Girls Aloud have announced that they will be reuniting to go back on tour in 2024, 11 years after the group initially split.

Cheryl Tweedy, Nadine Coyle, Kimberley Walsh and Nicola Roberts will play at various venues during May and June next year.

The shows will be dedicated to their former bandmate, Sarah Harding, who died of cancer in 2021.

Earlier in the month there had been reports of the band making new music and releasing an album, but the members say that is untrue.

Girls Aloud discuss reason for going back on tour

Girls Aloud as a whole has expressed how difficult it is going to be to perform together as a group without Sarah Harding there, BBC News reports.

A second reunion was planned to celebrate their 20th anniversary, but then Sarah was diagnosed with breast cancer.

Nicola Roberts shared: "It's horrible that we're in this situation. It's not easy for us to sit and explain how we feel. It's not going to be easy for us to put a show together with four people, instead of five."

Cheryl added: "It hasn't felt right, until now, to do anything without her. But now we feel strong enough, emotionally."

There had been questions over how the songs would work with four people rather than five singing them, with Nadine suggesting that at least some of Sarah's original vocals will be used in the show.

She explained: "There's so many things that are just iconically Sarah, that have to remain Sarah.

"We're not going to mess with that. I'm not going to start taking over Sarah's big bits. Girls Aloud wouldn't be what it was without Sarah and everything she added to it."

Discussing the reaction to the news Girls Aloud was making a return, Nicola said: "We felt such positivity back from it.

"It was another confirmation of the outpouring of love we felt when Sarah died. It's been so nice to feel we're still in people's hearts, and the music's still alive."

Where will Girls Aloud be going on tour?

The Girls Aloud 2024 tour dates are as follows:

  • Saturday, May 18 - 3Arena Dublin
  • Monday, May 20 - SSE Arena Belfast
  • Thursday, May 23 - Manchester AO Arena
  • Friday, May 24 - Manchester AO Arena
  • Monday, May 27 - Cardiff Utilita Arena
  • Friday, May 31 - Newcastle Utilita Arena
  • Saturday, June 1 - Newcastle Utilita Arena

  • Tuesday, June 4 - Aberdeen P&J Live
  • Saturday, June 8 - Glasgow OVO Hydro
  • Wednesday, June 12 - Nottingham Motorpoint Arena
  • Saturday, June 15 - Leeds First Direct Arena
  • Tuesday, June 18 - Birmingham Resorts World Arena
  • Saturday, June 22 - London The O2
  • Sunday, June 23 - London The O2
  • Saturday, June 29 - Liverpool M&S Bank Arena

A pre-sale for tickets will begin on Wednesday, November 29 at 9am, whilst the general sale starts at the same time on Friday, December 1.