Delay in concert, but Spice Girls still coming
Do not fear, Spice Girls fans.
Posh, Baby, Sporty, Ginger and Scary will make it to Hong Kong for their reunion tour despite putting off the tentative January 12 date for at least a month following sell-out success elsewhere in the world.
A spokeswoman for Midas Promotions Hong Kong said Victoria Beckham, Melanie Brown, Emma Bunton, Melanie Chisholm and Geri Halliwell would hopefully still make it to town sometime in the first half of the year.
The British group kicked off their tour in front of an audience of 20,000 in Vancouver last weekend, which included David Beckham and singer Avril Lavigne.
The audience comprised mainly women who were teenagers at the height of the group's popularity in the mid-90s.
The Spice Girls also have a greatest hits album out which is topping charts around the world.
'They will play at the Asia-World Expo but we have no idea when,' the Midas spokeswoman said.
Nick Willsher, from HKclubbing.com and Entertaining Asia, said his phone and e-mails 'went crazy' when he posted a note on networking site Facebook saying the group was on its way to Hong Kong.
'So many people love them. Even when they split up, they have still continued to have their own interesting stories,' he said.
Mr Willsher said Hong Kong was probably included on the worldwide tour because Bunton was a frequent visitor to the city.
'Apparently she loves coming here to party,' he said. 'She has friends here and enjoys Hong Kong.'
Hong Kong resident Valerie Wong said the hit Spice up Your Life was her anthem for a memorable period in her teens.
'I'm much too old for them now, but I'll be down the front screaming when they finally make it here,' she said. 'I really hope they come.'