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Fans won't get to meet Girls Aloud

IRISH fans of chart-toppers Girls Aloud won't have the chance to go backstage after a decision not to lay on 'meet and greet' packages.

Advertisements heralding the sexy singers' gig in Dublin's O2 arena next March originally stated that fans would have the chance to meet Cheryl Cole, Kimberley Walsh, Nicola Roberts, Sarah Harding and Nadine Coyle.

When Britney Spears came last October, she charged fans nearly €600 for the chance to meet her, with much speculation that the Irish/British girl group could command a similar fee.


However, the Herald can reveal how concert promoters Live Nation posted a message on Tuesday night stating: "Unfortunately, meet and greet packages will not be available for this tour as previously claimed."

The five stunners, who last toured in 2009, will take to the stage in Dublin when they bring their Ten: The Hits Tour to the northside venue on March 16, with a show in Belfast on March 13.

Their hot ticket packages will set fans back a cool €182.10 and gives them a seat in their chosen row along with an exclusive tour gift, a tour programme and a tour laminate. There's also an early entry pass for €177.10, which gains them entry before everyone else.

Irish promoter MCD was today unable to comment on the decision not to have meet and greet packages.