Pop music ICONS the Spice Girls have announced they are to reunite for a UK stadium tour next year!
After much speculation Mel B, Mel C, Geri and Emma revealed today (November 5th) that they will once again take to the stage as a band, TWO DECADES after they revolutionised the 90’s pop landscape, becoming the biggest selling girl group of all time.
“We are beyond excited to be reuniting next year for a stadium tour!” the girls said in a statement released via Modest! Management and XIX Entertainment.
“Bringing girl power and our message of friendship and love back to the stage feels more relevant than ever and we hope everyone can join us for one big Spice Girls party!”
The girls will play shows in Manchester, Coventry, Sunderland, Edinburgh, Bristol and London throughout June of next year, supported by British singer Jess Glynne.
OFFICIAL SPICE GIRLS STADIUM TOUR ANNOUNCEMENT:
Spice Girls – Spice World 2019 UK Tour Dates
Saturday, June 1st
Manchester – Etihad Stadium
Monday, June 3rd
Coventry – Ricoh Stadium
Thursday, June 6th
Sunderland – Stadium Of Light
Saturday, June 8th
Edinburgh – BT Murrayfield Stadium
Monday, June 10th
Bristol – Ashton Gate Stadium
Saturday, June 15th
London – Wembley Stadium
Tickets for the shows go on sale THIS Saturday, November 10th at 10.30am (GMT) – there will be no advance pre-sales.
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Eagled eyed Spice fans will however notice there is one girl missing from the groups original line up…
Because of her business commitments Victoria Beckham, aka Posh Spice, won’t be joining the girls on tour, but according to the girls themselves, Beckham will always be one of the Spice Girls and remains aligned with Emma, Mel B, Melanie C and Geri in preserving their unique legacy.
“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” Victoria said today.
“I know they will put on an amazing show and the fantastic fans past and present are going to have a wonderful time!”
“It’s time to spice things up all over again!!!!! I can’t wait to perform to our forever supporting fans and a whole new spice generation! Love you all!” – Emma
“I’ve said it sooo many times I’m beside myself it’s actually happening yipppeeee. I’m now properly screaming it from every rooftop – me and my girls will see you all on stage!!” – Mel B
“Reminiscing with the girls about how much fun we had, made me feel like it was the right time to do it all over again!” – Melanie C
“I am so excited, together we celebrate girl power with our fans and the next generation and everyone is welcome! Hold tight it’s gonna be fun xx” – Geri
SPICE UP YOUR LIFE: The Spice Girls Story
SO HERE’S THE STORY FROM A-Z…
After the release of their iconic debut single ‘Wannabe’ in 1996 (which topped the charts in 37 countries), the Spice Girls took over the WORLD in the late 90’s!
Releasing 13 singles, 3 studio albums and 1 blockbuster movie the girls changed the face of pop music forever, inspiring a whole generation of girls (and boys) to be unapologetically proud of who they were.
Their debut album ‘Spice’ went onto sell more than 31 million copies worldwide and remains the best-selling album of ALL TIME by a female group.
After taking a break from the band to pursue solo projects in 2001, all 5 girls reunited in 2007 for the phenomenally successful ‘Return Of The Spice Girls World Tour’ which saw them perform at venues around the world, including 17 sold out shows at The O2 Arena in London.
The tour is estimated to have grossed over $70 million and produced $107.2 million in ticket sales and merchandising, becoming the 8th highest-grossing concert tour of 2008.
The Spice Girls last performed together at the 2012 Olympics Closing Ceremony in London.
Spice Girls London 2012 Olympics Closing Ceremony
To date the Spice Girls have sold 85 million records worldwide.
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