The Spice Girls will kick off their UK stadium tour in June next year in Manchester but without Victoria Beckham.

In a video posted on the band's newly-created Twitter account on Tuesday, Melanie Brown, Melanie Chisholm, Geri Horner and Emma Bunton are seen in a mock news broadcast, confirming the details of their tour.

The girl group have not announced any Irish dates for the tour. 

Beckham was absent from the clip. It was previously announced that she would not be joining her former bandmates for their comeback tour.

Victoria Beckham will not be joining the band on tour 

The Spice Girls will first perform on June 1 at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, before heading to the Coventry Ricoh Arena on June 3 and Sunderland Stadium Of Light on June 5.

They will perform at the Edinburgh BT Murrayfield Stadium on June 8, the Bristol Ashton Gate Stadium on June 10 and London's Wembley Stadium on June 15.

The social media clip also confirmed that Jess Glynne will join the Spice Girls as a "very special guest".

Beckham is said to be focusing on her fashion business

The Spice Girls, who formed in 1994 and became one of the most successful acts of the nineties, have not performed together since the London Olympics closing ceremony in 2012.

Beckham is reportedly focusing on her fashion business. The Spice Girls performed as a four-piece for two years after Horner quit the band in 1998.

Beckham and Mel Chisholm attended Friday night’s Global Gift Gala charity fundraiser held in London.

Beckham shared a photograph of them together on Instagram, writing: "So proud of melaniecmusic X fantastic performance tonight!!! X #friendshipneverends #girlpower kisses VB".

The group went on hiatus in 2000, after recording their third album, Forever, and are best known for their hits including Wannabe, 2 Become 1 and Spice Up Your Life.

In July, Brown confirmed they would reunite this year, but said that one member of the group had been holding up proceedings.

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