Spice Girls make official reunion announcement

All the rumors and speculation can end. The Spice Mommies have announced their reunion. The former all-female pop group attended a photo session at the The Royal Greenwich Observatory in London this morning to announce their intent to cash in on their former fame with a world tour to start this December. (Since they’re at an observatory, I’ll give them a pass for standing in front of a giant globe, which is so 1997, and kind of apropos for them I guess.)

Their poorly-designed website has more details:

We’ve come together for an exclusive World Tour and this is the only place to register your details online! Just click the link below, choose which city you want to see us in, and fill in your information. Who knows if this will ever happen again, it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity! To make it fair, we will randomly pick who gets to buy tickets. This is a chance for you, our real fans to come and see us — the last chance to dance!

And here are the tour dates, thanks to Wikipedia:

December 7, 2007 Los Angeles USA
December 8, 2007 Las Vegas USA
December 11, 2007 New York City USA
December 15, 2007 London United Kingdom
December 20, 2007 Köln Germany
December 23, 2007 Madrid Spain
January 10, 2008 Beijing China
January 12, 2008 Hong Kong Hong Kong
January 17, 2008 Sydney Australia
January 20, 2008 Cape Town South Africa
January 24, 2008 Buenos Aires Argentina

A reunion has been rumored to be in the works for a while, with Sport Spice, Melanie C, rumored to be the sole holdout. She spoke favorably of a reunion in a recent interview and I heard that they’re going to receive a whopping $20 million each for the tour. I never really thought it would happen, although I’m looking forward to it now. There’s bound to be a lot of good gossip to come out of this one.

Thanks to WENN for these photos.

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