It's True: Tony Hadley Is 'No Longer A Member Of Spandau Ballet'


We know this much is true… Tony Hadley has left Spandau Ballet.

The frontman of the British ‘80s band behind hits like “Gold” and “True” announced Monday morning that he is officially on his own.

“Due to circumstances beyond my control, it is with deep regret that I am required to state that I am no longer a member of the band Spandau Ballet,” he wrote in a statement shared on Twitter.

We’re guessing he found it hard to write the next line. “As such I will not be performing with the band in the future.”

No further details were provided.

On its official website, Spandau Ballet shared: “Much to our frustration, Tony had made it clear in September 2016 that he didn’t want to work with the band any more. This has not changed and 2015 was the last time we were able to perform or work with him. So we have now made the decision to move on as a band."

The band had a bitter split in 1990 that was followed by a legal battle in which Hadley and bandmates John Keeble and Steve Norman sued guitarist and songwriter Gary Kemp for more royalties.

Spandau Ballet reunited in 2009 for a series of concerts and a comeback album. There was also a 2014 documentary, Soul Boys of the Western World.

Hadley, 57, has been performing solo on the Lost 80s Live! tour in the U.S.

This article was updated on 7/4 with the statement from Spandau Ballet.