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The Spice Girls to reform for world tour

The Spice Girls

Story by Jack Foley

THE Spice Girls are to reform for a world tour in December and January, it has been confirmed.

After weeks of speculation, the girls – who have not performed together since Geri Halliwell quit in 1998 – revealed their intentions at a London press conference.

The 11 tour dates include a show in London on December 15, as well as two other European dates in Madrid and Cologne. The tour begins in Los Angeles.

Commenting at the press conference, Halliwell explained: “I think for us it was about celebrating the past, enjoying each other and it’s about our fans. It was the right time.”

Many of the venues for the tour dates are yet to be confirmed but Halliwell is anticipating a warm reaction from fans and said they were looking forward to performing again.

“For us it’s about celebrating the past, enjoying each other and it’s about our fans,” she added. “It was kind of now or never.”

Rumours that The Spice Girls would perform at the Concert for Diana memorial show in London this Sunday have been denied, owing to Emma Bunton’s pregnancy – although they did admit they would have loved to do so had the opportunity been there.

The tour has been put together by Simon Fuller, the man who masterminded the girl group’s global success a decade ago.

In their heyday, The Spice Girls notched up a string of hits, including Wannabe and 2 Become 1, sold more than 55 million records around the world. They even released a movie, Spice World.

Emma Bunton, Mel Brown, Mel Chisholm, Victoria Adams and Geri Halliwell quickly became household names and were more commonly nicknamed Baby, Scary, Sporty, Posh and Ginger.

But Halliwell quit in May 1998 citing “differences” as the reason and leaving her former colleagues to complete a sold-out world tour in her absence.

Since 2001 each member has attempted to pursue a solo career with varying degrees of success. It remains to be seen whether they can recapture the success they enjoyed a decade ago.

World tour dates and destinations…

December
7 – Los Angeles
8 – Las Vegas
11 – New York
15 – London
20 – Cologne – 20 December
23 – Madrid – 23 December

January
10 – Beijing
12 – Hong Kong
17 – Sydney
20 – Cape Town
24 – Buenos Aires

  1. i think yall should definatly spread the locations out in america…for instance instead of los angeles, houston.

    traci    Jul 3    #