The '80s band by excellence Spandau Ballet have announced details of their UK and Irish reunion tour. The band, who split up in 1989 after scoring 17 UK Top 40 hits that decade, have announced 8 dates, kicking off in Dublin on October 13th. The reformation was announced on board the HMS Belfast ship on the Thames by Tower Bridge in London, where the band played one of their earliest gigs in 1980. Introducing the five-piece, broadcaster and long-time champion Robert Elms said the notorious show "was where the '80s started". Although only UK and Irish shows have been announced, the tour will go worldwide, with more dates to be announced soon.