This is the moment MIXERS have been anticipating – LITTLE MIX have announced details of their new album and tour. Something we’ve waited for since their last South Wales date had to be covid cancelled. Sadly, there was also another announcement a few weeks ago, which we’ll come on to shortly.
The new album, CONFETTI is out, and tickets for the show at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff are on sale now. Head to the bottom of this page for details.
The band had quite a 2020 lined up pre-pandemic, the enforced break has given them the chance to get ready for the new album and tour, but also their BBC One reality show The Search.
The show followed their search for the talent to form a brand new band, who will be their support act on the Confetti tour.
Leigh-Anne Pinnock said……
“We’re all very different. We all bring something unique to it, but I feel like I’m the big softy, I think Perry is really good at critiquing about the voice and vocals. Jesy just knows what she wants, and Jade is just a good all-rounder.”
Live, the band are incredible and always put on a spectacle of a show and we’re sure next year the show will be bigger than ever. Five albums in, number six on the way, and the band are going from strength to strength. Their first came on the back of their X Factor win. DNA went top ten in 2012 and in America made it into the top 5, they love LITTLE MIX in the States too.
It was X Factor which made LITTLE MIX but back in 2011 when they auditioned individually, they almost didn’t make it through on the show at all. As solo performers they failed the first ‘Bootcamp’ challenge. They were allowed another chance to compete when they were placed in two separate ensembles by the judges during the “group bootcamp” stage, with Perrie and Jesy in four-member group Faux Pas and Jade and Leigh-Anne in three-member group Orion.
Once again both groups failed to make it through to the next stage. A later decision by the judge, all we can say is thank heavens for Kelly Rowland who brought two members back from each group and formed a new four piece called recalled two members from each group and formed a new four piece called Rhythmix, sending them through to the judges’ houses.
The rest is history. They made it onto the live shows and were mentored by Tulisa. They had to change their name because Rythmix was used by a Brighton based music charity. They became LITTLE MIX, went on to win the series, becoming the first girl group in the show’s history to even make it past the seventh live shows. Here is that very moment when their victory was announced.
This seems like a great place to take a look at LITTLE MIX over the years and while the image has definitely changed, what they stand for and represent most certainly hasn’t. Their lyrics and attitude is all about female empowerment.
Despite being a hugely successful band, with a massive following all over the world, the girls have retained their own identity and regularly give fans a glimpse into their lives through social media and their website. Even down to what they enjoy cooking (if you’re a fan you’ll know what we mean).
Since we first wrote this feature there has been a change in the band.
It was confirmed a few weeks ago that Jesy was leaving the group after nine years, due to the toll being in the band took on her mental health.
To mark Christmas, Perrie, Leigh-Anne and Jade posted a message for their fans, and shared their first picture as a three-piece. The caption read…….
‘Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays Mixers ❤️ We hope you have the most magical day xx.’
A post from the band read…….
‘After an amazing 9 years together Jesy has made the decision to leave Little Mix. This is an incredibly sad time for all of us but we are fully supportive of Jesy. We love her very much and agree that it is so important that she does what is right for her mental health and well-being. ‘We are still very much enjoying our Little Mix journey and the 3 of us are not ready for it to be over. We know that Jesy leaving the group is going to be really upsetting news for our fans. We love you guys so much and are so grateful for your loyalty and continued support of all of us. We’re looking forward to seeing so many of you on tour.’
Jesy had said in her statement:
‘The truth is recently being in the band has really token a toll on my mental health. I find the constant pressure of being in a girl group and living up to expectations very hard.
‘There comes a time in life when we need to reinvest in taking care of ourselves rather than focussing on making other people happy, and I feel like now is the time to begin that process. ‘So after much consideration and with a heavy heart, I’m announcing I’m leaving Little Mix.
‘I need to spend some time with the people I love, doing things that make me happy. I’m ready to embark on a new chapter in my life – I’m not sure what it’s going to look like right now, but I hope you’ll still be there to support me.’
As for the hits, there have been so many of those, it’s difficult to know what to give you to play. So, we looked at the fans favourites and here are the top 5……
But playing live is where they truly shine and when we get to see them in Cardiff we’ll see exactly what they’ve been up to since their record breaking breaking, award winning 2019.
The girls told us…….
“Performing live is our favourite thing to do as a band, we love it.”
“Our last Summer tour in 2018 was one of our favourites ever, so we can’t wait for some more brilliant outdoor shows next year. We want everyone to come party with us.”
If the groups last visit to Cardiff is anything to go by the fans will be out in force ready to party with them….
LITTLE MIX get to the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff on Monday 10th May. Tickets are on sale right now, you can get them. MIX