The Spice Girls will kick off their 2019 reunion tour at Croke Park, in Dublin. The pop group, who will return to the stage without Victoria Beckham, had been expected to begin their tour in Wales after an extra date at Principality Stadium, in Cardiff, was announced earlier this week. But Melanie Brown, Emma Bunton, Geri Horner and Melanie Chisholm – aka Scary, Baby, Ginger and Sporty Spice – confirmed on Friday that more additional dates mean they will now be crossing the Irish Sea for their first show here in 21 years.
The group, who formed in 1994 and became one of the most successful acts of the decade, performed as a four-piece for two years after Horner quit the band in 1998. They have not performed together since the closing ceremony of the London Olympics, in 2012. Beckham reportedly turned down joining the reunion tour so she could focus on her fashion business.