They play London and Manchester at the end of the year...

THE SPICE GIRLS announced four live shows in December in Manchester and London.

The girls have all been working on individual projects – including babies, weddings and Bond themes – this year and the shows are the only confirmed thing that they will do in 1999, despite being bookie’s favourites to have the Christmas number one again.

The gigs are at Manchester Evening News Arena (December 4 and 5) and London earl’s Court (11 and 12).

Tickets will go on sale on Saturday, April 17.

Tickets are available from nme.com‘s 24-hour ticketline on 0870 121 0125 or click here to go to our online gig guide and ticket service.