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The Sugababes announce they are embarking on their first UK tour in over two decades

The Sugababes have announced they are heading on 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 are set to embark on a 17-date tour across the country, noting that they’ve now ‘come full circle’.

The group joined Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield on This Morning to discuss their comeback, with the group also speaking about the ‘scrutiny’ they faced as teens and the ‘appreciation’ they feel being back together again. 

Exciting news! The Sugababes have announced they are heading on their first UK headline tour in over two decades (L-R Mutya Buena, Keisha Buchanan and Siobhan Donaghy)

Hot on the heels of their headline Mighty Hoopla performance this month, the group told how they are set to take to the stage at Glastonbury on Friday before heading off on their very own tour. 

Sharing their joy about the tour, the Sugababes, who first formed in 1998, said: ‘We’re so excited to come full circle and announce our own headline UK tour. 

‘We’ll be hitting the road in October and November – can’t wait to see you all there.’

The ladies, who boasts six Number One singles, will be performing classics including 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 are set to embark on a 17-date tour across the country (pictured in 2001)

Fill circle: The reformed original trio – Keisha Buchanan, Siobhan Donaghy and Mutya Buena – revealed on Thursday that they are set to embark on a 17-date tour across 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 coped after forming aged just 13.

She explained: ‘There was obviously a lot of scrutiny, we were three awkward teenagers and we didn’t go to stage school or anything like that and we’re still not media trained as you can probably tell.

‘But you’re really hard on yourself and it’s so different this time round, we’re just so much more relaxed.’

Comeback: The trio discussed their comeback, speaking about the 'scrutiny' they faced as teens and the 'appreciation' they feel being back together again

Comeback: The trio discussed their comeback, speaking about the ‘scrutiny’ they faced as teens and the ‘appreciation’ they feel being back together again

Yes! Hot on the heels of their headline Mighty Hoopla performance this month, the group told how they are set to take to the stage at Glastonbury on Friday before heading off on their very own tour [pictured at Mighty Hoopla]

Yes! Hot on the heels of their headline Mighty Hoopla performance this month, the group told how they are set to take to the stage at Glastonbury on Friday before heading off on their very own tour [pictured at Mighty Hoopla]

Mutya, 37, shared: ‘People didn’t realise how young we were, people thought we were older!’

With Keisha adding: ‘I’m the same age as my mum was when we started.’

Keisha, Mutya and Siobhan had originally planned to launch their comeback in 2020 – but their ambitions were derailed by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Mutya then went on to note how they have much more ‘appreciation’ to be back this time around, as she noted how much the industry has ‘changed’ and that the girls feel less ‘anxious’ about their looks as adults.

Youth: Amid the announcement, the group appeared for a chat on This Morning, with Siobhan, 38, speaking about how the group coped after forming aged just 13 [pictured in 2001]

Youth: Amid the announcement, the group appeared for a chat on This Morning, with Siobhan, 38, speaking about how the group coped after forming aged just 13 [pictured in 2001]

Tough: 'There was obviously a lot of scrutiny, we were three awkward teenagers and we didn’t go to stage school or anything like that and we’re still not media trained'

Tough: ‘There was obviously a lot of scrutiny, we were three awkward teenagers and we didn’t go to stage school or anything like that and we’re still not media trained’

The Sugababes went through numerous line-up changes over the years with all three original members eventually being replaced.

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 departed 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 went on to note how they have much more 'appreciation' to be back this time around, as she noted how much the industry has 'changed'

Candid: Mutya then went on to note how they have much more ‘appreciation’ to be back this time around, as she noted how much the industry has ‘changed’

Rightfully ours: Touching on their legal fight, Keisha admitted: ‘It’s been really complicated. We were fighting for the name [Sugababes] and legally we wanted it back’

They were unable to call themselves the Sugababes until they secured the legal rights to the group name again in 2019.

Touching on their legal fight, Keisha admitted: ‘It’s been really complicated. We were fighting for the name [Sugababes] and legally we wanted it back. 

‘It was really important for us because we came up with it when we were kids and we shouldn’t have had to do that.

Delay: The Sugababes were forced to scrap their plans for a 20th anniversary reunion due to the coronavirus pandemic (pictured in 2012)

Delay: The Sugababes were forced to scrap their plans for a 20th anniversary reunion due to the coronavirus pandemic (pictured in 2012)

‘But we stuck together and it’s who we are really and we’re just glad that we’ve got it back… and that’s why everything we do now means so much more.’

Of their tour Siobhan went on: ‘We’re going on our first UK headline tour for quite a while! The tickets go on sale on 1st July and we are touring in October and November.’

While Keisha said: ‘We are so excited and already brainstorming ideas, and we have an amazing band… look at us now, we’re doing it!’

Line-up: The Sugababes went through numerous line-up changes over the years with all three original members eventually being replaced (Jade Ewan, Amelle Berrabah and Heidi Range pictured in 2009)

Line-up: The Sugababes went through numerous line-up changes over the years with all three original members eventually being replaced (Jade Ewan, Amelle Berrabah and Heidi Range pictured in 2009)

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