Spandau Ballet have offered their thoughts and prayers to the families of the two victims killed outside a South by Southwest festival venue in Austin, Texas on Wednesday night (12Mar14), while the British band were staging a triumphant comeback across town.

During a press conference at the festival on Thursday (13Mar14), singer Tony Hadley addressed the tragedy that marred the True hitmakers' first U.S. gig in almost 30 years.

Expressing his "sorrow and sadness", Hadley said, "We were totally unaware because we were onstage. Obviously we were upset to hear about what happened. It's an absolute tragedy... We just want to express the band's sadness over what happened."

The reunited Spandau Ballet are at the festival to promote new documentary Soul Boys of the Western World.