Girls Aloud - Girls Aloud enjoy huge shows
Girls Aloud singer Kimberley Walsh insists the band prefers to play huge arena shows because they thrive on the excitement of the audience.
Girls Aloud prefer to play to huge audiences.
The five-piece girl group are set to embark on a huge arena tour in 2013 to mark their 10th anniversary - which took place this year - and rather than be intimidated by the size of the crowds they thrive on it.
Speaking about their upcoming 'Ten - The Hits Tour', Kimberley Walsh said: ''We actually did five shows the size of The O2 the last time we toured together, so the more the merrier. The big ones are the ones we love doing the most. Once you've got your show together you want to do it as many times as you can, because you've worked so hard to get it the best that it can possibly be.''
The band - which also includes Nicola Roberts, Cheryl Cole, Nadine Coyle and Sarah Harding - admit their touring experience has completely changed since they first started their career in 2002 after being formed on TV talent show 'Popstars: The Rivals'.
In a joint interview on UK station BBC Radio 1, Kimberley mused: ''When you think back to the first places we had to tour - it was hard.''
Nicola added: ''We did our own hair and make-up!''
After reforming for their anniversary, the girls have had a chance to think about the success they've had and one particular moment stands out for Nicola.
The flame-haired pop star said: ''One of the most poignant moments is when we won the BRIT award, our album was doing amazing and we had the sell-out tour, we'd worked so hard to get to that point and it all came together and we were like, 'Yes!' ''
During their last tour in 2009, Girls Aloud supported Coldplay and Jay-Z twice at Wembley Stadium in London.