Spice Girls UK tour breaks Ticketmaster records as millions rush for tickets
The reunited Spice Girls have been forced to hastily add five more dates for their 2019 UK tour after fans broke Ticketmaster’s records and complained they couldn’t get tickets for the original shows.
“Demand for Spice Girls was off the chart,” Andrew Parsons, Ticketmaster’s managing director, said.
“They have smashed through Ticketmaster UK’s records becoming the busiest ever sale.
“There were millions of people on our site searching for tickets, with a queue at one point of well over 700,000.”
Parsons added: “Hundreds of thousands of tickets were sold to happy fans across the country within minutes.
“Congratulations to the girls. From what we saw, they could have played nearly every night for a year.”
The new shows included two each at London’s Wembley Stadium (June 13, 14) and Manchester Etihad Stadium (May 29, 31)
The Spice Girls last performed together at the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics and last toured in 2008.
TMZ is reporting that the four Spice Girls that are touring, Baby, Ginger, Scary and Sporty Spice, are set to make over £2.2 million (A$3.92 million) each for the entire UK reunion tour.
That figure has already increased due to the new dates, and there is the possibility they’ll do other countries as well.
Although Victoria Beckham is not involved in this reunion, she’s set to make a few million because, as a founding member, she gets a share of the use of the band’s music and image.