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Spice Girls reunite without Victoria Beckham, announce new tour dates for 2019

The Spice Girls have announced four NEW dates for their reunion tour.

Tickets went on sale for the girls highly-anticipated Spice World tour on Saturday morning, with the iconic girl band delighting fans by adding four new dates in Manchester and London.

They will now perform two extra nights at both Manchester's Etihad Stadium and Wembley Stadium due to 'phenomenal demand' - however, fans were left disgruntled as they claim Ticketmaster's site kept crashing as they tried to purchase.

Emma Bunton, Geri Halliwell, Melanie Chisholm (Mel C) and Melanie Brown (Mel B) will come together as a four-piece, without Victoria Beckham as the Spice Girls hit the road next year in 2019.
The girls originally sent fans into overdrive by announcing their plans for a six-date stadium tour, concluding at London's Wembley Stadium on 15 June. 

As tickets officially went on sale on Saturday morning, huge demand has seen the Spice Girls release four new dates. Two extra dates have been added in Manchester on 29 and 31 May, while the Spice Girls will now perform on 13 and 14 June in Wembley too.

Not wanting anyone to miss out, an excited Geri revealed on Instagram: 'IT’S SELLING FAST. NEW DATES ADDED!!'

'How are people on here actually getting @spicegirlstickets. I was in the queue from the first second of release for Ticketmaster to crash 70 times and then put the price up by £80 gonna have to say goodbye my friend to that.'

MailOnline has contacted a representative for Ticketmaster for comment.

The girls are set to perform across the UK at stadiums located in Manchester, Coventry, Sunderland, Edinburgh, Bristol and London.

They have been busy promoting their 2019 tour after announcing their reunion - much to the delight of fans - with reports claiming the girls will earn $2.8 million (£2.2m) apiece by the time their tour wraps up.

Victoria Beckham will be noticeably absent from the tour - after choosing not to reunite with the Spice Girls as she remains focused on her fashion business.

According to Ticketmaster, the Spice Girls are selling VIP tickets to their shows for a huge £295. The pricey sum will get fans the best seats in the house, with some souvenir gifts thrown in for good measure - but the price excludes fees.

It includes a seat in the Gold Circle at the front of the stage, a Spice Girls 2019 VIP tour laminate, an exclusive limited edition Girl Power enamel pin badge. There's also a VIP gift bag and a commemorative 2019 postcard set.

Other tickets can be picked up for £55 (with a £5 surcharge for the girlband's London dates).
However, amid the chaos that ensued when tickets were released on sale, VIP packages have now seen top Spice Girls tickets being reportedly touted on resale sites for a whopping £2083.

Usual seating that ranges from £55 to around £180 was being flogged for prices ranging between £149 to £1197 on Viagogo - just two hours after the original tickets went on sale at 10.30am.

The Spice Girls were originally expected to net £10million each from the tour however it has now been reported that they would earn £2.2million.

According to TMZ, they will each make nearly £418,000 per show. Although they could potentially bring in more cash should the shows spur on a possible world tour and rake in up to £5m each.

Although fashion designer Victoria, 44, won't be joining the girls on tour, she still took time out to release a statement on the exciting announcement.

Taking to Instagram, she said: 'Being in the Spice Girls was a hugely important part of my life and I wish my girls' so much love and fun as they go back on tour,' said the mother-of-four.

'I know they will put on an amazing show and the fantastic fans past and present are going to have a wonderful time!'

Mel B teased that Victoria will be joining them on their Wembley date, but her spokesperson has insisted she was just being playful.

Meanwhile, Mel C recently revealed during an interview with the Spice Girls on the Jonathan Ross Show that Victoria pointed out she was 'never actually asked' if she wanted to return to the girl band.
She explained: 'Do you know what is actually quite funny… I saw Victoria recently and obviously, we’ve all been in contact, she is still very much a part of the Spice Girls, she really supports us and we really support her.

'But she did raise the point that she was never actually asked. We just presumed.'

This caused an interjection from Emma, in disagreement to Mel, insisting that she was indeed asked.

'She just didn’t want to do it… She was busy with her fashion and she has moved on.

'The philosophy of us lot is that we are a band, on and off the stage and we care each other, we support each other and we support her and she has been a huge part of our lives and we care about her so it’s all good.'

Geri added: 'I spoke to her two days ago, before the announcement, and she has said it for years that she just doesn’t want to do it anymore, so we knew that.'

Since the girls' last reformation - 2012's performance at the London Olympic Games closing ceremony - rumours have swirled about the band's potential reformation for a full tour, sparking further whisperings that Victoria was never a fan of performing.
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