This is not a drill: Spice Girl tickets go on sale this weekend, and we’re getting ready to zig-a-zig-ah.
It’s official: Christmas has definitely come early this year (and, by god, we needed it). On Monday 5 November, 4/5 of the Spice Girls – that’s Geri Horner, Emma Bunton, Mel B and Mel C – announced that they were getting the band back together.
Better still? They’re taking their new four-piece (sans Victoria Beckham) on a reunion tour of the UK in a bid to “spice up our lives” for 2019.
Shortly after the news was announced, Mel B spoke to Loose Women and said that she and her Spice Girls bandmates all cried with relief when their reunion tour was confirmed to the public.
The guest panellist said: “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-a-ring o’ roses. We kind of cried a little bit too – a sign of relief, finally, we’re going to be doing it.”
Waxing lyrical about the world’s need for some serious ‘Girl Power’ right now, she added: “I think it still means the same to all of us lot. All we wanted to do was spread the message for women supporting other women – no matter what you look like, no matter what background you come from. Embracing the fact that you’re a woman, especially back then and especially now. Women need other women, women’s support.”
And, when asked how she and the others felt about Posh Spice’s refusal to reunite, Mel B added: “Us five, we went through something so special together we are going to be bonded forever, forever and ever and ever. Even though Victoria’s not joining us on the tour, she still sends her well wishes and she will be coming along – hopefully, fingers crossed.
“We’re all still there supporting each other still, 25 years later.”
Fancy being there to support the band, too? Then you’ll need to get your hands on some tickets – and, judging by the reaction to the Spice Girls’ news, this is going to be about as easy as finding one of Wonka’s golden tickets.
To make things easier, we’ve compiled a handy Spice Girls Reunion guide below. Good luck!
Where will the Spice Girls perform on tour?
These are the tour dates:
Saturday 1 June – Manchester Etihad Stadium
Monday 3 June – Coventry Ricoh Stadium
Thursday 6 June – Sunderland Stadium Of Light
Saturday 8 June – Edinburgh BT Murrayfield Stadium
Monday 10 June – Bristol Ashton Gate Stadium
Saturday 15 June – London Wembley Stadium
When do tickets for the Spice Girls Reunion tour go on sale?
How much will Spice Girls tickets cost?
In London, they will range from £60 to £135 with standing tickets at £75 and the Golden Circle ones priced at £199.
For all the other UK dates, the range will be slightly lower at £55 to £125 with standing seat tickets going for £70 and Golden Circle ones at £185. And Ticketmaster have said that VIP options are available, starting from £170 in London and £165 at all other venues (all the above prices exclude fees).
However, “based on the group’s last tour in 2007, fans will have to be quick” if they want to go see the quintet in action, says The Sun.
After selling out in just 38 seconds, tickets “were soon advertised for resale with asking prices as high as £900”, the paper adds, while legitimate tickets were originally priced at around £115.
Who is the support act?
Jess Glynne has been revealed as the support act for the Spice Girls reunion tour.
She tweeted: “ARE YOU MAD! I’m Joining @spicegirls ON TOUR!
“Y’all best come through cause this stadium tour is gonna kick OFF!”
Any tips for bagging tickets?
- Load up the ticketing website ahead of time (at least 15 minutes early).
- If you’re using a laptop or iPad, make sure it’s on charge. Ensure you have the exact card and address details to hand.
- Tickets are not reserved until you enter your details so you’ll want to nominate someone who’s quick at typing.
- Don’t make the fatal mistake of trying to book using multiple browser tabs as this can upset the system. This is because most web browsers do not create a separate user session per tab – information is shared between all tabs for any given website. Open one tab, and persevere.
- While it may be advised not to use more than one tab in a single browser, apparently using multiple browsers could be a wiser course of action. Think Chrome, Mozilla and Internet Explorer all open on one window (and one tab only).
- If you’re able to join the virtual queue using multiple devices (think your phone, computer and tablet), then by all means give it a go to boost your chances of obtaining tickets.
- Continuing to refresh your browser could help you move further along the online queue.
- Check how many tickets you are allowed to buy in one purchase. If you try to buy more than the limited number, your booking may be cancelled without notice, meaning nobody gets to go.