After months of will they or won’t they speculation surrounding the possibility of a reunion tour, the former pop stars finally confirmed the long-awaited plans today (November 5) on Twitter. In a spoof video sharing the news and details of the tour, the women were joined by singer Jess Glynne, to kick off ticket sales, which start Saturday. However, one of the group’s former bandmates was noticeably absent from the video.
Despite the initial belief that all five of the Spice Girls would potentially be touring together, Beckham quickly shot down those rumors in a post to her Instagram account Monday, where she announced she would not be joining the tour, but wished the rest of her former bandmates the best of luck.
“Today marks a special day for the girls as they announce the first tour dates since we performed together in 2012! I won’t be joining my girls on stage again but being in the Spice Girls was a hugely important part of my life and I wish them so much love and fun as they go back on tour next year. I know they will put on an amazing show and the fantastic fans past and present are going to have a wonderful time! X vb #spicegirls #friendshipneverends”
Back in June, while speaking with Hoda Kotb on Today, Mel B (a.k.a. “Scary Spice”) seemed to confirm the possibility of a reunion tour, a move so many Spice World enthusiasts had been hoping for since the group’s final performance together in 2012.
“I’m the only one that keeps on saying we’re going to be performing, which, we are gonna be performing,” the star told Kotb on the air. “Finally, they’ve got it together. Yes. We are touring. Should I have really said that out loud? Yes, we are going to be doing performances together for sure.”
So while it seems as though Posh definitively will not be joining the rest of the Girls on their tour next year—at least we still have this video of her fist-pumping to “Spice Up Your Life.”