After six years of not having made any public appearances together, the Spice Girls have signed contracts for shows in both the US and UK.
Recently, there were rumors that they were getting back together, but it has now been confirmed!
On the 2nd of February, Emma Bunton shared a picture of herself with Melanie Brown, Victoria Beckham, Melanie Chisholm and Geri Horner, all hanging out at Horner’s house. The picture was captioned, “Great catch up with my girls! #bffs always ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ the future is looking spicy!”
The picture sparked rumors that the legendary band was getting back together to record new music. However, at the recent presentation of her 2018 autumn/fall line to Vogue, Beckham spoke out and said, “I’m not going on tour. The girls aren’t going on tour.”
Talking about the band, she also mentioned, “There’s something so strong in the message of what the Spice Girls stood for.”
Recently, it was leaked to TMZ that all the members of the band had signed contracts agreeing to the reunion shows. Simon Fuller, the creator of American Idol and the band’s former manager, is thought to be the driving force behind this venture.
Reportedly, the band met him last week for “rough planning”. This seems to encompass a full comeback strategy sans new music: a television show, endorsement deals and even a compilation album of the greatest hits!
The tour will start in the UK and will make its way to the US, with a heavy focus on ‘merchandising opportunities. It will eventually move to the band facilitating the music journeys of other emerging artists.
A source said, “This reunion is all about securing the Spice Girls legacy, and their own company could be a way to do that.”
One could say, though, that the legacy of the Spice Girls is forever signed and sealed. The group released their debut single in 1996, and were a pop stable until they broke up in 2000.
Their last major public performances date back to 2008, when they toured Europe and the US alongside a greatest hits album as a farewell to their many devoted fans.
They also performed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, and were then scheduled to perform in 2016. However, the conflicting schedules of a few members meant that fell through.
If this news is true, this is the first time since 2012 that the iconic quintet will be seen live again!