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Spandau Ballet sold out in 20 minutes

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Spandau-ballet You dare doubt the amazing drawing power of Spandau Ballet? The newly reformed New Romantic powerhouse of the early '80s just sold out their first show at London's O2 Arena in a mere 20 minutes.

"There's been a phenomenal response to the tour going on sale this morning and even more special that our hometown gig has sold out and we are adding an extra date," the band's Gary Kemp told NME.com. The second date is set for Oct. 21.

Meanwhile, their old rivals, Duran Duran, have announced they won't sit 2009 on the bench after all. They are back in the studio and plan a small slate of live dates, including a stop at the historic Edinburgh Castle this summer.

"We are currently in the studio, working on new music, so are only going to be doing a handful of special dates this year," Simon Le Bon told the Edinburgh Evening News. "When the offer to play in this historic location presented itself, we were all keen to make it happen."

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