Spandau Ballet are to become the first band to play in space, aboard the Virgin Galactic spacecraft Enterprise. From the Toronto Sun:
The long-forgotten New Romantic outfit — who recently reunited at the urging of absolutely nobody — are slated to play outside the Earth’s atmosphere during a trip on Sir Richard Branson’s newly unveiled commercial spacecraft Enterprise.
The vehicle, which was unveiled last week by Branson’s company Virgin Galactic as part of his apparent quest to become a real-life Bond villain, will blast insanely rich passengers 65 miles above the planet for several minutes of weightlessness — especially in the wallet. So far, about 300 space cadets have allegedly coughed up $200,000 for a ticket, while another 82,000 dreamers have registered their interest on Virgin’s website.
Six of those deep-pocketed rocket scientists will apparently be able to take in the Spandau Ballet gig, which will supposedly take place in 2011 and last five minutes — just long enough for the band to play one song. Coincidentally, that could also be just long enough for someone to accidentally open the pod-bay door and turn Spandau Ballet from The First Band to Suck in Space to The First Band to be Sucked Into Space.
Spandau Ballet in Space? [Toronto Sun]