Five of the seals are broken: Spice Girls return
Well, it’s official, the Spice Girls are back. The quintet announced Thursday that they will reunite for 11 shows in December and January, the AP reports, answering the question that no one really asked (besides the tabloids).
“Imagine you got divorced and you’ve got back together with your ex-husband,” Geri “Ginger Spice” Halliwell said, explaining how she felt about the reunion.
“She just appreciates the fact we’ve let her back in,” joked Victoria “Posh Spice” Beckham. It was Halliwell’s split from the group in 1998 to started the group’s downfall leading to their breakup in 2001, you'll recall.
The group said the shows would be in Los Angeles on Dec. 7; Las Vegas on Dec. 8; New York on Dec. 11; London on Dec. 15; Cologne, Germany, on Dec. 20; Madrid, Spain, on Dec. 23; Beijing on Jan. 10; Hong Kong on Jan. 12; Sydney, Australia, on Jan. 17; Cape Town, South Africa, on Jan. 20; and Buenos Aires, Argentina on Jan. 24.
Not only that, but we’ll be inundated with a Spice Girls greatest hits album (with what? two songs?) and a TV documentary they are filming. Plus, the tour will be set up to accomodate the girls’ combined seven children — Melanie "Scary Spice" Brown just had Eddie Murphy's illegitimate child and even Emma “Baby Spice” Bunton is pregnant with her own baby now. Melanie "Sporty Spice" Chisholm is blisfully free from such shackles.
“Our priority is going to be our families. We want to have fun,” said Beckham, who has three sons with husband David. “That’s one of the many reasons for this, for our children to see what we used to do.”
Churn out bubblegum pop hits and grate ears with cockney slang? The tykes will be so proud.
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