British mega group The Spice Girls reunited last week for a lunch date and our nostalgic little hearts skipped a beat.
All five ladies looked a-ma-zing as they piled together for numerous group photos while smiling from ear to ear (Victoria Beckham aka Posh Spice kept her signature smize, of course). The photos alone were all the ammo diehard fans needed to get pumped for a possible reunion. (maybe even a tour?)
THIS IS NOT A DRILL – SPICE GIRLS REUNION TOUR IS HAPPENING pic.twitter.com/bY3d6nHIsg
— Taryn Arnold (@Thetarynarnold) February 7, 2018
Selling everything I own for tickets to the Spice Girls reunion tour
— Vanessa Hernandez (@NessaH900) February 8, 2018
Me if the Spice Girls actually go on a reunion tour pic.twitter.com/dsWXGlEHEm
— Meaghan Dowling (@MeaghanDowling) February 8, 2018
But the gals went a step further and released a joint statement that really got us riled up. “The time now feels right to explore some incredible new opportunities together,” the group said in a joint statement to Variety. “We all agree that there are many exciting possibilities that will once again embrace the original essence of The Spice Girls, while reinforcing our message of female empowerment for future generations.”
At this point, Spice Girls fans were like: “Don’t mind me, just gonna start practicing the ’Wannabe’ in time for the big show.”
Sadly, there’s no need to pull out your old Spice Girls fan tees just yet. According to Beckham, the girls will not be coming to a city near you any time soon. “I’m not going on tour. The girls aren’t going on tour,” she told Vogue during a preview of her New York Fashion Week show. “It was so great to see the girls. We had such a fun lunch. It was really, really, really lovely. I still speak to them all individually, but for us all to get together was really lovely.”
It’s quite astounding that even though the girls haven’t put out an album in 18 years, fans are still craving more girl power! Mel B aka Scary Spice once tried to orchestrate at 20th anniversary reunion with her group mates in 2015, but plans fell through because not all members were on board. She spoke to Billboard about the difficulty in trying to nail down everyone’s schedules. “It’s like when you’re dating somebody and everyone is forcing you to get married. It’s like, “We’re getting married! Just give us a second to figure it out!” [laughs]
While the tour is a no go, The Spice Girls “reunion” could manifest in the form of something else. “There’s something so strong in the message of what the Spice Girls stood for,” Beckham continued. “What is that in the future? What does that look like? We were just bouncing ideas around. Brainstorming.”
Victoria Beckham, Emma Bunton, Geri Halliwell, Mel B, and Melanie C talk with Kurt Loder about the origin of their name and the scope of their fan base.