The Spice Girls plan reunion tour and people are freaking out
Get excited, 90's kids! The Spice Girls are back. Last week Mel B, Victoria Beckham, Emma Bunton, Melanie C and Geri Halliwell officially announced they were reuniting in an Instagram selfie. They took the photo at Geri's house in Hertfordshire, England, and it was the first time the group had been together since 2012. (Apparently, Victoria was the big hold out, but now she is "fully on board.")
Some eagle-eyed fans thought they spotted some extra "spice" in the photo, in the form of a line of cocaine. But it turns out that was just a reflection of light on a phone screen. Sorry, Internet Detectives. The only thing these ladies get high on is friendship!
"The time now feels right to explore some incredible new opportunities together," said the group in a statement. "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."
In response, millions of fans started singing Wannabe, while their co-workers (or kids) looked at like them like they were crazy. But what exactly are these "incredible new opportunities" and "exciting possibilities"? That's pretty vague. Are they going to make a reality TV show? A greatest hits album? Spice World 2? I'll tell you what we want, what we really, really want: specific information.
Today TMZ's sources confirmed that the group met at Geri's house to discuss a reunion tour. The tour will take place this summer, beginning in England, and then migrating over to the United States. There's still no word on exact dates and cities, but they will not be planning a residency in Las Vegas. Also, they are not planning to record any new music.
So, that's a bummer, if you were hoping to get some spicy new club bangers. But come on, who needs new music? Fans want the hits! On Twitter, everyone shared their excitement to see the #GirlPower icons perform their various smash singles, like "Say You'll Be There" and "2 Become 1." Even serious CNN journalists were freaking out, slamming their body down and winding it all around.
The tour is still in the early stages of planning, but don't worry. You can always pass the time by playing with your old Spice Girls Barbies, holding slumber party screenings of the movie Spice World, and debating which Spice Girl you and your friends are: Posh, Sporty, Baby, Ginger and Scary. (I wish I was Posh but I'm totally Baby). Soon, you'll be able to relive your youth and see the biggest British pop since The Beatles live in concert.
Rumor has it Destiny's Child is reuniting this year, too, so it's a pretty exciting time for girl groups. It's like a great poet once said - "Friendship never ends." (And neither does nostalgia.)