It’s been confirmed that the Spice Girls are reuniting and going on tour – including a stop in Sunderland.
Geri Horner, Mel C, Emma Bunton and Mel B have announced a series of dates across the UK, including one at the Stadium of Light on Thursday 6th June.
But Posh Spice, Victoria Beckham, won’t be joining them.
Tickets go on sale this Saturday (10th October) at 10:30am and demand is expected to be exceptionally high.
They last performed together at the Olympic closing ceremony in 2012 – and haven’t been on tour for a decade.
🎶 It might be the worst kept secret ever, but the @SpiceGirls are reuniting to go on tour…
AND they’re coming to the SoL!
— Stadium of Light (@StadiumOfLight) November 5, 2018
— Jess Glynne (@JessGlynne) November 5, 2018
Victoria Beckham has wished the other Spice Girls luck after they announced a UK stadium tour for next year.
Posh Spice won’t be joining the other four for the gigs – but she’s posted on Instagram that she knows they’ll put on an amazing show:
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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
SAFC’s Managing Director, Tony Davison said:
“The Stadium of Light has hosted some of the biggest names in music, welcoming over half a million concert goers since 2009. It has become known as one of the best concert venues in the North East. We are absolutely thrilled that the Spice Girls have chosen our club to play a part in this very special reunion tour.
“We have a clear vision that the stadium will continue to host world class events. We are working closely with Sunderland City Council to once again make concerts and other major events a regular feature in Sunderland, and their support has been terrific.
“We are passionate about to promoting the city and region on a world stage. We are really looking forward to welcoming people from the North East – and beyond – to the Stadium of Light.”
Councillor Graeme Miller, the Leader of Sunderland City Council, said:
“This is fantastic news for the city. The Spice Girls are one of the biggest groups in the world and it’s a real coup that they have chosen Sunderland as one of the venues for their Spice World tour.
“The return of concerts to the Stadium of Light is a brilliant opportunity to showcase Sunderland and the wider region on the world stage, building on the success of the Tall Ships Races and our growing reputation as an events city.
“But this is also about helping support and grow Sunderland’s economy which is why MAKE it Sunderland is working with the club to deliver the concerts.
“We know from past experience that stadium concerts bring thousands of people into the city, with each concert generating around £3.5m of spending in the city’s bars, restaurants and hotels. We also know visitor expenditure in Sunderland last year was worth £429m to the city’s economy, with 5,309 jobs supported by tourism, so it’s really important for the council to support events like this to help our businesses to grow and thrive.”