Spandau Ballet Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


9th July 2015

Quote: "It keeps coming full circle. True was a huge club record when it was first released, and has been adapted and sampled into new dance versions so many times. It is great to see the original making a comeback on dance floors around the world." Spandau Ballet star Tony Hadley has no problems with top electronic dance music DJs sampling his band's 1980s ballad True to pump fans up before powerful fist-pumping anthems at arena gigs.


14th January 2015

Quote: "It was very important. It's the only disc I've got up at home. I've got the triple platinum (disc) in the toilet downstairs. It's something I'm very proud of. Live Aid was an amazing day." Spandau Ballet drummer John Keeble has amazing Band Aid memories 30 years after he recorded charity megahit Do They Know It's Christmas?


14th January 2015

Quote: "I'm looking forward to the first date in San Francisco at the Warfield Theatre; that's where we ended the tour in 1985, when Steve (Norman) busted his knee... Plus my father-in-law lives in the Bay area, so I have a lot of friends and family there. No pressure." Spandau Ballet star John Keeble is looking forward to the band's first official American concert in 30 years on 23 January (15).


12th January 2015

Fact: Spandau Ballet star John Keeble recruited pal and former Marillion rocker Fish to give away his wife when the drummer wed Leaflyn in 1988. Keeble and Fish became friends after meeting at Live Aid in 1985.


4th July 2013

Tweet: "RIP Bernie Nolan, thinking of you and all your family and friends today. Love to you all." Former Spandau Ballet star Martin Kemp pays tribute to the Irish singer, who lost her battle with breast cancer on Thursday (04Jul13).


15th April 2013

Fact: Eighties pop band Spandau Ballet are planning to release a documentary about their time together. Soul Boys Of The Western World will be released next year (14).


23rd January 2013

Tweet: "Just cut 400th anniversary cake at my old school. Some bemused students wondering who I was but thankfully mobbed by dinner ladies." Spandau Ballet guitarist Gary Kemp is still popular with the cafeteria workers at his alma mater.


21st June 2012

Fact: Spandau Ballet star Tony Hadley has signed up as an ambassador for the U.K.'s first ever National Photography Month. The keen snapper is encouraging photo fans take more pictures in June (12).


27th March 2012

Fact: Spandau Ballet star Gary Kemp unveiled a historic plaque in honour of David Bowie's The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars on Tuesday (27Mar12). The singer, a lifelong Bowie fan, revealed the special nameplate on London's Heddon Street, where the landmark album's iconic cover was shot.


1st March 2012

Tweet: "Rip Davy Jones The Monkees were a big part of my childhood... Hats off to you!" Spandau Ballet star Martin Kemp pays tribute to The Monkees star, who died suddenly from a heart attack on Wednesday (29Feb12).


14th June 2010

Quote: "I missed the helicopter but the ferry was nice." Spandau Ballet star Gary Kemp had to make a last-minute dash to make the band's set at the Isle of Wight festival this weekend (11-13Jun10).


8th November 2009

Fact: Spandau Ballet singer TONY HADLEY has won the outstanding achievement honour at the BT Visit London Awards for his contribution to the U.K. capital's cultural heritage.


6th October 2009

Quote: "Botox? No way! We're British blokes, we don't do Botox." Spandau Ballet star Gary Kemp doesn't fret over his appearance.


11th September 2009

Quote: "I do loads of road cycling. Wearing Lycra to look like Lance Armstrong is my buzz." Spandau Ballet star Gary Kemp has secret sporting ambitions.


8th September 2009

Quote: "When Martin came home from hospital as a baby I poured treacle over his face, then a bag of sugar. It would have been a sweet suffocation. But it didn't work and two days later I pushed his pram into the road." Spandau Ballet star Gary Kemp admits he wasn't pleased to become a big brother when his parents brought his sibling MARTIN home.


8th September 2009

Quote: "Gary and I were in a similar situation where the pressure of the band came down on us all. It was left to the brothers to sort things out. For a good 10 years with Spandau Ballet we were the pressure cooker and it was bound to explode now and again." SPANDAU BALLET star Martin Kemp can empathise with warring Oasis siblings LIAM and Noel Gallagher after years of feuding with his brother/bandmate GARY.


8th June 2009

Fact: Reformed pop stars Spandau Ballet's album sales have increased a whopping 415 per cent since announcing their reunion in March (09). The 1980s band will embark on a comeback tour - their first shows together in 20 years - this autumn (09).


4th April 2009

Fact: Newly reformed 1980s pop stars Spandau Ballet are donating a slice of the profits from an upcoming gig at London's O2 Arena to charity. Proceeds from the sale of the first five rows of seats will be donated to Great Ormond Street Hospital. The concert will take place in October (09).


2nd April 2009

Fact: Eighties pop stars Spandau Ballet have added three extra dates to their U.K. comeback tour following a huge demand for tickets. The group will kick off the live dates, their first shows together in 20 years, this autumn (09).


26th March 2009

Quote: "I went to see Duran Duran play and that wound me up even more about getting back together. There's still some competition." Gary Kemp admits his 1980s chart rivals spurred him on to reunite his band Spandau Ballet.


26th March 2009

Quote: "I'm a big guy and widescreen TVs are a nightmare for me. The thing is, I run my own brewery now, which is doing really well. It's all real ale and I have to sample it all!" Singer TONY HADLEY is trying to shift excess pounds before his band Spandau Ballet makes its comeback.


13th February 2007

Fact: An online petition with over 3,000 signatures is urging British Prime Minister Tony Blair to change the country's national anthem from GOD SAVE THE QUEEN to Spandau Ballet's GOLD.


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