The first half of 2019 was completely crazy! This time last year the Spice Girls had just sold out 13 stadium shows and were heading on tour for the first time on 7 years, without Victoria. There were all sorts of questions going round in my head; what would the dynamic be like? How would the fans react? We also had new management – Simon Fuller was still involved but the tour was being handled by Modest! There were all sorts of differences and I was nervous to see how things would turn out…
In all my life, I don’t think I’ve ever been as nervous as I was before that first night in Dublin. We had performed a show at Wembley stadium at the peak of our fame in 1998 but like a lot of that period of my life, it was a blur and I could hardly remember it. This time I was full present and aware of everything that was going on (something I have become very focussed on as I’ve got older). This made it quite terrifying.
The first time we were raised through the stage, on that early summer’s evening, hearing 70,000 screaming fans losing their minds, all my nerves and apprehension disappeared. This was something truly incredible.[modula id=”1076″]
I’m sure I’ve said this a few times before but the summer of 2019 touched me in a way that nothing ever has. 12 years after our last tour and 19 years since our last hit single, never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined that, all this time later we would be playing to sold out stadiums, performing what I believe to be the best show we’ve ever done. It was an honour and a privilege to share a stage with my fellow Spices. I will never forget though, none of this would have been possible without the unbelievable fans.
You’ve made a working class girl from Widnes feel incredibly special and I can never thank you enough for this. I love you all and thank you from the bottom of my heart for allowing me to live a life where I can fulfil my dreams.
A week after the 3rd sold out show at Wembley stadium, I was being driven down Sao Paulo’s Main Street on a huge float, performing to a crowd of 3.7 million people…
During the summer of 2019, straight after the Spice Girls UK tour, I went on a world tour of prides with Sink The Pink. It was an incredible adventure, with some of the most wonderful I’ve ever met. I learnt a loads about myself, the LGBTQ+ community and more specifically, drag queens!
On the road, we performed shows in Brazil, Chile, the USA, Sweden, Germany, Spain and the UK, where I sang a selection of my biggest hits, some Spice Girl favourites, a couple of cool covers and my new song, High Heels. Everywhere we went, we received a wonderful reception and it truly was heart-warming experience.[modula id=”1078″]
Our London show took us to The Troxy, for the Pride after party. It was amazing to get back to the place that inspired High Heels, when I performed at Sink the Pink’s club night, more than two years ago. Back then I was completely blown away by the wonderfully inclusive atmosphere, all the fabulous costumes and beautiful faces. It was such a treat to be part of something so joyous and I completely fell in love.
We’ve had the most incredible year together, being fierce and fearless wherever we went. It was a far cry from a sold out stadium tour but I wouldn’t have changed any of it for the world. There’s going to be loads of amazing things happening this year and I’m going to be incredibly busy. I can’t wait to get more of my new music out to you all and getting out into to world to see as many of you as possible