You will never get to see me in one of my favourite early-1980s evening accessories: a black-and-gold brocade smoking jacket long since banished to fashion-crime Elyseum. But you may get a chance to see New Romantic pop icons Spandau Ballet in live concert sometime soon.
The famed British pop band, which split up in 1989, announced yesterday (on the HMS Belfast, on which they performed and landed their first major record deal in 1980) that it will regroup for a series of concert dates in the U.K. and Ireland. But with somewhere around 25 million records sold, there's a glimmer of hope that they will eventually make it to this side of the Atlantic.
For more details, check out this video story from yesterday's edition of The Guardian:
John Terauds started at the Toronto Star as a freelance writer in 1988, and has been on staff since 1997. He began writing on classical music in 2001, and has been the full-time classical music critic since 2005.
He is also the organist and choir director at St. Peter's Anglican Church, a parish founded in 1863 in downtown Toronto.
If he's not listening to, writing about or playing music, it means he's either asleep, unconscious, walking his dog -- or all of the above.
Copyright Toronto Star Newspapers Limited. All rights reserved. The views expressed are those of the writer and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Toronto Star or www.thestar.com. The Star is not responsible for the content or views expressed on external sites.
Distribution, transmission or republication of any material is strictly prohibited without the prior written permission of Toronto Star Newspapers Limited. For information please contact us using our webmaster form. www.thestar.com online since 1996.