There have been rumors of a Spice Girls reunion for years, especially any time the five women that make up the group post a photo. Now, it’s time for an actual reunion with just a few things to note. Victoria Beckham, also known as Posh Spice, won’t be part of the reunion because she reportedly isn’t interested and the tour will only be in the U.K.
The remaining members of the group will reunite and the tour will consist of 13 nights in the U.K. in 2019.There will also be a few nights at Wembley Stadium.
There has been a lot of back and forth for the tour, reportedly due to Posh. No one is shocked by the decision for Posh to not be part of the tour, but it is not clear why she dropped out. Simon Fuller, who is orchestrating the tour, has said previously that Posh never felt comfortable in the band. After the band broke up, she did a few songs as a solo artist but wasn’t happy doing music anymore. She has reportedly said in an interview that producers would turn off her mic during live shows.
The other members will reportedly make $12 million if the tour sells out, making it a lucrative opportunity for those who do want to participate on the tour and bring back the nostalgic feel for all those that loved them in the ’90s.
The tour won’t start until next year and there has not been an official announcement yet. In the meantime, Mel B has announced that she is checking into rehab for post traumatic stress syndrome. She is working on being a better version of herself for her kids, and thanks everyone for their love and support. She has told news outlets that she there are some sex and alcohol issues she is struggling with.
The Spice Girls rose to fame after forming in 1994 in England, and had success both in the U.K. and in the United States. In 1996 they released their debut single, Wannabe, in the U.K., and the video for the single was an instant hit that aired 70 times a week when it was at its peak. They broke out in a time when alternative rock, hip-hop and R&B dominated the music charts and had to compete with other acts such as Hanson, Britney Spears, and NSYNC. Their success opened doors for other girl groups and female pop singers that come after them. The U.K. scene at the time had a male dominated pop music landscape, and they were able to breakthrough with commercial success. In addition to music success, they appeared in films and in many marketing efforts. Ten years ago, the group did have a Return of the Spice Girls tour, which was their first tour since 1999 and was the first featuring the original five since May 1998 during the Spiceworld Tour. Since this tour, rumors have continued to spread about other reunions and where they would go from there.