SPANDAU BALLET announce REUNION TOUR
Mar 25, 2009
Spandau Ballet is reuniting for a world tour,
band members told reporters in London today.
The new-wave pioneers -- best known for hits “True” and “Gold,”
but probably more importantly for leading the New Romantic movement
in the early ‘80s with Duran Duran – will start in Dublin on Oct. 13
and make their way through England.
Further dates are expected, as well as possible new music.
One of the most underrated bands of the ‘80s, Spandau Ballet never really got credit
for the way it incorporated dance music and even hip-hop elements into new wave,
not to mention fashion (though considering the crazy kilts and pirate eye patches,
that might be a good idea).
Hopefully, this time around they may actually get their due.
Spandau Ballet broke up in 1989 and engaged in a nasty court battle
over royalties in 1999.
Singer Tony Hadley noted at the press conference that
"time is the great healer....
As you can see, we're back together again
and we're very happy boys."