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Girls Aloud talk anniversary single, LP, arena tour

By | Published on Monday 22 October 2012

Girls Aloud

You’ll probably be aware of all this by now, ‘it’ having been decreed via a glamorous press conference on Friday, but I’m going to say it anyway: Girls Aloud are back. Not hinting, nor counting down, nor teasing about being back, but 100% back. Yes, back. Back.

For Kimberley, Cheryl, Nicola, Sarah and Nadine, being back equates – as anticipated – to the official 18 Nov release of the band’s first single since 2009, ‘Something New’, a headline arena tour in 2013, and – on 26 Nov – a tenth anniversary greatest hits LP entitled ‘Ten’. Adverse to the ‘ten’-themed campaign, the collection will comprise eighteen tracks chosen by the Girls, which are as follows:

Something New
The Promise’
The Loving Kind
Sexy! No No No…
Call The Shots
Can’t Speak French
Something Kinda Ooooh
The Show
Love Machine
I’ll Stand By You
No Good Advice
Sound Of The Underground
On The Metro
Beautiful ‘Cause You Love Me’
Every Now And Then

Deluxe ‘Ten’ editions will also feature a bonus disc of less-obvious demos, B-sides and alternative singles. Fans voted for their favourites over the weekend, and the winning bonus disc tracklisting will be revealed one-by-one from today onwards via

And now, those tour dates I mentioned, plus a chance to screen the kinda invasive video for ‘Something New’:

21 Feb: Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena
22 Feb: Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena
25 Feb: Sheffield, Motorpoint Arena
26 Feb: Birmingham, LG Arena
1 Mar: London, O2 Arena
2 Mar: London, O2 Arena
5 Mar: Manchester Arena
5 Mar: Manchester Arena
9 Mar: Glasgow, SECC
10 Mar: Glasgow, SECC
19 Mar: Nottingham, Capital FM Arena
20 Mar: Liverpool, Echo Arena