Over the years, Spandau Ballet have lurked in Duran Duran’s considerable commercial shadow. Both rode in on the U.K.’s New Romantic bandwagon; their debut albums appeared three months apart in 1981; and it was fun to pit Londoners Spandau against bigger-selling Birmingham boys Duran. But the quintet’s Roxy Music/Bryan Ferry obsession and Tony Hadley’s potent, lounge-ready croon spawned a sax-spattered and heavily stylized (if sanitized) take on blue-eyed soul that was theirs alone. They were thrown out with new wave’s bathwater at the end of the ’80s, but respect has stubbornly lingered for Spandau’s stout songwriting and melodramatic arrangements, epitomized by snog-inducing slowies such as their biggest U.S. hit, “True,” and later staple “Through the Barricades.” This tour marks their return to U.S. stages after a three-decade absence. Also Sunday, Jan. 25.

Sat., Jan. 24, 7 p.m.; Sun., Jan. 25, 7 p.m., 2015
(Expired: 01/25/15)

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