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Analysis: event coverage

On Thursday, Oct. 18, London's The Times advanced the Spice Girls winter world (reunion) tour. The girl music group announced that they are adding more UK dates to their tour, such as in Manchester on January 23 and 24.

The advance story only makes reference to one source, a press conference held in June in which the five girls met to announce the world-wide reunion tour. Reference to the source is included in the following paragraph of the article:

"When a primped and preened Victoria Beckham, Emma Bunton, Melanie Chisholm, Melanie Brown and Geri Halliwell held a press conference in June to announce they were reforming for an 11-date world tour, they planned to play just one UK concert at London’s 02 Arena. After the concert sold out in 38 seconds, the band added three further dates, but demand only increased. Four months on, the Spice Girls are now committed to playing 17 shows at London’s O2 Arena."

The source attribution seems to apply only to the information in this paragraph.

The angle of the story focuses on the fact that the Spice Girls had already planned on visiting certain UK venues, but that due to their high demand they gradually keep adding dates to the tour.

The author includes background information on the group's initial intentions in holding a reunion tour, specifics about the concert locations and dates, as well as the impact the tour will have on the girls' professional reputations, which adds more to the story than "this is what is happening, this is who is involved, and this is when it is taking place."