VANCOUVER, British Columbia — The Spice Girls kicked off their reunion tour Sunday, the first time all five members of the group have toured together in almost 10 years.
When they took to the multi-level stage, the famous quintet sparkled in gold and bronze outfits by Italian designer Roberto Cavalli.
They opened with their signature song, "Spice Up Your Life," followed by "Stop" and "Say You'll Be There."
The show was the first with all five of the original group since Geri "Ginger Spice" Halliwell quit to pursue a solo career in 1998. Their last album, "Forever," released in 2000 and without Halliwell, fared poorly. They broke up in 2001.
As they prepared for the concert, the Spice Girls said they were excited and nervous about their big night.
"You know what, so much time has passed, so much water has gone under the bridge, it's just great to all be back together," said Melanie Chisholm, also known as "Sporty Spice."
Chisholm dismissed the notion that there was any tension among the women.
"I don't think we ever thought it was the four of us and Geri," she said. "Us coming back together has been five individuals coming back together."
Just hours before they took the stage, Victoria "Posh Spice" Beckham's husband, David, gave each member of the group a special bracelet to mark their return.
Other members of the Spice Girls are Emma "Baby Spice" Bunton and Melanie "Scary Spice" Brown.
The Spice Girls were one of the biggest acts of the '90s with more than 55 million records sold. Other stops on their reunion tour include Los Angeles, Las Vegas, New York, London and Madrid, Spain.
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