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Tony Hadley quits Spandau Ballet

By | Published on Tuesday 4 July 2017

Spandau Ballet

Tony Hadley has announced that he is no longer a member of Spandau Ballet, having performed with the reunited group since 2009. The exact reasons for the split are unclear, but in a statement Hadley said that he was “required” to tell fans of the split.

The statement reads: “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 their own statement, the band said that this was not really news to them: “Much to our frustration, Tony had made it clear in September 2016 that he didn’t want to work with the band anymore. This has not changed and 2015 was the last time we were able to perform or work with him. So we have now made the decision to move on as a band”.

Spandau Ballet have not toured since 2015, with members mainly performing solo shows in recent years. Martin Kemp also appeared as a judge on Gary Barlow’s ‘Let It Shine’ talent show, if anyone remembers that.