Tony Hadley Tour To Celebrate 40 Years Of Music
by Geoff Ford
Tony Hadley, the unmistakeable voice of Spandau Ballet, has announced a huge UK tour for 2022 to celebrate his remarkable 40 years in music. The tour, originally planned for 2020, features Tony, and his band The Fabulous TH Band, performing at 36 venues across the country through the spring of 2022 concluding at the Blackpool Opera House on Friday 27 May.
Tony’s voice still brims with passion and urgency as it first did all those years ago and he will perform tracks from across his career, both as the voice of Spandau Ballet and as a solo artist.
From his beginnings at the forefront of the New Romantic movement, Tony earned himself the accolade of being one of pop’s great vocalists. Spandau Ballet had a string of massive singles and albums all over the world, including the epic Through the Barricades, the international number one True and, what became the unofficial London Olympics theme, Gold.
As a solo artist Tony has performed across the world both with his band, swing bands, and orchestras. In 2005 he was awarded a Gold Badge by the British Academy of Composers and Songwriters and in 2007 he won a new legion of fans when he appeared as Billy Flynn in Chicago on the West End stage.
In 2018 Tony released his solo album Talking To The Moon which was incredibly well received and became BBC Radio 2’s Album Of The Week while his single Tonight Belongs To Us was the Single Of The Week.
Last year Tony released the brand new single Obvious, co-written with Mick Lister (Talking To The Moon), which was also playlisted on BBC Radio 2.
Alongside his music career, Tony has worked in broadcasting on both radio and TV and received an MBE in the Queen’s 2019 New Year’s Honours List for his charitable work for the Shooting Star Children’s Hospice.
Tony Hadley 40th Anniversary Tour dates:
Tuesday 1 March, Bexhill, De La Warr Pavilion
Wednesday 2 March, Croydon, Fairfield Halls
Friday 4 March, High Wycombe, The Swan
Saturday 5 March, Guildford, G Live
Sunday 6 March, Bournemouth, BIC Pavilion Theatre
Tuesday 8 March, Cheltenham, Town Hall
Wednesday 9 March, Cardiff, St David’s Hall
Friday 11 March, Llandudno, Venue Cymru Theatre
Saturday 12 March, Liverpool, Philharmonic
Sunday 13 March, Stoke, Victoria Hall
Tuesday 15 March, Leicester, De Montfort Hall
Wednesday 16 March, Sheffield, City Hall
Friday 18 March, Hull City Hall
Saturday 19 March, Halifax, Victoria Hall
Sunday 20 March, Stockton, Globe
Tuesday 22 March, Perth, Concert Hall
Wednesday 23 March, Glasgow, Royal Concert Hall
Thursday 24 March, Buxton, Opera House
Thursday 5 May, Folkestone, Leas Cliff Hall
Friday 6 May, Cambridge, Corn Exchange
Saturday 7 May, Ipswich, Regent Theatre
Sunday 8 May, Tunbridge Wells, Assembly Hall
Tuesday 10 May, Worthing, Assembly Hall
Wednesday 11 May, Bath, Forum
Friday 13 May, Torquay, Princess Pavilion
Saturday 14 May, Portsmouth, Guildhall
Sunday 15 May, Oxford, New Theatre
Tuesday 17 May, Dartford, Orchard Theatre
Wednesday 18 May, Northampton, Derngate
Friday 20 May, Scunthorpe, Baths Hall
Saturday 21 May, Nottingham, Royal Concert Hall
Sunday 22 May, York, Barbican
Tuesday 24 May, Edinburgh, Usher Hall
Wednesday 25 May, Newcastle, O2 City Hall
Thursday 26 May, Carlisle, Sands Centre
Friday 27 May, Blackpool, Opera House
Tickets go on sale from Friday 11 June 2021. For more information and tickets please visit: MyTicket.co.uk