Sadly, fans of the famous British girl group Girls Aloud are forced from now on to settle only with “whole lotta history” of their music together, so they should never expect “something new” anymore. Following the memorable live performance at Echo Arena in Liverpool on March 20th, 2013, as the last show of their sixth concert tour entitled “Ten: The Hits Tour”, the all-girl pop group officially announced their split.
Nevertheless, the group s commitment, gratefulness and respect for their dedicated fans in the UK should be acknowledged and saluted – back in November 2002, Girls Aloud formed live on television, in front of millions of British viewers who voted for them and ten years later, the group decided to disband in full glory, but only after performing live, for the last time together, in front of their supportive fans in the UK. Their sixth and final tour was Girls Aloud s first concert tour in four years, after “Out of Control Tour” 2009, due to a three-year hiatus.
After a little over a decade together, Cheryl Cole, Sarah Harding, Nadine Coyle, Kimberley Walsh and Nicola Roberts have decided to part ways and pursue exclusively solo careers. Cheryl Cole has been already very successful as a solo artist since 2009, when she released her first studio album entitled “3 Words”. Except for Kimberley, who currently focuses on a television and film career, the rest of Cheryl s former band mates are working at the moment on their own music albums.
Their last concert tour together, aimed at the promotion of their second greatest hits album entitled “Ten” ( released in 2012) turned out to be an unannounced farewell tour, which was presented by the famous British jewellery manufacturer Pandora and it consisted of 20 shows in the UK and Ireland. The first show took place on February 21st, 2013 at Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle and until March 7th, 2013 the girls continued their tour in England, performing louder than ever in Sheffield, Birmingham (2 shows), London (3 shows) and Manchester ( 3 shows).
On March 9th, 10th and 11th the girls performed in Glasgow, Scotland, on March 13th and 14th in Belfast, Northern Ireland and on March 16th they performed for the last time in front of their Dublin fans. The girls returned to England on March 19th when they showed “something kinda ooh” , Aloud-style, to their Nottingham fans. The girls ended their tour on March 20th, when they performed “The Show” of their lifetime, marking the end of the music of a generation, whose legacy will undoubtedly live on for decades to come – that s a “Promise” from the UK s biggest selling all-girl group of the 21st century!
It’s been 2 months since we got news of the split, but only now is Paul O’Grady speaking out how upset he is that the girls will no longer be together as a group.
In this weeks Star magazine, Paul revealed that he that he was left “bereft” after the girls made their announcement but is very “proud” of them all for what they achieved together.
“I was bereft. I had to go to bed for a weekend. I was the same when Take That split up. But I’m so proud of every one in Girls Aloud, they’re sweethearts, Cheryl [Cole] in particular. And Nadine [Coyle] is one of my favourites”
Girls Aloud were regulars on his chat show through the years and this meant he got quite close to them, even starring in their TV Special ‘Girls Aloud Party‘ in 2008.
He also stuck up for Nadine, after recent critics claims stating shes been keeping her distance, saying “She’s got guts.”
“[Nadine] doesn’t deserve [any criticism] because when I was doing the Paul O’Grady Live shows, she sang a song she’d never heard before, live. Learnt it in half an hour and sang it beautifully!”
I assume it was when she appeared on his show for her Instiable promo and sung ‘I Put A Spell On You‘
He was questioned on his thoughts about the rumours of Cheryl returning for X Factor USA this year, and stated “Why would she want to do that after the first time? I think she should just leave that”.
Paul O’Grady is set to return to our screens at the end of the year, with a new chat show. So hopefully he can get some (or all!) the girls back on his show for a catch up.
Louis Walsh appeared on The Late Late Show in Ireland recently, and he still seems bitter about the Girls dropping him as a manager back in 03.
Skip ahead in the video to 1min 26secs (If you don’t you will get to hear how hes looking to make yet another boy band *yawn*)
He says hes done with girlbands and mentions Girls Aloud were hard work “because they didn’t like me and I didn’t like them.”.
He also explains that when he said Nadine was the best singer, “the others hated me immediately”.
Cheryl told us last year how he wasn’t even a manager ‘just took a cheque’.
Let the row continue :p
Girls Aloud – The Collection has turned up on Amazon with a cheaper price than the Official Store.
Released May 27th, this collection of studio albums, b-sides and a live 2008 tour cd also includes a hardback book filled with photos and memorabilia covering the last ten years. The album includes full sleeve notes written by Peter Robinson.
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Girls Aloud feature in ‘Nero’ prior to their performance of Sexy! No No No…, one of several interludes created for the Ten: The Hits Tour 2013. Directed by Paul Caslin. Edited by Tom Watson.
Full version of Girls Aloud’s ‘Models’ music video, filmed as tour visuals for the Ten Tour 2013. Directed by Paul Caslin. Edited by Tom Watson.
Hopefully we get the others, if so they will be added here!
On Saturday night, VIVA aired the first showing of The Hits Tour. This was a professional recording of how it will look on the DVD.
Unfortunately, they cut out 2 songs, Call Me Maybe and Beautiful Cause You Love Me. Hopefully these performances will be included in the DVD when it is released (no date set yet).
Nicola tweeted before the showing that she had been helping with the editing!
Working on the edits for the filming of the ten tour at the O2 this week, amazing to see it from the audience view.. Viva tonight at 10pm
— Nicola Roberts (@NicolaRoberts) March 30, 2013
And Nadine tweeted along with the fans and shared the excitement
That was so great. Everybody involved, audience members too for every show! Thank you for such a great experience! Xx that show was a party!
— Nadine Coyle (@NadineCoyleNow) March 31, 2013
Angry Girls Aloud fans took to twitter this week, blaming the management for dropping the Girls from their label.
However, Polydor have now tweeted that they played no role in the decision.
So you all know @girlsaloud’s announcement was their decision, nothing to do with us. We’re as sad as you, but we wish them all the best!
— Polydor Records (@polydorrecords) March 27, 2013