The original five girl line-up dance their way through their power hits
The original [b]Spice Girls[/b] kicked off their multi-million ticket selling reunion world tour last night in Vancouver (December 2).
The Spice Girls’ classic line-up of [b]Victoria Beckham[/b], [b]Geri Halliwell[/b], [b]Melanie Brown[/b], [b]Emma Bunton[/b] and [b]Melanie Chisholm[/b], took to the stage all together, in front of 15,000 fans at the General Motors Place venue, for the first time since 1998, when Geri quit the band.
Victoria’s husband, [b]David Beckham[/b] even made an unexpected appearance at the concert. Beckham flew in from New Zealand, where he has been on tour with his football team Los Angeles Galaxy.
The girl group’s last tour as a four-piece was at Christmas in 1999.
The ‘Return Of The Spice Girls’ show was split into four musical ‘acts’, with eight costume changes, with all of their stage outfits designed by top designer Roberto Cavalli.
The show, which lasted nearly two hours, saw the girls perform their greatest hits, with material covering their entire ‘Girl Power’ reign.
They also performed some of their individual post-Spice Girls solo records, including Halliwell’s cover of ‘It’s Raining Men’.
The encore was their debut global hit ‘Wannabe’.
The tour’s next stop is San Jose tomorrow (December 4), followed by shows in Los Angeles and Las Vegas.
The Spice Girls then come to the UK, with three shows at London’s 02 Arena from December 15.
The girls then return to the venue from January 2, for a run of fourteen shows.
The Spice Girls opening night set list was:
ACT 1 – The Power of 5:
[b]’Spice Up Your Life’
‘Say You’ll Be There’
‘Headlines (Friendship Never Ends)'[/b]
ACT 2 – Seduce Me:
[b]’Lady Is A Vamp’
‘Too Much Segue’
‘2 Become 1′[/b]
ACT 3 – Bitter Sweet:
[b]’Who Do You Think You Are’ (extended) (feat. Victoria Beckham)
‘Are You Gonna Go My Way’ (feat. Mel Brown)
‘Maybe’ (feat. Emma Bunton)
‘Cape Dance Segue/Viva Forever’
‘It’s Raining Men’ (feat. Geri Halliwell)
‘I Turn To You’ (feat. Mel C)[/b]
ACT 4 – Celebration:
[b]’Let Love Lead The Way’
‘Goodbye’ (w/ extended musical outro)[/b]
[b]’Humpty Dance’ (Dance Segue)/’If U Can’t Dance’
‘Spice Up Your Life’ (Reprise)[/b]
Pic credit: PA Photos