Spice Girls set to announce a 2019 reunion tour minus Victoria Beckham
This will be the first time the girls will be performing together since their reunion at the 2012 London Olympics
Spice Girls are all set to return to enchant their fans after a considerable hiatus. The famous pop-group from the 90s is set to announce a 2019 reunion tour with one small twist, famed member Victoria Beckham won't be joining them.
A report by The Sun suggests that the band has recorded a message that they will broadcast to officially announce their tour. The tour will see four of the Spice Girls return including Melanie "Sporty Spice" Chisholm, Geri "Ginger Spice" Horner, Emma "Baby Spice" Bunton and Melanie "Scary Spice" Brown.
The Spice Girls have had an illustrious run and are now considered cultural icons. The members of the group have altered over the years. After Geri Horner quit the group in 1998, they performed as a four-piece ensemble for two years. She rejoined the group in 2007 for their reunion tour. Despite splitting up in 2000, they managed to reunite at the 2012 London Olympics, which was also their last performance together.
Ever since their performance at the Olympics, there have been several rumours of a possible reunion. A report by The Guardian suggests that the five held a meeting and indicated that they intend to work on new projects together.
Owing to Victoria's absence, this reunion tour will mark the second time the group is performing with a reduced number, the first time being after the departure of Geri Horner for a brief period.
Victoria Beckham's absence from the proposed tour has caused many fans to speculate about the reasons for her staying away. It seems that Posh has chosen to focus on her fashion label instead of rejoining the group for their reunion tour. Her eponymous fashion label was launched in 2008 and has since been the reason for her consistent fame and popularity. Beckham is also known for being self-aware of her lack of musical talent.
Highlighting Beckham's absence from the tour, Melanie Brown attended a Halloween party dressed as Posh. She held up a sign that read 'No, I'm not going on tour.' Her boyfriend, on the other hand, dressed as David Beckham held up a countersign that read “Please, please, please do it for the Spice Girls fans.”
Despite their time away from the limelight as a band, the pop group continues to remain in demand. Each of the band members was offered £10m for the promotion of a new greatest hits album. This was coupled with a deal to appear on talent shows and commit to various endorsements.
Apart from the reunion tour in 2019, other future plans of the band include all five of them voicing an animated super-hero film which promotes a message of "girl power."