Pop icons Spice Girls have announced a huge stadium tour for summer 2019, joined by very special guest Jess Glynne. The speculation is finally over as Geri, Emma, Mel B and Mel C have confirmed a string of massive UK dates this May and June, taking in Manchester, Coventry, Cardiff, Sunderland, Edinburgh, Bristol and London.
Formed in 1994, the group orginially comprised of Scary, Baby, Ginger, Posh and Sporty. They released their first single, Wannabe, in 1996, which catapulting the group to the top of the UK charts. The debut single also hit No.1 in a further 36 countries and firmly established the Spice Girls (and their mantra of "Girl Power") as a global phenomenon. More hits followed, with singles from debut album, Spice (1996), including Say You'll Be There, 2 Become 1 and Who Do You Think You Are?
Sophomore album Spiceworld followed a year later, selling over 20 million copies worldwide, along with a film (Spice World) and a string of further hits – Spice Up Your Life, Too Much, Stop and Viva Forever.
Between 1996 and 1998 the band saw three consecutive Christmas No.1s in the UK. The group have also sold a collective 85 million records worldwide – making them the best-selling female group of all time, one of the best-selling pop groups of all time, and the biggest British pop success since The Beatles.
Following Geri Halliwell's departure from the band in 1998, the Spice Girls continued as a foursome until they went on hiatus in 2000. A 2007–2008 reunion tour followed, and the band reunitied again for a special performance at the closing ceremony of the London 2012 summer Olympics.
Their 2019 stadium tour reuinites Geri, Emma, Mel B and Mel C for the first time in six years.
Last updated: March, 2019