Meridian meets: Tony Hadley talks Live Aid and Freddie Mercury as he celebrates 40 years in music

tony hadley and his band speaking to itv news
Tony Hadley is celebrating 40 years in the business with a tour Credit: ITV News

He was the frontman of one of the biggest bands of the 1980s, now Tony Hadley is celebrating four decades in the industry.

With hits like True, Gold and Through the Barricades with Spandau Ballet, his distinctive voice is still as strong as ever.

To mark forty years in music, he'll be heading to towns and cities across the South East for a celebratory tour.

Spandau Ballet were one of the biggest bands in the 1980s Credit: PA
Tony Hadley and his band Credit: ITV NEWS

Despite being in the charts since 1980 Tony is showing no signs of slowing down and will be going on tour next year across the region.

His first stop in the region will be the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill-on-Sea followed by venues in Folkestone, Worthing, Dartford and Southend, Bournemouth, Worthing, Portsmouth, and Oxford.

As part of the show, Tony will perform tracks from across his career both as the voice of Spandau Ballet, and as a solo artist.

Tony Hadley performing at Live Aid in Credit: PA

Tony told us about his career highlights including Live Aid in 1985 and his first performance on Top of the Pops.

Even though Tony has had huge fame he told us how he stays grounded.

Natalie Boare went to meet him and see him rehearsing at his home in Buckinghamshire.  Watch the full interview here:

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