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Review: The Spice Girls World Tour, Croke Park, Dublin

Melanie Brown, Emma Bunton, Melanie Chisholm and Geri Horner of the Spice Girls in concert at Croke Park in Dublin. Pic: Andrew Timms/PA Wire.
Melanie Brown, Emma Bunton, Melanie Chisholm and Geri Horner of the Spice Girls in concert at Croke Park in Dublin. Pic: Andrew Timms/PA Wire.
Minister of State for European Affairs Helen McEntee arrives at Croke Park stadium in Dublin for The Spice Girls World Tour. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday May 24, 2019. Their tour of venues across the UK begins in May, and continues through to June. See PA story SHOWBIZ Spice. Photo credit should read: Tom Honan/PA Wire
Matthew Barrett arrives at Croke Park stadium in Dublin for The Spice Girls World Tour. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday May 24, 2019. Their tour of venues across the UK begins in May, and continues through to June. See PA story SHOWBIZ Spice. Photo credit should read: Tom Honan/PA Wire
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and his sister Sonia Varadkar arrive at Croke Park stadium in Dublin for The Spice Girls World Tour. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday May 24, 2019. Their tour of venues across the UK begins in May, and continues through to June. See PA story SHOWBIZ Spice. Photo credit should read: Tom Honan/PA Wire
Minister of State for European Affairs Helen McEntee arrives at Croke Park stadium in Dublin for The Spice Girls World Tour. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday May 24, 2019. Their tour of venues across the UK begins in May, and continues through to June. See PA story SHOWBIZ Spice. Photo credit should read: Tom Honan/PA Wire
Spice Girls fan Rosa Walsh, 7, arrives at Croke Park stadium in Dublin for The Spice Girls World Tour. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday May 24, 2019. Their tour of venues across the UK begins in May, and continues through to June. See PA story SHOWBIZ Spice. Photo credit should read: Tom Honan/PA Wire
Handout photo dated 24/05/19 issued by Dawbell of Geri Horner of the Spice Girls in concert at Croke Park in Dublin. The pop group took to the stage for the first time in seven years to kick off their highly-anticipated stadium reunion tour. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Saturday May 25, 2019. See PA story SHOWBIZ Spice. Photo credit should read: Andrew Timms/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Handout photo dated 24/05/19 issued by Dawbell of Geri Horner of the Spice Girls in concert at Croke Park in Dublin. The pop group took to the stage for the first time in seven years to kick off their highly-anticipated stadium reunion tour. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Saturday May 25, 2019. See PA story SHOWBIZ Spice. Photo credit should read: Andrew Timms/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Handout photo dated 24/05/19 issued by Dawbell of Melanie Brown of the Spice Girls in concert at Croke Park in Dublin. The pop group took to the stage for the first time in seven years to kick off their highly-anticipated stadium reunion tour. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Saturday May 25, 2019. See PA story SHOWBIZ Spice. Photo credit should read: Andrew Timms/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Handout photo dated 24/05/19 issued by Dawbell of the Spice Girls in concert at Croke Park in Dublin. The pop group took to the stage for the first time in seven years to kick off their highly-anticipated stadium reunion tour. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Saturday May 25, 2019. See PA story SHOWBIZ Spice. Photo credit should read: Andrew Timms/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Handout photo dated 24/05/19 issued by Dawbell of (left to right) Melanie Brown and Melanie Chisholm of the Spice Girls after their concert at Croke Park in Dublin. The pop group took to the stage for the first time in seven years to kick off their highly-anticipated stadium reunion tour. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Saturday May 25, 2019. See PA story SHOWBIZ Spice. Photo credit should read: Andrew Timms/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Handout photo dated 24/05/19 issued by Dawbell of (left to right) Melanie Brown, Emma Bunton, Geri Horner and Melanie Chisholm of the Spice Girls in concert at Croke Park in Dublin. The pop group took to the stage for the first time in seven years to kick off their highly-anticipated stadium reunion tour. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Saturday May 25, 2019. See PA story SHOWBIZ Spice. Photo credit should read: Andrew Timms/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Handout photo dated 24/05/19 issued by Dawbell of Melanie Chisholm of the Spice Girls in concert at Croke Park in Dublin. The pop group took to the stage for the first time in seven years to kick off their highly-anticipated stadium reunion tour. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Saturday May 25, 2019. See PA story SHOWBIZ Spice. Photo credit should read: Andrew Timms/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Handout photo dated 24/05/19 issued by Dawbell of Emma Bunton of the Spice Girls in concert at Croke Park in Dublin. The pop group took to the stage for the first time in seven years to kick off their highly-anticipated stadium reunion tour. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Saturday May 25, 2019. See PA story SHOWBIZ Spice. Photo credit should read: Andrew Timms/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Handout photo dated 24/05/19 issued by Dawbell of (left to right) Melanie Brown and Geri Horner of the Spice Girls in concert at Croke Park in Dublin. The pop group took to the stage for the first time in seven years to kick off their highly-anticipated stadium reunion tour. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Saturday May 25, 2019. See PA story SHOWBIZ Spice. Photo credit should read: Andrew Timms/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Handout photo dated 24/05/19 issued by Dawbell of (left to right) Geri Horner and Melanie Chisholm of the Spice Girls in concert at Croke Park in Dublin. The pop group took to the stage for the first time in seven years to kick off their highly-anticipated stadium reunion tour. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Saturday May 25, 2019. See PA story SHOWBIZ Spice. Photo credit should read: Andrew Timms/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Handout photo dated 24/05/19 issued by Dawbell of (left to right) Emma Bunton and Melane Brown of the Spice Girls in concert at Croke Park in Dublin. The pop group took to the stage for the first time in seven years to kick off their highly-anticipated stadium reunion tour. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Saturday May 25, 2019. See PA story SHOWBIZ Spice. Photo credit should read: Andrew Timms/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Handout photo dated 24/05/19 issued by Dawbell of Geri Horner of the Spice Girls in concert at Croke Park in Dublin. The pop group took to the stage for the first time in seven years to kick off their highly-anticipated stadium reunion tour. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Saturday May 25, 2019. See PA story SHOWBIZ Spice. Photo credit should read: Andrew Timms/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Handout photo dated 24/05/19 issued by Dawbell of (left to right) Melanie Brown of the Spice Girls in concert at Croke Park in Dublin. The pop group took to the stage for the first time in seven years to kick off their highly-anticipated stadium reunion tour. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Saturday May 25, 2019. See PA story SHOWBIZ Spice. Photo credit should read: Andrew Timms/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Handout photo dated 24/05/19 issued by Dawbell of (left to right) Melanie Brown, Geri Horner, Emma Bunton and Melanie Chisholm of the Spice Girls in concert at Croke Park in Dublin. The pop group took to the stage for the first time in seven years to kick off their highly-anticipated stadium reunion tour. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Saturday May 25, 2019. See PA story SHOWBIZ Spice. Photo credit should read: Andrew Timms/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Handout photo dated 24/05/19 issued by Dawbell of (left to right) Emma Bunton, geri Horner, Melanie Brown and Melanie Chisholm of the Spice Girls in concert at Croke Park in Dublin. The pop group took to the stage for the first time in seven years to kick off their highly-anticipated stadium reunion tour. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Saturday May 25, 2019. See PA story SHOWBIZ Spice. Photo credit should read: Andrew Timms/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Handout photo dated 24/05/19 issued by Dawbell of Geri Horner, Emma Bunton, Melanie Brown and Melanie Chisholm of the Spice Girls in concert at Croke Park in Dublin. The pop group took to the stage for the first time in seven years to kick off their highly-anticipated stadium reunion tour. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Saturday May 25, 2019. See PA story SHOWBIZ Spice. Photo credit should read: Andrew Timms/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Handout photo dated 24/05/19 issued by Dawbell of Emma Bunton of the Spice Girls in concert at Croke Park in Dublin. The pop group took to the stage for the first time in seven years to kick off their highly-anticipated stadium reunion tour. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Saturday May 25, 2019. See PA story SHOWBIZ Spice. Photo credit should read: Andrew Timms/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Spice Girls fans (left to right) Julie Anne Murphy, Emma Lynch and Maxine Allen, as they arrive at Croke Park stadium in Dublin for The Spice Girls World Tour. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday May 24, 2019. Their tour of venues across the UK begins in May, and continues through to June. See PA story SHOWBIZ Spice. Photo credit should read: Tom Honan/PA Wire
Spice Girls fan Anna Geary arrives at Croke Park stadium in Dublin for The Spice Girls World Tour. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday May 24, 2019. Their tour of venues across the UK begins in May, and continues through to June. See PA story SHOWBIZ Spice. Photo credit should read: Tom Honan/PA Wire
Spice Girls fans (left to right) Kayleigh Lowe, Jo Eaton, Ciara De Buitléar and Cristina Maher, arrive at Croke Park stadium in Dublin for The Spice Girls World Tour. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday May 24, 2019. Their tour of venues across the UK begins in May, and continues through to June. See PA story SHOWBIZ Spice. Photo credit should read: Tom Honan/PA Wire
Spice Girls fans (left to right) Liz Devine, Rebecca Byrne and Laura Reddy arrive at Croke Park stadium in Dublin for The Spice Girls World Tour. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday May 24, 2019. Their tour of venues across the UK begins in May, and continues through to June. See PA story SHOWBIZ Spice. Photo credit should read: Tom Honan/PA Wire
Spice Girls fans Ciara O'Connor (left) and Lorraine Lyons arrive at Croke Park stadium in Dublin for The Spice Girls World Tour. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday May 24, 2019. Their tour of venues across the UK begins in May, and continues through to June. See PA story SHOWBIZ Spice. Photo credit should read: Tom Honan/PA Wire
Handout photo dated 24/05/19 issued by Dawbell of the Spice Girls in concert at Croke Park in Dublin. The pop group took to the stage for the first time in seven years to kick off their highly-anticipated stadium reunion tour. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Saturday May 25, 2019. See PA story SHOWBIZ Spice. Photo credit should read: Andrew Timms/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Handout photo dated 24/05/19 issued by Dawbell of (left to right) Melanie Chisholm, Melanie Brown, Emma Bunton and Geri Horner of the Spice Girls in concert at Croke Park in Dublin. The pop group took to the stage for the first time in seven years to kick off their highly-anticipated stadium reunion tour. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Saturday May 25, 2019. See PA story SHOWBIZ Spice. Photo credit should read: Andrew Timms/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Handout photo dated 24/05/19 issued by Dawbell of (left to right) Melanie Brown of the Spice Girls in concert at Croke Park in Dublin. The pop group took to the stage for the first time in seven years to kick off their highly-anticipated stadium reunion tour. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Saturday May 25, 2019. See PA story SHOWBIZ Spice. Photo credit should read: Andrew Timms/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Handout photo dated 24/05/19 issued by Dawbell of (left to right) Melanie Chisholm, Melanie Brown, Emma Bunton and Geri Horner of the Spice Girls in concert at Croke Park in Dublin. The pop group took to the stage for the first time in seven years to kick off their highly-anticipated stadium reunion tour. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Saturday May 25, 2019. See PA story SHOWBIZ Spice. Photo credit should read: Andrew Timms/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Handout photo dated 24/05/19 issued by Dawbell of Emma Bunton of the Spice Girls in concert at Croke Park in Dublin. The pop group took to the stage for the first time in seven years to kick off their highly-anticipated stadium reunion tour. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Saturday May 25, 2019. See PA story SHOWBIZ Spice. Photo credit should read: Andrew Timms/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
A Spice Girls fan wearing a hat at Croke Park stadium in Dublin for The Spice Girls World Tour. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday May 24, 2019. Their tour of venues across the UK begins in May, and continues through to June. See PA story SHOWBIZ Spice. Photo credit should read: Tom Honan/PA Wire
Spice Girls Fans (rear, left to right) Bella Flynn, Celine Buckley, Lisa Donohoe and Amanda Mulvaney, (front, left to right) Kellie Buckley and Gemma Collins, arrive at Croke Park stadium in Dublin for The Spice Girls World Tour. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday May 24, 2019. Their tour of venues across the UK begins in May, and continues through to June. See PA story SHOWBIZ Spice. Photo credit should read: Tom Honan/PA Wire
Spice Girls Fans (rear, left to right) Bella Flynn, Celine Buckley, Lisa Donohoe and Amanda Mulvaney, (front, left to right) Kellie Buckley and Gemma Collins, arrive at Croke Park stadium in Dublin for The Spice Girls World Tour. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday May 24, 2019. Their tour of venues across the UK begins in May, and continues through to June. See PA story SHOWBIZ Spice. Photo credit should read: Tom Honan/PA Wire
Spice Girls Fans (left to right) Paula Davis, Marie Byrne, Laura Davis, Adel Delaney and Amy Foley arrive at Croke Park stadium in Dublin for The Spice Girls World Tour. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday May 24, 2019. Their tour of venues across the UK begins in May, and continues through to June. See PA story SHOWBIZ Spice. Photo credit should read: Tom Honan/PA Wire
Spice Girls Fans (left to right) Collette King, Cara King, 13, Erin King, 11, Brian King and Izzy King, 7, arrive at Croke Park stadium in Dublin for The Spice Girls World Tour. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday May 24, 2019. Their tour of venues across the UK begins in May, and continues through to June. See PA story SHOWBIZ Spice. Photo credit should read: Tom Honan/PA Wire
Undated handout photo issued by Andrew Timms of a sneak peek of the Spice Girls reunion tour, which starts on Friday in Dublin, given to fans by Geri Horner, as she posted a picture of herself on stage rehearsing alongside Mel C. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday May 21, 2019. She also posted shots of the stage, complete with large screens on either side and a large Spice World set piece in the centre of the stage. See PA story SHOWBIZ Spice. Photo credit should read: Andrew Timms/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Handout photo dated 24/05/19 issued by Dawbell of (left to right) Melanie Brown, Geri Horner, Melanie Chisholm and Emma Bunton of the Spice Girls in concert at Croke Park in Dublin. The pop group took to the stage for the first time in seven years to kick off their highly-anticipated stadium reunion tour. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Saturday May 25, 2019. See PA story SHOWBIZ Spice. Photo credit should read: Andrew Timms/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Handout photo dated 24/05/19 issued by Dawbell of Emma Bunton of the Spice Girls in concert at Croke Park in Dublin. The pop group took to the stage for the first time in seven years to kick off their highly-anticipated stadium reunion tour. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Saturday May 25, 2019. See PA story SHOWBIZ Spice. Photo credit should read: Andrew Timms/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Handout photo dated 24/05/19 issued by Dawbell of Geri Horner of the Spice Girls in concert at Croke Park in Dublin. The pop group took to the stage for the first time in seven years to kick off their highly-anticipated stadium reunion tour. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Saturday May 25, 2019. See PA story SHOWBIZ Spice. Photo credit should read: Andrew Timms/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Handout photo dated 24/05/19 issued by Dawbell of (left to right) Emma Bunton of the Spice Girls in concert at Croke Park in Dublin. The pop group took to the stage for the first time in seven years to kick off their highly-anticipated stadium reunion tour. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Saturday May 25, 2019. See PA story SHOWBIZ Spice. Photo credit should read: Andrew Timms/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Handout photo dated 24/05/19 issued by Dawbell of Emma Bunton of the Spice Girls in concert at Croke Park in Dublin. The pop group took to the stage for the first time in seven years to kick off their highly-anticipated stadium reunion tour. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Saturday May 25, 2019. See PA story SHOWBIZ Spice. Photo credit should read: Andrew Timms/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Handout photo dated 24/05/19 issued by Dawbell of (left to right) Geri Horner of the Spice Girls in concert at Croke Park in Dublin. The pop group took to the stage for the first time in seven years to kick off their highly-anticipated stadium reunion tour. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Saturday May 25, 2019. See PA story SHOWBIZ Spice. Photo credit should read: Andrew Timms/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Handout photo dated 24/05/19 issued by Dawbell of Geri Horner, Emma Bunton, Melanie Brown and Melanie Chisholm of the Spice Girls in concert at Croke Park in Dublin. The pop group took to the stage for the first time in seven years to kick off their highly-anticipated stadium reunion tour. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Saturday May 25, 2019. See PA story SHOWBIZ Spice. Photo credit should read: Andrew Timms/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Spice Girls fans (left to right) Liz Devine, Rebecca Byrne and Laura Reddy arrive at Croke Park stadium in Dublin for The Spice Girls World Tour. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday May 24, 2019. Their tour of venues across the UK begins in May, and continues through to June. See PA story SHOWBIZ Spice. Photo credit should read: Tom Honan/PA Wire
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and his sister Sonia Varadkar arrive at Croke Park stadium in Dublin for The Spice Girls World Tour. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday May 24, 2019. Their tour of venues across the UK begins in May, and continues through to June. See PA story SHOWBIZ Spice. Photo credit should read: Tom Honan/PA Wire
Spice Girls Fans (left to right) Collette King, Cara King, 13, Erin King, 11, Brian King and Izzy King, 7, arrive at Croke Park stadium in Dublin for The Spice Girls World Tour. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday May 24, 2019. Their tour of venues across the UK begins in May, and continues through to June. See PA story SHOWBIZ Spice. Photo credit should read: Tom Honan/PA Wire
Undated handout photo issued by Andrew Timms of a sneak peek of the Spice Girls reunion tour, which starts on Friday in Dublin, given to fans by Geri Horner, as she posted a picture of herself on stage rehearsing alongside Mel C. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday May 21, 2019. She also posted shots of the stage, complete with large screens on either side and a large Spice World set piece in the centre of the stage. See PA story SHOWBIZ Spice. Photo credit should read: Andrew Timms/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo issued by Andrew Timms of a shot of the stage for the Spice Girls reunion tour, complete with large screens on either side and a large Spice World set piece in the centre of the stage, given to fans by Geri Horner, as the tour starts on Friday in Dublin. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday May 21, 2019. She also posted a picture of herself on stage rehearsing alongside Mel C. See PA story SHOWBIZ Spice. Photo credit should read: Andrew Timms/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo issued by Andrew Timms of a shot of the stage for the Spice Girls reunion tour, complete with large screens on either side and a large Spice World set piece in the centre of the stage, given to fans by Geri Horner, as the tour starts on Friday in Dublin. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday May 21, 2019. She also posted a picture of herself on stage rehearsing alongside Mel C. See PA story SHOWBIZ Spice. Photo credit should read: Andrew Timms/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo issued by Andrew Timms of a sneak peek of the Spice Girls reunion tour, which starts on Friday in Dublin, of Emma Bunton on stage rehearsing alongside Melanie Brown. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday May 21, 2019. See PA story SHOWBIZ Spice. Photo credit should read: Andrew Timms/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

By Michelle Devane

The Spice Girls have kicked off their first arena tour in a decade with their hit single Spice Up Your Life and a fireworks display.

One of the biggest bands of the 1990s reunited on stage for the first time in seven years in Dublin's Croke Park.

Baby, Scary, Ginger and Sporty took to the stage in extravagant fashion, wearing hand-embellished Swarovski crystal costumes which were specially designed by Gabriella Slade.

Geri Horner had donned a floor-length sparkling Union flag gown, Emma Bunton dazzled in a shimmering pink minidress, Melanie Brown was wearing a glittering animal print jumpsuit for the occasion, while Melanie Chisholm was resplendent in a shining Olympian outfit.

Victoria Beckham will not be joining Brown, Chisholm, Horner and Bunton on the tour across the UK and Ireland.

Horner greeted the crowd by saying: "Welcome to Spice World.

"Spice girls, spice boys, everyone is welcome.

"We want every single one of you to feel special tonight. Like a king or a queen, we celebrate you.

"But I got to say, there are a lot of queens here tonight."

Chisholm told the crowd it was very special for the band to be back in Dublin.

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