wanted to include them all. The only way to do this without losing some was to have two CDs on my album. So now there are 19 tracks which is great, because this way every single one of my favorites are now on there.”