Tony Hadley claims that Spandau Ballet lied about why he left the band

Former Spandau Ballet lead singer Tony Hadley claims his purpose for quitting was not as a result of he did not wish to work with the group any extra

Tony Hadley has challenged his former Spandau Ballet bandmates to tell the truth regarding why he quit the band in 2017
Tony Hadley has challenged his former Spandau Ballet bandmates to inform the reality relating to why he give up the band in 2017

Tony Hadley has claimed that his ex- Spandau Ballet bandmates are mendacity about why he left the group in 2017.

The previous lead singer of the brand new romantic group, who have been on the top of their fame within the Nineteen Eighties with hits like Gold and True, has included photographs of the band as children in his new e-book My Life In Footage.

Together with Tony, the group additionally featured brothers Gary and Martin Kemp, John Keeble and Steve Norman and the 5 of them had been mates for the reason that age of 11.

Spandau didn’t file or tour from 1990 to 2009 throughout which era Tony launched into a solo profession and the Kemp brothers turned their attentions to performing – with each starring in The Krays movie, portraying the notorious East Finish gangster twins Ronnie and Reggie.

Gary Kemp, Tony Hadley and Martin Kemp on the O2 Area in Dublin for the primary evening of Spandau Ballet’s comeback tour in 2009


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Martin additionally starred as Steve Owen in EastEnders for 4 years from 1998 to 2002.

The band bought again collectively after a 19-year break however Tony made an announcement in July 2017 on Twitter that learn: “Due to circumstances beyond my control, it is with deep regret that I am required to state that I am no longer a member of the band Spandau Ballet and as such I will not be performing with the band in the future.”

In response the different band members launched an announcement on the Spandau Ballet web site, which learn: “Much to our frustration, Tony had made it clear in September 2016 that he didn’t want to work with the band any more.

“This has not modified and 2015 was the final time we have been in a position to carry out or work with him. So we have now now made the choice to maneuver on as a band.”

Ross William Wild subsequently turned Spandau’s new lead singer in 2018 however, in Might 2019, he additionally introduced on Twitter that he had give up the band, who’ve been inactive ever since.

On his allegation that his former bandmates lied concerning the causes for his departure from the group, Tony instructed The Solar: “I thanked the boys in the book.

“I’ve nothing to do with Spandau in any respect now. I want they’d be trustworthy and somebody would ask them, ‘Why did your lead singer leave the band?’

“It’s not just, as they said in the past, ‘He didn’t want to do it any more’. That’s a lie.

Spandau Ballet in 1985 (from left-to-right): Tony Hadley, John Keeble, Steve Norman, Martin Kemp and Gary Kemp


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“There’s a lot more to it. There’s no going back from that, which is sad for them, the fans and there’s a bit of sadness for me too.

“We had some brilliant times but something happened. It’s not my place to say, it’s for them to say and they have to be honest.”

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