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Tony Hadley to perform Spandau Ballet hits with Southbank Sinfonia Orchestra

Spandau Ballet

Story by Jack Foley

TONY Hadley has announced three very special shows performing the hits of Spandau Ballet with a full orchestra. The dates will be conducted by the legendary Anne Dudley.

Pioneers of the ’80s Romantic movement, Spandau Ballet formed in 1978 and had numerous chart topping singles and albums all over the world, including Gold, Only When You Leave, Lifeline and the international number one True.

To date, Tony has also released four solo studio albums – State of Play on EMI Records, two albums through Universal Records, a self-titled album in 1998, and True Balladsm in 2003.

In 2006, on his own label, Slipstream Records, he released his long-awaited swing album Passing Strangers.

More recently Spandau Ballet reformed in April 2009 and their sold out Reformation Tour kicked off in October 2009 with 13 UK Arenas, including three nights at London’s O2.

Right now he is busy writing and recording for his new album, with a new single out this spring. A series of country house shows and festivals in the UK commence in May.

After conducting the critically acclaimed ABC Lexicon of Love live shows, Anne Dudley along with the Southbank Sinfonia Orchestra will accompany Tony on these very special shows this October.

The dates are (all October 2013):

13 – Manchester Bridgewater Hall
15 – Birmingham Symphony Hall
16 – London Royal Albert Hall

Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday, March 15.