Well, we told them what we want…what we really really want and it looks like the Spice Girls have finally came through. On Monday (Nov. 5), the British girl group announced plans to reunite later this year for a handful of shows. While it’s good news for longtime fans of the 90s staple, there are two catches to this new announcement: one, the shows are only happening in the United Kingdom; and two, Posh Spice (aka Victoria Beckham) will not take part in the event.
Instead, the group will go on as a four-piece with Emma “Baby” Bunton, Geri “Ginger” Halliwell, Mel “Sporty” Chisholm, and Mel “Scary” Brown taking center stage during the six-show engagement.
In a statement, the group revealed that Beckham will not join the reunion due to “business commitments.”
Beckham herself posted a message in which she supports the reunion even if she is not part of it: “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, I know they will put on an amazing show and the fantastic fans past and present are going to have a wonderful time!”
The upcoming tour will begin on June 1 at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester and conclude two weeks later with a massive show at Wembley Stadium in London.
Tickets for the gigs go on sale beginning this Saturday, Nov. 10.
The newly announced shows come months after speculations began that there was a possibility of some reunion gigs on the horizon. In February, the act confirmed their reunion, though no actual shows were reported at the time.
“The time now feels right to explore some incredible new opportunities together,” the act wrote at the beginning of 2018. “We all agree that there are many exciting possibilities that will once again embrace the original essence of The Spice Girls, while reinforcing our message of female empowerment for future generations.”
The six-show reunion will be the first time the group has performed together since the 2012 London Summer Olympics’ closing ceremony.
The complete list of upcoming shows can be found below while the tour announcement video can be seen above.
SPICE GIRLS 2019 TOUR DATES:
June 01 – Manchester, UK @ Etihad Stadium
June 03 – Coventry, UK @ Ricoh Stadium
June 06 – Sunderland, UK @ Stadium of Light
June 08 – Edinburgh, UK @ BT Murrayfield Stadium
June 10 – Bristol, UK @ Ashton Gate Stadium
June 15 – London, UK @ Wembley Stadium