The 90s revive Friday night in Dublin. Then the Spice Girls kick off their reunion tour in the Croke Park stadium.
It is the first time since 2012 that the well-known British girl group is climbing the stage again. In that year, the five ladies performed together during the London Olympics. This time, however, Victoria Beckham does not participate because she is too busy with her own fashion label, among other things. The other Spice Girls – Emma Bunton, Geri Halliwell, Melanie B. and Melanie C. – are just present.
The ‘Girl Power’ sounds in total in thirteen cities in Ireland, Wales, England and Scotland. Baby, Ginger, Scary and Sporty Spice will close their tour in London on June 15. For the time being these are the only planned reunion shows.
The Spice Girls are not the only 90s group that is touring. The Backstreet Boys visited the Amsterdam Ziggo Dome on Thursday with their DNA World Tour, their largest tour in eighteen years. Unlike the Spice Girls, the boy band does travel along the stadiums in the original line-up. Nick Carter, Kevin Richardson, Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell and AJ McLean will close their tour in Honolulu on November 3.
After years of absence, their Irish colleagues from Westlife also appear on stage again. The boy band, known for hits like Uptown Girl, My Love and Flying Without Wings, broke up in 2011. The comeback was announced at the end of last year. The Irish travel with the reunion tour since Wednesday and up to and including August through the United Kingdom, Ireland and Asia. Westlife is not on stage in the original line-up, singer Brian McFadden left the group in 2004.