ANNOUNCE UK AND IRELAND
‘SOULBOYS OF THE WESTERN WORLD LIVE’
ARENA TOUR 2015
FIRST TOUR SINCE 2009
ITV SPECIAL ‘SPANDAU BALLET TRUE GOLD’ 9PM 14/10
‘THE STORY, THE VERY BEST OF SPANDAU BALLET’ RELEASED 13/10
‘SOULBOYS OF THE WESTERN WORLD’ DVD/BLU RAY RELEASED 27/10
THE TELEGRAPH **** “When they play live, they have allowed their exceptional songcraft to be revealed. It’s good to have these soul boys back”
THE STANDARD **** “A swagger akin to when their early shows were invitation-only gatherings of London’s trendiest”
THE TIMES **** “Blistering”
ROLLING STONE “When (Steve) Norman stepped up front to blow his scripted sax break in "True," the crowd received it with the kind of shouts and applause New Yorkers always gave Clarence Clemons when he took his thundering-tenor spotlight in Madison Square Garden for Bruce Springsteen's "Jungleland." The ecstasy in the Albert Hall was that kind of loud.”
MARK KERMODE “Despite having never understood the appeal of the New Romantics, I enjoyed the hell out of SOUL BOYS OF THE WESTERN WORLD. Gold!
13th October 2014. Hot on the heels of scoring the number 2 grossing film in the country with the critically lauded ‘Soulboys Of The Western World’ Spandau Ballet announce their live return, a twelve-date arena tour for March 2015.
Returning to touring for the first time since their 2009 Reformation tour which saw the band finally reunited, they are once again the hottest band in the UK.
Last week, the band premiered ‘Soulboys Of The Western World’ and reunited on stage in the UK for the first time since 2010 performing some of their anthems, which were a soundtrack to a generation. This unique event was beamed by satellite to 100’s of cinemas across the UK and Eire as the band returned to the Royal Albert Hall for the first time since the week True was released in April 1983.
Critics from the UK’s broadsheets to USA’s Rolling Stone were united in their acclaim.
Today also sees the release of ‘The Story, The Very Best of Spandau Ballet’ featuring all of the greatest hits plus three new songs produced by legendary record producer Trevor Horn including the radio smash ‘This Is The Love’ and the forthcoming single ‘Steal’.
Tomorrow night (Tuesday the 14th) the band has a very special one-hour ITV 1 special entitled ‘Spandau Ballet True Gold’. Hosted by Christine Bleakley the show sees the band talk very candidly about their career and perform some of their greatest hits.
Spandau Ballet are one of Britain’s great iconic bands having sold over 25 million records, scored numerous multi-platinum albums and amassed 23 hit singles across the globe since their humble beginnings as a group of friends with dreams of stardom in the late 1970s. It wasn’t long before they became fully-fledged members of the iconic Blitz Club scene and established themselves as one of the super-groups of the 80s. After two decades apart, the band reformed in 2009, embarking on a sold-out tour. SOUL BOYS OF THE WESTERN WORLD marks the first time their story has been documented on film.
Thu 19-March 2015 Birmingham LG Arena
General on sale 9am 15 October. Tickets for the LG Arena date are available from www.theticketfactory.com or 0844 338 8000.
Fan club presale is available from 8am Monday, venue presales are available from 8am Tuesday 14th October and public on sale 8am Wednesday 15th
See www.spandauballet.com for full details