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Mel B announces the Spice Girls tour is headed to Australia in 2020

‘We will see you in February in Australia!’ Mel B announces the Spice Girls tour is headed Down Under in 2020

The Spice Girls are coming to Australia for their first ever tour Down Under next year.

Despite no official confirmation from the group, member Mel B announced the news at the end of their UK tour on Saturday night at London‘s Wembley Stadium.

‘We will see you in February in Australia,’ the singer nicknamed Scary Spice told the sell-out crowd before leaving the stage.

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Surprise! The Spice Girls are coming to Australia for their first ever tour Down Under after  member Mel B announced the news at the end of their UK tour on Saturday night

Surprise! The Spice Girls are coming to Australia for their first ever tour Down Under after  member Mel B announced the news at the end of their UK tour on Saturday night

She was thanking the crowd for their support when she made the surprise announcement. 

The announcement comes after Mel, Emma Bunton, Mel C and Geri Horner toured England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland for their much-anticipated reunion tour.

The band have been touring without their fifth member Victoria Beckham, but their reuniting at Wembley Stadium for the first time in 21 years has led to three sold-out shows at the UK’s biggest arena.

The Project host Carrie Bickmore was among those who were the first to react to the news.

‘They are coming to Oz in February,’ Carrie wrote enthusiastically on Instagram.

Future plans: The announcement comes after Mel, Emma Bunton, Mel C and Geri Horner toured England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland for their much-anticipated reunion tour (pictured playing at London's Wembley Stadium on Thursday)

Future plans: The announcement comes after Mel, Emma Bunton, Mel C and Geri Horner toured England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland for their much-anticipated reunion tour (pictured playing at London’s Wembley Stadium on Thursday)

She had attended the concert on Saturday night – watching from the standing room area with her Channel Ten co-host Tommy Little. 

Comedian Joel Creasey was also quick to to react to the news – and was barely able to contain his excitement.

‘Spice Girls have confirmed they will tour Australia next year and I cannot think of a joke BECAUSE I AM SO F*****G EXCITED!!!’ he wrote on Twitter. 

'They are coming to Oz!' The Project host Carrie Bickmore was among those who were the first to react to the news (post pictured)

‘They are coming to Oz!’ The Project host Carrie Bickmore was among those who were the first to react to the news (post pictured)

Steady on! Hit 106.9 announcer Perry 'Pez' Lazaris was quick to try to dampen expectation following the shock revelation

Steady on! Hit 106.9 announcer Perry ‘Pez’ Lazaris was quick to try to dampen expectation following the shock revelation

Hottest ticket in town: The band have been touring without their fifth member Victoria Beckham, but their reuniting at Wembley Stadium (pictured) for the first time in 21 years has led to a succession of sell-out shows at the UK's biggest arena

Hottest ticket in town: The band have been touring without their fifth member Victoria Beckham, but their reuniting at Wembley Stadium (pictured) for the first time in 21 years has led to a succession of sell-out shows at the UK’s biggest arena

Hit 106.9 announcer Perry ‘Pez’ Lazaris was quick to try to dampen expectation following the shock revelation.

‘The way people are actually losing their s**t over an Australian Spice Girls tour when nothing official has actually been announced yet!’ he wrote.

‘Just a quick ‘we’ll see you in Australia’ does not mean a thing.’ 

Back in the day: Mel C, Victoria Adams, Mel B, Emma Bunton and Geri Halliwell (L-R) are pictured back in their heyday in 1996

Back in the day: Mel C, Victoria Adams, Mel B, Emma Bunton and Geri Halliwell (L-R) are pictured back in their heyday in 1996

On Thursday night, Geri made a dig at absent member Victoria Beckham, saying she wondered if like her in 1998 she would feel like she was missing out. 

The singer, 46, who previously admitted watching the band perform in 1998 shortly after her exit was ‘so painful’, became overwhelmed with emotion during Goodbye which was a farewell track for her released in December that same year. 

Poking fun at Geri’s quietness on stage, Mel B said: ‘Why are you so quiet? Have you ever known Ginge so quiet?’  

'Where is she?': On Thursday night, Geri made a dig at absent member Victoria Beckham (pictured), saying she wondered if like her in 1998 she would feel like she was missing out

‘Where is she?’: On Thursday night, Geri made a dig at absent member Victoria Beckham (pictured), saying she wondered if like her in 1998 she would feel like she was missing out

With Ginger Spice admitting that she was thinking about when the band performed without her at Wembley Stadium in 1998, she said: ‘I was gutted they were doing it without me. Then 21 years later to come back and be doing it together with you lot.’

To which the band brutally said: ‘I wonder if Victoria feels like that right now!’

Victoria turned down the opportunity to tour with the Spice Girls due to other work commitments.

However she did wish her former band-mates good luck ahead of their first performance in May. 

Friendship never ends: Victoria wished her former Spice Girls band-mates well hours before they took to the stage without her in May (pictured 1997)

Friendship never ends: Victoria wished her former Spice Girls band-mates well hours before they took to the stage without her in May (pictured 1997)

 

 

Daily Mail UK

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