Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 27 January 2015

Pop stars in highest gig record bid

Undated handout photo issued by British Airways of Tony Hadley getting ready for his gig in the sky with a member of British Airways cabin crew as eighties chart stars including Tony Hadley and Kim Wilde are to try to set a new world record for the world's highest gig. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday February 18, 2013. They are aiming to perform aboard an airliner at an altitude of 43,000ft next month in an effort to raise money for charity. The current high-flying Guinness World Record was set by James Blunt, who performed at just over 42,000ft. Hadley was the frontman with Spandau Ballet whose hits included True, Gold and I'll Fly For You. He is due to perform songs made famous by the band when he performs on a British Airways Boeing 767 on March 10 in the build-up to Red Nose Day. See PA story SHOWBIZ Gig. Photo credit should read: Nick Morrish/British Airways/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo issued by British Airways of Tony Hadley getting ready for his gig in the sky with a member of British Airways cabin crew as eighties chart stars including Tony Hadley and Kim Wilde are to try to set a new world record for the world's highest gig. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday February 18, 2013. They are aiming to perform aboard an airliner at an altitude of 43,000ft next month in an effort to raise money for charity. The current high-flying Guinness World Record was set by James Blunt, who performed at just over 42,000ft. Hadley was the frontman with Spandau Ballet whose hits included True, Gold and I'll Fly For You. He is due to perform songs made famous by the band when he performs on a British Airways Boeing 767 on March 10 in the build-up to Red Nose Day. See PA story SHOWBIZ Gig. Photo credit should read: Nick Morrish/British Airways/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

Eighties chart stars including Tony Hadley and Kim Wilde are to try to set a new world record for the world's highest gig.

They are aiming to perform aboard an airliner at an altitude of 43,000ft next month in an effort to raise money for charity.

The current high-flying Guinness World Record was set by James Blunt, who performed at just over 42,000ft.

Tony was the frontman with Spandau Ballet whose hits included True, Gold and I'll Fly For You. He is due to perform songs made famous by the band when he performs on a British Airways Boeing 767 on March 10 in the build-up to Red Nose Day.

The concert will also feature Bananarama and Go West as it raises money for Flying Start, the airline's charity partnership with Comic Relief.

He said: "I've played in some pretty unusual places, but a gig in the sky with my favourite airline is a first for me, and I'm very excited about breaking a new Guinness World Record too."

Fans have a chance to win 40 pairs of tickets by texting "Fly" to 64100, with texts charged at £5.

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