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Spandau Ballet to release single

Spandau Ballet
Spandau Ballet has just signed a new record deal

Reunited 80s band Spandau Ballet have announced they are releasing their first single in 20 years.

The group, who had hits with True and Gold, revealed in March that they were reforming for a series of live shows.

Once More is the name of their new single and album, which will be released in November.

Singer Tony Hadley said: "When we got back together and the tour dates went on sale, none of us could believe the fantastic reaction we got from fans."

He added: "When the opportunity came to get into a studio and play music together, we couldn't pass it up."

The new album will feature some reworked classic Spandau Ballet tracks.

Guitarist and songwriter Gary Kemp said the band "gelled" as soon as they started playing together again and have since signed a new record deal.

"We immediately played better than we did even back in the old days.

"The new song was a way for us to show that Spandau Ballet are back, not just to play the hits on tour but also to take on our contemporaries in the pop charts."

The group's last album was in 1989 and they released five singles from the record, which included, Raw, How Many Lies, Be Free With Your Love, Empty Spaces and Crashed Into Love.

Their Reformation Tour begins next month.



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