Spice Girls Australian Tour Announced But Are They Really Coming?

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I'll tell you what I want, what I really really want - the Spice Girls Australian concert to be confirmed!

And we got just that. Sort of. Kind of. Not really.

At the end of the Spice Girls Wembley Stadium show in London, Mel B let the cat out of the bag that they have plans to bring the tour to Australia.

Speaking over screaming fans at the last show of their month long UK tour, Mel B says, "We will see you in February in Australia!"

As The Dust Settles....

After the excitement and after setting social media on fire with the news, Mel B has since backtracked on the announcement. 

 In a radio interview with 2Day FM’s Grant, Ed and Ash, Mel B admitted the tour isn’t official. 

“You know me by now,” she said. “I always say the Spice Girls are going to continue and continue and tour the whole world.

“My thing is, and I’ve got a bee in my bonnet about it, is that we need to come to Australia first out the gate. I announced it on stage, yes, without everybody else signing off 100 per cent, but I figured if I put it out there maybe it’s going to happen.”

So..... she's just manifesting it? Sigh. 

Should We Blame Geri?

According to The Sun, it's Geri (aka Ginger Spice) who put the brakes on the Down Under tour. A source said that she isn't willing to tour internationally. 

“They all had so much fun and know there is massive demand outside of the UK.

“Geri loved the tour but it was very hard going on her and she really feels like three nights at Wembley Stadium is the perfect high to end on.

“She doesn’t really want to be away from her kids for any long stretches and just feels like it might not be worthwhile,” said the source close to Geri. 

Dreams Came True In The UK

In 2018 the Spice Girls announced that they would reunite for UK tour in 2019 – alas, without Victoria Beckham aka Posh Spice. Victoria, who runs a multi-million pound fashion label, won't join the tour due to "business commitments".

The girl group kicked off the tour at Manchester's Etihad Stadium on 1 June 2019, with tickets selling out within hours. 

Ever since there were rumours circulating that they would be heading down under too! Dreams do come true.... all you need is positivity, right? 

Although there were no confirmed plans for a tour down under, Mel B hinted on British panel show Loose Women that she and her spicey counterparts would like to expand their performances.

Asked if she’d like the band to go on a world tour, she responded: “We are. The hopes are that we go everywhere else in the world, but right now it’s just the UK.”

People of the World

The Spice Girls were last on world tour in 2007/2008 with their The Return of the Spice Girls tour. Back then they had 47 shows in cities like London, Manchester, Cologne, Madrid, Montreal, Toronto, LA and many more. They also had planned, but then cancelled, shows in Sydney. So we don't want to get our hopes up too much... but we wannabe believers!

Speaking of, can you believe it has been 22 years since they released their first song, Wannabe? I think it's time we introduced our kids to Sporty, Scary, Baby, Ginger, and Posh.

The slip up has not coincided with an official announcement but all we can say is, oh say you'll be there!

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