In November, The Spice Girls announced their first UK tour in a decade.
Re-uniting the iconic girl group – all bar Victoria Beckham – took two years of planning and organisation.
But taking the string of UK and Ireland dates stateside appears to be a challenge, with The Spice Girls reportedly turning down the chance at a US tour that would bring in a cool £80 million.
An article in The Sun claims that fears of a North American tour re-opening old wounds for the group, with a source explaining: “Promoters have offered them lengthy tours across North America but they fear it will eat up too much time in 2019,” a source told the UK Newspaper.
“The UK shows will be massive and very special so they are apprehensive about doing more in the US because they know from experience how long stints together on the road can cause tensions.”
The source went on to say: “They did 47 shows on the last tour which was very hard going and resulted in dates in South America, Australia, Asia and Africa being cancelled.
“They all have families who they need to consider, they aren’t single women who can drop everything and go. At the moment they are looking at the possibility of doing a few shows in the US in July and August when their kids will be on their school holidays so could come on tour with them.”