Mel B responds to claims Spice Girls first reunion show sounded 'horrific'

Oscar Cross
May 26, 2019

The Spice Girls have returned for the first in a series of massive reunion shows, seven years after they last performed together, playing for a crowd of 75,000 eager fans in Dublin's Croke Park.

The group have posted pictures this week of rehearsals, also giving fans a glimpse of their stage adorned with a huge globe-like structure and colorful lights.

She said: "In '98, we started our world tour in Dublin, so we truly are home".

The British pop group, which shot to global fame telling you what they "really really want" in their bouncy debut single "Wannabe" in 1996, announced their reunion tour a year ago.

The Spice Girls will spend the next month playing dates in the United Kingdom and Ireland, and although there was talk of the tour extending to the US and even Australia, nothing has been announced.

Despite the technical difficulties, the opening night of the Spice Girls reunion tour was generally seen as a success.

"Another wrote: "@spicegirls what can I say yous didn't disappoint!

"Melanie B you're unbelievable up on that stage, Victoria you'll be missed, but here in spirit and Melanie C, what strength and focus you give us all, thank you".

According to Britain's Press Association (PA) news agency members Baby, Scary, Ginger and Sporty opened the show with the message: "We welcome all ages, all races, all gender identifies, all countries of origin, all sexual orientations, all religions and beliefs, all abilities".

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar was spotted with his sister Sonia among the 82,000-strong crowd at Croke Park, with Horner greeting the audience with, "Welcome to Spice World". Like a king or a queen, we celebrate you. Over 83,0000 strong; electric gig & fantastic atmosphere for the Spice Girls. "It's got a very special place in our hearts".

The Spice Girls shot to fame in 1996 with the single Wannabe and went on to have a series of global hits including Who Do You Think Are, 2 Become 1 and Viva Forever.

She even apparently made a sly dig at Victoria Beckham, who decided not to join her former bandmates on tour.

It is the first time the group has performed since the closing ceremony of the London Olympics in 2012.

The Spice Girls will now head to Cardiff, then Manchester, Coventry, Sunderland, Edinburgh and Bristol.

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