Mel B hopes sound ‘will be much better’ for next Spice Girls concert

Spice Girls star Melanie Brown has said she hopes the sound “will be much better” for their next gig after some fans complained about the sound during their first show.

The pop group took to the stage for the first time in seven years at Croke Park last night to kick off their highly-anticipated stadium reunion tour.

The Spice Girls kicked off their tour in Dublin (Andrew Timms)
The Spice Girls kicked off their tour in Dublin (Andrew Timms)

Mel B wows the crowd (Andrew Timms/PA)
Mel B wows the crowd (Andrew Timms/PA)

More than 70,000 fans turned out to see Brown, Geri Horner, Emma Bunton and Melanie Chisholm perform the 1990s group’s biggest hits in the dazzling show, which included a number of outfit changes and messages of diversity and unity throughout.

Fans at the concert praised the group for their show, which opened with a performance of Spice Up Your Life and a fireworks display.

Emma Bunton takes to the stage (Andrew Timms/PA
Emma Bunton takes to the stage (Andrew Timms/PA

However, some took to Twitter to complain about being unable to hear the group during the show, which saw many pay more than €100 for a ticket, commenting on the poor quality of sound in the stadium.

Brown – otherwise known as Mel B – thanked their fans for attending the Dublin show in a video message on her Instagram story.

She added: “We will see you in Cardiff. And hopefully the vocals and the sound will be much, much better, pfft.”

One concert-goer had tweeted that “the sound is awful”, adding: “Was perfect for Jess Glynn & is horrific now. Loads of people leaving.”

Another wrote: “Anyone else think the sound is crap at the @spicegirls ? #spicegirls #spicegirlsdublin.”

“The sound at the Spice Girls at Croke Park is awful,” another said while one wrote: “@spicegirls at the show in Croke Park and can’t hear a word from your mics, turn it up.”

However, the concert was largely well-received from those who attended, with one fan tweeting: “Such a surreal night last night at the Spice Girls. Reliving the childhood was amazing, felt so emotional.

“Best night ever #SpiceWorldTour2019 #GirlPower #wannadoitagain.”

Another wrote: “@spicegirls what can I say yous didn’t disappoint!! Amazing from start to finish. All our dreams came true. #SpiceWorld2019 have lost my voice because I screamed like a 15year old girl. Memories forever #friendshipneverends.”

The Spice Girls will head to Cardiff’s Principality Stadium (May 27), the Etihad Stadium in Manchester (May 29 to June 1), Coventry’s Ricoh Arena (June 3-4), Sunderland’s Stadium Of Light (June 6), Edinburgh’s BT Murrayfield Stadium (June 8), Bristol’s Ashton Gate Stadium (June 10) and London’s Wembley Stadium (June 13-15).

- Press Association

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