‘The Girls Aloud Show’: The Set List, The Merch, The Whole Damn Spoilers

The Almighty Aloud are back.

It’s real. It happening. Dreams really do glitter: Girls Aloud are back in action.

The Almighty Aloud – that’s Kimberley Walsh, Nadine Coyle, Nicola Roberts, Cheryl Tweedy Cole Fernandez-Versini Almost Payne Cheryl Just Cheryl and our beloved Sarah Harding in spirit kicked off their first tour in over a decade on Friday night (May 17) in 3Arena in Dublin, Ireland.

As the panicked social media posts came in, I’ve gathered together all of the vital information thus far.

The merch includes a program, a punny travel mug (“I got my cappuccino to go”), a Biology tee, and a charity tee for Sarah Harding.

The “Fan of Girls Aloud” fan. The logo hat. It’s all a need, not a want.

They open with “Untouchable.”

“Untouchable.” “Untouchable.” The nearly 7-minute album version of “Untouchable.” It feels like an incredibly fierce opening statement and nod to the pop nerds, actually. As you may know, it was the song that broke their streak of 20 Top 10 hits in a row, despite being largely considered a phenomenal track. In recent months, fans have demanded “Justice for Untouchable” – and this is one hell of a reclamation.

Also, hearing Nadine belt out that bridge – maybe my favorite Aloud bridge, “without any meaning, we’re just skin and bone, like beautiful robots dancing alone” – right at the top of the show? I’m a goner.

The megamix is not exactly the set list, but it’s very close. And honestly, it’s pretty close to perfection.

We were deprived of “Memory of You” (I don’t want to talk about it) and “The Loving Kind,” but we did get “Whole Lotta History.” And two big fan-favorite deep cuts – the holy “Graffiti My Soul” and “Girl Overboard” – made the cut. As well as…

“On the Metro,” being performed live in the year 2024.

We are so blessed. They’re also referencing the “No Good Advice” cover art with the background visuals, which appear in the tour program.

There are emotional tributes to Sarah Harding all night long, just as (The) Promised.

The girls turn around and proudly stare at the screens and watch as Sarah delivers some her most memorable moments all night long: the “take a walk on the wild side of life” of “Something New,” the outro of “Whole Lotta History,” the bridge of “The Promise.” The way Sarah is incorporated throughout the night is so well done – and unprecedented? I have no idea what to even compare this tour to, given the bittersweet circumstances. All I know is I’m going to cry so much seeing this go down in person.

There are also homages aplenty to their most iconic video moments.

The girls ride motorcycles suspended from the ceiling for “Wake Me Up,” channel the flowing red “Fighter”-style dresses for “Sexy! No, No, No” (which sounds especially punchy live), and recreate the shambolic excellence – tacky hot pink wallpaper and all – of the “Biology” music video.

Honestly, it’s all too overwhelming to process at this time. ALOUD FOREVER.

The Girls Aloud Show Set List

Act 1

The Show
Something New
Love Machine
Can’t Speak French
Whole Lotta History

Act 2

Wake Me Up
Sound of the Underground
Girl Overboard
No Good Advice
Graffiti My Soul
Long Hot Summer
I’ll Stand by You

Act 3

Sexy! No No No…
On the Metro
Call the Shots
Something Kinda Ooooh


The Promise

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