Is a Spice Girls reunion what you want, what you really really want? If so, then you’re going to be greatly disappointed.
Earlier this month, there were many claims about the 90’s girl group returning in 2018 for a world tour and new album. Allegedly, all five members – Mel B, Mel C, Emma Bunton, Geri Halliwell and Victoria Beckham had been talking about the group’s return since the summer, with a 2018 date agreed for the reunion.
However, Victoria Beckham (aka Posh Spice) has made an official response to these latest rumours of a Spice Girls reunion tour next year, stating pure and simply that it won’t be happening. Victoria says she’s now moved on, and is focusing on her successful career in fashion design.
“It is not happening. At some point you’ve gotta know when it’s time to say, ‘that was great’”. Victoria said, speaking to Alison Hammond on This Morning, “Girl Power will always be out there and is something that we all still believe.”
“What I do now is still all about girl power, but it’s empowering women through power. I don’t think I’ll be slipping into a PVC catsuit anytime soon.”
The Sun reported on the reunion earlier this month: “The five of them have been locked in secret talks since the summer, and finally they are all onboard for a 2018 reunion. As it stands, they will be working together on a series of projects, which will include an album and a TV special celebrating the Spice Girls.”
“Getting Victoria to agree has been a coup for everyone involved, given she has always been the person holding back on a reunion.”
This news may be disappointing to those who listened to The Spice Girls during their prime, but probably a relief to those who just want to leave those days behind, including front woman of alternative rock band Garbage, who says the “Girl Power” movement is “abhorrent”.
“I always hated the term Girl Power,” said Shirley. “At the time, I found the Spice Girls abhorrent”.
“I was 30 when they came out I guess… but I felt they were written for, and controlled by men, who had come up with a marketing slogan and put these girls together. It was pretending to be women taking control, but none of them took control, they weren’t writing, they weren’t producing, they weren’t playing… I found it a sham.”
The Spice Girls formed in 1994, and split up in 2000, following three studio albums. They have since reunited for a live tour during the year of 2007-08, and then performed together again at the London 2012 Olympic Games closing ceremony.
Some of us may miss The Spice Girls, and some of us may not, but however you feel about it, a reunion is definitely not happening next year. There really does come a time when you’ve got to throw in the towel for good, or in the case of Victoria Beckham, throw in the skin-tight catsuit.
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