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Nadine Coyle announces Girls Aloud solo tour after bandmates 'refused' a reunion

And Sarah Harding has hit back

2018-02-05

Nadine Coyle has announced she will embark on a solo Girls Aloud tour without her former bandmates and one of them isn't happy. 

The 32-year-old Irish singer, who was labelled "the voice" of the band, revealed this week that she'll embark on a solo greatest hits tour, with tickets on sale this Friday (February 9). 

The announcement comes after the group's split in 2013 following a short reunion tour, and Coyle's claims that her former bandmates have refused a reunion, The Sun reports. 

Speaking to The Sun, Coyle said: "I love the Girls Aloud songs and get messages from fans asking to hear them performed live again. So this is giving them what they want." 

"The tour is gonna be a big party night out. All the hits the fans love plus the new songs I've been working on over the last few years. I literally can't wait to get out back on the road again." 

However, Sarah Harding took issue with the tour announcement and took to Twitter to reveal Coyle never asked her to reunite. 

Replying to a fan tweet urging Harding to join the upcoming tour, she wrote: "I would but was never asked." 

The tweet comes after Coyle revealed how jealousy and back-stabbing led to the girl band's demise and admitted that a bitterness ran through the group. 

She previously told The Sun: "It was fine at the start but there's always politics in any band. It just happened that I always got more vocals than everybody else, so in terms of people wanting their voice heard, that wasn't happening."

"It made people very bitter. They didn't like that. It's so sad for me to have to admit this stuff is now because for so long, there's the band, and you want everybody to think we're best friends and we have pillow fights and, you know, drink milkshakes."

She continued: "That's what I wanted it to be. I really, really wanted that to be, but it just wasn't how it was. We're all very, very different characters." 

Coyle will also release a new four-track extended play in April that will "go back" to her pop roots. The first track, titled 'Girls On Fire', will drop this Thursday (February 8).