自从解散之后，她们以群体名义发行的慈善单曲《Headlines》（Friendship Never Ends）尴尬的成为Children in Need慈善基金会历史上表现最差的单曲之一。但是，所有的事情都没有绝对。辣妹们的全球巡演再次用事实证明，她们的风采不减当年。作为Spice Girls世界巡回演唱会的首场演出，温哥华的15000名铁杆歌迷再次沸腾。值得一提的是，英国巡演的演唱会门票在今年10月份对外销售开始的38秒内被订购一空。
As solo artists they skirted the fringes of musical obscurity and their comeback single, Headlines (Friendship Never Ends), has the dubious distinction of being the worst-selling Children in Need single in history. But when it comes to live performances, the Spice Girls have proved they can still pull in the crowds.
The group's world tour was due to start in Vancouver last night in front of a 15,000-strong audience. All UK dates for the Return of the Spice Girls tour sold out within 38 seconds of being released in October.
Last night's gig marked the first time since 1998 in Birmingham that Victoria Beckham, Melanie Brown, Emma Bunton, Melanie Chisholm and Geri Halliwell had performed together, and coincides with the release of their Greatest Hits album.
For the past three weeks, the girls have been in Los Angeles rehearsing the two-hour, 22-song show. The tour will cross the world, with performances from London to Cape Town, as well as Las Vegas, New York, San Jose, Madrid, Shanghai and Beijing.
Fans can expect state of the art video sequences and spectacular choreography on a split-level stage, as well as lavish costumes by Italian designer Robert Cavalli.
The group formed in 1994 but took until 1996 to release their first single, Wannabe, which was No 1 for seven weeks. They went on to release three albums which sold 55m copies worldwide.
Their first UK date will be at the 02 arena on December 15, followed by a further 16 shows in London before they head for Manchester. (December 3rd, 2007)
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