Gayle O’Brien from The Morning Buzz at Corus sister station DAVE-FM in Kitchener writes:
It took 32 years for Spandau Ballet to return to Toronto. Both appearances at Massey Hall, perfectly suited to the sophisticated, slick Spandau boys. Their documentary, Soul Boys of the Western World, debuted in Toronto the night before this week’s concert and shed some light on what the band has been up to over those years. Lots of parties, touring the world, yachts, your typical rock star lifestyle. Not quite as sexy though, their nasty break up over song royalties in the early nineties. It was ugly, it was bitter…hard to fathom as I watched those band mates play the stage Monday night, side by side, putting on a show that looked like they hadn’t skipped a beat along the way.
I’m old school Spandau. My ‘Spandau live’ bucket list songs were Chant No1, Communication, Gold, To Cut a Long Story Short and I got them Monday night. I shot so high out of my seat when Gary Kemp plucked those first few notes of Chant No1 I hit the ceiling. It was one of the biggest crowd pleasers of the night. No surprise the band’s mega hit True became a love in with the audience. Singing that familiar chorus back and forth withTony Hadley was honestly ‘a moment’. The band’s audience interaction was playful and sincere. The admiration was shared. These guys have aged well and with that comes a confident wisdom. I was surprised how humble they were. So thankful and appreciative to the crowd. Tony said we were ‘bloody brilliant’.
Read the entire review here. And now, some music.