***PRESS RELEASE: SPANDAU RETURN TO THE US!***
SPANDAU BALLET RELEASE FIRST NEW SINGLE IN NEARLY THREE DECADES WITH “THIS IS THE LOVE”
BAND MAKE U.S. LATE NIGHT TV DEBUT ON JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! NOVEMBER 10 ON ABC AND PERFORM ON FOX’S GOOD DAY LA NOVEMBER 13
SOUL BOYS OF THE WESTERN WORLD DOCUMENTARY TO SHOW DURING DOC NYC FILM FESTIVAL NOVEMBER 15
“Spandau Ballet played their first U.S. show in 28 years [at SXSW], and it cannot be overstated: they slayed.” – ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 30, 2014 – Spandau Ballet today announced the release of their first single in the United States since the ‘80s “This Is The Love.” The song, produced by the legendary Trevor Horn, is available now on the band’s new greatest hits album The Story… The track has already received a tremendous reaction from fans and critics alike, being put into “A-List” Rotation on BBC Radio 2 in the U.K.
Spandau Ballet also announced they will make their U.S. late night television debut on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Monday, November 10 in Los Angeles, CA. Jimmy Kimmel Live! also marks the first time the band will perform on TV in the United States since 1985 when they made an appearance on Soul Train. Later that week on November 13 Spandau Ballet will stop by Good Day LA for what will surely be a “Throwback Thursday” fans this side of the Atlantic have waited years to see.
In other Spandau Ballet news, the band will show their documentary, Soul Boys of the Western World, as part of the DOC NYC film festival in New York City on November 15 at 945PM at the SVA Theatre (333 West 23rd Street). The band and director George Hencken will attend the screening and participate in a Q&A about the film afterwards. This is their first public appearance in New York City since the 1980s.
Soul Boys of the Western World is a voyage through the 80s in the company of Spandau Ballet, one of the decade’s most iconic bands. This archive-only documentary film tells the story of a group of working-class London lads who created a global music empire, but at a price none of them imagined. Using the band’s own home movies and showcasing newly discovered material, this film takes us into the heart of the era, and the cultural, political and personal landscape that formed the backdrop to the band’s story. It is a film that speaks not only to fans of the band or those who harbor nostalgia for the 1980s, but also to anyone who has ever experienced friendship and loss.
Critics rapturously received the film when it world premiered at SXSW film festival earlier this year. UK and Irish fans got their opportunity to see the film on September 30 when the European premiere at the Royal Albert Hall. This showing was beamed by satellite into over 200 cinemas across both countries along with a Q&A with the band and director George Hencken moderated by Lauren Laverne, followed by a short live performance by the band.
“When Norman stepped up front to blow his scripted sax break in "True," the crowd – which took over the chorus from Hadley and no doubt sang it in pubs up and down these isles in '83 – received it with the kind of shouts and applause New Yorkers always gave Clarence Clemons when he took his thundering-tenor spotlight in Madison Square Garden for Bruce Springsteen's "Jungleland." The ecstasy in the Albert Hall was that kind of loud.” – ROLLING STONE