Mel B confirms Spice Girls reunion tour is finally happening
All right, 90's kids, I know we've gotten your hopes up before. Earlier this year, the Spice Girls reunited for the first time in six years. Mel B, Victoria Beckham, Emma Bunton, Melanie C and Geri Halliwell gathered together at Geri's house in Hertfordshire, England. As the fans squeed, the group released a statement:
"The time now feels right to explore some incredible new opportunities together. 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."
TMZ reported the group was discussing a reunion tour, which is what the fans want, what they really really want. Unfortunately, that fell through. Victoria told Vogue, "I’m not going on tour. The girls aren’t going on tour." Thanks a lot, Posh Spice. More like Buzzkill Spice. Jerk. Anyway, the girls said they discussed other projects, like a greatest hits album, TV show and endorsement deals.
Then in February, Mel B - aka Scary Spice - appeared on The Talk and revealed she was going to the Royal Wedding. When asked who else was attending the event, Mel added, "Well us five Spice Girls." "Will the Spice Girls be performing at the reception?" asked host Loni Love. "Ah, this is where I'm just like," replied Mel B. Then she threw her hands up in exasperation and the other hosts screamed with joy, interpreting that as a 'yes'.
But the answer not a yes. The Royal Wedding came and went, without any report of a Spice Girls performance. Sadly, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle could not slam their body down and wind it all around. This seemed to put the kibosh on the big reunion - that is, until Mel B stirred speculation once again on Instagram.
She shared a photo of five "sexy drag queen playmates" in Spice Girls costumes. In the caption, she wrote a tour would "actually happen soon."
"Yesssss Finally, the spice girls have reunited! hahaha JK! Trust me peeps it’s actually happening soon! These are the sexy drag queen playmates from @playnashville! Happy Pride Nashville, NYC, and all around the world! #SpiceUpYourLife #LGBTQ #RainbowsForEveryone"
Well, if you trust the word of Scary Spice, get excited. On Wednesday, Mel B appeared on The Today Show, and confirmed the reunion tour is happening. She told host Hoda Kotb, "I’m the only one that keeps on saying we’re going to be performing, which we are gonna be performing. Finally, they’ve got it together. Yes."
Later in the chat, she shut down the rumor that Victoria was opposed to the reunion tour. "She’s always saying that," said Mel B. "Stop it. We are touring. Should I have really said that out loud? Yes, we are going to be doing performances together for sure."
Okay, I know that sounds exciting, 90's kids. But you might want to wait until some dates to be announced before you dig up your Doc Martens. I don't want your heart to get broken again.