Girls Aloud to call it quits with farewell UK tour

A source close to the band claims the group made a pact to keep their goodbye secret

Girls Aloud to call it quits with farewell UK tour

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Girls Aloud are to call it a day as a source claims their forthcoming UK tour will be their last.

The group, who consist of Cheryl Cole, Sarah Harding, Kimberley Walsh, Nicola Roberts and Nadine Coyle, reportedly made a pact last year to keep their big farewell a secret.

A source close to the group told The Sun that they plan to end the band on a high with their forthcoming sold-out arena tour, which kicks off in Newcastle on February 21.

The source said:

The girls have known all along that this would be the last time they would all work together. At the press conference to announce the tour, they deliberately dodged questions about future plans because they did not want to spoil the excitement.


"They all felt it wasn't right for them to be singing songs like Love Machine and performing the same way when they're in their thirties," added the insider. "They all want to make this a way to bow out on a high and walk away for the next chapter in their lives without constant questions about when they will be getting back together."

The 'Something New' group are set to pocket £1million from the farewell tour and are expected to announce extra dates soon to meet demand from fans wanting to catch them live onstage one last time.

Girls Aloud will play:

Newcastle Metro Radio Arena (February 21, 22)
Sheffield Motorpoint Arena (25)
Birmingham LG Arena (26)
London O2 Arena (March 1, 2)
Manchester Manchester Arena (5, 6)
Glasgow SECC (9, 10)
Nottingham Capital FM Arena (19)
Liverpool Echo Arena (20)


Tickets go on sale on at 9am on October 26. To check the availability of Girls Aloud tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.

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