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Spandau Ballet to dance back into the charts


March 18, 2004
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Die-hard new romantics will be delighted to hear that Eighties supergroup Spandau Ballet are set to reform. The one-time chart toppers are planning to sign a new record deal and record an album before hitting the road for a major tour.

Spandau Ballet was one of the biggest bands of the early Eighties, but internal rifts and legal disputes drove them apart. They notched up eight top ten singles before singer Tony Hadley and two of the other bandmembers had a very public falling out with songwriter Gary Kemp over royalties. And in 1999 a court rejected the trio's demands for around £1 million each in back pay.

There was further discord when, on Christmas Eve 2001, Tony was on the receiving end of a writ from former bandmate and EastEnders star Martin Kemp which prohibited him using the Spandau Ballet name.

All five members of the original line-up seem to have put their differences behind them, however. It remains to be seen if they can also repeat the success of their original hits, including Gold, True and Through The Barricades.

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At the height of their success, Tony, Gary and the rest of the boys were one of the world's biggest pop acts. They are now hoping they can match the success of other Eighties comeback bands like Duran Duran

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