'We're looking to move on' - Spandau Ballet on Tony Hadley's departure
We're looking to move on, and it's an opportunity to get somebody better!
– John Keeble on if Tony would be welcome back
In their first interview since Tony Hadley quit the band, Richard spoke to Spandau Ballet about why Tony left and if he would be welcome back.
Spandau Ballet formed in London in the late 1970s, originally a five-piece, the band consisted of Gary and Martin Kemp on Guitars, lead vocalist Tony Hadley, saxophonist Steve Norman and drummer John Keeble. In the 1990s, the band split after a disagreement about royalties - however, they put aside their differences and the band reunited in 2009. Sadly, the reunion wasn't to last, and in July 2017 Tony Hadley announced on Twitter that he was no longer a member of the band, citing circumstances beyond his control,
This morning the foursome told Richard they hadn't seen Tony's decision coming and weren't sure on his reasons for quitting. And it doesn't look likely another reunion is on the cards as the lads old Richard they are looking to move on .
The band are currently promoting the remastered 30th-Anniversary release of their classic album, Through The Barricades. The deluxe edition is due to be released 22nd September 2017.