The Sugababes have announced that they are on their way to their first UK headline tour in over two decades.
The reformed original trio – Keisha Buchanan, Siobhan Donaghy and Mutya Buena – revealed on Thursday that they will embark on a 17-date tour of the country, noting that they have now “come full circle.”
The group joined Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield on This Morning to discuss their comeback, with the group also talking about the “examination” they faced as teenagers and the “appreciation” they feel for being together again.
Exciting news! The Sugababes have announced that they are heading for their first UK headline tour in over two decades (LR Mutya Buena, Keisha Buchanan and Siobhan Donaghy)
Hot on the heels of their headline Mighty Hoopla performance this month, the group shared how they will be taking the stage at Glastonbury on Friday before embarking on their own tour.
The Sugababes, who first formed in 1998, shared their delight at the tour, saying: ‘We are so excited to come full circle and announce our own headline UK tour.
“We’re going out in October and November – can’t wait to see you all there.”
The ladies, who boast six number one singles, perform classics such as Overload, Freak Like Me and Run For Cover.
Fill Circle: The reformed original trio – Keisha Buchanan, Siobhan Donaghy and Mutya Buena – revealed on Thursday that they will embark on a 17-date tour of the country (pictured in 2001)
Amid the announcement, the group appeared for a chat on This Morning, with Siobhan, 38, speaking about how the group was coping after forming just 13 years.
She explained: “Obviously there was a lot of control, we were three awkward teenagers and we didn’t go to drama school or anything like that and we’re still not trained in the media as you can probably see.
“But you’re very hard on yourself and it’s so different this time, we’re just so much more relaxed.”
Comeback: The trio discussed their comeback, talking about the ‘examination’ they faced as teenagers and the ‘appreciation’ they feel for being back together
Yes! Hot on the heels of their headline Mighty Hoopla performance this month, the group revealed how they’ll be taking the stage at Glastonbury on Friday before heading out on their own tour. [pictured at Mighty Hoopla]
Mutya, 37, said: ‘People didn’t realize how young we were, people thought we were older!’
With Keisha adding: ‘I am the same age as my mother was when we started.’
Keisha, Mutya and Siobhan originally planned to launch their comeback in 2020 – but their ambitions were derailed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mutya went on to comment that they are much more “appreciative” of being back this time, while noting how much the industry has “changed” and that the girls feel less “concerned” about their appearance as adults.
Youth: Amid the announcement, the group appeared for a chat on This Morning, with Siobhan, 38, speaking about how the group was coping after forming just 13 years [pictured in 2001]
Stoer: ‘There was clearly a lot of control, we were three clumsy teenagers and we didn’t go to drama school or anything like that and we are still not media trained’
The Sugababes have gone through numerous line-up changes over the years, eventually replacing all three of the original members.
Siobhan left in 2001 and was replaced by Heidi Range, Mutya left in 2005 and was replaced by Amelle Berrabah and Keisha was replaced by Jade Ewan when she left in 2009.
The replacement members stopped making music in 2011, while the original trio reformed as Mutya Keisha Siobhan in 2012, releasing the single Flatline the following year.
Candid: Mutya then commented that this time they “appreciate” being back much more, while noting how much the industry has “changed”
Rightly ours: Regarding their legal battle, Keisha admitted, “It’s been really complicated. We fought for the name [Sugababes] and legally we wanted it back’
They were not allowed to call themselves the Sugababes until they secured legal rights to the group name again in 2019.
As for their legal battle, Keisha admitted, “It’s been really complicated. We fought for the name [Sugababes] and legally we wanted it back.
“It was really important to us because we came up with it when we were kids and we shouldn’t have had to.
Delay: The Sugababes were forced to scrap plans for a 20th anniversary reunion due to the coronavirus pandemic (pictured in 2012)
“But we’ve stayed together and it’s who we really are and we’re just happy to have it back…which is why everything we do now means so much more.”
Speaking of their tour, Siobhan continued: ‘We’ve been going on our first UK headline tour for a while now! The tickets go on sale on July 1 and we tour in October and November.’
While Keisha said, ‘We’re so excited and already brainstorming ideas, and we’ve got a great bond… now look, we’re doing it!’
Lineup: The Sugababes have gone through numerous lineup changes over the years with all three original members eventually being replaced (Jade Ewan, Amelle Berrabah and Heidi Range pictured in 2009)