Too posh for a reunion? The Spice Girls are gearing up for a world tour to mark their 20th anniversary, minus Posh Spice, a.k.a. Victoria Beckham, new reports reveal. Beckham will instead focus on her business interests while the rest of the British band go on a reunion tour next year.
The year 2016 will mark 20th anniversary of one of the most successful girl bands in history. Their debut single “Wannabe” was released on July 8, 1996, and catapulted the quintet to international stardom. In a bid to celebrate their two decades of togetherness, Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton, Mel C and Mel B will reunite for an international tour next year, according to The Sun (via Mirror). But Beckham professes no bad blood for her former bandmates.
The wife of former footballer David Beckham posted a picture of an official Spice Girls photo album on Twitter. "Love my Spice Girls," she captioned the picture, with a hashtag #TBT or "Throwback Thursday."
The Spice Girls enjoyed phenomenal success in the '90s and were known as Ginger (Halliwell), Posh (Beckham), Baby (Bunton), Scary (Mel B) and Sporty (Mel C). The girls sold more than 75 million records and earned nine number ones in their career. “Spice,” their debut album, was a massive commercial success worldwide, selling 19 million copies. This extraordinary success also made the Spice Girls the fastest-selling British act since the Beatles.
But just like most bands, Spice Girls too developed friction among themselves and Halliwell quit the band in 1998 for a solo career. The four other girls continued as a band until 2001 but soon started focusing on their solo careers. In 2007, they reunited for a 47-date tour, following which they made their intentions clear that they did not want to stay together.