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Spice Girls Mel B, Mel C, Emma Bunton and Geri Horner will play Croke Park next May. Photo: PA

Spice Girls Mel B, Mel C, Emma Bunton and Geri Horner will play Croke Park next May. Photo: PA

Spice Girls Mel B, Mel C, Emma Bunton and Geri Horner will play Croke Park next May. Photo: PA

Girl power is expected to sweep Dublin next summer with the announcement that the Spice Girls will play in the capital.

Mel B, Emma Bunton, Mel C and Geri Horner will be the first female pop group to headline Croke Park when they perform next May 24.

The date is so far the only gig on their comeback tour outside the UK.

They first announced six dates across the UK earlier this month but added a further six due to demand. Those have all already sold out.

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Demand for tickets in the UK was so high that they smashed the Ticketmaster website's rec-ords for the busiest sale ever.

The Spice Girls last played together - with original member Victoria Beckham - at the London Olympics in 2012.

However, Beckham has confirmed she will not perform with the band on the forthcoming Spice World tour.

Jess Glynne will support the group on the dates, which begin at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester on March 29.

The news of the Croke Park show comes only three weeks after Westlife announced concerts there on July 5 and July 6, with both dates selling out in minutes.

Formed in 1994, the Spice Girls found global stardom two years later with their debut single Wannabe which went to number one in 37 countries.

They released three albums - Spice, Spiceworld and Forever - sold 85 million records and are the most successful female pop group of all time.

They famously filmed the video for Stop in Dublin's Stoneybatter in January 1998 and the following month started their Spiceworld tour in Dublin, with two concerts at the then Point. They first split up in 2000.

Tickets go on sale next Thursday at 9am on Ticketmaster.


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