Spice Girls share new photo and footage from first day of rehearsals ahead of UK stadium tour

It all kicks off next month

The Spice Girls have shared a new picture and footage of their first day of rehearsals ahead of their UK stadium shows.

The girl band are due to play three nights in Manchester and London for their forthcoming jaunt which kicks off next month at the Etihad Stadium.

Ahead of the shows, the band posted a short video and a new picture which you can view below.

The band also unveiled their Spice Dancers via Instagram, picked from 5000 applicants from across the world. 400 auditioned, 80 were called back with 40 finalists chosen to present a freestyle dance solo and the final 20 chosen to join the band on their stadium tour.

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Each house is made up of five dancers all dressed in their correlating house colours – ‘House of Baby’, ‘House of Sporty’, ‘House of Ginger’ and ‘House of Scary’.

The girl band recently altered the lyrics to their 1996 single ‘2 Become 1’ in order to make it more LGBTQI-friendly.

Emma Bunton said that she and the rest of the band made the decision to change a line in the single – which spent three weeks at Number One upon its release – so that it was made more inclusive.

Spice Girls will play:

Wednesday May 29, 2019 – MANCHESTER Etihad Stadium (EXTRA DATE)
Friday May 31, 2019 – MANCHESTER Etihad Stadium (EXTRA DATE)
Saturday June 1, 2019 – MANCHESTER Etihad Stadium
Monday June 3, 2019 – COVENTRY Ricoh Stadium
Thursday June 6, 2019 – SUNDERLAND Stadium of Light
Saturday June 8, 2019 – EDINBURGH BT Murrayfield Stadium
Monday June 10, 2019 – BRISTOL Ashton Gate Stadium
Thursday June 13, 2019 – LONDON Wembley Stadium (EXTRA DATE)
Friday June 14, 2019 – LONDON Wembley Stadium (EXTRA DATE)
Saturday June 15, 2019 – LONDON Wembley Stadium

Meanwhile, Billie Eilish recently revealed she thought the Spice Girls were a completely made-up band until very recently.

The 17-year-old pop star, who released her debut album ‘When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?’ last month (March 29), recalled being introduced to the iconic girl group through their 1998 movie Spice World in a recent interview.