In addition, Birmingham's LG Arena will host a second Spandau show to accommodate fans on October 25th. The band are also adding Liverpool to the tour for the first time, playing the Liverpool Echo Arena on October 29th.
"It just keeps getting better and better," says Spandau's Tony Hadley, of the reaction to the tour, "We hoped that we would be welcome back but this is beyond our expectations. We are particularly pleased to add Liverpool to the schedule. I seem to remember that we played the Liverpool Empire back in 1982 and it was the first time we noticed girls screaming at us. It was a our first taste of true pop stardom!"
Spandau Ballet's Reformation Tour brings one of Britain's seminal pop groups back together for the first time in 20 years. The trip around UK and Irish arenas from October 2009 is the first leg of a World Tour.
From their synth pop and dance pioneering early singles To Cut A Long Story Short and Chant No. 1 (I Don't Need This Pressure On), to the globe trotting smashes True and Gold, Spandau will be playing the hits once again. With 25 million record sales, 6 multi-platinum albums and 23 hit singles to choose from, this is one of the most eagerly awaited reformations of the decade.
Emerging from Soho's ultra hip Blitz Club in 1979 during another economic depression, Spandau formed at school in North London before becoming the hottest unsigned band on the planet. From underground, fashion and music obsessed working class Londoners, to global superstars, the band set the pace, the styles and the sound of the 1980s.
Not only did their albums sell by the millions, but their look and style impacted on the fashion world and beyond. They created their own style, combining creativity with entrepreneurship and the 'can do' spirit of early 80s youth at a time of crisis and upheaval eerily reminiscent of 2009. Spandau Ballet are both commercially and culturally enormous.
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13th – The O2 Dublin
14th – Odyssey Arena, Belfast
16th – Sheffield Arena
17th – Glasgow SECC
20th – London O2 Arena
21st – London O2 Arena
22nd – London O2 Arena **NEW DATE**
24th – Birmingham LG Arena
25th – Birmingham LG Arena **NEW DATE**
26th – Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle
28th – Manchester MEN Arena
29th – Liverpool Echo Arena **NEW DATE**