Girls Aloud have announced a reunion tour in celebration of their late band mate Sarah Harding, who died of breast cancer in 2021.
The girl band, who 21 years ago were voted winners of Popstars:The Rivals, will tour in May and June, including dates in Belfast and Dublin.
The group, which includes Derry-born singer Nadine Coyle as well as Cheryl Cole, Kimberley Walsh, and Nicola Roberts split in 2013 following a greatest hits tour.
The hugely anticipated shows will feature all of the band's historic pop hits including number one hits Sound Of The Underground, I'll Stand By You and The Promise, which won the Brit Award for Best Single in 2009. Their other classics include Love Machine, Call The Shots, Something New and The Show.
Announcing the UK and Ireland arena tour on Instagram Cheryl said: "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 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."
Girls Aloud will not be releasing any new music around the tour. Instead it will celebrate their rich back catalogue and all the ground-breaking success they have achieved as a band.
Nicola Roberts added that the reunion tour will be a “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.
The Girls Aloud Show kicks off at Dublin's 3Arena on May 18, followed by Belfast's SSE Arena on May 20. Tickets go on pre-sale on Wednesday November 29 at 9am, with the general on sale Friday December 1 at 9am, all via Girlsaloud.com.