The buzz about a possible Spice Girls reunion concert/tour has surfaced early this year only to die down a few months later. Just when fans are about to give up on the highly anticipated event, a promising new development was teased.
Former Backstreet Boys singer, AJ McLean recently confirmed that a Spice Girls-Backstreet Boys joint tour is in the cards. The singer claimed that the dream concert of 90s girl group and boy band fans will hit the road after they wrap up with their new album.
“The girls were in talks about doing an anniversary tour and we’re in the studio now doing a new album with a possible residency in Las Vegas coming up,” he told Metro. “When all that’s finished hopefully we can do a major tour together.”
Apart from dishing on the Spice Girls reunion tour, McLean also revealed who his favourite Spice Girl is. “Ginger was my personal favourite at the time,” the singer said. “More recently I’ve become quite close to Mel B.”
Mel B was one of the firsts to hint about the reunion. The singer mentioned that the group will be celebrating their 20th anniversary in the Summer, and a reunion tour couldn’t be more timely.
“I think that it’s our 20th year next year so we’re going to be doing something at some point with hopefully all of us,” she said in an interview as reported by Stylist. “I think once you’ve had a taste of that you’ll always strive for that high.”
“There’s nothing like getting up on stage and performing live to your fans and to a great crowd. You can’t beat that. So I’m always wanting that feeling back,” Mel B continued.
Meanwhile, while reports about the Spice Girls reunion are starting to look more hopeful, the same can’t be said about “Posh Spice” Victoria Beckham. The former member once expressed that she is not interested in performing with the group anymore.
“I won’t ever do it again,” Beckham told Vanity Fair, E! Online reported. “Doing the Olympics was an incredible honour. I was so proud to do it, proud to be British. That was a perfect time to say, ‘That’s great. Thank you to everybody, but no more.’ Sometimes you’ve got to know when it’s time to leave the party.”