Spice Girls to reunite for short summer tour sans Posh Spice

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.


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

Every Avenue announce two reunion shows

Just in time for the Halloween season, Every Avenue have announced that they are back from the dead. On Monday (Oct. 1), the Michigan-founded band revealed on social media that not only had they reunited, but that they had two shows already lineup for the month of December. Taking to Twitter, the group posted an image of a tour flyer with the caption, “Weeeeeeee’re back!”

The flyer, which fittingly features a zombie arm popping out of a grave with a beer in hand and a tombstone reading RIP 2003-2018, features two tour dates; Dec. 28 at the Bottom Lounge in Chicago and Dec. 29 at St. Andrew’s Hall in Detroit. In addition to the dates, the flyer also confirms the act’s resurrection with the message: “They came on December 28 and 29, in the year 2018, once presumed dead, but no…Every Avenue, they’re alive!”

Check out the flyer and the band’s message here.

The band’s reunion and newly announced tour dates comes six years after calling it a day. While the five-piece did split up in 2012, they always maintained that it was much more of a “see you later” than a permanent break.

“We’ve always said ‘this is see you later, we’re not into goodbyes,” said the band in a joint post at the time.

“We are not breaking up, and are not on bad terms. We have all reached a new chapter in our lives and we are excited about exploring new possibilities!”

Every Avenue’s last studio album was 2011’s Bad Habits. The album was released through Fearless Records.

Man Overboard to regroup for three reunion shows

Are the guys from Man Overboard ready to return to the music world to defend their beloved pop-punk? Well, if their recent announcement is any kind of hint, then the answer to that question might be maybe. On Thursday (Aug. 2), the New Jersey-founded band confirmed plans to reunite at the end of the year for a couple of reunion shows. Taking to social media, the group posted a minute-long video which begins with the band performing in front of a small audience and concludes with them performing on stage in front of a “significantly” larger crowd at the Vans Warped Tour.

“When we started this band ten years ago, we never thought it would take us the places it did,” reads the band’s accompanying Facebook post. “We traveled the world and created a wealth of memories. We experienced great triumphs and our fair share of setbacks. It’s a journey that shaped who we all are as people today and something we are eternally grateful for.”

In the same post, they reveal that they will perform a total of three shows which will take place at the end of November and beginning of December. The first show will take place on Nov. 30 at the Gramercy Theatre in New York; the second show will take place on Dec. 1 at the Theater of Living Arts in Philadelphia; and the third show will take place on Dec. 2 at The Sinclair in Cambridge.

Tickets for all three shows will go on sale beginning this Friday, Aug. 3, at 10 a.m. local time on the band’s website.

The reunion news comes a week after a Facebook event was created, unintentionally ruining the secret. Though the post was deleted, some fans were quick to take screenshots of the event as evidence that something big was coming from the band.

Man Overboard’s confirmed reunion shows come almost three years after the band formally announced plans for a hiatus. In January of 2016, the group posted a letter to fans where they reflected on their seven years as a group and all the good times they experienced. At the end, they warned fans that they had no plans for the band and that it would probably remain that way for a while.

“Our current plans are very few and will likely remain that way for a while,” the 2016 letter reads. “Don’t read into it. Don’t think it’s something it’s not. This spring we will be playing eight shows in the United States. Farewell for now.”

Man Overboard’s last studio album was 2015’s Heavy Love which was released through Rise Records. For now, the list of upcoming shows can be seen below.


Nov. 30 – New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
Dec. 01 – Philadelphia, PA – Theater of Living Arts
Dec. 02 – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair