JLS’ Aston promises plenty of surprises at Chantry Park gig

JLS can’t wait to party with you in Chantry Park this summer, says singer Aston Merrygold.

“Getting out there and performing the songs people are liking, that’s the most enjoyable part of the job,” he said.

“People are buying these songs, they want to see them performed. It’s only right for us to try to put on the best show possible.”

Aston, Marvin Humes, Orits� Williams and JB Gill come to town on August 26. They were last here in 2010, with their Regent gig selling out in three hours.

“This is going to be a show that people are going to want to go and see; if they don’t, they’re going to be missing out hugely,” teased Aston when asked who’ll be joining Alexandra Burke and A*M*E on the supporting artists line-up.

“We literally put down on paper the kind of thing we want to do, but it’s still a lot of planning and preparation going in as we speak, there’s definitely going to be a lot of surprises in store.”

The boys are pleased with the reaction to the six outdoor gigs announced.

Most Read

“We’re going on a sold-out arena tour now which is amazing; the fact we can put a summer tour on and people still want to see us is unbelievable.”

Aston says it’s a great chance for fans to get up close and personal with the group.

“When you’re on stage and you look out and see a sea of people it makes the adrenaline pump; performing songs people are going to be singing back to you just as loud – it’s an amazing feeling.

“The fans who already have tickets show how amazing they are. They keep us striving to be better and better and put on the best show we can. All we can say is thank you; I’d love to say loads more but words can’t express how thankful me and the boys are that everyone is supporting us and keep supporting us.”

Another reward for fans will be the chance to get the first look at songs from the group’s next album, hopefully out towards the end of the year.

Given the British weather, are the boys worried about it raining?

“No, we’ve done summer tours before and it has rained it’s been some of the best vibes; people have enjoyed it so much you just forget the rain’s there. If it does rain, bring it on,” said Aston.

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter