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post Jun 27 2019, 12:33 AM
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Melanie C on Pride Shows, Billie Eilish's Impact and the Spice Girls Reunion: 'We Don't Want It to End'

https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/...e-girls-reunion

It's a great interview, well worth reading! Here are some extracts:

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“We have had the most incredible time,” Melanie C, aka Sporty Spice, tells Billboard a few days before the last London show. “We were so excited about the show, but we never, never could have prepared ourselves for how incredible it's been.”

Obviously so much of the Spice Girls tour was about nostalgia and familiarity, but I’m curious about what’s surprised you this time -- songs you weren’t expecting to reconnect with, changes in your audience, memories that resurface or exist in a new light.
What surprised me the most is how comfortable we feel. We're playing stadiums, we're playing bigger venues than we played in the '90s. It's so hard to get your head around it. The word that kind of encapsulates the whole experience to me is joyous. It really has been such a pleasure to get up onstage and sing those songs. Some of these songs haven't probably got listened to for 20 years, you know? And to just reconnect with those, I'm like, “We're good! Girls, we've got really good songs!” I hadn't noticed them. They’re songs that are wholesome and positive. It's reignited the pride that we feel about what we created.

The journey to a Spice Girls reunion has been an interesting one -- three years ago, you talked about how the group might have peaked with the 2012 Olympics performance, and that anything “less than the full line-up [wouldn’t] be doing justice to the band or the fans.” What led you to realize that this tour was something you wanted to do?
I can’t believe this journey. There was a time when I was like, “It's never going to happen. It's not going to happen again. The things we've done have been so incredible. We could never do that again.” But I think it was the amount of people that approached me saying how much they wanted to see the Spice Girls, how much it meant to them, how it affected them in their lives.

And all of us girls, we had this on a daily basis. But we just never seemed to be in the same lane. We have our private lives, we have our children, we have responsibilities, we have careers. And all of a sudden -- I suppose like back in the day, when we first started -- all the stars just seemed to align, and it started to become big and exciting. It almost feels like it wasn’t really a choice, it was a necessity, you know? Here in the U.K. -- and I know in the U.S. as well -- it's tough times politically. It’s been dark here in the U.K. for a few years. We felt like what we do is so much fun. We wanted to bring a bit of light and a bit of escapism, even if it's for two hours. It just felt like it had to happen. Something switched.

Have you and the girls talked about other ways to keep the Spice Girls magic going beyond just touring?
Yeah, we’d love to. We're constantly discussing different ways in which we can do that. But I think for us right now, the big thing is we don't want it to end. We've had an incredible run here in the U.K. We'd really like to get further afield. We've had so many fans that have visited us from all over the world. People have come from New Zealand, North America, South America, everywhere. I think we'd really like to take it out to the fans that haven't been able to travel but have supported us all these years. So that would be the immediate thing. But yeah, the legacy is important, and of course, we'd like that to live on. There are things in the pipeline, but it's all a little bit early days for that.

I'm glad that Melanie C is very up for continuing to tour wub.gif

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I'm catching up on various videos from dates I didn't go too, and this is really touching with Emma crying & Geri being in awe of being at Wembley Stadium wub.gif (Lol at Mel B's shade to Victoria~)

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post Jun 27 2019, 03:28 PM
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Ticket sales DATA:

$78,203,580 Total Gross ($6,015,660 Avg.)
697,357 Total Tickets (53,643 Avg.)
$112.14 Average Ticket Price
13/13 Reported Shows

Meaning they sold out every single show on tour, 100% of ticket sales wub.gif

Wembley Stadium, London: 221,971 (100%) $27,571,100 (3 shows)
Etihad Stadium, Manchester: 150,955 (100%) - $16,507,300 (3 shows)
Croke Park, Dublin: 74,186 (100%) - $8,070,740 (1 show)
Ricoh Arena, Coventry: 69,748 (100%) - $7,168,390 (2 shows)
Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh: 55,211 (100%) - $6,038,050
Principality Stadium, Cardfiff: 50,215 (100%) - $4,716,720
Stadium of Light, Sunderland: 45,429 (100%) - $4,512,900
Ashton Gate Stadium, Bristol: 29,642 (100%) - $3,618,380

Source: https://twitter.com/touringdata/status/1144255580984500224

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post Jun 27 2019, 03:44 PM
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Sensational wub.gif Just under 700,000, that's pretty insane!

I wonder if they'd have been able to do any more shows than they did? I'm certain that they couldn't have done more in Cardiff or Coventry, because Cardiff & the second Coventry date took right until the last week to be sell outs. Could demand have stretched to a fourth show in Wembley though, hmm! Maybe another in Scotland too.
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They could have done one more in Dublin, Wembley and Edinburgh for sure! All of those sold out pretty quickly so I think it was a question of timing mostly rather than demand. I also think they could have totally gone to Leeds/Sheffield region and do a couple of shows there. Smaller stadiums but nonetheless, would have sold out.

Seeing the data like that is pretty phenomenal to be honest. 13 shows in the UK/Ireland, all 100% sold out is amazing.

Would be interesting to see how much they made out of merchandise as well. It was pretty expensive but everyone seemed to have that hoodie lol
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Just saw the article on Billboard regarding the tour!!

I am so proud of them!

Does anyone know if the Spiceworld Tour grossing $60m back in 1998 was the entire tour or the U.S. leg, so many girl group fan accounts (2NE1, Little Mix etc) seem to omit the 98 tour on their lists. Even with inflation is this tour in the Top 5 girl group tours of all time?


1. Spice Girls Spiceworld Tour 1998
2. TLC Fanmail Tour 1999 $82m
3. Spiceworld Tour 2019 $78m
4. Destiny Fulfilled 2005 $72m
5. Return of the Spice Girls Tour $70m


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QUOTE(Mr.X @ Jun 27 2019, 03:28 PM) *
Ticket sales DATA:

$78,203,580 Total Gross ($6,015,660 Avg.)
697,357 Total Tickets (53,643 Avg.)
$112.14 Average Ticket Price
13/13 Reported Shows

Meaning they sold out every single show on tour, 100% of ticket sales wub.gif

Wembley Stadium, London: 221,971 (100%) $27,571,100 (3 shows)
Etihad Stadium, Manchester: 150,955 (100%) - $16,507,300 (3 shows)
Croke Park, Dublin: 74,186 (100%) - $8,070,740 (1 show)
Ricoh Arena, Coventry: 69,748 (100%) - $7,168,390 (2 shows)
Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh: 55,211 (100%) - $6,038,050
Principality Stadium, Cardfiff: 50,215 (100%) - $4,716,720
Stadium of Light, Sunderland: 45,429 (100%) - $4,512,900
Ashton Gate Stadium, Bristol: 29,642 (100%) - $3,618,380

Source: https://twitter.com/touringdata/status/1144255580984500224

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Really Amazing!!!!!

They're so special!!!
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QUOTE(Spice Girls Net @ Jun 27 2019, 05:39 PM) *
Just saw the article on Billboard regarding the tour!!

I am so proud of them!

Does anyone know if the Spiceworld Tour grossing $60m back in 1998 was the entire tour or the U.S. leg, so many girl group fan accounts (2NE1, Little Mix etc) seem to omit the 98 tour on their lists. Even with inflation is this tour in the Top 5 girl group tours of all time?
1. Spice Girls Spiceworld Tour 1998
2. TLC Fanmail Tour 1999 $82m
3. Spiceworld Tour 2019 $78m
4. Destiny Fulfilled 2005 $72m
5. Return of the Spice Girls Tour $70m


I read somewhere that the $60million figure only includes American dates, but I could be wrong. Ticket prices for that tour were quite cheap considering the size of the show, so I dont know xx
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post Jun 27 2019, 10:13 PM
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QUOTE(Mr.X @ Jun 27 2019, 04:49 PM) *
They could have done one more in Dublin, Wembley and Edinburgh for sure! All of those sold out pretty quickly so I think it was a question of timing mostly rather than demand. I also think they could have totally gone to Leeds/Sheffield region and do a couple of shows there. Smaller stadiums but nonetheless, would have sold out.

Seeing the data like that is pretty phenomenal to be honest. 13 shows in the UK/Ireland, all 100% sold out is amazing.

Would be interesting to see how much they made out of merchandise as well. It was pretty expensive but everyone seemed to have that hoodie lol



So wish they had come to Leeds and done Elland Road Stadium! I would have bought a second ticket to see them there. I'm really surprised they have never done a Leeds date considering Mel B is from here.

Also that hoodie wub.gif I had to buy one, I've worn it non-stop ever since wub.gif wub.gif wub.gif


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QUOTE(Spice Girls Net @ Jun 27 2019, 05:39 PM) *
Just saw the article on Billboard regarding the tour!!

I am so proud of them!

Does anyone know if the Spiceworld Tour grossing $60m back in 1998 was the entire tour or the U.S. leg, so many girl group fan accounts (2NE1, Little Mix etc) seem to omit the 98 tour on their lists. Even with inflation is this tour in the Top 5 girl group tours of all time?
1. Spice Girls Spiceworld Tour 1998
2. TLC Fanmail Tour 1999 $82m
3. Spiceworld Tour 2019 $78m
4. Destiny Fulfilled 2005 $72m
5. Return of the Spice Girls Tour $70m



$60million was just the US dates. How incredible that Spice Girls have 3 tours in the top 5 grossing girl band tours of all time, and that the Spiceworld 2019 Tour is that high with just 13 dates wub.gif


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Oh GOD totally! I attended the final Manchester date with my friends from Leeds and they were all saying that the Elland Road in Leeds would have easily packed a couple of nights, specially as the city is currently in love with Mel B and her being back in town.

It is quite weird they never played Leeds or Liverpool, considering both Mels have always been so attached to their home towns and always made a point of being from there, more so than the other girls.
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QUOTE(Spice Girls Net @ Jun 27 2019, 11:39 PM) *
Just saw the article on Billboard regarding the tour!!

I am so proud of them!

Does anyone know if the Spiceworld Tour grossing $60m back in 1998 was the entire tour or the U.S. leg, so many girl group fan accounts (2NE1, Little Mix etc) seem to omit the 98 tour on their lists. Even with inflation is this tour in the Top 5 girl group tours of all time?
1. Spice Girls Spiceworld Tour 1998
2. TLC Fanmail Tour 1999 $82m
3. Spiceworld Tour 2019 $78m
4. Destiny Fulfilled 2005 $72m
5. Return of the Spice Girls Tour $70m


This list seems not right. Take the k-pop fan accounts and Korean articles with a grain of salt when it comes to worldwide stats. This source(https://celebmix.com/10-highest-grossing-girl-group-tours-of-all-time/) said TLC made $72.8m for their Fanmail Tour according to billboard not $82m. And even $72.8m in 33 dates was quite unreal since the ticket prices back then were very low but okay. And yes $60m was for U.S. leg alone. So the list would be basically like this

1. Spice Girls Spiceworld Tour 1998 (probably more than $120m)
2. Spiceworld Tour 2019 $78m (hopefully it's not done yet)
3. TLC Fanmail Tour 1999 $72.8m
4. Destiny Fulfilled 2005 $72m
5. Return of the Spice Girls Tour $70m
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QUOTE(Mr.X @ Jun 27 2019, 11:17 PM) *
Oh GOD totally! I attended the final Manchester date with my friends from Leeds and they were all saying that the Elland Road in Leeds would have easily packed a couple of nights, specially as the city is currently in love with Mel B and her being back in town.

It is quite weird they never played Leeds or Liverpool, considering both Mels have always been so attached to their home towns and always made a point of being from there, more so than the other girls.



They never played Liverpool either? ohmy.gif I always assumed the would have done Echo Arena on the original Spiceworld leg. I'm really shocked, I understand Leeds didn't have an arena back then but I would have thought Liverpool was a dead cert. blink.gif
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That’s amazing that they’ve got the top 3 highest girl group tours by a British female group and can still break touring records 21 years later. It always bugs me that there’s not one single article about the total gross of the ‘98 world tour
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Brilliant! Good for them.
When you're making money like that from live dates who gives a toss about a DVD release or no release.
They probably think releasing a DVD would decrease sales for future reunions and the extension of this one, so i can understand Simon Fuller's selfish thinking.
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Just think...if they hadn't cancelled the shows in Argentina, South Africa, Hong Kong, China and Australia they'd have the Top 3 grossing girl group tours of all time.

I know Mel B couldn't continue but the group never performed in those countries, sadly.
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This is lovely, but it's seriously making me crave a release of the concert on DVD and/or Netflix cry.gif
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Ah, that is probably all we are going to get of professional footage this time eheh. That's probably what the extra cameras were for... They might include some of this on a future documentary...

Thanks for sharing x
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So, if there was profesional cameras on the stage... why they aren't releasing a dvd?
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