Girls Aloud release “Something New” and “Ten – The Hits” Tour Dates

Pic: girlsaloud.com

The much anticipated Girls Aloud special announcement was made today at 12pm in a press conference which was streamed live on youtube.

Not surprisingly, the girls announced that they are releasing a best of album, Ten, in celebration of their 10 year anniversary. Ten has 18 tracks, 4 of which are new (On The Metro, Beautiful ‘Cause You Love Me and ‘Every Now And Then’).

The girls also announced their UK and Ireland tour.  Talking about the tour, Cheryl said, “Touring’s the best thing about what we do fullstop & to say thankyou to the fans for all of the support,that’s a special feeling.”

Nick Grimshaw was a great moderator. Taking questions from both the assembled press and 5 lucky fans, via Skype. Grimshaw didn’t only keep the proceedings moving along but also added much wit.

The girls looked very happy to be back in each other’s company. When asked what it was like when they got together to make the decision to reform, Cheryl said, “It’s always emotional when we get in a room. We haven’t been seen publicly together for 3 years but we always get together”

Kimberley added, “The best thing about coming back together is just being together. It feels so comfortable to be back together”

When asked if this will be a one off tour or will there be more from Girl’s Aloud, Nadine said, “Coming back together and having all of our voices on a song is exciting … we’ve got all these great songs… what should we do? We have to see how the fans react. So we’ll just have to wait and see”

It’s been an exciting 10 years for the band. Cheryl said, “it’s hard to pinpoint a highlight, we’ve had a really blessed career … It’s incredible that we’re getting to show a decade in music .. that’s crazy. If you had of asked us 10 years ago whether we would be here we would think you were crazy. That’s a huge achievement! ”

Kimberley’s highlight is “when we won the Brit Award.” The rest of the girls agreed that that was a big moment for the band.

The girls were asked what advice they would give to their younger selves (10 years ago). Nadine jumped in and said, “Don’t worry about it. We worried so much. We constantly worked. Just chill out! It’s all going to be OK. It’s not life and death. It’s not real life! We are so privileged to call this a job.”

Watch the press conference in full

Something New, the new video and first single from Ten, was also released today. This is Girls Aloud’s first music video since 2009 and I have to say I love it! Girls Aloud, it’s great to have you back!

Something New will be released as The Children in Need single on Novemeber 18, and Ten will be out at the end of November.

Ten – The Hits tour hits the Odyssey Arena, Belfast, on March 13 and the O2 Dublin on March 16. Tickets go on sale at 9am next Friday. I have no doubt they will be sold out in minutes!

That’s Entertainment!
Sarina 🙂

About The Bellissimo Files

Hi, I’m Sarina Bellissimo and this is the place I come to indulge in my love of all things entertainment. I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t fascinated by all things Hollywood/showbiz. I blame my parents! As a child my mum used to force me to watch old Elvis Presley films with her, and both my mum & dad would take my brothers and I to the Drive-In to watch the latest films (this is where my love for ROCKY began!). When not watching movies, I was trying to figure out ways to pull the back off the TV so I could somehow get into it and be a part of all the action on the screen! This blog isn’t a place that revels in gossip and negativity. It’s a place where entertainment is celebrated. That said, this is a place you can turn to for honesty. Honesty and criticism don’t always mean attacks. I choose to criticise the piece of work but not the person and I acknowledge that just because I don’t like something, it doesn’t mean someone else won’t. Here you’ll find interviews with some of the biggest names in the world of Entertainment, reviews, breaking news and my very own musings. Away from The Bellissimo Files, you can find me on Spin 1038 on Saturdays, between 1pm and 3pm,presenting Plan B. There’s celebrity interviews, entertainment news, the low down on the must see movies and music releases of the week, the ultimate guide to what’s on where in the city, as well as masterclasses with experts on standby to answer listeners’ questions. I also appear on TV3’s “Elaine” panel, talk movies on “Ireland AM” and you can sometimes hear me filling in on Moncrieff’s “Movies and Booze “(Newstalk) The Bellissimo Files is constantly evolving. Files (topics) will be added or deleted as time goes on. Feel free to read, watch, comment, share, and make suggestions for what you would like to see on the site. Sarina
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