Spandau Ballet singer Tony Hadley has announced his departure from the 1980’s new wave band.
In a statement posted on Twitter, the crooner revealed that he was leaving the group due to ‘circumstances beyond my control’.
He wrote: “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 and as such I will not be performing with the band in the future.”
A statement from Tony Hadley :- I am no longer a member of the band Spandau Ballet & will not be performing with the band in the future. pic.twitter.com/KcuNGTtSFn
— Tony Hadley (@TheTonyHadley) July 3, 2017
Hadley was the lead vocalist for the band throughout their 1980’s heyday, which saw them secure a string of UK hits including ‘True’ and ‘Gold’ before an acrimonious split in 1990.
After the split, they became embroiled in a court case in 1999, when Hadley, drummer John Keeble and saxophonist Steve Norman unsuccessfully sued guitarist Gary Kemp.
The trio claimed that Kemp, the band’s sole songwriter, had promised them a larger share of royalties.
In 2009, the original line up put their differences aside to reunite for a string of reunion shows – and also released comeback album ‘Once More’, which featured a series of re-recorded songs from their back catalogue alongside new material.
In 2014, they also released Soul Boys Of The Western World – a documentary that followed the band through their 1980s glory days.