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Emma Bunton: 'Spice Girls will tour once COVID restrictions are lifted'

Spice Girls ponder tour

Emma Bunton is "dying" to hit the road again and has said the Spice Girls are mulling plans for a new tour once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.

The Wannabe hitmakers, comprised of Emma, Mel B, Mel C, Geri Horner, and Victoria Beckham, previously embarked on a reunion tour in 2019 as a four-piece without Victoria and had originally started to plan a second tour before the COVID-19 pandemic thwarted their ideas.

Speaking to The Chris Moyles Show on Radio X on Tuesday, Emma said she's "dying" to get back on stage with her bandmates, and added she's "sure" the group will tour again once it's safe to do so.

She said: "We started talking about maybe doing some more and then locked out happened, which is such a shame.

"I'm dying to do it again. I'm waiting to see what's going on in the world. You can't book anything yet, so we're waiting for that moment, but I'm sure that will happen when we can!"

In January, Mel C admitted the group had been planning to mark the 25th anniversary of their debut single 'Wannabe' being released in July 1996 later this year with more concerts before the global health crisis forced them to rethink their plans.

She said: "It's high on the agenda for us girls. I mean, since we did the tour in 2019, I have just been like, 'more shows, more shows!' And, you know, obviously that isn't something that's gonna happen this year, sadly. So, again, a big old rethink.

"We are working on some ideas. I can't give too much away, but we definitely wanna celebrate and really acknowledge 25 years. It's insane.

"We're so proud of our legacy. So we do want to celebrate it in the best way that we can."



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