LONDON, England (Reuters) — The Spice Girls, who burst on to the music scene with “girl power” and attitude in the 1990s, have reunited for a world tour, their Web site said on Thursday.
“Hey everybody!! We’re back!! Can you believe it!!” Ginger, Sporty, Posh, Scary and Baby Spice announced on their Web site .
The Web site said the group had come together for a world tour and provided a link for fans to buy tickets in 11 cities across the world starting on December 7 in Los Angeles.
The five-member band is the latest in a long line of pop acts to bury past differences and reform, hoping for success where many others have failed.
The Spice Girls boasted album sales of 55 million during their brief career, and hits including “Wannabe” and “Say You’ll Be There” topped charts across the globe.
But the success was shortlived, with Geri “Ginger” Halliwell leaving in 1998, four years after The Spice Girls was created, and the remaining band members going their separate ways after releasing the album “Forever” in 2000.
All now in their 30s, the singers embarked on solo careers with varying degrees of success, and rumors that they may one day reform have circulated for years.
Victoria “Posh” Beckham has maintained the highest profile since the band split, helped by her superstar soccer-playing husband David and regular appearances at fashion shows and on tabloid front pages.
The couple are moving to the United States where David has signed to play for LA Galaxy, and Victoria aims to carve out a career of her own in fashion and television.
Meanwhile, Melanie “Scary” Brown largely disappeared from the public eye until a high-profile paternity case involving Hollywood star Eddie Murphy.
Earlier this month a DNA test confirmed Murphy as the father of Brown’s newborn baby girl after he declined to publicly acknowledge paternity.
The US shows are in Vegas, LA, and NYC.