Spice Girls Ready To Announce Reunion?

The Spice Girls took a big step closer to announcing an already widely rumored reunion tour today when they coyly called a June 28 press conference to discuss "future plans," but declined to give "fur

The Spice Girls took a big step closer to announcing an already widely rumored reunion tour today when they coyly called a June 28 press conference to discuss "future plans," but declined to give "further information" now.

U.K. tabloids have already reported that Geri "Ginger" Halliwell, Melanie "Sporty" Chisholm, Melanie "Scary" Brown, Victoria "Posh" Beckham and Emma "Baby" Bunton have been paid nearly $20 million each to reform the '90s pop group for a 24-date world tour that will stop in all major territories, including a first-time visit to Shanghai, China, and a show in Japan.

The tour is said to kick off in London in December to coincide with the release of a Virgin Records greatest hits album. Two new tracks have been recorded for the set, although reports say there are no plans for any new singles and the band are unlikely to reform permanently.

The Spice Girls released their first single, "Wannabe" in 1996, and quickly became an international phenomenon. If the tour does go ahead, it will be the first time all five singers have performed together since 1998, when Halliwell left the group.