Four of the original Spice Girls announced this morning that they will reunite next year for a 2019 tour in the UK, proving that “friendship never ends.”
Melanie Brown, Emma Bunton, Melanie Chisholm, and Geri Horner released a tour announcement video this morning. The minute-long clip shows the four girls bantering back and forth before revealing the big news.
— Spice Girls (@spicegirls) November 5, 2018
Their first tour in a decade is set to kick-off at Manchester’s Etihad Stadium on June 1, 2019, followed by shows in Coventry, Sunderland, Edinburgh, and Bristol. They will close out the brief run at London’s legendary Wembley Stadium on June 15. Throughout the tour, they will be joined by special guest Jess Glynne.
While these are the only dates announced so far, Mel B confirmed that a world tour will follow. She also noted that although Victoria Beckham will not join them, she hopes she will make an appearance at a few shows.
“It’s just the four of us. I hope Victoria will join us at some point,” Mel B said on ITV’s Loose Women. “It’d be a shame if she didn’t.”
“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,” Beckham said in a statement. “I know they will put on an amazing show and the fantastic fans past and present are going to have a wonderful time!”
The five members launched a reunion tour in 2007 and last performed together at the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games. Their most recent record, Forever, was released in 2000 following the departure of Horner. They are best-known for hits like “Wannabe” and “2 Become 1” off their 1996 debut self-titled album, as well as Spiceworld‘s “Spice Up Your Life,” “Stop,” “Too Much,” and “Viva Forever.”
With 85 million records sold worldwide and global success, the group has been named the top best-selling female groups of all time.
Check out the UK tour dates below and stay on the lookout for upcoming world tour dates.
Spice Girls UK Tour 2019
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