Cheryl Cole Excited For First Solo UK Arena Tour: "I've Settled Into A Groove"

20 June 2012, 10:16 | Updated: 20 June 2012, 10:25

The 'Parachute' singer admits she still misses her Girls Aloud bandmates while performing on stage.

Cheryl Cole says she now feels much more comfortable performing on stage alone without her Girls Aloud bandmates and can't wait to kick off her first solo arena tour later this year.

The 'Call My Name' singer will launch a new UK tour this autumn to support third album 'A Million Lights', released at the start of this week, and says she has "settled into a groove" when performing solo without the rest of the girl band. 

"For '3 Words', the first album, I found it really off being without the girls, but I've completely settled into a groove now," Cheryl revealed to this week. "I know what it's like alone on the stage, and I have dancers who I adore. So I'm alright.

"I still miss them, the buzz of having them, the four girls, we've been through everything together." 

The 'Promise This' singer also discussed how it would feel to perform at the Newcastle Metro Radio Arena as part of her new UK tour.

"Newcastle is a special venue for me because, obviously, it's where I'm from," Cheryl revealed to. "It's what I used to look at as a teenager and I could never have dreamed of ever performing there.

"I performed there with the girls and had many special experiences there, but to be there alone is major for me."

Cheryl launched her new album 'A Million Lights' with a special album signing in London, and topped the Vodafone Big Top 40 two weeks ago with the record's lead single 'Call My Name' (10th June).