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Spice Girls' London Tickets Sell Out in 38 Seconds

10/01/2007 at 12:20 PM EDT

Spice Girls' London Tickets Sell Out in 38 Seconds
Beckham, Chisholm, Halliwell, Bunton and Brown
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The Spice Girls haven't lost their appeal: Tickets to the group's London reunion show – their first time together in nine years – sold out in 38 seconds, the BBC reports.

More than 1 million people registered for the concert to be played London's O2 Arena, according to the show's promoters, who added three more London dates to accommodate the demand. (Top legitimate ticket price is $150, though scalpers in some venues reportedly are selling tickets for $900 each.)

"It was a dramatic moment," TicketMaster head Chris Edmonds tells the BBC. "The sales went live and there was a huge surge as fans bombarded the lines."

After much speculation, in June the British girl band announced their plans to do an 11-show world tour.

This tour will mark the first time the entire group will have performed together since 1998, when Geri Halliwel, aka "Ginger Spice," quit, citing "differences." The band also includes Victoria "Posh" Beckham (aka Mrs. David Beckham), Melanie "Scary" Brown, Emma "Baby" Bunton and Melanie "Sporty" Chisholm.

The Spice Girls first conquered the world after their manager, American Idol creator Simon Fuller, launched their first catchy tune, "Wannabe" in 1996. The group experienced phenomenal success, selling more than 55 million records, and even starring in a 1997 film about them, called Spice World.

Tickets to the Spice Girls' Los Angeles show go on sale Monday.



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