Cheryl, Kimberley Walsh, Nadine Coyle and Nicola Roberts will reunite for the epic tour in May and June, with presale tickets on sale right now and more to follow this week. As the band's first tour in more than a decade, it will also be the first time that Girls Aloud will perform together since the loss of Sarah Harding, who died in September 2021 after being diagnosed with breast cancer.
Announcing the tour on Instagram on Wednesday evening, Cheryl, Kimberley, Nadine and Nicola said that the shows will be "a celebration of Sarah, our music and our incredible fans". The first show will be in Dublin on May 18, with other dates including Belfast, Manchester, Cardiff, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Nottingham, Leeds, Birmingham, London and Liverpool.
- READ MORE: Cheryl holds back tears while discussing Girls Aloud tour without Sarah Harding
Girls Aloud will play at Newcastle's Utilita Arena on Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1, with a new third date added on Sunday, June 2. The exciting announcement featured a short clip of Cheryl, Kimberley, Nadine and Nicola getting out of cars and reuniting in the middle of a traffic jam, holding hands and watching footage of their performances from years gone by as some of their greatest hits played.
The news immediately sent fans into a frenzy, with the Instagram announcement quickly generating thousands of comments with followers saying they already "can't handle" their excitement for the reunion. "Ready to drop every penny I have for this," one fan vowed, while someone else declared: "All calendars for May and June next year cleared... nothing more important than this!!"
Tickets go on general sale on Friday, December 1 via Ticketmaster - but show organisers TEG Live also offered fans the chance to get access to presale tickets, which went live at 9am on Wednesday, November 29, by signing up via email. The presale has already sparked a mad scramble for tickets - stay tuned below for live updates on everything you need to know if you're a Girls Aloud fan.
Missed out on presale tickets? Don't panic!
If you haven't managed to get the tickets you're after in today's presale, don't worry - you will have another opportunity on Friday, December 1, when the general sale goes live at 9am.
Typically a certain number of tickets are allocated to the presale and the rest are reserved for the general sale, meaning that a batch of new tickets should be released on Friday morning. Judging by today's demand, though, you'll have to be quick - bookmark Ticketmaster to get straight on to the sale when the time comes.
Which Newcastle tickets are still available for Sunday, June 2?
And finally, here are the tickets that are still up for grabs on the new Newcastle date on Sunday, June 2 via Ticketmaster:
Which Newcastle tickets are still available for Saturday, June 1?
And here's a look at where you can still secure tickets in the Utilita Arena for the Saturday show, via Ticketmaster.
The cheapest tickets are available on this date, starting at £58.95 for a seat in one of the back blocks - take a look at blocks 208, 209 or 210 to find them.
Which Newcastle tickets are still available for Friday, May 31?
Here's a look at where in the arena there are still tickets available at the time of writing for the Girls Aloud show on Friday, May 31, courtesy of Ticketmaster:
The Pit 1 and Pit 2 tickets are the priciest, standing at £212.50. The cheapest tickets for this date are £99.95 each - most of the tickets in the other areas of the arena are going at this price.
More tickets released for Newcastle shows -availability for all three dates
More tickets appear to have been released for the Girls Aloud shows - when we checked availability earlier today there were just two tickets showing as available for the May 31 show, but at the time of writing now at 6:50pm there are 57 tickets on sale for this date if you have a presale code.
The cheapest ticket for the Friday date is priced at £99.95 for a seat towards the back at the side of the arena, and go up to £212.50 for tickets in the pit at the front.
The Saturday show on June 1 at the Utilita Arena is currently showing 31 tickets as available, with prices starting at a cheaper £58.95 for a seat at the back.
And the newly aded Sunday show of course has the most availability at the moment but is already selling fast, showing 69 results for tickets starting from £71.50 in the back section of the floor.
Tickets for all three shows are available to buy on Ticketmaster - make sure you head to the Girls Aloud website first to get your presale code!
Full list of new dates added - with some shows already sold out in presale
A third date for Newcastle's Utilita Arena has now been added to the tour on Sunday, June 2, alongside extra shows in Leeds, Glasgow, Birmingham, London and Liverpool. Tickets are available to buy now via Ticketmaster and Ticketek - but fans have been urged to act quickly if they're hoping to secure them, with presale tickets selling fast since going live at 9am on Wednesday morning and several shows already sold out.
Here's the full list of dates on The Show tour, including the new additions:
- May 18, 2024 - Dublin 3Arena
- May 20, 2024 - Belfast SSE Arena
- May 23, 2024 - Manchester AO Arena
- May 34, 2024 - Manchester AO Arena
- May 27, 2024 - Cardiff Utilita Arena
- May 31, 2024 - Newcastle Utilita Arena
- June 1, 2024 - Newcastle Utilita Arena
- NEW: June 2, 2024 - Newcastle Utilita Arena
- June 4, 2024 - Aberdeen P&J Live
- June 8, 2024 - Glasgow OVO Arena (SOLD OUT)
- NEW: June 9, 2024 - Glasgow OVO Arena
- June 12, 2024 - Nottingham Motorpoint Arena
- June 15, 2024 - Leeds First Direct Arena (SOLD OUT)
- NEW: June 16, 2024 - Leeds First Direct Arena
- June 18, 2024 - Birmingham Resorts World Arena
- NEW: June 19, 2024 - Birmingham Resorts World Arena
- June 22, 2024 - London The O2 (SOLD OUT)
- June 23, 2024 - London The O2
- NEW: June 25, 2024 - London The O2
- June 29, 2024 - Liverpool M&S Bank Arena (SOLD OUT)
- NEW: June 30, 2024 - Liverpool M&S Bank Arena
Extra dates added including third Newcastle Utilita Arena show
Girls Aloud have added six new dates to their The Show reunion tour following "incredible demand" for tickets in Wednesday's presale - including an additional date in Newcastle.
The epic tour of the UK and Ireland now includes 21 dates between May and June next year, and will see Cheryl, Kimberley Walsh, Nadine Coyle and Nicola Roberts reunite in memory of bandmate Sarah Harding. It will be the first time Girls Aloud have toured in over a decade, with fans sure to be treated to all the hits like Love Machine, Sound of the Underground and The Promise.
Girls Aloud confirmed that new shows had been added to the tour in an Instagram post on Wednesday evening "due to unprecedented demand", adding: "Systems have been reinforced to cope with the extraordinary traffic after this morning - we can't wait to see you all on tour."
Cheryl holds back tears while discussing Girls Aloud tour without Sarah Harding
Cheryl fought back tears while discussing a 'magical' Girls Aloud reunion in tribute to late bandmate Sarah Harding. Speaking on The One Show earlier this week, the Geordie singer said: "It's very odd, if I'm completely honest.
"We've found every step of the way of this a bit weird. Being totally honest it will never be the same as it was."
Sarah passed away back in September 2021, following a battle with breast cancer. As Nadine Coyle comforted Cheryl, she added: "But we are just trying our very best to make it magical with Sarah in mind."
Read more about what the bandmates had to say about the reunion tour here.
Girls Aloud VIP packages for Newcastle Utilita Arena
If you want to go all-out with your Girls Aloud experience, here are details for the VIP packages that will be on offer from Friday, December 1 at Newcastle's Utilita Arena:
- Concertgoer - Prime view seat, drink on arrival, access to Concertgoer bar.
Hospitality Experience - Dedicated hospitality entrance, prime view seat, access to the hospitality lounge, welcome drink on arrival.
Suite Experience - Private hire of 10 seater executive suite (tickets included), dedicated suite host, all inclusive drinks, chef's selection buffet, parking for up to 3 cars.
Luxury Experience - Dedicated hospitality entrance, prime view seat, access to the hospitality lounge, small plates menu, all inclusive drinks, post show party and pizza.
Utilita Experience - Dedicated hospitality entrance, prime view seat, access to the hospitality lounge, three chef's small plates, welcome drink on arrival.
The prices of these packages are yet to be confirmed, but given that the best regular tickets are going for over £200, you can expect to fork out quite a bit more than that if you want to upgrade to one of these VIP experiences.
Fans hit out at Ticketek over 'nightmare' ticket buying process
With Ticketek also selling Girls Aloud presale tickets today, some fans have slammed the site after a frustrating expeirnece trying to get their hands on a spot at one of the shows.
When the band posted on Instagram this morning, the comment section was quickly filled with comments from fans criticising the ticket-buying process.
"You have picked the worst website to sell them on, how have I been sat with seven devices since eight o'clock and still no luck?" one person raged.
Someone else said: "This is a nightmare, been in the queue as soon as it opened on different web browsers all three of us having no luck and got sent to Nottingham when I selected Newcastle but kicked out straight away. Getting tickets for things now is a joke."
And a third person commented: "You should put on an extra date for those of us who were sitting on Ticketek for hours watching that stupid 10 second countdown."
The Show ticket prices revealed - and fans aren't happy
With the ticket prices for the Girls Aloud tour having been revealed, many fans have aired their frustrations over the "ridiculous" amount they are being asked to fork out to see the reunion live on stage.
As listed on Ticketmaster, the lowest priced seated tickets available start at £58.95 plus a booking fee of around £3, while the highest price goes all the way up to £212.50 for standing tickets at the front. Fans have taken to social media to hit out at the prices this morning.
"Would love to see Girls Aloud but cannot justify those ticket prices maaaaan," one person lamented.
Someone else remarked: "Girls Aloud ticket prices are a bit criminal TBH, I love you gals but not THAT much."
A third fan said: "The Girls Aloud ticket prices cannot be real... surely not!"
And another fumed: "Cannot begin to register my devastation at the prices of Girls Aloud tickets. Hardly any of the £100 tickets (a stretch to afford) are anywhere near the front. £60 tickets for the back of the arena? No thanks. Want to see us? £250 a ticket. What a slap in the face."
Availability for Newcastle Utilita Arena shows
If you're hoping to get tickets for one of Girls Aloud's Newcastle shows in today's presale, Saturday June 1 is currently your best bet.
Ticketmaster shows that for the Friday May 31 date there are just two presale tickets left in the Floor Pit, which are going at an eye-watering £212.50 each. However, the Saturday date still has more than 50 tickets available in the presale around the arena, with prices starting from £58.95 (minus a booking fee) for a seat near the back.
Here's a look at a map of the Utilita Arena and where seats are currently still available for the show on June 1:
It's worth noting that ticket availability is decreasing each time we refresh Ticketmaster, so this could all change very soon!
When tickets go on sale - and how to get presale tickets now
The general ticket sale for all shows on the Girls Aloud tour opens at 9am on Friday, December 1. However, the pre-sale is now open as of 9am today (Wednesday), and it's easy to get access.
Simply head over to the Girls Aloud website, select which show you would like to buy tickets for, and click the 'presale' button. This will lead you to a sign-up page where you will need to enter your email address and hit 'subscribe'. You will then be given a code to unlock presale tickets and can follow a link to Ticketmaster to make your selection.
Tickets are already selling very quickly, so be sure to subscribe if you really want to catch one of these shows!
Full list of Girls Aloud 2024 tour dates
In case you missed the news, Girls Aloud are back with Cheryl, Nadine, Kimberley and Nicola set to reunite on the stage next year with an epic UK and Ireland tour in memory of Sarah Harding.
The tour includes 15 dates between May and June next year, with pre-sale tickets available to snap up now. Here's the full list of shows:
May 18, 2024 - Dublin 3Arena
May 20, 2024 - Belfast SSE Arena
May 23, 2024 - Manchester AO Arena
May 34, 2024 - Manchester AO Arena
May 27, 2024 - Cardiff Utilita Arena
May 31, 2024 - Newcastle Utilita Arena
June 1, 2024 - Newcastle Utilita Arena
June 4, 2024 - Aberdeen P&J Live
June 8, 2024 - Glasgow OVO Arena
June 12, 2024 - Nottingham Motorpoint Arena
June 15, 2024 - Leeds First Direct Arena
June 18, 2024 - Birmingham Resorts World
June 22, 2024 - London The O2
June 23, 2024 - London The O2
June 29, 2024 - Liverpool M&S Bank Arena