British girl group Spice Girls have announced they will be back on tour next year but without Victoria Beckham.
The group, one of the most successful acts of the 1990s, have not performed together since the London Olympics closing ceremony in 2012. it’s also been 10 years ago since the fivesome toured together.
The Spice Girls revealed their comeback tour in a video on the band’s newly-created social media accounts.
— Spice Girls (@spicegirls) November 5, 2018
The group will kick off the Spice World tour the United Kingdom performing in various cities including Manchester, Coventry, Sunderland, Edinburgh and Bristol and London.
Speaking about the upcoming tour, the girls said “We are beyond excited to be reuniting next year for a stadium tour! Bringing girl power and our message of friendship and love back to the stage feels more relevant than ever.”
Victoria Beckham formerly Posh Spice confirmed she will not be joining her former bandmates for next year’s reunion. In a message posted to Instagram, the singer-turned-designer wrote: “Today marks a special day for the girls as they announce the first tour dates since we performed together in 2012! She added the hashtags “#spicegirls” and “#friendshipneverends”.
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Today marks a special day for the girls as they announce the first tour dates since we performed together in 2012! I won't be joining my girls on stage again but being in the Spice Girls was a hugely important part of my life and I wish them so much love and fun as they go back on tour next year. I know they will put on an amazing show and the fantastic fans past and present are going to have a wonderful time! X vb #spicegirls #friendshipneverends
Speaking in a recent interview, Mel B said she hopes Beckham might change her mind about joining the tour. She confirmed that only four of them were signed up and said: “She’s got a full-on life with all of her work commitments and her fashion line and her kids, so, she’s just kind of not committing just yet.”
The Spice Girls first performed as a four-piece for two years after Geri Helliwell quit the band in 1998.