Little Mix clearly love Aberdeen … because they are heading back to the Granite City to delight their fans with an outdoor summer gig.
The world’s biggest girl band will be playing in a purpose-built outdoor stadium at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre, with a capacity to take 20,500 fans.
The girls, who played two blistering gigs at the AECC just last month, will be returning to the Granite City as part of their The Summer Hits Tour 2018.
Louise Stewart, director of sales and marketing for the AECC, said: “It’s fantastic to welcome Little Mix back to the North-east next summer.
“The girls always put on an amazing show with a big production, so we imagine this outdoors gig will be no different.
“The gig will be a great experience for their fans who will undoubtedly provide them with a lively welcome.”
The Aberdeen date is one of a run of 15 live shows Little Mix will perform next summer.
It will see them perform their greatest hits, including Touch, Shout Out To My Ex, Black Magic and Wings.
The band have just released the Platinum Edition of their smash hit album Glory Days.
The original release saw it spend five weeks at the top of the UK albums chart,, becoming the longest reigning girl group number one album since the Spice Girls’ debut 20 years ago.
Since winning the X Factor in 2011, Little Mix have built up a huge fan base around the world and toured relentlessly. That includes visiting Aberdeen this year and also in April last year for two gigs.
Singer Leigh-Anne Pinnock is proud of the bond the band has created with their legion of fans, known as Mixers.
“A lot of that is down to the fact they can relate to us,” she said.
““When we hear our fans sing back to us and cry the lyrics, it’s such an emotional experience.”
This will be the third time the AECC has built an outdoor arena for a big name act, the previous two being Elton John and Olly Murs.
It’s a testament to the popularity of Little Mix that next year’s capacity is 4,500 higher than before.