GIRLS ALOUD ANNOUNCE NATIONWIDE ARENA TOUR IN 2013 - ‘TEN – THE HITS TOUR 2013’
NEW SINGLE ‘SOMETHING NEW’ RELEASED 18TH NOVEMBER
GREATEST HITS ALBUM ‘TEN’ RELEASED
THE RETURN OF THE UK’S #1 GIRL GROUP
GIRLS ALOUD ANNOUNCE NATIONWIDE ARENA TOUR IN 2013 PRESENTED BY PANDORA
STRICTLY EMBARGOED UNTIL: 12.30PM / FRIDAY 19TH OCTOBER 2012
Friday 19th October 2012 - Following months of speculation, the UK’s greatest girl band today announced their return with a new single, a new album and an Arena tour of the UK.
Cheryl, Kimberley, Nadine, Nicola and Sarah held a press conference today at the Corinthia Hotel, London to announce their plans.
The new single Something New will be released on 18th November through Polydor Records. It is the Official Single for BBC Children In Need 2012 which will help change the lives of some of the most disadvantaged children in the UK. The girls will perform the song for the first time on Children In Need on 16th November.
The single will be followed by the album Ten which is a collection of the BRIT award-winning group’s singles over the last ten years as well as four new songs which the girls worked on over the past year. Ten will be released on 26th November. It is the first time all of Girls Aloud’s greatest hits are together on one disc.
Disc two of the deluxe version of the album will be completely decided by the fans as they will be able to vote for the songs they want included. The list of songs they can choose from spans the entire Girls Aloud catalogue from album tracks through to b-sides. The vote will go live at 12.30pm on Friday 19th at girlsaloud.com/ten and will be live until Sunday Oct 21st at midnight.
Luxury Jewellery brand, Pandora, is the official tour sponsor. As part of the partnership each girl has designed their own Pandora charm bracelet, reflecting their personalities and story. The unique bracelets are featured in the video for Something New.
Since they debuted with Sound Of The Underground in 2002, Girls Aloud have had 20 top ten singles and four #1s. Each of their five albums have gone platinum or above. In total they have sold over eight million records and have clocked up over 45 million You Tube views, close to six million Facebook likes and three million Twitter followers.
THURSDAY 21 METRO RADIO ARENA NEWCASTL
FRIDAY 22 METRO RADIO ARENA NEWCASTLE
MONDAY 25 MOTORPOINT ARENA SHEFFIELD
TUESDAY 26 LG ARENA BIRMINGHAM
FRIDAY 1 THE O2, LONDON
SATURDAY 2 THE O2, LONDON
TUESDAY 5 MANCHESTER ARENA
WEDNESDAY 6 MANCHESTER ARENA
SATURDAY 9 GLASGOW SECC
SUNDAY 10 GLASGOW SECC
TUESDAY 19 CAPITAL FM ARENA, NOTTINGHAM
WEDNESDAY 20 ECHO ARENA LIVERPOOL
For more information please contact:
National Print – Asha Oojageer / Supersonic: firstname.lastname@example.org
Radio – James Bass / Polydor: email@example.com
TV – Claire Close / Polydor: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tour – Sam Corbett / Live Nation: email@example.com
NOTES TO EDITORS:
The press conference was live-streamed on Youtube (at youtube.com/girlsaloud) and selected fans were given the chance to ask the girls a question directly via a Google+ Hangout.
Corinthia Hotel London - Housed within a Victorian, period building, 294 rooms including 36 suites and 7 Penthouses, Corinthia London offers sweeping views across London’s most popular landmarks. Corinthia London provides unrivalled world-class luxury with superb ground floor offerings including restaurant The Northall, serving the best in British produce throughout the day; Massimo Restaurant & Oyster Bar, specialising in fresh fish and seafood, and the musically inspired Bassoon Bar. Corinthia London is also home to the flagship ESPA Life at Corinthia, a next-generation spa housed across four floors. The hotel boasts the largest room sizes in London, original restored Victorian columns and tall windows that let in swathes of natural light. Cutting edge technology in rooms and meeting rooms allow for recording, mixing and broadcasting from dedicated media rooms. Corinthia London is a 21st century grand hotel located in the heart of London, created by experts with a passion for craftsmanship and an understanding of world-class service. Corinthia London is the ninth of Corinthia Hotels’ collection of five-star hotels founded by the Pisani family of Malta. For more information on Corinthia Hotel London visit www.corinthia.com/london --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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