The Spice Girls and The Backstreet Boys, together? It's every '90s kid dream.
These two pop powerhouses will be reaching big milestones next year, with 2016 marking the 20th anniversary of their debut albums. But will they celebrate the milestone with a joint tour? In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Backstreet Boy A.J. McLean recently hinted that it just might be happening.
"The Spice Girls tour has been this idea bouncing around for the past year and a half, and it's something we're still talking about. But we're going back in on the 12th to dust off the cobwebs. We're working with a new producer, Jay Cash, who wrote "Sugar" for Maroon 5. This is just the beginning phase, but we're hoping to have the album done before our cruise in May," he said.
Mel B, aka Scary Spice, is down for it: "There's nothing to really spill because nothing has been announced, nothing's official," she said during a visit to the The Meredith Vieira show last month. "I mean, yes, we are in talks because it's our 20th anniversary. And I want something to happen. I'm forcing them a little bit, but yeah. I've been saying it for five years, 'We are reuniting. We are, aren't we?'"
As if that wasn't enough, Nick Carter fanned the flames during an interview with E! Online.
"I actually did a little Twitter shout-out to Mel B because we're friends and I said, 'Hey this could be a cool idea. What if we did a Backstreet Boys-Spice Girls tour?'" Nick said. "There were talks in the past about it and we had done the New Kids On The Block and Backstreet Boys tour in the past. I think this would be that last hurrah — the two big groups from the late 90s. Maybe do a world tour, stadiums, stuff like that and do a package together. It's just an idea."
Um, yes please? How epic would this be?
Nick went on to say that social media is the key to turning this dream into a reality: "Just keep tweeting. Trend it if you want it."
Yes, we want it. Badly. Will you be using the #backstreetboysspicegirlstour hashtag to help make this happen? If you aren't convinced that the world needs a Spice Girls/Backstreet Boys revival, check out Nick's performance to "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)" on Dancing With The Stars last week and prepare to change your mind.