Tony Hadley insists he will never return to Spandau Ballet
There is a specific reason I wasn’t brave enough to say: ‘Tony Hadley insists he will never return to Spandau Ballet as he claims the group cemented his decision to quit for good’
Tony Hadley has stated emphatically that he will never join his former band, Spandau Ballet.
The singer, 62, has spoken highly of his experience leaving the group in 2017, insisting that the other members created a situation that cemented his decision never to return.
He said Mirror: You can offer me all the tea in China and I won’t go back with them. There is no way.
“I’m very simple, it takes a lot to get to this point but once you push me and cross that line, that’s it. I’m done.”
Tony continued, “There is a very specific reason as to why I left and they have never been brave enough to say it.”
SELECTED: Tony Hadley, 62, has stated emphatically that he will never join his former company Spandau Ballet
Heyday: The singer has spoken highly of his experience leaving the band in 2017 (LR Martin Kemp, John Keeble, Tony Hadley, Steve Norman, and Gary Kemp in 1983)
He added that he felt it was not his place to say it because he did not “create” the situation, and insisted that the band be honest with fans and apologize.
The musician said the band members were “such that I just can’t do it anymore,” adding that he is the only star of the group who still keeps in touch with Steve.
Spandau Ballet originally went on a break in 1990 to pursue solo careers, but became permanent when John Keble and saxophonist Steve Norman unsuccessfully sued guitarist Gary Kemp, who is the brother of guitarist Martin Kemp, in a battle over royalties.
They embarked on a world tour and released a new album in 2009 before reigniting the royalty war, with Tony finally leaving in 2017.
This comes after Steve Norman said Daily Star He hoped the band could reunite for a farewell tour because they “never closed”.
Tony spoke about Steve’s words during an appearance on Loose Women last October after reading them in the paper.
“There was an article in the paper today by Steve Norman, who’s the only band member I actually talk to anymore,” Tony began.
“And so I will say emphatically that we are not getting back together, with that sadness.”
End of the road: Tony insisted the other members created a situation that cemented his decision never to come back (pictured in 2009)
But this is not my fault. He added that the reason I left was not my fault.
Steve told the Daily Star at the time of his wish for the iconic band to reunite one last time for their farewell tour.
“The tragic thing is that we never stopped,” he told the newspaper.
We never said we broke up. We’ve never had a lockdown for the fans, but we have. How about one last round? tour around the world. arewell tour? Then he called it today.
He added, “It was all left up in the air and Tony left, but I’m sure if a deal was on the table and it was the right deal, he’d come back to tour.”
He added that he had fond “memories” of his time in the band.
In 2020, Tony said he had healed a falling out with Steve after the acrimonious split on the set.
The frontman said he went back to talk to saxophonist Steve and attended his mother’s funeral.
We’ve always been great friends,” Tony told the Stars Cars Guitars podcast. His mother, Sheila, was my mother’s best friend for many years.
Steve and I touched base and went to the funeral to pay my respects. You know, there’s a deep friendship there.
“It was nice and I think Steve feels as sad as I do about the circumstances with the band.”
Hope: It comes after fellow bassist and guitarist Steve Norman (pictured in 2018) told the Daily Star he hoped the band could reunite for a farewell tour because they ‘never closed’.