Spice Girls announce UK 2019 tour

The Spice Girls have announced their first tour in 10 years, which will see them play a host of UK stadiums in 2019.

However, Victoria Beckham will not join the rest of the band for the tour as she is said to be focusing on her fashion business.

The remaining four members - Emma Bunton, Melanie Brown, Melanie Chisholm and Geri Horner - made the announcement in a mock news broadcast video on their new Twitter account on Monday afternoon.

Tickets for the tour will go on sale on Saturday at 10.30am.

In a joint statement, the Spice Girls said: "We are beyond excited to be reuniting next year for a stadium tour.

"Bringing girl power and our message of friendship and love back to the stage feels more relevant than ever.

"We hope everyone can join us for one big Spice Girls party!"

Despite not taking part in the tour, Beckham aka Posh Spice wished her former bandmates good luck.

In a statement on her Instagram page, the designer said: "Today marks a special day for the girls as they announce the first tour dates since we performed together in 2012!

"I won't be joining my girls on stage again but being in the Spice Girls was a hugely important part of my life and I wish them so much love and fun as they go back on tour next year.

"I know they will put on an amazing show and the fantastic fans past and present are going to have a wonderful time!"

Victoria Beckham wished her former bandmates 'so much love and fun', in a post on her Instagram. Credit: Instagram/Victoria Beckham

The Spice Girls, formed in 1994 and one of the most successful acts of that decade, have not performed together since the London Olympics closing ceremony in 2012, and they last toured together 10 years ago.

Singer Jess Glynne will join the band on tour as a "very special guest".

Rumours of a Spice Girls reunion had rumbled in recent days, ahead of a scheduled appearance on The Jonathan Ross Show this Saturday.

The Spice Girls previously performed as a four-piece for two years after Horner quit the band in 1998.

The group went on hiatus in 2000 after recording their third album Forever, and are best known for their hits including Wannabe, 2 Become 1 and Spice Up Your Life.

In February this year, all five members of the group met up and confirmed plans to work on new projects together.

In July, Brown confirmed they would reunite this year, but said that one member of the group had been holding up proceedings.

The Spice Girls last performed together at the closing ceremony of London 2012. Credit: PA

When are where will the tour go?

  • June 1 - Etihad Stadium in Manchester

  • June 3 - Coventry Ricoh Arena

  • June 5 - Sunderland Stadium Of Light

  • June 8 - Edinburgh BT Murrayfield Stadium

  • June 10 - Bristol Ashton Gate Stadium

  • June 15 - London's Wembley Stadium