Spandau Ballet reunites for world tour

March 26th, 2009 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Mar 26 (ANI): Eighties pop group Spandau Ballet is reuniting for a world tour, band members told reporters at a press conference on the HMS Belfast in London.

The band, which gave hits like ‘Gold’ and ‘True’, will begin a world tour in the autumn, announcing an initial eight dates across Ireland and the UK, starting in Dublin on 13 October.

All five original members of the band got together publicly for the first time since they split in 1989.

“This is my other family really and I just missed them for the last 20 years,” the BBC quoted Gary Kemp, the group’s songwriter and guitarist, as saying.

“I wanted to get together just to have a chat about all those great experiences we had. To be able to make some new experiences is a really great opportunity and that’s what we plan to do,” he added.

Kemp’s bassist brother Martin said: “Families go through terrible times sometimes and they argue. But in the end we’ve got back together - which is the main thing.”

Hadley said they had buried the hatchet after ‘the realisation that time is a great healer’.

The band said that the world tour will focus on greatest hits, but if it goes well they will consider writing new material together. (ANI)

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