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Spice Girls tour sets Ticketmaster sales record as millions try to buy

'Demand for Spice Girls was off the chart'

Jack Shepherd
Sunday 11 November 2018 11:00
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Millions of people attempted to purchase Spice Girls tickets when they went on sale yesterday (10 November), breaking Ticketmaster records.

At one point, there were allegedly 700,000 people in the digital queue waiting for a chance to purchase tickets.

“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 says that hundreds of thousands of tickets were sold within minutes and commented that “they could have played nearly every night for a year.”

Demand for the tickets was so overwhelming that the Spice Girls added four shows to their run, including two in Manchester and two in London.

Four of the original girl group’s members – Geri Horner, Melanie Brown, Melanie Chisholm, and Emma Bunton – are returning for the tour, while Victoria Beckham has opted not to rejoin. They will be joined by special guest Jess Glynne at the shows.

Rumours about a possible tour had been swirling for years, with some of the group’s members giving increasingly strong hints over the past few months that plans to revive the 90s group were indeed in the pipeline.

Spice Girls will play the following dates:

NEW: 29 May 2019 – Manchester – Etihad Stadium

NEW: 31 May 2019 – Manchester – Etihad Stadium

01 June 2019 – Manchester – Etihad Stadium

03 June 2019 – Coventry – Ricoh Stadium

06 June 2019 – Sunderland – Stadium of Light

08 June 2019 – Edinburgh – BT Murrayfield Stadium

10 June 2019 – Bristol – Ashton Gate Stadium

NEW: 13 June 2019 – London – Wembley Stadium

NEW: 14 June 2019 – London – Wembley Stadium

15 June 2019 – London – Wembley Stadium

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