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Girls Aloud to perform at Nottingham Motorpoint Arena in June

A legendary pop band is to return to Nottingham Motorpoint Arena for the first time in a decade, on their reunion tour.

Girls Aloud will be in the city on June 12 and June 13, after an extra date was added due to exceptional demand.

It will be the first Girls Aloud performance in the city for more than a decade when they took to the arena stage for their 10th anniversary tour in 2013.

Girls Aloud are coming to Nottingham's Motorpoint Arena.
Girls Aloud are coming to Nottingham's Motorpoint Arena.

The shows will feature all of the band's 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'.

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 since Cheryl, Kimberley, Nadine, Nicola and Sarah were voted the winners of Popstars: The Rivals.

They will also celebrate their beloved bandmate Sarah, who died from breast cancer in 2021 aged just 39.

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.”

Girls Aloud are coming to Nottingham's Motorpoint Arena.
Girls Aloud are coming to Nottingham's Motorpoint Arena.

Nadine added: "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 said: "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."

Girls Aloud have raised over £1 million for breast cancer charities in the last year. 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.

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