Viva Forever! Spice Girls re­veal 2019 UK re­union tour

The Phnom Penh Post - - LIFESTYLE -

SAY you’ll be there – best­selling 90s girl band the Spice Girls prom­ise to give fans what they re­ally, re­ally want on a UK re­union tour next year.

The band – mi­nus pop star-turned­fash­ion de­signer Vic­to­ria Beck­ham – re­leased de­tails of a come­back tour, which will see them play Wem­b­ley Sta­dium, Bri­tain’s big­gest venue.

In a video shared on the band’s newly cre­ated Twit­ter ac­count, the four re­main­ing mem­bers staged a mock news broad­cast to con­firm ru­mours of the tour.

Beck­ham, also known as Posh Spice, later posted a photo of the four­some on so­cial me­dia along­side a state­ment.

“I won’t be join­ing my girls on stage again but 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,” she wrote on In­sta­gram.

The pop phe­nom­e­non’s an­nounce­ment sparked cel­e­bra­tion from fans on so­cial me­dia, in­clud­ing from Bri­tish singer Adele, who shared a throw­back child­hood photo of her­self pos­ing ex­cit­edly in front of mag­a­zine posters of the band on her bed­room wall.

“This is how I feel right now! I am ready,” she added on In­sta­gram.

The band’s of­fi­cial Twit­ter ac­count, which promised a “new gen­er­a­tion of girl power” was flooded with a frenzy of posts from nos­tal­gic fans.

“The Spice Girls per­form­ing in my home town! I need to sit down. I can’t breathe!!” tweeted Wez from Sun­der­land.

“I’m al­ready pack­ing my Union Jack dress and plat­form shoes, see you t here,” an­other fan, Vick y, added.

Jes­sica Mor­gan joked on Twit­ter: “My life de­pends on suc­cess­fully pur­chas­ing a Spice Girls ticket.”

The tour will take in six Bri­tish cities next year, in­clud­ing Manch­ester on June 1, the Scot­tish cap­i­tal Ed­in­burgh a week later and cul­mi­nat­ing at Wem­b­ley on June 15.

Ahead of the an­nounce­ment, Me­lanie Brown (also known as Mel B and Scary Spice) left the door open to Beck­ham’s pos­si­ble in­volve­ment.

“It’s just the four of us that are fully con­firmed, but you know, Vic might join us at some point,” she told Bri­tain’s ITV net­work.

“She’s got a full-on life with all of her work com­mit­ments and her fash­ion line and her kids, so she’s just kind of not com­mit­ting just yet,” Brown added.

The group stormed to world­wide fame in 1996 af­ter the re­lease of their first sin­gle Wannabe, spread­ing their mes­sage of girl power, even­tu­ally go­ing on to sell 85 mil­lion al­bums world­wide.

Only two of their 11 sin­gles failed to reach No1 on the Bri­tish charts, while their first three sin­gles all hit the US top five.

The five-piece split in 2000 but re­united for a world tour in 2007.

They got to­gether again to per­form at the Lon­don 2012 Olympics clos­ing cer­e­mony and also col­lab­o­rated then for the launch of the Spice Girls mu­si­cal Viva Forever!.

An ex­pected come­back i n 2016 with three band­mates fa i led to ma­te­ria lise.

Tick­ets for the new tour will go on sale on Satur­day.

AFP

The Spice Girls per­form dur­ing a fash­ion show in Hol­ly­wood, Cal­i­for­nia, in 2007.

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