Friday, 25 January 2008

The Spice Girls Make £50m From O2 Gigs


The Spice Girls have pocketed £10 million each for their 17-night run at London's O2 Arena, it has been claimed.

The girls played their final gig at the former Millennium Dome on Tuesday night.

An O2 Centre source said the five - Emma Bunton, Mel B, Mel C, Geri Halliwell and Victoria Beckham - have made £50 million between them.

That eclipses any other star who has performed at the venue.

"Barbra Streisand had high ticket prices but only did three nights while Prince did 21 nights but sold tickets for next to nothing".

"Not many groups can sell out 17 gigs at £75 a ticket, it's quite an achievement," the source told the Evening Standard.

Geri said recently the comeback tour had nothing to do with money.

"The truth of the matter is, to put on this tour has cost £18.6 million," she said.

"We have done this purely to celebrate our fans, the music and ourselves. This is not a money-making expedition. It really isn't. Hopefully we will break even but it has never been about that."

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3 comments:

scilla said...

The math obviously doesn't add up and they have a lot of tour expenses. I doubt they'll be making 10 mil each for the entire tour.

electra said...

Impossible. 17 dates x 75 pounds x 20,000 people = 25,5 million pounds.

The money comes from merchendise too, but in my calculations they earned a good 2 million pounds each from London gigs, after we take all the taxes and all the money that goes into other people's pockets, managers, dancers, the band, all the staff members, ...

Janie said...

Anyway so what ! I hope they make a fortune ot of it! They've worked hard and apart from VB and Mel C proberbly won't surface again after this so they need all the money they can accumilate.