FORMER boy band Blue are reforming for a major tour to mark their 20th anniversary.

The quartet – Antony Costa, Duncan James, Lee Ryan and Simon Webbe – will reunite for their Heart and Soul tour marking the release of their debut album All Rise which was released 20 years ago this week and which topped the album charts.

The concert will feature all the band’s hits from their five albums as well as some incredible surprises.

Special guests on tour will be Atomic Kitten, the first time in over a decade that the line up of Jenny Frost, Liz McClarnon and Natasha Hamilton will have performed together.

Speaking of the tour, Blue said: "We can’t believe it’s been 20 years since All Rise, our debut album, was released. It’s been quite the ride since then and now we have so much to look forward to as we go into our third decade!

"We had a lot of time in lockdown to reconnect as friends and we started thinking how we could celebrate the anniversary. The four of us started working on new music and it felt so good to be back doing what we love again.

"This time off during the pandemic also made us realise how much we missed performing live."

Blue and Atomic Kitten, Manchester Arena, September 24. On sale 9am tomorrow from