Victoria Beckham has ruled out an appearance on the forthcoming Spice Girls tour despite admitting she’ll feel “left out” when it takes place. Speaking to The Guardian, the former band member – who is now a full-time fashion designer – said: “I’m excited to see it. Millions of people attempted to purchase tickets for the Spice Girls’ long-awaited reunion tour when sales opened in November.
The latest sell-out tour by pop extroverts The 1975 is so retro that it’s a surprise concertgoers aren’t handed complimentary Rubik’s Cubes on their way into the venue. The state-of-the-art set is bathed in a fuzzy lava lamp glow that by turns recalls the opening credits of Rainbow and U2’s Zoo TV tour. Equally steeped in nostalgia is singer Matty Healy’s persona – a delighted-with-itself mash-up of George Michael circa “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go”, Peter Gabriel at the end of the “Sledgehammer” video and David Byrne in “Stop Making Sense” (with just a hint of “Back for Good”-era Robbie Williams).
A former music intern has come forward with her own R Kelly accusation in the wake of the Lifetime documentary that addresses multiple allegations of sexual abuse and misconduct against him. The new allegation was the focus of US series Dateline, which saw reporter Andrea Canning hear disturbing claims of misconduct and abuse as well as claims of abduction and intimidation by the R&B singer’s legal team. Tracy Sampson alleges meeting Kelly at the age of 16 while working as an intern at Epic Records in 1999.