Spice Girls are reportedly planning to audition for singers to replace Victoria Beckham and Melanie Chisholm on their rumoured 20th anniversary tour.
The ’90s girlband haven’t officially announced any dates, and the line-up for any anniversary shows has also yet to be finalised. Victoria Beckham has ruled herself out, saying she wants to concentrate on her fashion range.
Meanwhile, it was reported in April that Melanie Chisholm had also declined to take part, leaving just Emma Bunton, Geri Horner (née Halliwell) and Melanie Brown to tour for the band’s 20th anniversary.
“The girls are going to be making a formal announcement about tryouts for their spots in the next few weeks. Posh and Sporty can be replaced,” an unnamed source is said to have told Life & Style Magazine.
“It wasn’t a surprise that Victoria would decline the tour, but the girls really hit the roof when Mel C ditched too,” the unnamed source is also quoted as saying.
The Spice Girls last toured in 2008, after comeback single ‘Headlines (Friendship Never Ends)’ reached No 11. The tour was abandoned early in February of that year due to “personal and family commitments”. They reunited again in 2012 to sing ‘Wannabe’ and ‘Spice Up Your Life’ at the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics.