In advance of Spandau Ballet’s presence at SXSW 2014, we asked the bold question “Who owned the '80s?”
After hosting the world premiere of their documentary Soul Boys of the Western World, performing their first shows in the United States in nearly three decades, and participating in a featured music conference interview, it wouldn’t be too far-fetched to say that Spandau Ballet owned SXSW 2014.
The day after their first American performance since the 1980s, all five original members - Tony Hadley, John Keeble, Gary Kemp, Martin Kemp and Steve Norman - sat down for an interview at the SXSW Music and Media Conference. The band told some quirky stories about their rise to stardom, their new film, and the future of Spandau Ballet.
The group was interviewed by author Lori Majewski whose newest book, Mad World: An Oral History of New Wave Artists and Songs That Defined the 1980s, includes interviews with more artists who defined the 1980s, including Duran Duran, The Smiths and more! The artists reveal stories behind some of the most popular songs from the New Wave era.
Click here to see the full SXSW Interview with Spandau Ballet!