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Spandau Ballet Returning to U.S. After 30 Years

Spandau Ballet, best known for the 1983 smash "True," will return to the U.S. for the first time in nearly three decades next month.

The smooth, silky Brits will take to an American stage for the first time since 1985 when they play theSouth by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas on March 12th -- the same day they premiere their documentary, Soul Boys of the Western World.

Guitarist Gary Kemp tells Billboard, "We had the idea [for the movie] because we have a good story and the story has a real arc. It’s about friendship, kids who come from the shadows of the second World War and then had the experience of the whole New Romantic scene of working-class kids dressing up and doing things that were outrageous against a recession. We’re quite hateful toward each other, but there’s redemption, so the film ends on a good note.”

Kemp says that Spandau Ballet is in talks to stage a full-scale North American tour within the next year.
 

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