Inside Spice Girls tour: from Mel B and Geri Horner's sex scandal to Posh's deal

Chatting on Loose Women about their upcoming dates, Mel B revealed: ‘We all went round to Geri’s for a cup of tea and it was like, finally we can talk about it. It’s really exciting.

‘When we’re together we don’t like anybody else around us. Whether it’s husbands, kids… we move them all into the other room, so it’s just us four together.’

‘So we do a little cuddle and a little ring o’ roses,’ she said before adding: ‘We kind of cried a little bit too – a sign of relief – finally, we’re going to be doing it.’

We think we’d cry as well if we had learned that was our wage!

Will Victoria Beckham perform, and how much will she make?

Although Victoria Beckham will not be performing with the girls, it’s said she will get a cut of their earnings as it’s thought she owns an equal stake of the group’s brand.

Mel claimed that her gal pal is ‘one of five’ and so will share the riches despite not singing.

‘She’s one of five, so we all have to agree on stuff and we all take a percentage. It’s all split,’ the singer confessed.

When she was asked whether it might cheese her off Victoria wasn’t taking part but still getting a cut, Mel added: ‘It’s sorted out in a way we’re all happy with it. Because we couldn’t be us five without us five.

‘Every single one of us is important to each other and to the brand. We were on the dole together, we genuinely like each other.’

Vic has spoken out about not joining her friends on tour, and said that she might get some extreme FOMO.

When asked by The Guardian if it was a difficult decision to not join the Spice Girls reunion, the 44-year-old said: ‘Not at all. What I do now is my passion and a full-time job. I’m excited to see it, though.

‘And I’m sure when I’m there and they are on stage, there will be a part of me that feels a bit left out. Because even after all this, a part of me will always be a Spice Girl.’

What are the dates and are tickets still available?

The girls will be kicking things off at Manchester’s Etihad Stadium on 29 May, before ending at Wembley Stadium, on 15 June.

Geri Horner, Mel B, Mel C and Emma Bunton excitedly announced the news by sharing a video at the start of November last year.

‘We’re going on tour! People need to see it to believe it,’ Geri joked, as they argued over their outfit choices.

Mel C added: ‘We can’t be falling out now if we’re going on tour!’

Then, to prove they’ve all still got it – as if they ever even lost it – they sang a few bars of Spice Up Your Life, before announcing the tour dates.



The Spice Girls UK tour dates

29 May – Etihad Stadium, Manchester

31 May – Etihad Stadium, Manchester

01 June – Etihad Stadium, Manchester

03 June – Ricoh Arena, Coventry

04 June – Ricoh Arena, Coventry

06 June – Stadium of Light, Sunderland

08 June – Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

10 June – Ashton Gate, Bristol

13 June – Wembley Stadium, London

14 June – Wembley Stadium, London

15 June – Wembley Stadium, London

Tickets sold out within minutes of going on sale, where countless listings appeared on resale sites, with tickets going up to £1,000.

The tickets on Viagogo began from £140, despite them starting at £66 on official sites.

Luckily for those who missed out, there were new dates added later that day.

Spice Girls will now play Wembley Stadium on 14 June as well as 15 June, while they will be playing the Etihad Stadium in Manchester three times.

Who is the support act and how much will they be paid?

When gearing up for their reunion tour, the girls announced that it will be Jess Glynne joining them as their support act.

However, not everything is going swimmingly as a source told The Sun that the ladies – are ‘raging’ about the money Jess will be paid to support the tour, insisting they never agreed for her to do it in the first place.

It’s reported that the 29-year-old singer will cash in £100,000 per show making it a total of £1.3million.

The source told the publication: ‘[The Spice Girls] absolutely love Jess and are huge fans of her music but they weren’t happy when they heard she had been signed as the support act.

‘They are blaming [their management] for sorting the deal without their permission.’

The insider added: ‘They say it wasn’t their decision and are refusing to pay her the money out of their earnings, saying Modest [Management] have to sort it from a separate pot.

‘It’s all got pretty awkward.’

What has happened between Geri Horner and Mel B?

Mel B recently sparked speculation that she was more than just good friends with her bandmate Geri.

Just last month, the 43-year-old very unexpected dropped the bombshell that she and Geri ‘hooked up’ back in the day while the Spice Girls were on tour.

Her confession came during her pre-recorded interview for Piers Morgan’s Life Stories.

He had quizzed Mel about Geri and asked if the pair had ever had ‘sex… like that’, to which Mel smiled and claimed Geri was going ‘to hate her’ for spilling all.

Since then, Ginger Spice has denied the claims with her reps releasing the statement: ‘It has been very disappointing to read about all these rumours again, especially on Mother’s Day of all days. ‘Geri is really grateful for your support and loyalty for so many years.

‘She loves the Spice Girls: Emma, Melanie, Melanie and Victoria. She would like you to know that what has been reported recently is simply not true and has been very hurtful to her family.

‘Moving forward, Geri can’t wait to see the girls and all the fans on the tour, have an amazing time with everyone, and make some new memories. She wishes you a Happy Mother’s Day.’

Will there be a world tour?

The girls were said to be lining up gigs in America, Australia and the Far East.

But, following the recent sex scandal rumours, sources have claimed to the Daily Mail that the plans for a world tour have been categorically called off.

However, the Spice Girls reps have furiously denied this, telling Metro.co.uk: ‘This story is inaccurate and factually untrue.’

Prior to this, it was rumoured that they had turned down dates in the US in ‘fear it will eat up too much time in 2019.’

Speaking to The Sun, the source added: ‘At the moment they are looking at the possibility of doing a few shows in the US in July and August when their kids will be on their school holidays so could come on tour with them.

‘A major tour there could make them millions but they aren’t in the right place in their careers or personal lives to commit to that.

‘And in terms of new music as a group, they are all in various stages of relaunching their solo careers, which makes it very unlikely.’



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