It's happening, everybody stay calm. Girls Aloud, one of the noughties’ most iconic UK girl bands, is reuniting. Not only are the group getting back together: they’re also heading out on an arena tour. We can barely contain our excitement.
The tour will be called ‘The Girls Aloud Show’ and it’ll be dedicated to the memory of the group’s late member Sarah Harding, who passed away from cancer in 2021. Needless to say, it’ll be a special and nostalgic occasion, and Cheryl, Nadine Coyle, Nicola Roberts and Kimberley Walsh ‘Promise’ to put on some massive shows.
The band has said that they don’t intend to make new music without Harding, so the shows will only feature the songs we already know and love. We’re certainly not complaining — get ready to ‘Jump’ to some absolute classics.
Fancy getting your hands on some Girls Aloud tickets? Here’s everything you need to know about the shows, from the tour dates to when tickets go on sale.
When are Girls Aloud going on a UK tour in 2024?
The girls will be returning to stages across the UK in May and June 2024.
When do tickets go on sale for their reunion tour?
General ticket sales will start at 9am on Friday, December 1 on the official Girls Aloud website here.
How can I register for tickets?
You don’t need to register in order to buy general sale tickets.
How much do tickets cost for Girls Aloud’s tour?
Tickets will be priced in four brackets: £73 for general standing, £59-£102 for seated and £208.75 for VIP packages and the front pit.
Can I go VIP?
Yep, you can do that through the official hospitality partner, Seat Unique. Packages get you things like premium seats, arrival via the hospitality entrance, premium dining options and other cool things. Find out more here.
Is there a presale?
There was a presale, with some tickets going on sale at 9am this morning (Wednesday, November 29). Fans were able to register in advance to gain access to the presale.
By the sound of things, the presale was more than a little chaotic. Lots of fans on Twitter/X complained about the sluggishness and glitches of ticketing site Ticketek, while TEG Europe reportedly re-sent out emails with specific links for different arenas an entire hour and a half after the presale started.
Let’s hope the general sale is a bit smoother, eh?
What UK dates have been confirmed for the Girls Aloud tour?
May 18 - 3Arena Dublin
May 20 - SSE Arena Belfast
May 23 - Manchester AO Arena
May 24 - Manchester AO Arena
May 27 - Cardiff Utilita Arena
May 31 - Newcastle Utilita Arena
June 1 - Newcastle Utilita Arena
June 4 - Aberdeen P&J Live
June 8 - Glasgow OVO Hydro
June 12 - Nottingham Motorpoint Arena
June 15 - Leeds First Direct Arena
June 18 - Birmingham Resorts World Arena
June 22 - London The O2
June 23 - London The O2
June 29 - Liverpool M&S Bank Arena
Will the band be releasing any new music?
The band hasn’t confirmed that they’ll be releasing any new music. The group currently do not plan on recording any new music, following the death of Harding.
What’s been said about the tour?
On Instagram, the group announced the tour by saying:
‘We’re so excited to announce that we will be touring the UK & Ireland in May and June 2024. A celebration of Sarah, our music and our incredible fans. We can’t wait to sing and dance with you all once again. - Cheryl, Kimberley, Nadine & Nicola 💋’
The foursome have said that the tour will be a dedication to their late bandmate Sarah Harding. In a statement on behalf of the group, Cheryl said: ‘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.’
Nicola Roberts added: ‘We’re going to do our absolute utmost to celebrate her in the most enormous, magical way.’
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