Spice Girls to re-issue ‘Spiceworld’ and ‘Greatest Hits’ on vinyl

So tell us what you want…what you really, really want? If it’s two Spice Girls albums re-released on vinyl, then we have you covered.

On Tuesday (Feb. 4), it was announced that two Spice Girls records would be getting the vinyl treatment. The quintet’s 1997 hit Spiceworld and last year’s Greatest Hits will be the two lucky albums.

Both vinyls will be available beginning Friday, March 13, through UMe/Virgin EMI.

Both the Spiceworld and Greatest Hits re-issues will be available on 180g black vinyl and will include the original album artwork.

Spiceworld, the Spice Girl’s sophomore effort, was released in 1997 through Virgin Records. The album produced a total of four hit singles, including “Spice Up Your Life,” “Too Much,” “Stop,” and “Viva Forever.” The album debuted at the number eight spot on the US Billboard 200 chart, eventually peaking at the number three spot.

The Spice Girls’ Greatest Hits album was released last year following the group’s sold-out United Kingdom summer tour. As the title implies, the record features some of their chart-topping and fan-loving tracks such as “2 Become 1,” “Wannabe,” “Say You’ll Be There,” and more.

Watch: Emma Bunton shares new single ‘Baby Please Don’t Stop’

If you grew up in the 90s, then you knew all about the Spice Girls. Every group of friends would spend their days deciding who would be which member of the iconic British girl group. Usually, the biggest fights would be over who would be the pigtail-sporting, lollipop-sucking Baby Spice. Well, times have changed and each band member has gone on to do their own thing including former Baby Spice, Emma Bunton.

On Friday (March 8), Bunton returned with the music video for her new record’s lead single. Titled “Baby Please Don’t Stop,” the new track is described as “a storming sixties influenced smooth pop classic, which is sure to delight Emma fans across the globe.”

The three-minute clip follows Bunton as she gets ready to film the music video for the new song. All the action behind the camera is in black and white while all the action in front of the camera is bright and colorful; a nod to the sixties. Watch the music video for “Baby Please Don’t Stop” above.

“Baby Please Don’t Stop” is the first single off Bunton’s upcoming fourth studio effort. My Happy Place is due out April 12 through BMG. Pre-orders are currently available here. The ten-track album will feature two original songs —”Baby Please Don’t Stop” and “Too Many Teardrops”— co-written by Bunton.

The impending album will also feature several collaborations including “2 Become 1” with Robbie Williams, “I Only Want to Be with You” with Will Young, “Come Away with Me” with Josh Kumra, and “You’re All I Need to Get By” with Jade Jones.

“The reason I called the album My Happy Place is because my happy place is with my family, with my friends, listening to music and being in the studio. All those things came together on this album. While recording it my kids came to the studio, my friends came down, my mum listened to every song over and over again. Being in the studio, I just feel so happy,” Bunton said in a press statement.

“As you get older you feel more confident because actually, your priorities change, and my family have become my focus, but this album is like the icing on the cake. Being able to write, record and perform is definitely that extra sprinkle of magic.”

My Happy Place is the follow-up to 2006’s Life in Mono.

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.

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

Backstreet Boys and Spice Girls Tour? Say It Is So!

Backstreet Boys

The Backstreet Boys and he Spice Girls heading out on tour together? That’s like a 90s kids’ dream come true and chance of that happening look to be getting better.

Yesterday afternoon, rumors started that both iconic groups are in the process of planning a tour thanks to an interview for the U.K. paper, The Sun with Backstreet Boy Brian Littrell.

“We are actually in early talks about maybe doing a world tour together with the Spice Girls,” he was quoted as saying, but also told fans not to put too much hope into it because there’s always that chance that the tour will be a bust.

Remember Posh Spice herself, Victoria Beckham has repeatedly said that she is not interested in a reunion; their performance at the Summer Olympics in 2012 was the one shot deal. In an interview with Vogue Paris, she revealed that she knew it was over for her during their reunion tour in 2008, “It should have been the best moment of my life, but I just wanted to be elsewhere. It wasn’t a lack of respect for the girls or the audience, but the passion just wasn’t there.”

Though Posh might not be down for a reunion, Scary Spice Mel B. said that she would be fine with a reunion especially since 2014 will mark the group’s 20th anniversary.

“It will be our 20th year anniversary next year so I’m hoping we do get together and do something,” Mel B told MTV News. “It kind of would be a shame if we didn’t.”

But even if the reunion doesn’t happen, the Backstreet Boy already having a full year ahead of them. Their Backstreet Boy Cruise is set to sail this coming October, while their “A World Like This” Tour with Avril Lavigne, will begin this May in Moncton, New Brunswick.