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Girls Aloud confirm tour dates for 2013
Girls Aloud at the press conference today
Today, Girls Aloud finally reunited after months of speculation at a press conference to announce some big news.
Held at the Corinthia Hotel in London, Cheryl Cole, Sarah Harding, Kimberley Walsh, Nicola Roberts and Nadine Coyle got back together to announce that they will be touring again, a decade after they were formed on TV's Popstars: The Rivals.
The girls, who took a hiatus in 2009, will have a 12-date tour next year and will perform all over the country in February and March. Newcastle, Sheffield, Birmingham, London, Manchester, Nottingham and Liverpool will all be graced by the girls.
Tickets will go on sale at 9am on Friday 26 October from their website.
To coincide with the tour, Girls Aloud will also be releasing another greatest hits album which will be on sale on 26 November. It will be called Ten as it's 10 years since the start of their career and it will also feature 10 tracks that their last greatest hits collection didn't.
Disc two of the greatest hits will be made up of tracks voted for by fans for a deluxe edition of the collection.
They will also be releasing a new single, entitled Something New, out on 18 November. They will perform this as a group for the first time live on BBC's Children In Need two days before its release.
At the press conference, MSN Music's James Hurley asked the girls what they missed the most about not working together for the past three years.
"It's great when you have somebody else who can jump in and help - we have four other people to buffer you. You've always got this support," Nadine said.
Cheryl added: "If you feel poorly, or sometimes you're just exhausted, you can afford to chill a bit on the performance front.
"You have somebody to turn to, you're like a family together."
"It's all we've ever known," she continued. "It was important that we were challenged individually though, as people, because by the end of 2009 were were kind of morphing into one personality. The last three years have been kind of weird."
Girls Aloud are celebrating a decade at the top of the pop music industry. During their time together, they've won a Brit Award (2009, Best Single for The Promise) and had 20 consecutive top 10 singles between 2002 and 2009. They've had five top 10 albums and also won a Guinness World Record for the most successful reality TV group.
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