Girls Aloud's tribute to late Sarah Harding in 'greatest hits' album release

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The noughties pop band kick off their tour this weekend -Credit:Getty Images

Girls Aloud paid tribute to late band member Sarah Harding, as they released a surprise album featuring the singer's vocals. The noughties pop group are gearing up for their reunion tour this weekend.

Nadine Coyle, Nicola Roberts, Kimberley Walsh and Cheryl delighted fans by releasing The Whole Damn Show Megamix - which features 27 of their most iconic hits. The set list is mixed together by The Alias and features the late Sarah Harding.

It is already available for fans to stream and they are also able to pre-order a limited edition 12” ultra clear vinyl which will be released on August 2, the Mirror reports. Girls Aloud will kick off their reunion tour in Ireland this weekend.

Sarah Harding tragically passed away from breast cancer in September 2021 at the age of 39. The girls have featured a tribute to Sarah on their tour, after reuniting in her honour. The show will feature her singing on several tracks as well as footage of her on screens.

Kimberley told fans that rehearsals had been "emotional" as she shared an update on Instagram. She wrote: "Well that's it. Production rehearsals are done Dublin here we come!

The new album features the late Sarah Harding -Credit:UMR/Polydor

"We've had the BEST time creating this show for you and being back with my girls has been incredibly emotional but soooooo special. Love you all. Our team of boys dancing with us are honestly incredibly and I can't wait for you to see them in action!"

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She then thanked their creative director Beth Honan for all her help, adding: "You are a legend and a genuine super hero what a privilege to be here 20 years later doing what we love. Thanks our whole team that have helped put this show together and supported us I appreciate each and every one of you! Let's do this!"

Nadine also excitedly posted about the tour, as she shared: "I am full of gratitude & admiration for our entire team!!!! Thank you everyone up to this point!!! Now the real fun begins!"

The girls kick off their tour in Dublin this weekend with two shows before heading to Belfast on Monday.

They are set to play in Glasgow at the OVO Hydro on June 8, and 9 alongside a string of other UK dates. They will perform a total of 30 shows on the tour, which is their first since 2013's Ten.

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