Spandau Ballet in Manila
The iconic group behind the now classic song “True” held a successful concert in Manila as part of their world tour.
Spandau Ballet’s original members Tony Hadley (lead singer), John Keeble (drums), Gary Kemp (guitar), Martin Kemp (bass) and Steve Norman (guitar) performed live for the first time in the Philippines.
Besides Spandau Ballet’s biggest hit “True,” which was at the no. 1 spot in the UK singles charts for four weeks in 1983, the group also sang its other hits “Gold,” “Through the Barricades,” “I’ll Fly For You,” “Lifeline,” “Round And Round,” “Communication,” “Highly Strung” and “Only When You Leave.”
Spandau Ballet was formed in London in 1976, and went on its successful music career for more than three decades, selling more than 25 million records worldwide, garnering numerous multi-platinum albums, and creating 23 hit singles across the globe.
The group split up in 1990 and reunited in October 2009 with a world tour across Ireland and the UK, and a tour in Australia with Tears for Fears in April 2010. Spandau Ballet received Virgin Media Awards’ Best Comeback Band of 2009.
The band members were together again in 2014 to promote a documentary about the 1980s culture, Soul Boys of the Western World, that premiered at the Royal Albert Hall. They also attended South by Southwest and the Cannes Film Festival to endorse the film.
Spandau Ballet’s 2015 world tour brings them to the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Australia, Singapore, Manila and HongKong.