Spice Girls Announce Official Reunion Tour

Andrew Roberts 5 Nov 2018

Monday brought surprising news to all of those people of the world still looking to "spice up their lives." The Spice Girls -- minus Victoria "Posh Spice" Beckham -- are reuniting for a UK tour.

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According to CNN, Emma "Baby Spice" Bunton, Geri "Ginger Spice" Halliwell Horner, Melanie "Mel C" Chisholm and Melanie "Mel B" Brown made the announcement through a spoof news report on Twitter.

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Surprise, Surprise

The announcement of the reunion surprised many and it took a lot to keep it under wraps. But Emma Bunton sorta let the cat out of the bag on early Monday morning:

The singer burst into laughter on her Heart Radio breakfast show and refused to answer questions about whether the group would be reuniting.

Co-host Jamie Theakston asked several times if news of a reunion tour was true, and Bunton finally gave in and said: "Everything would be announced on social media at 15:00 GMT (10 a.m. ET). I'm just excited, I want it out there."

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Tickets On Sale?

The Spice World 2019 UK Tour will make its way around the UK next summer and tickets will go on sale Saturday November 10th at 10:30 am.

It will be interesting to see how fast the tickets sell out.

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Rumors Finally Confirmed

It had been rumored that the Spice Girls would be making a comeback for quite a while now. But despite her presence in this earlier photo from February, Beckham released a statement about her absence according to The Guardian:

“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!”

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Second Reunion And Apologies

The group originally broke up in 1998 following the departure of Geri Halliwell from the group for a solo push. She rejoined for the first reunion and apologized for leaving ahead of the American tour according to The Guardian:

It will be the second time the band has toured with a reduced membership. Horner quit the Spice Girls in May 1998 prior to the group’s first North American tour, which they completed without her. She rejoined the group in 2007 for their first reunion tour and a greatest hits collection that contained one new song

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2012 Olympic Games

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All five members got back together for the closing ceremony of the London Olympics in 2012, helping fuel the rumors of a true reunion soon after.

It took a while, but we're finally there.

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Will It Be The Same?

They might be a foursome now, but it seems that the excitement around a Spice Girls reunion has not tapered off at all.

If anything, it is a positive to look for in the gloomy world and an undeniable reason to be happy. Can the Spice Girls save the planet? Probably not, but it'll be fun.

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