The British band will play on the 20th and 21st of June as part of their world tour
It is unlikely that Spandau Ballet would have been invited to play in Barcelona, or indeed in many other festivals this summer, were it not for the good publicity received in recent months thanks to the documentary about the band's career, Soul Boys of the Western World. Eighties icons of the New Romantics movement, the band from London have even baptised the current tour in reference to the film by George Henck.
A measure of the positive effect that this publicity has had on the band is the fact that on their visit to the city as part of the Festival Jardins de Pedralbes they will play two nights as opposed to just one, the 20th and 21st of June, the first night coinciding curiously enough with another band with which they share generation and a recent rise in popularity three decades after their heyday and who are programmed to play at the Sónar Festival, Duran Duran.
The quintet led by Tony Hadley and guitarist and principal composer, Gary Kemp, burst onto the scene with their debut release, spreading their particular brand of sophisticated pop throughout the globe and throughout the decade of the 80s. In 2009 the band returned with Once More, a new album released twenty years after the previous one, Heart Like a Sky. They are currently working on a new recording with Trevor Horn.
When: The 20th and the 21th of June
Where: Pedralbes Gardens
Tickets: different prices
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