Girls Aloud have finally confirmed the open secret they are to tour the UK as they celebrate their 10th anniversary.

The reformed band will bring the Ten The Hits Tour to Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena next February over two nights (Thursday, February 21 and Friday February 22).

Meanwhile the band is releasing the new single Something New on November 18 prior to a new greatest hits package.

Cheryl, Kimberley, Nadine, Nicola and Sarah held a press conference at the Corinthia Hotel, London to announce their plans.

The new single is also 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.

Tickets costing £37.50 & £42.50 will go on sale at 9am Friday 26th October 2012 and are available online, from the booking hotline number 0844 493 6666, and from 9.30am in person at the Metro Radio Arena Box Office.

Tickets costing from £37.50 & £42.50 are available from:-

•           Credit Card Booking and Information Line 0844 493 6666 (24 hour 7days)

•           The Metro Radio Arena Newcastle Box Office (Mon – Fri: 9.30am – 4pm, Sat: 9.30am – 12.30pm)

•           Internet Site:- www.metroradioarena.co.uk (click on the Ticketmaster icon in Box Office)

•           Postal applications: Metro Radio Arena Newcastle, PO Box 304, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE99 4YJ

•           Group Bookers should call (0191) 260 6006

•           Special Needs bookings should call (0191) 260 6066 for further details