Ready to zig-a-zig-ah again? A new report claims that the Spice Girls are planning to reunite — again — in 2021 for a world tour and movie to mark their 25th anniversary.
The Sun reported on June 25 that on the heels of their wildly successful 2019 reunion tour — which sold 700,000 tickets and earned a reported $250 million — the British girl group, which got its start in 1994, plans to take its concert trek to America, Europe and Australia next year after the coronavirus pandemic is under control.
However, according to The Sun's sources, only four members — Scary Spice Mel B, Sporty Spice Mel C, Baby Spice Emma Bunton and Ginger Spice Geri Horner — will hit the road. Posh Spice Victoria Beckham, who sat out the last tour to focus on her fashion brand, will also skip this one, according to the British tabloid's sources.
However, Posh will still benefit financially from a future tour. As The Sun reported in early June, Victoria was still entitled to a fifth of the take of endorsements, licensing deals and merchandising fees generated by renewed interest in the Spice Girls due to their 2019 tour, which earned her right around $1 million even though she didn't perform with her bandmates.
"It's going to be a huge year and the girls are excited," a source close to Mel C — who's allegedly the driving force behind the idea — told The Sun. "After all the coronavirus problems, there really needs to be something to look forward to and they want to take over 2021 with a tour."
Despite two previous reunions, this is expected to be the final time the "Wannabe" singers tour as a group. "They are approaching 50 so they want to get out while they still look great for the fans," explained another source, noting that Melanie Brown is now 45, Melanie Chisholm is 46, Emma is 44 and Geri is 47. (Victoria, by the way, is 46.)
According to The Sun, the Mels, Emma and Geri have been planning things via WhatsApp conversations and Zoom video calls during lockdown.