There has been a lot of twitter rumblings that the girls where set to announce or even put on sale a tour over this Christmas period – mainly due to the competition to win a Pair Of Tickets/Meet & Greet with the girls with their twitter competition. Since then the girls have been confirmed to be playing 3 summer shows in June …
Una has been talking to the Irish Independent about the girls plans for 2014, and although she confirms the girls will be touring in 2014, it sees it might be later in 2014 as they want to give time to Frankie’s return and so that she’s not leaving new-born Parker behind too early.
The Saturdays’ singer Una Foden has said the band will be back out in force at the end of 2014.
The five – Una, Frankie Sandford, Mollie King, Rochelle Humes and Vanessa White – recently appeared together performing on Strictly Come Dancing.
But Una said that Frankie – mum to new baby Parker – wouldn’t be back properly until later next year.
“Parker’s only six weeks old, so while Frankie was happy to come back for that performance, she’ll only back with us properly in 2014,” Una said.
Asked about rumours that the band would soon embark on a tour, she said: “We won’t be going out just yet, as we’ve only just had Frankie back performing with us.
“But we’re looking forward to getting back out there in 2014. We’ve mentioned a couple of shows that we’re doing in the summer, and we are definitely touring, but it will be later in the year.”
Una was the first of The Saturdays to have a baby – but she’s now been joined by Frankie and Rochelle, who had her baby in May.
“We would never sacrifice our personal lives for our careers, or vice versa,” Una said, adding: “We’re so lucky that we can combine both, and we’re very supportive of each other.”
The Irish singer said that, at first, the band were worried about individuals doing their own thing but that now they felt free to try new stuff.
“We didn’t want to do anything else (individually) too soon in case it looked like we were stepping away from the band, but we’ve been together now for six years, and it’s something we feel comfortable doing alongside the band,” she said.
I know the mailer is indicating that the tour is ‘soon’, I’ve always said IF its an arena tour (which it has to be, surely?) a group like The Saturdays will need 6months+ selling time anyway. I’ve always seen the tour to be a late summer/early autumn affair (So say Sept/Oct) so an announcement in January, allowing 6 months odd worth of sales, all sort of fits in. I’m only saying this from experience, not with prior knowledge.