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Spandau

(shpän`dou), district of Berlin, Germany, at the confluence of the Havel and Spree rivers. It is a canal port and a major industrial district of Berlin. Manufactures include steel and electrotechnical equipment. Spandau was chartered as a town in 1232, and during 1560 to 1594 the electors of Brandenburg built a major fortress there on the Havel River. The fortress was occupied in the Thirty Years War by the Swedes (1631–34) and in the French Revolutionary Wars by the French (1806–13). It later became a dreaded political prison; several major Nazi war criminals (including Rudolph Hess, who committed suicide there in 1987) were imprisoned there after the Nuremberg trials (1945–46). Spandau was incorporated into Berlin in 1920.
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Implementing agency : Bezirksamt Spandau Von Berlin, Abt.
Tony is one of my closest mates and, for me, there is no Spandau Ballet without him," says Shane.
Spandau Ballet was formed in 1979 and through the 1980s they enjoyed huge success with classic hits such as True, Gold and Only When You Leave.
And although this is very much a solo booking - Tony tells me there are no reunions on the cards for the Ballet boys following two big tours over the past five years - no-one needs to be concerned as to whether the 56-year-old will be dipping into the Spandau back catalogue.
Spandau Ballet's hits include True, Gold, Through The Barricades, I'll Fly For You, Lifeline, Round And Round, Communication, Highly Strung, and Only When You Leave, among many others.
Career: Spandau Ballet became hugely successful, scoring numerous hits.
Fast forward 10 years and Spandau Ballet''s 2009 comeback tour featured a triumphant gig at the Echo Arena and they sold out London''s O2 in 20 minutes, as the band relived their glory days when they regularly vied for the top of the charts with Duran Duran.
And how perfect that Spandau Ballet is adding their magic to the bill.
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If anything, Spandau circa-2009 musically outstripped what had gone before.