Girls Aloud have announced details of their long-awaited reunion. Discover the latest tour dates and potential setlists. Plus, find out how you can secure your seat for this highly anticipated comeback.
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Girls Aloud fans are buzzing with excitement as the pop girl group confirms their reunion tour for May 2024. It all started when Cheryl, Nadine Coyle, Nicola Roberts, and Kimberly Walsh posted cryptic videos with numbers on a drive-in cinema screen on Instagram. Cheryl's video showed the number 1, while Nadine's showed the number 2, Kimberly's displayed the number 3, and Nicola's revealed the number 3.
Fans immediately began speculating that this mysterious countdown was signaling the long-awaited Girls Aloud reunion. Adding fuel to the fire, fans also noticed the similarity between these videos and the iconic setting of their 2008 music video, 'The Promise'.
The reunion tour is quickly becoming one of the most highly anticipated events of 2024. After their 11-year hiatus, fans have been eagerly awaiting the chance to see their favourite girl group back together again.
In this blog post, we will take an in-depth look at the journey and anticipation surrounding the reunion. From exploring potential tour dates to predicting the setlist that will take fans on a nostalgic journey.
The rise of Girls Aloud and their hiatus
To understand the significance of their reunion, let's take a trip back to the rise of Girls Aloud. Spearheaded by the popular British reality show 'Popstars: The Rivals', Girls Aloud emerged triumphant and swiftly captured the hearts of millions with their infectious pop melodies and captivating on-stage presence.
From 2002 to 2009, Girls Aloud achieved a remarkable milestone, securing an impressive 20 consecutive top singles. However, in 2013, the band made the decision to go on a hiatus, leaving fans eagerly awaiting their eventual return.
During this hiatus, each member embarked on their individual journey. Cheryl pursued a successful solo career and became a judge on the X Factor, while Sarah Harding ventured into modeling and acting, even making appearances in popular shows like Coronation Street and participating in reality TV competitions like Celebrity Masterchef and Celebrity Big Brother, which she won.
Kimberly Walsh explored acting, modeling, and presenting, and notably starred as Princess Fiona in a West End production of Shrek. Nadine made appearances on reality TV, including I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here in 2019. Nicola ventured into solo territory and emerged as the winner of the first season of the UK version of The Masked Singer (mamamia.com).
Tragically, following a breast cancer diagnosis, Sarah Harding passed away on 5th September 2021, at the age of 39. In the wake of this devastating loss, discussions about a potential anniversary tour in 2022 emerged. However, the remaining four members made the heartfelt decision not to perform without Sarah. Instead, they organised events aimed at raising funds for cancer treatments and research, honoring Sarah's memory and continuing their bond as a group.
Fast forwarding to the present day, the anticipation surrounding the Girls Aloud reunion tour is reaching unprecedented levels. Fans are eagerly awaiting the opportunity to relive the magic and energy that the group embodied during their prime.
Are Girls Aloud releasing new music?
Based on reports from The Sun, it was believed that the pop superstars secretly reunited in North London to film the music video for their new single.
A music source shared, “This has been one of the best-kept secrets in pop, but it’s actually happening now. The girls really came back together as friends to rally around when Sarah died, and it repaired some of the old rifts and put things into perspective. Suddenly the reunion which had seemed totally impossible for so long just felt like a natural thing to do — in Sarah’s honour.”
However, the recent revelation is that the band has refuted the tabloid reports regarding their supposed recording of a new album and filming of a music video.
According to a recent BBC article, the girls said that they are going to do their "absolute utmost to celebrate" Sarah, with Nadine confirming that "There is no new music and there is no video" although they have shot a commercial.
Cheryl added: "Making new music without Sarah would be odd... But celebrating what we made together? Fabulous."
Where will Girls Aloud tour in the UK in 2024?
- 3Arena, Dublin, Saturday 18th May
- SSE Arena, Belfast, Monday 20th May
- AO Arena, Manchester, Thursday 23rd May
- AO Arena Manchester, Friday 24th May
- Utilita Arena, Cardiff Monday 27th May
- Utilita Arena, Newcastle, Friday 31st May
- Utilita Arena, Newcastle, Saturday 1st June
- P&J Live, Aberdeen, 4th June
- OVO Hydro, Glasgow, Saturday 8th June
- Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham, Wednesday 12th June
- First Direct Arena, Leeds, Saturday 15th June
- Resorts World Arena, Birmingham, Tuesday 18th June
- The O2, London, Saturday 22nd June
- The O2, London, Sunday 23rd June
- M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool, Saturday 29th June
Who could go on tour with Girls Aloud?
Speculating on potential support acts for Girls Aloud's 2024 tour is a challenge, but we can reflect on the incredible lineup of pop acts that have had the opportunity to open for them in the past.
Notable artists such as The Saturdays, Jessie J, Amelia Lily, and Rogue Traders have all shared the stage with Girls Aloud, creating unforgettable concert experiences. This impressive list is just a glimpse of the talent and excitement that awaits fans if and when Girls Aloud embark on their next tour.
What songs could Girls Aloud sing on their reunion tour?
On the 'Ten: The Hits Tour' in 2013, Girls Aloud played their classic hits in full.
As fans eagerly await the band's upcoming UK concert dates, here are some songs that the 'Love Machine' hitmakers could include on their setlist:
- Sound of the Underground
- No Good Advice
- Life Got Cold
- Wake Me Up
- Jump (For My Love) - Pointer Sisters cover
- The Show
- Love Machine
- Whole Lotta History
- Can't Speak French
- Sexy! No No No...
- On the Metro
- Call the Shots
- Something Kinda Ooooh
- Call Me Maybe (Carly Rae Jepsen
- Beautiful 'Cause You Love Me
- Something New
- I'll Stand By You (Pretenders cover)
- The Promise
Average setlist via setlist.fm.
When did Girls Aloud last tour?
'The Ten: The Hits Tour', aka 'The 10th Anniversary Tour', marked Girls Aloud's sixth and final concert series in support of their greatest hits album Ten (2012).
Following a three-year gap, it was the group's comeback tour in four years. Impressively, the tour secured a place on Pollstar's annual "Top 100 Mid Year Worldwide Tours" and raked in a staggering amount of £7.8m ($13.5m) from a total of 20 outstanding shows (wikipedia.org).
How to secure your seat at Girls Aloud's 2024 concert dates
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