The Spice Girls are coming back for a 2019 British stadium tour without fashion designer Victoria Beckham, who performed as Posh Spice during the group’s 1990s pop heyday.
The band said Beckham would not take part because of business commitments but “will always be one of the Spice Girls and remains aligned with Emma, Mel B, Melanie C and Geri in preserving their unique legacy”.
— Spice Girls (@spicegirls) November 5, 2018
The British quartet has released a light-hearted video of themselves discussing their comeback in a mock news program, announcing six concerts in June in stadiums in Manchester, Coventry, Sunderland, Edinburgh, Bristol and London.
“Girls, do you think I’m too old for bunches?” asks radio host Emma Bunton, or Baby Spice, 42, in the video released on Monday, before tying up her hair in the style she sported in the 1990s.
Singer-songwriter Jess Glynne said she was planning to join the Spice World tour along with Bunton and her band mates Ginger Spice (Geri Horner, 46), Scary Spice (Melanie Brown, 43) and Sporty Spice (Melanie Chisholm, 44).
Beckham, 44, did not feature in the video amid reports that she has chosen to focus on her fashion business rather than joining the Spice Girls tour.
The news set alight social media, with Adele posting her excitement at the news on Instagram.
Adele's joined in the excitement for the #SpiceGirlsReunion tour!
She's posted this throwback pic of her as a little girl 😂
— East Anglia News (@HeartAngliaNews) November 6, 2018
Pictured in front of her pop heroes, the Someone Like You singer, 30, appears to be doing a fist pump in the fun photo.
“HA! This is how I feel right now!” Adele said. “I AM READY.”
The Spice Girls shot to fame in 1996 with the single Wannabe and went on to have a series of global hits and a film, Spice World.
They split up in 2000, reuniting for a tour of Europe and the United States in 2008 and last performed together at the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics.