Generation Z has been clamoring for a Spice Girls reunion tour for years. It could be happening very soon, and they might tag along with another famous 90s group, the Backstreet Boys.
Nick Carter teased that his former boy band could be joining the British girl group in a concert tour soon. In an interview with Us Weekly, Carter revealed that he and Spice Girls members Emma Bunton (Baby Spice) and Melanie Brown (Scary Spice) have been talking about a possible joint tour. “We’re always open to doing a tour with them. I think it would be an epic tour,” he told the publication. Carter and Bunton are currently working together on a reality TV show, Boy Band.
Spice Girls and Backstreet Boys Members Hinted a Reunion Concert
Carter is not the only one who teased a possible joint tour. In 2015, Backstreet Boys’ AJ McLean revealed that the idea of a combined tour had been “bouncing around” between the two groups for more a year. However, McLean dismissed the possibility of a collaboration a year later. He cited the Spice Girls’ 20th anniversary and Backstreet Boys album plans as the reasons for not pushing forward.
Meanwhile, Bunton earlier admitted that she along with Mel B. and Geri Horner (Ginger Spice) are hoping that their reunion tour will still happen in the future. Speaking to The Sun back in April, Bunton said, “It’s about finding the perfect time. We want to make it right for our fans. But it would be a shame not to do something.”
Victoria Beckham and Melanie Chisholm Involvement on Spice Girls Reunion Tour Planning
Both Beckham (Posh Spice) and Mel C (Sporty Spice) had expressed no interest in joining the reunion. Earlier last year, Beckham had reportedly ruled herself out of any future concert of the Wannabe singers so she can focus on her fashion business. However, it looks like Mel C had a change of heart and admitted in an October 2016 interview that she would like to perform with her former bandmates again.
Mel C., however, said her bandmates might not allow her to jump on stage because of her earlier refusal. “I want to support the girls, of course! I think I’d probably have to get up with them. They’d be like, ‘Get off, you said no!’ ” the Asia’s Got Talent judge told The Daily Star.
The Spice Girls reunion tour was originally planned last year. However, Mel B. announced that it would be delayed until 2017 due to the availability of their venues. There had been reports that Baby Spice, Scary Spice, and Ginger Spice are also looking for Posh Spice and Sporty Spice’s replacements. Mel C. said it would be “weird” to hear the three singing their hit songs without two of the group’s members.