Those of us who remember the Spice Girls the first time round will also remember the swathes of merchandise that fans collected, from chocolate bars to dolls. Fast forward 20 years and the 90s girl group are back, with a tour planned for 2019 (albeit without Victoria Beckham), and new merchandise to embrace.
The foursome has released a charity T-shirt, sweatshirt and hoodie, featuring the words "#IWannabeASpiceGirl" - a must-have for any discerning fan. All proceeds will go towards Power Up, a programme within Comic Relief’s Gender Justice pillar, which champion equality for women and girls - a cause that has always been integral to the band's girl power ethos.
“Equality and the movement of people power has always been at the heart of the band. It is about equality for all, ’every boy and every girl,’" said the Spice Girls in a statement. "We recently found out that charities focused on issues faced by women don’t get the funding that they desperately need, so launching a campaign to raise funds for these issues is incredibly important to us and an area we want to support.”
Prices range from £19.31 for a T-shirt to £30 for the sweatshirts and hoodies. All pieces available to buy now from Represent.com.
Tickets for the Spice Girls' 2019 tour went on sale this weekend, breaking Ticketmaster UK records. Ticketmaster's MD Andrew Parsons 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... from what we saw, they could have played nearly every night for a year.”
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