TONY HADLEY - Lighthouse Poole, Saturday 31 August

Saturday, May 18, 2024

Lighthouse Poole is delighted to welcome pop legend Tony Hadley who will play our Concert Hall on Saturday 31 August.


Tickets went on pre-sale to Lighthouse Friends only at noon today and will go on general sale from 10am on Friday 3 May.


London born and bred, Tony thought his future lay in medicine until as a young lad he won a holiday singing competition and decided his vocation was to sing…. The rest is history! 


He went on to front 80s New Romantic band Spandau Ballet, earning himself the accolade of being one of pop music’s greatest vocalists. The band had numerous chart-topping singles and albums all over the world, including the epic Through the Barricades and, of course, the international number one True and the unofficial London Olympics theme Gold.  


By the mid-80s they were worldwide superstars, however, relationships cracked and the band split in 1990. Despite two well documented reunions, which generated the critically acclaimed rockumentary film Soul Boys Of The Western World, Tony has now left the band permanently and returned to his successful solo career, writing, recording and performing. 


More than 40 years on from the beginning of Spandau Ballet, Tony’s unmistakeable voice still brims with passion and urgency as it first did all those years ago.  


As a solo artist, he has performed across the world with his band, swing bands and orchestras. In 2005 he was awarded a Gold Badge from the British Academy of Composers and Songwriters and, in 2007, he won a new legion of fans when he appeared as Billy Flynn in Chicago on the West End stage. 


In addition to his music Tony has also presented his own radio programmes on Saturday night on Absolute Radio and now every Sunday morning on BBC Three Counties. 


Tony is a great charity supporter, regularly performing and raising funds. He has trekked across deserts and jungles, competed in Who Wants to Be A Millionaire?, where he did very well, and holds an annual golf day, supporting the work of children’s hospices, campaigns funding medical research into childhood illnesses and degenerative conditions, and small personal charities where his name can help make a real difference.  


Every year, Tony and his Fabulous TH Band perform continuously at concerts and festivals all over the world.

In between these live shows, other highlights have been: 

  • - In 2015, Tony had the great privilege of being invited to Buckingham Palace to meet The Queen. That year he also did a stint in the jungle on I’m A Celebrity, which he thoroughly enjoyed.
  • - In 2016, he contributed to the soundtrack for the British movie Eddie The Eagle starring Hugh Jackman and Taron Egerton.
  • - In 2017, Tony was invited by actor Gary Oldman to perform at the Celebrating David Bowie tribute concerts in London and Los Angeles, taking to the stage with amongst others Sting and Simon Le Bon. 
  • - In 2018, Tony released his highly anticipated solo album Talking To The Moon. The album was incredibly well received and became BBC Radio 2’s Album Of The Week and the first single, Tonight Belongs To Us, was Single Of The Week. Audiences at every show were soon singing along to the new songs in addition to the Spandau classics.  
  • - In 2019, Tony guested on the Young Voices UK tour performing with thousands of school children in arenas up and down the country. Speaking about this involvement Tony said: “… it was genuinely one of the best things I have ever done in my life.” 

In December 2019, in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List, Mr Anthony Patrick Hadley was awarded an MBE for his charitable work for the Shooting Star Children’s Hospice. Tony was both surprised and delighted to receive this honour. 


In 2022, Tony embarked on his 40th Anniversary Tour, performing 40 shows across the UK, followed by concerts in Australia, New Zealand, Philippines, Japan and Italy. He also released a photo book, My Life In Pictures, celebrating his 40 years in music.  


Lighthouse Poole by arrangement with KBL Management presents TONY HADLEY


Tickets and information 01202 280000