Due to phenomenal demand, Girls Aloud have added an extra show
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This month marks 21 years since Cheryl, Kimberley, Nadine, Nicola and Sarah were voted the winners of Popstars: The Rivals and formed the all-conquering legendary pop band Girls Aloud.
To celebrate this milestone with all of their fans, Girls Aloud announce that they will be coming together for a huge arena tour of the UK and Ireland in May and June of 2024 which includes two dates at 3Arena on Friday, 17 & Saturday, 18 May 2024.
The hugely anticipated shows will feature all of the band's historic pop hits including No.1 songs 'Sound Of The Underground', 'The Promise' and 'I'll Stand By You', alongside cast-iron classics such as 'Love Machine', ‘Call The Shots’, Biology', 'Something New' and 'The Show'.
Cheryl says: "We all started talking about the possibility of doing something to celebrate Girls Aloud’s 20-year anniversary a few years ago. The anniversary seemed like an obvious thing that we would celebrate. But when Sarah fell ill all priorities changed. She passed away a year before the anniversary and it just didn’t feel right, it felt too soon. But now, I think there is an energy that does makes it feel right. It’s the right time to celebrate Sarah, it’s the right time to celebrate the band and the right time to celebrate the fact we can still do this 21 years later. That’s a big honour in lots of ways.”
Nadine: "Girls Aloud are a band that made such a huge impact on people's lives. We grew up with the band, but so did so many other people. So for us not to do something again feels like such a shame and a waste. We want to have that moment with fans where we can all enjoy it together."
Kimberley: "Over the last year, we've felt this outpouring of love – obviously towards Sarah, but actually towards all of us as a group. And I guess it's ignited something in all of us again. It feels like something has changed and it does feel like the right time to celebrate Sarah and the 20-year anniversary that we didn't celebrate at the time."
Nicola: "I think what's really encouraging is that whenever people ask us about reuniting it's not, "Would you guys ever do it?" but "When are you guys gonna do it?" To know we still have that love from our fans and people who watched us grow up gives us the confidence to do the tour. It will be massive celebration of everything we've done up to this point. We want people to leave being like, "Wow, I've just had one of the best nights of my life."
The most successful girl group of the noughties, Girls Aloud have sold in excess of 5 million albums in the UK. The band hold the Guinness World Record for their 20 consecutive UK Top 10 singles. ‘Sound Of The Underground' was the 2002 Christmas Number One, spending four weeks at the top of the charts and selling over a half a million copies in the process.
Girls Aloud were nominated for five Brits Awards and won Best Single for The Promise. They were invited to record the official single for Children In Need twice. The band toured extensively, with their “Out of Control” tour witnessing over 30 arena dates. This summer, Kimberley and Nicola joined Years & Years at their Mighty Hoopla festival headline set in London to perform ‘Call The Shots’ and ‘The Promise’ with Olly Alexander.
Between band projects, Cheryl scored five No.1 UK solo singles, served as a judge for several seasons on X Factor and recently starred in the acclaimed West End musical 2:22 A Ghost Story. Kimberley Walsh is currently a regular presenter on Morning Live and was a finalist on Strictly Come Dancing as well the lead in several West End productions including Shrek, Elf and Big. Nadine Coyle continues to successfully release music and tour, headlining festivals across the UK. Nicola Roberts is known for her solo music career, songwriting, winning the first season of the Masked Singer UK in 2020 as Queen Bee, as well her advocacy work successfully getting tanning beds banned for under 16s in the UK.
Throughout various initiatives Girls Aloud have raised over £1million for breast cancer charities in the last year. In October 2022 Cheryl, Kimberley, Nadine and Nicola held The Primrose Ball, a charity gala event for The Christie NHS Foundation Trust and Cancer Research UK, as part of The Sarah Harding Breast Cancer Appeal. Hosted by the band and presented by Fearne Cotton, the evening saw performances by Olly Alexander, Ricky Wilson (Kaiser Chiefs) and Will Young, with a live auction including an original canvas depicting Sarah Harding by The Connor Brothers. More recently, a limited edition 7” vinyl release of the band’s debut single ‘Sound Of The Underground’ was released, also to raise funds for The Sarah Harding Breast Cancer Appeal.