Four of the five original members of the globally famous 90s girl-group known as the Spice Girls announced their official return to touring on Monday morning, which will include six stadium shows across their native U.K. next summer. The announcement featuring Baby Spice (Emma Bunton), Scary Spice (Mel Brown), Sporty Spice (Mel Chrisholm) and Ginger Spice (Geri Halliwell) sharing the big announcement by means of fake news outlets came after months of speculation and a hugely successful one-off reunion performance back in 2012 for the closing ceremonies of the Olympic Games in London. The video of all five members performing their biggest hits at the sporting event in 2012 can be watched above.
Speaking of all five members, unfortunately, Posh Spice (Victoria Beckham) won’t be joining her famous bandmates on the tour. It's worth noting that Beckham had reunited on stage with Chrisholm during a New Year's Eve concert event back in 2016, so surely Beckham's lack of involvement in the reunion isn't a personal decision as much as it as simply just business and scheduling.
The run of U.K. stadium shows will begin on June 1 in Manchester, and continues with performances in Coventry, Sunderland, Edinburgh, Bristol and wrapping with a concert at London’s Wembley Stadium with special guest and British breakout singer/songwriter Jess Glynne on June 15. As to whether there will be more dates outside of the U.K. announced in the near future presumably depends on how well the girls perform in their first full shows together in over a decade. The light-hearted announcement video seen below shows the members having some cheeky little fun (my attempt at sounding British) with one another over their outfits, so fans should assume that they’re all on the same page in terms of having fun with one another again.
The Spice Girls blew the doors wide off the international pop culture landscape when "Wannabe" arrived in the summer of 1996 at the height of the country's BritPop rock scene. Over the next four years, the band would go on to dominate global charts with three albums and big feel-good anthems like “Say You’ll Be There” and “Spice Up Your Life.” All five members reunited for a reunion tour in 2007, but have since remained in their own professional worlds since the Olympics performance back at the start of the decade.
Tickets to select shows on the brief 2019 tour will be going on sale to the public starting this Saturday, Nov. 10, and can be purchased by clicking here.
Spice Girls 2019 Reunion Dates:
June 1 – Manchester, UK - Etihad Stadium
June 3 – Coventry, UK - Ricoh Stadium
June 6 – Sunderland, UK - Stadium of Light
June 8 – Edinburgh, UK - BT Murrayfield Stadium
June 10 – Bristol, UK - Ashton Gate Stadium
June 15 – London, UK - Wembley Stadium* (Tickets)
* w/Jess Glynne