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Girls Aloud head to Aberdeen as part of 21st anniversary tour

By David Porter

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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 legendary pop band Girls Aloud.

Girls Aloud come to Aberdeen in June 2024
Girls Aloud come to Aberdeen in June 2024

To celebrate this milestone with all of their fans, Girls Aloud have announced that they will be coming together for a huge arena tour of the UK and Ireland in May and June of 2024 with a date at Aberdeen’s P&J Live on Tuesday, June 4.

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 said: "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 said: "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 added: "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."

Louise Stewart, Head of Entertainment, Exhibitions and Marketing says: “The much anticipated come back is finally happening and we are delighted to have secured a date for Aberdeen.

"With two decades of iconic hits, dance routines and girl power that exudes confidence and sass, the group is sure to deliver an electrifying performance. Call the shots and get ready to secure your tickets.”

Tickets go on general on sale December 1 at 9am on www.ticketmaster.co.uk

Girls Aloud will not be releasing any new music around the tour.

The tour will be a celebration of Girls Aloud's rich back catalogue and all the ground-breaking success they have achieved as a band.

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