Tony’s old Gold – and new tunes
FANS of ’80s music are set to see a different side to one of the era’s stand-out performers when he walks out onto the stage in Liverpool next week.
Tony Hadley is performing at the StepBack! ’80s Concert at the ECHO arena, Liverpool, on Sunday, and is coming equipped with new material up his sleeve.
The former Spandau Ballet lead singer has recently released a new solo album called Talking To The Moon, and is preparing to treat fans to some of his new pop-rock tracks in between belting out ’80s classics such as Gold, True and Through the Barricades.
Tony said: “I visited Liverpool with Spandau Ballet in 1983 when we played the Liverpool Empire, and we actually had a girl who climbed up a drainpipe to the second floor to get into our dressing room.
“We’d finished the concert and had a knock on the window and we couldn’t believe what we were seeing – we were worried she was going to fall, so we dragged her in through the window!
“Nostalgia concerts are great fun and are essentially indoor festivals.
“The question I’m always asked since I went solo is: Can I still sing the classic songs?
“Yes, I can, and, yes, I do – but I will be throwing in a couple of songs from the new album as well.
“I love being in the studio, but the best moments for me are when I walk on to that stage.
“I have a great band around me and my voice is still in fine fettle, and I feel very lucky to be doing what I do.”
Over the past 12 months, the 58-year-old has wrapped up his new album – which featured on BBC Radio 2’s Album of the Week and reached number four in the UK Independent Albums Chart.
Hadley has also released two rousing and romanticised singles from his new collection – Tonight Belongs To Us and Take Back Everything.
“I feel like I’m a brand new artist,” added Hadley.
“The new album is pop-rock, but I’m not someone who likes to dwell on the past – I have tried to incorporate some modern technology in the production.”
For more information and tickets, go to: www.echoarena.com/whats-on/ stepback-80s-concert
Tony Hadley is performing at the StepBack! ’80s gig at the ECHO arena, Liverpool, on Sunday