(US) Spandau Ballet, one of the most successful and influential British bands today announced their ‘Soul Boys of the Western World Tour’. The tour marks the first time the band will tour North America in nearly 30 years. All five original members – Tony Hadley, John Keeble, Gary Kemp, Martin Kemp and Steve Norman – will once again captivate fans on this long-awaited and long overdue return. The ‘Soul Boys of the Western World Tour’ will kick off in San Francisco, CA at the famed Warfield Theatre and traverse the continent before winding down in Red Bank, NY at the Count Basie Theatre.
From their synth pop and dance pioneering early singles “To Cut A Long Story Short” and “Chant No. 1 (I Don’t Need This Pressure On)”, to the globe trotting smashes “True” and “Gold”, Spandau will be playing the hits once again. With 25 million record sales, 6 multi-platinum albums and 23 hit singles to choose from, this is one of the most eagerly awaited reunions to hit these shores in years.
Last week Spandau Ballet announced they will make their U.S. late night television debut on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! tonight in Los Angeles, CA. Jimmy Kimmel Live! also marks the first time the band will perform on television in the United States since 1985 when they made an appearance on Soul Train. Later this week on November 13 Spandau Ballet will stop by Good Day LA for what will surely be a “Throwback Thursday” fans this side of the Atlantic have waited years to see.
In other Spandau Ballet news, the band will show their documentary, Soul Boys of the Western World, as part of the DOC NYC film festival in New York City on November 15 at 945PM at the SVA Theatre (333 West 23rd Street). The band and director George Hencken will attend the screening and participate in a Q&A about the film afterwards. This is their first public appearance in New York City since the 1980s.
SPANDAU BALLET’S SOUL BOYS OF THE WESTERN WORLD TOUR DATES:
23rd – San Francisco, CA | Warfield Theatre
25th – Los Angeles, CA | Wiltern Theatre
27th – Denver, CO | Paramount Theatre
30th – Chicago, IL | House of Blues
31st – Detroit, MI | Masonic Temple Theatre
3rd – Toronto, ONT | Massey Hall
5th – Boston, MA | House of Blues
6th – New York, NY | Beacon Theatre
7th – Westbury, NY | Theatre at Westbury
9th – Washington, DC | 9:30 Club
10th – Red Bank, NY | Count Basie Theatre