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06/28/2018 09:33 am ET

Mel B Says A Spice Girls Reunion Tour Is Actually Happening

Just say you’ll be there, OK?

Get ready to spice up your life, because Mel B says the Spice Girls are finally gearing up for a reunion tour. They must know what we really, really want these days. 

“I still do [love performing]. I’m the only one that keeps on saying, ‘We’re gonna be performing,’ which we are gonna be performing,” the singer, whose full name is Melanie Brown, told Hoda Kotb on the “Today” show Wednesday. “Finally they got it together.”

Kotb pointed out that Victoria Beckham has denied rumors of a tour point-blank, but Mel B said not to listen to her.  

“She’s always bloody saying that,” Mel B said. “Stop it! We are touring!” 

For good measure, the “America’s Got Talent” judge added: “Yes, we are going to be doing performances together, for sure.” 

Rumors of a reunion have been circulating for months and Mel B has been behind each, starting most of them. 

“Oh we’re definitely getting back together, all five of us,” Mel B told “Extra” in March. “We all signed a couple of months ago.” 

The singer told “Entertainment Tonight” that same month that the girls “will be doing stuff this year together, yes.” 

She wouldn’t confirm when the first show would be, though she suggested on “The Real” in February that the group was invited to perform at the royal wedding in May (which we now know didn’t happen, as Elton John performed). 

According to a TMZ report in early February, the ’90s pop band will begin touring in the late summer, starting in England. Just say you’ll be there, OK? 

Though rumors of a Spice Girls reunion have been floated for years, the chances of it happening seemed more realistic in the past few months after Beckham (aka Posh Spice) posted a photo with Mel B (Scary Spice), Melanie Chisholm (Sporty Spice), Emma Bunton (Baby Spice) and Geri Horner ― formerly Geri Halliwell (Ginger Spice). 

The girl’s former band manager, Simon Fuller, also attended their gathering. 

This tour sounds like it’ll be a little different and might even include the possibility of a few TV shows and some other “incredible new opportunities together,” according to a statement put out by the band after the meeting.

“We have enjoyed a wonderful afternoon catching-up and reminiscing about the amazing times we spent together. We are always overwhelmed at how much interest there is across the whole world for The Spice Girls,” the statement said, according to BuzzFeed. 

“The time now feels right to explore some incredible new opportunities together. We all agree that there are many exciting possibilities that will once again embrace the original essence of The Spice Girls, while reinforcing our message of female empowerment for future generations.”

However, after initial rumors of the tour surfaced in early February, Beckham shut down talk of the tour while showing her autumn/winter 2018 collection in New York City. 

“I’m not going on tour. The girls aren’t going on tour,” she told Vogue, dismissing the photo of the group as nothing more than a “fun lunch” where the girls were “brainstorming.” 

A shot of the group performing at the Brit Awards on Feb. 24, 1997. 
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A shot of the group performing at the Brit Awards on Feb. 24, 1997. 

Last year, it seemed like the Backstreet Boys were going to be involved in the tour, according to an Us Weekly interview with Nick Carter. 

“We’ve had conversations, I’ve had conversations with Scary Spice and Emma, and we’ve talked about it,” he said. “We’re always open to doing a tour with them. I think it would be an epic tour.” 

There’s always next time! 

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