Tag: Spandau Ballet

The Alarm, members of The Damned, Blondie, Sex Pistols set for new David Bowie tribute LP

The Alarm, members of The Damned, Blondie, Sex Pistols set for new David Bowie tribute LP

Main Man Records this spring will release Hero: A Tribute to David Bowie, an ultra-limited white-vinyl LP — the label says just 300 copies are being pressed — that features The Alarm and members of Blondie, Sex Pistols, The Damned, Heaven 17 and more honoring the Thin White Duke. Full details right here.

Tony Hadley says he’s out of Spandau Ballet ‘due to circumstances beyond my control’

Tony Hadley says he’s out of Spandau Ballet ‘due to circumstances beyond my control’

New Romantic stars Spandau Ballet — who reunited in 2009 after nearly two decades — have parted ways with frontman Tony Hadley, who this morning announced in a cryptic statement that, “due to circumstances beyond my control,” he was “required to state” he is no longer part of the group.

New releases: Billy Bragg and Wilco, Talk Talk, Spandau Ballet, Grinderman

New releases: Billy Bragg and Wilco, Talk Talk, Spandau Ballet, Grinderman

This week’s new releases include a new collection of Billy Bragg and Wilco’s ‘Mermaid Avenue’ recordings, plus two vinyl-and-DVD reissues from Talk Talk, a box set featuring the first four albums by Spandau Ballet and the U.S. release of remix album from Nick Cave’s Grinderman.

Video: Spandau Ballet’s Tony Hadley plays ‘True,’ ‘To Cut a Long Story Short’ in L.A.

Video: Spandau Ballet’s Tony Hadley plays ‘True,’ ‘To Cut a Long Story Short’ in L.A.

We missed this when it was announced, but Spandau Ballet frontman Tony Hadley is in the midst of his first-ever run of solo shows in the U.S., a six-date tour that opened Saturday in New York and hit Chicago and Los Angeles earlier this week. Luckily for us, ex-KROQ/current 1st Wave DJ Richard Blade was on hand with his camera.

Vintage Video: The Cure on ‘That Was Then… This Is Now,’ 1988 BBC2 documentary

Vintage Video: The Cure on ‘That Was Then… This Is Now,’ 1988 BBC2 documentary

Twenty-two years ago, Robert Smith sat for a half-hour BBC2 documentary about The Cure that aired Aug. 8, 1988, as one of 10 installments of the series ‘That Was Then… This Is Now.’

New releases: Laurie Anderson, Front Line Assembly; plus Spandau Ballet reissues

New releases: Laurie Anderson, Front Line Assembly; plus Spandau Ballet reissues

This week’s new releases include brand-new studio albums from Laurie Anderson (‘Homeland’) and Front Line Assembly (‘Improvised Electronic Device’), plus expanded reissues from Spandau Ballet (‘True,’ ‘Parade’) and A Flock of Seagulls (‘Listen’).

Tears for Fears set summer North American tour following Spandau Ballet trek

Tears for Fears set summer North American tour following Spandau Ballet trek

Following their upcoming dates opening for the reunited Spandau Ballet in Australia, Tears For Fears will return to North America late this summer for a headlining tour of their own, with at least 17 dates announced so far in the Eastern U.S. and Canada — including a pair of free concerts.

New releases: Gorillaz reunites The Clash’s Jones, Simonon; Spandau Ballet reissues

New releases: Gorillaz reunites The Clash’s Jones, Simonon; Spandau Ballet reissues

This week’s new releases include the Gorillaz’s ‘Plastic Beach’ — featuring a reunion of The Clash’s Mick Jones and Paul Simonon — plus reissues of Spandau Ballet’s first two albums and a new early-’80s best-of from The Fleshtones.

Tears For Fears set Los Angeles concert prior to Australian tour with Spandau Ballet

Tears For Fears set Los Angeles concert prior to Australian tour with Spandau Ballet

Tears For Fears will play a one-off concert in Los Angeles next month as the band rehearses for its upcoming tour supporting the reunited Spandau Ballet in Australia, bandmember Curt Smith announced yesterday.