Hope you’re all well and had lovely weekends! This last week has been so exciting for the band because we released our Greatest Hits tour dates and announced the album! Plus, our single Not Giving Up was officially released on Sunday.
Going on tour is one of my favourite parts of being in a girl band. I love everything from picking costumes, to planning what we’re going to do to make it a really great show. We want it to be a huge party for our fans, we don’t want them sat in their seats simply singing along. We’re going to be performing our greatest hits, plus some new tracks, so we want it to be a full-on show. September can’t come soon enough!
I know there’s been some rumours that we’re doing the tour because we’re splitting up, but that isn’t true at all. If we did, we would just tell our fans. This isn’t a farewell tour, we just wanted to do a tour looking back at our singles and celebrating our hits. It’s not the end for us, just a milestone. For us, doing the Greatest Hits tour proves we’re stronger than ever!
I can’t wait to perform ‘Up’ – it was our second single and it’s one of my absolute favourites. To be honest, the whole thing has made me feel nostalgic, as I remember exactly what was happening in my life at the time of each single.
Between show rehearsals, releasing a new single and promoting the tour, life gets crazy. We’ll definitely be taking our kids with us when we travel – none of us want to be away from our families for too long. I love what we do though. You have a few weeks off, then everything gets crazy.
We had time to unwind last week at Rochelle’s Disney-themed party, which was so much fun. I made the top myself by spray painting some shells purple and supergluing them to my top, but the tail actually came from Splash, from one of the mermaid costumes they did in one episode. Ben was initially supposed to be Mickey Mouse, but at the very last minute he decided to be Tarzan.
Everyone went all out, I didn’t recognise some people! Rochelle and Marvin’s couple costume as Aladdin and Jasmine was so sweet. The rest of us just mixed and matched – Ariel was with Tarzan, Esmeralda (Vanessa) with her boyfriend (Captain Hook). I think Wayne’s costume was the best, but I loved Frankie’s pirate costume.
I also wanted to say thanks to everyone who took part in the #HELLOUna Twitter chat last Wednesday, it was so much fun. I didn’t enjoy having to pick though, I wanted to answer them all! It was so difficult when everyone was asking about the tour because I was so excited and knew we’d be revealing everything – it’s great to finally get it all out in the open!
Love from Una xxx