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JASON DONOVAN has added more dates to his forthcoming 'The Greatest Hits & More Tour', with additional shows announced for Birmingham, Brighton and Oxford. See GIGS for the full list of shows. ?? MIDGE URE has announced UK dates throughout 2007 plus a series of German shows in March. See GIGS for all the details. ?? THE WATERBOYS new album will be called 'Book Of Lightning'and will be released on April 2nd with a single, 'verybody Takes A Tumble' preceding it on March 19th. See GIGS for the full tracklisting and GIGS for a list of upcoming shows. ?? LLOYD COLE has announced some solo shows in London, Glasgow, Dublin and Cork later this month. See GIGS for all the details. ?? WET WET WET have announced a UK arena tour to mark the 20th anniversary of their first hit single, 'Wishing I Was Lucky', in 1987. The tour starts in Birmingham on December 4th - see GIGS for all the dates. ?? DURAN DURAN are rumoured to be making release plans for their new album which will see the currently untitled studio set released on September 10th (September 11th in the USA) with a possible single release before the summer. ?? SPARKS will be the subject of a special BBC Radio 2 documentary, 'This Town Ain't Big Enough For Both Of Us – The Story Of Sparks', to be aired on January 20th at 8pm, the show covers the duo's 35-year career and featured interviews with the band as well as with producer GIORGIO MORODER and will include the band’s first-ever demo plus unreleased studio and live recordings. ?? RECOIL, the project set up by ALAN WILDER when he left DEPECHE MODE in 1995 - will have two catalogue albums ('Bloodlines' and 'Hydrology') reissued by Mute in March. A new Recoil album will be released later this year. ?? NEW ORDER have denied rumours that they have split up, following comments made by drummer STEPHEN MORRIS to the effect that the band were considering their future. The band are currently working on the soundtrack to Anton Corbijn's Joy Division movie 'Control' and have revealed that The Killers have recorded a version of 'Shadowplay' for the film which is expected to be released in September. ?? A-HA are thought to have been working on a cover version of the John Lennon song '#9 Dream' for Amnesty International's 'Make Some Noise' campaign which has in the past featured Lennon songs covered by THE CURE, Black Eyed Peas and Snow Patrol.A-Ha's MAGNE FURUHOLMEN meanwhile will be presenting a major exhibit of his art at Norway's Galleri Trafo 2 gallery in Asker from March 10th to April 1st with a simultaneous exhibition at the Paul Stolper Gallery in London. ?? SQUEEZE are to release a definitive album, 'Essential Squeeze', compiling the band's greatest musical moments on February 26th. See REVIEWS for the full tracklisting. ?? JOHN PEEL has been honoured with a compilation album of tracks from some of the bands he championed and the release 'John Peel: Right Time, Wrong Speed' has been reviewed in the REVIEWS section. ?? JOHN FOXX's recent album release 'From Trash' has been reviewed in the REVIEWS section. ?? Thanks to http://www.remembertheeighties.com??for this weeks news!