Date: 
Monday, April 20, 2015 - 16:00

Spandau Ballet are today (Monday April 20) announced as the latest superstar act to play this summer’s Eden Sessions with ASUS Transformer Book Chi.

The five-strong group comprising John Keeble, Steve Norman, Tony Hadley, Martin Kemp and Gary Kemp play Eden on Thursday July 9 as part of their Soulboys of the Western World tour.

They will join Paolo Nutini (June 12 – sold out), Elton John  (June 16 and 17 – sold out), Paloma Faith (June 24),  Motörhead and The Stranglers (June 27), and Ben Howard (July 17 – sold out) on an epic bill for the 2015 Eden Sessions.

Announcing the seventh 2015 Eden session today, Eden’s Marketing Director Rita Broe said: “Spandau Ballet are one of Britain’s most iconic bands and their music helped define the 80s, with timeless classics such as True and Gold.  We are thrilled that they will be playing Eden, in a tour they describe as being ‘back for one more dance’.  Their addition to the Sessions 2015 makes this summer without doubt our strongest-ever bill.”  

Spandau Ballet have sold more than 25 million records, scored numerous multi-platinum albums and had 23 hit singles across the globe since their humble beginnings as a group of friends with dreams of stardom in the late 1970s.

It wasn’t long before they became fully-fledged members of the iconic Blitz Club scene and established themselves as one of the super-groups of the 80s.

After two decades apart, the band reformed in 2009, embarking on a sold-out tour. Their new tour is the first since then.

Rusty Egan, legendary DJ and friend of Spandau Ballet, has been confirmed as the special guest for this Eden Session.

Rusty was a hugely Influential and respected figure in the London club and electronica scene that Spandau were part of in the late 70s and early 80s. He was a DJ at the Blitz Club, collaborating with Steve Strange, and was the drummer for Rich Kids and Visage.

The Eden Sessions enter their fourteenth year in 2015 following headline shows last year by Dizzee Rascal, Skrillex, Ellie Goulding, Pixies and Elbow.

The Eden Sessions has its own free-to-view online TV channel (www.youtube.com/edensessionstv) featuring regularly-updated videos of some of the gigs’ finest shows.

Tickets for the Spandau Ballet Eden Session cost £40 plus £5 booking fee and are on sale to members of the Inside Track programme from Monday April 20 at 4 pm. They go on general sale at 4pm on Monday April 27.  Visit www.edensessions.com or call the Eden box office on 01726 811972.

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