Kemp Still Dreams Of Spandau Ballet Reunion

GARY KEMP has appealed to his former SPANDAU BALLET bandmate TONY HADLEY to forget about their troubled past and go for a beer together.

Kemp wrote all of the GOLD band's hits but was taken to court in 1999 by group members Hadley, STEVE NORMAN and JOHN KEEBLE in a royalties dispute.

And although Kemp, whose brother MARTIN was also in Spandau Ballet, had his request to reform the band for Live 8 turned down by Hadley earlier this month (JUL05), he remains optimistic that one day they'll play together again.

He says, "Tony sings my songs on his solo tours and good luck to him. But he'd be able to sing them to more people if we all got back together.

"Spandau are constantly on the radio and our songs have been used in movie soundtracks.

"I know if Spandau toured we'd be huge again. I'd love to sit down and have a chat with Tony. I hate having enemies.

"Even if he never wanted to do it again it would be nice to have a beer with a guy who's been very important in my life."

31/07/2005 02:22

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Although if they were to reform Spandau would be big,i dont think Tony Hadley will ever do it now.When ever you hear him talking about a reunion he always says-no chance.Gary Kemp has burnt his bridges,and has been far too selfish in the past,he has only his self to blame that there is very little chance of Spandau Ballet ever reforming.
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Come on Guys get back for a tour for the fans. Many fans and others would love to see you tour Australia one last time. Being 16 when you first hit the charts back in the eighties I never had a chance to experience your music live. Now older and wiser I still love your music. It's the music that the fans love and it can only be truly performed by the whole band. Come on PLEEEEEEESE foget about past differences and remember the fans who brought your records and listened to the music. Trudi
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Tony Hadley and certain other former members of band get nothing from previous releases after Gary Kemp withdrew the royalties payments which he said were a 'gift' which he wished to withdraw.Gary Kemp truly hung Hadley out to dry in court so it's not surprising he wants nothing to do with him now. Even tried to stop Hadley and other former members of Spandau referring to themselves as 'Ex-Spandau Ballet'.Hadley is not the petty one here. Reforming would only increase royalties for the Kemps.
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SPANDAU would be amazing to get together. There is always two sides of the story. Although Gary acted selfish at times, it is in the past and it would be awesome to see Tony singing in the band again. PLEASE TONY
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I agree with the idea of a Spandau reunion. Me and my friend will love to go one more time to see you in concert ( when we went in the heart like sky tour in barcelona (Spain) we were eighteen, now we are 35 years old. You only have to see the big success of last reunions (for instance take that, I went last year from barcelona to milton keynes in order to see them in concert, I will do the same for a Spandau Ballet concert). Sooooo pleaseeeee come back!!!!!
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