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Spice Girls announce UK reunion tour without Victoria Beckham

Ella Braidwood November 5, 2018
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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 11: Melanie Brown, Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton and Melanie Chisholm attend the after party for the press night of 'Viva Forever', a musical based on the music of The Spice Girls at Victoria Embankment Gardens on December 11, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart Wilson/Getty Images)

The Spice Girls have announced a six-date reunion tour in the UK next year—minus Victoria Beckham.

Melanie Brown, Emma Bunton, Geri Horner (Halliwell) and Melanie C will reunite for the June 2019 tour, supported by Jess Glynne, which will see the band perform in London, Manchester, and Edinburgh.

The four remaining members of the band, who will also play in Coventry, Sunderland, and Bristol, revealed the tour dates in a video on Twitter on Monday.

Tickets for the tour will go on sale on Saturday (November 10) at 10:30am.

The Spice Girls have been teasing a reunion tour since February when images of the band, including Victoria Beckham, were posted on social media.

The band originally split up in 2000, having played as a four-piece without Horner for two years, following her exit from the group in 1998.

The reunited five-piece played a reunion tour in 2007 and went on to perform together at the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Spice Girls 2019 tour dates

The Spice Girls will perform at Manchester Etihad Stadium (June 1), Coventry Ricoh Stadium (June 3), Sunderland Stadium of Light (June 6), Edinburgh BT Murrayfield Stadium (June 8), Bristol Ashton Gate Stadium (June 10) and London Wembley Stadium (June 15).

Beckham won’t be joining the Spice Girls on tour. (Victor Boyko/Getty Images for YouTube)

Glynne re-tweeted the Spice Girls’ announcement, writing: “ARE YOU MAD! I’m Joining @spicegirls ON TOUR! Y’all best come through cause this stadium tour is gonna kick OFF! ”

The Spice Girls, one of the biggest acts in British popular music in the 1990s, have sold more than 85 million albums worldwide.

The band is the biggest selling female group of all-time.

Spice Girls released two albums as a five-piece: Spice (1996) and Spiceworld (1997).

The group also released a third album, Forever (2000), which was recorded without Horner.

Mel B previously said on ITV’s Loose Women that she hoped Beckham would join the band on tour.

“It’s just the four of us. I hope Victoria will join us at some point,” she said.

“It’d be a shame if she didn’t.”

The star also dressed up as Beckham at Heidi Klum’s Halloween party, holding a sign that read: “No I am not going on tour.”

Scary Spice was accompanied by her friend, who dressed as David Beckham, with a sign stating: “Please, please, please do it for the Spice Girls fans.”

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