After only two months on the road with sold out shows in the UK, U.S. and Canada, the Spice Girls announced they are canceling the last six scheduled dates on their reunion world tour, leaving disappointed fans in Australia, China, South Africa and Argentina. The tour’s last date is Feb. 26 Toronto.
According to London’s Daily Mail newspaper, Melanie “Scary Spice” Brown and Melanie “Sporty Spice” Chisholm, exhausted from the grueling schedule, told the other three girls: “We’ve had enough.”
A post on the Spice Girls website stated: “Sadly the tour needs to come to an end by the end of February due to family and personal commitments for Emma, Geri, Mel B, Melanie C and Victoria. It was announced in June that, as well as the Europe and the US, the girls planned to visit Australia, China, South Africa and Argentina. Due to the phenomenal demand for tickets in the UK and the U.S. along with the touring logistics for such a massive production it was not possible to fit everything in.”
The tour, which launched Dec. 2 in Vancouver, sold extremely well in all markets and was among the leading tours in ticket sales in TicketNews’ exclusive rankings.
The girls said: “We’ve had such an amazing time over the last 3 months. It’s been incredible being back together and seeing our fans again. We want to thank everyone who came to see us. It was all so mad the first time round, so we’ve really been able to appreciate it properly this time. There have been so many highlights and good times that we know it will be hard to be apart after Toronto. Really sorry if we didn’t get to see you this time round. We all have other commitments in our lives now but who knows what will happen next.”