Spice Girls Confirm Reunion Tour
– By Joseph Edun, ABH PRESS
The British girls group, Spice Girls have announced their first tour for a decade. The tour will commence at Manchester’s Etihad Stadium on 1 June 2019, followed by performances in Coventry, Sunderland, Edinburgh and Bristol, finishing at London’s Wembley Stadium.
The announcement of the reunion tour was made by Melanie Brown, Emma Bunton, Geri Horner and Melanie Chisholm in a one-minute long video released on social media on Monday.
However, Victoria Beckham will not be taking part but the four girls will be supported by Jess Glynne.
The press release said Victoria, who runs a multi-million pound fashion label, would not join the girls on tour due to “business commitments”. The girl group will kick off the tour with tickets for all dates going on sale on Saturday at 11.30 am.
In a statement, she said: “Being in the Spice Girls was a hugely important part of my life and I wish my girls so much love and fun as they go back on tour, I know they will put on an amazing show and the fantastic fans past and present are going to have a wonderful time!”
Mel B announced on Monday that there would also be a world tour to follow, adding that she still hoped Victoria would feature in some of the shows.
“It’s just the four of us that are fully confirmed, but Vic might join us at some point,” the star said on ITV’s Loose Women. “It’d be a shame if she didn’t.”
Following the announcement, Geri said: “I am so excited, together we celebrate girl power with our fans and the next generation and everyone is welcome.”
Jess Glynne tweeted her excitement at joining the iconic girl group on tour, saying it was going to “kick off”.
On Monday, Bunton said on her Heart Radio breakfast show: “I’m just so excited, I want it out there. It’ll be brilliant.”
The group last performed as a fivesome at the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
The girl group originally split in 2000 after performing for two years as a four piece, following Geri’s departure. All five returned for a reunion tour in 2007.
Their 1996 debut single Wannabe topped the charts in 37 countries, including the UK, US and Germany.
Also, their debut album Spice is estimated to have sold more than 23 million copies worldwide, becoming the best-selling album of all time by a female group.
The girls released three studio albums and 13 singles – with nine of them going to number one in the UK.