Tony Hadley has announced a tour to celebrate his 40 years in the music business.
The 61-year-old pop icon is heading out on the road in 2022, four decades since Tony first released music with his former band Spandau Ballet – who he left in 2017 following their 2009 reunion.
The singer will perform with his The Fabulous TH Band and they will play 36 dates across the UK, beginning on 1 March in Bexhill and concluding at the Blackpool Opera House on 27 May.
Tony will perform tracks from across his career both as the voice of Spandau Ballet, and as a solo artist.
Spandau Ballet – also comprised of John Keeble, Gary Kemp, Steve Norman and Martin Kemp – were at the forefront of the New Romantic movement in the 1980s and they topped the charts all over the globe with songs such as ‘Through the Barricades’, ‘True’ and ‘Gold’.
As a solo artist Tony has performed across the world both with his band, swing bands and orchestras and has released five solo LPs, including 2018’s ‘Talking to the Moon’.
In 2005 he was awarded a Gold Badge from the British Academy of Composers and Songwriters; whilst 2007 saw him win a new legion of fans when he appeared as Billy Flynn in Chicago on the West End stage.
Tony – who started his hugely popular podcast & YouTube channel ‘Stars Cars’ Guitars’ in July 2020 – recently claimed the secret to his longevity as a singer and good health is down to the fact he has never taken drugs, due to a promise he made to his grandmother.
He said: “I made a promise to my grandmother when I was 16 or 17.
“I’ve never done any of that stuff, and I thank her for that. It was a promise well made.”
Tony Hadley 40th Anniversary Tour dates (tickets available from MyTicket.co.uk):
1st March Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion
2nd March Croydon Fairfield Halls
4th March High Wycombe The Swan
5th March Guildford G Live
6th March Bournemouth BIC Pavilion Theatre
8th March Cheltenham Town Hall
9th March Cardiff St David’s Hall
11th March Llandudno Venue Cymru Theatre
12th March Liverpool Philharmonic
13th March Stoke Victoria Hall
15th March Leicester De Montfort Hall
16th March Sheffield City Hall
18th March Hull City Hall
19th March Halifax Victoria Hall
20th March Stockton Globe
22nd March Perth Concert Hall
23rd March Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
24th March Buxton Opera House
5th May Folkestone Leas Cliff Hall
6th May Cambridge Corn Exchange
7th May Ipswich Regent Theatre
8th May Tunbridge Wells Assembly Hall
10th May Worthing Assembly Hall
11th May Bath Forum
13th May Torquay Princess Pavilion
14th May Portsmouth Guildhall
15th May Oxford New Theatre
17th May Dartford Orchard Theatre
18th May Northampton Derngate
20th May Scunthorpe Baths Hall
21st May Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
22nd May York Barbican
24th May Edinburgh Usher Hall
25th May Newcastle O2 City Hall
26th May Carlisle Sands Centre
27th May Blackpool Opera House