Pop Group Girls Aloud Announced ‘Enormous, Magical’ Reunion Tour

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Pop group Girls Aloud has announced a massive reunion tour for 2024 after an 11-year hiatus.

According to BBC News, Cheryl, Kimberley, Nadine, and Nicola will embark on a tour in May, performing “all the hits” along with “a few favorites of our own.”

The performances will honor Sarah Harding, a former bandmate who passed away from cancer in 2021.

“We’re going to do our absolute utmost to celebrate her in the most enormous, magical way,” says Nicola Roberts.

“For us, it will feel very much like she’s there,” adds Kimberley Walsh. “She came alive on stage. That was the happiest she ever was.”

However, they deny tabloid claims that the band has also filmed a music video and recorded a new album.

“There is no new music and there is no video – although we’ve shot a commercial,” says Nadine Coyle.

“Making new music without Sarah would be odd,” confirms Cheryl. “But celebrating what we made together? Fabulous.”

Girls Aloud first appeared on Popstars: The Rivals, a reality TV program, twenty-one years ago. They had to compete for the Christmas number one with One True Voice, a “rival” boyband, according to the format.

With all eyes on the boys, Girls Aloud’s eccentric, skittering drum-and-bass anthem Sound of the Underground completely stunned the crowd.

They proceeded to achieve twenty more top ten hits, three more number ones, and the Brit Award winning single The Promise.

They were a breath of fresh air in an era of formulaic pop. From the melancholic beauty of Call The Shots to the two-finger salute of No Good Advice, their songs were bold, wild, and defiantly anti-boredom.

After playing Wembley Stadium alongside Coldplay in 2009, they first broke up, but they later got back together for new music and a tenth anniversary tour in 2012–2013.

To commemorate their 20th anniversary, a second reunion was arranged; however, Sarah’s breast cancer diagnosis intervened.