Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Thanks For Nothing

Bad news Spice Girls fans, the ladies have just updated their official website today with a note of thanks to their legion of adoring fans as well as the announcement that they ARE NOT releasing their Spice Girls Reunion Tour on DVD:

The Spice Girls would like to thank each and every one of you that has taken the time to write and tell them just how much you enjoyed the Return Of The Spice Girls Tour. The girls worked really hard on the show, and hearing how much you loved it has made all of the work worthwhile! Sadly there will not be a DVD release of the 47-date tour but the girls hope you were all left with some fantastic personal memories of the show. Emma, Geri, Mel B, Melanie C and Victoria said "We had an absolutely amazing time on the Return of The Spice Girls Tour and we would like to say a final thank you for all of your support. Girl Power lives on."

And so, the last hopes of all the Spice Girls fans that weren't able to dole out hundreds of dollars for tickets OR weren't even given the opportunity to pay to attend one of their concerts due to show cancellations have been dashed with this new announcement. This makes no sense to me at all ... unless this is a poorly executed April Fool's joke one day late (the announcement was made today, April 2) this strikes me as a huge misstep on their part. A DVD release of this tour would've generated beaucoup bucks and would've offered an affordable way for folks who weren't able to see the show live and in person to at least see the show in full on their TVs. I have a hard time believing this is the final word on a possible DVD release of this tour. [Source]