Published: 21:19, 07 April 2020
| Updated: 22:01, 07 April 2020
Spandau Ballet bassist Martin Kemp will return to the stage next year and is offering a Gold gesture to NHS workers.
The 80s icon is getting back behind the desks with a string of UK shows which will take in The Casino Rooms in Rochester next year.
His "Back To The 80’s" tour will kick off in December before reaching the Medway Towns in February.
The former soap star hopes the shows will be something for fans to look forward to once the UK overcomes the coronavirus pandemic.
He will offer 1500 free tickets across the entire dates to NHS workers battling on the frontline.
Martin said: "These shows will be a lot of fun and the ultimate return to the 80s.
"Music is everyone’s life soundtrack and transports us all to the best times of our lives! I think we all need that right now! Expect one of the most euphoric nights you’ve had since the 80s.”
The show will see Martin transfer his musical skills to the DJ booth under the tutelage of his son and radio host Roman
Martin added: “When I first started these DJ shows I thought we’d just do one out two but they’ve really taken off and they are just so much fun.
"My DJ skills have been honed at home with a little help from my son Roman.Of course I will spin a few of the Spandau classics – how could I not! I love music, I love entertaining so these DJ sets are so much fun for me!"
"My dance skills are a 1 out of 10, I’m 57 not 27 so I thought my clubbing days were behind me! However, I’m good at Dad dancing – so when the dance floor is full, I might join you all down the front!”
The Casino Rooms leg of the tour is taking place on February 26 2021.
NHS workers can apply for a free ticket by emailing proof of NHS employment to firstname.lastname@example.org
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