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CYNDI LAUPER's 'True Colors' tour in support of the Human Rights Campaign, and featuring ERASURE and DEBBIE HARRY as part of an extensive musical bill, will start in Las Vegas on June 8th and the first fifteen shows were announced this week. See GIGS for all the dates. Cyndi Lauper has also recorded vocals for a new Erasure track 'Early Bird' which has been recorded for their new album and a version of the US patriotic anthem 'America The Beautiful' for an advertising campaign for Tide laundry detergent. ?? THE CURE's ROBERT SMITH has recorded a song 'Please' with former Orbital mainman Paul Hartnoll which will be released as a limited 1000 copy 7" single only on May 7th. ?? PET SHOP BOYS have announced a UK theatre tour for May, with shows in Gateshead, Wolverhampton, London, Manchester and Brighton. See GIGS for the list of dates. ?? JASON DONOVAN has added more dates to his forthcoming UK tour and will now be playing twenty-five shows around the country. See GIGS for all the details. ?? SQUEEZE will reunite in November for a short UK tour following the release of a greatest hits album and DVD both entitled 'Essential Squeeze' and both onsale on April 30th. See GIGS for all the dates. ?? SHAKATAK will play at the Wigan International Jazz Festival on July 19th. ?? GEORGE MICHAEL is to play the inaugural concerts at the new Wembley Stadium in London on June 9th, and a second show on June 10th three weeks after the venue will host the FA Cop Final. The show is part of a second leg of the '25 Live' tour which also includes dates in Manchester, Norwich, Glasgow and Plymouth - playing the extra show the night after becoming the first artist to play the new stadium on June 9th. See GIGS for all the dates. ?? REM, who were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame this week, have confirmed the producer for their next album, Jacknife Lee who has recently worked with U2 and Snow Patrol. ?? JOE JACKSON has announced three UK shows in May. See GIGS on ther website for the dates of the shows which take place in Sheffield, Nottingham and Manchester. ?? ADAM AND THE ANTS' songwriter and guitarist MARCO PIRRONI has recorded a cover of a Screaming 'Jay' Hawkins track 'I Put A Spell On You' with Primal Scream. ?? DEACON BLUE will join THE STRANGLERS on the bill of the forthcoming Peel Bay Festival on the Isle Of Man and will play on May 31st. The band will play another outdoor show at Ayr Racecourse on May 26th. ?? BLONDIE will play a short UK tour in July with dates in London, Thetford Forest, Manchester and Harrogate. See GIGS for the details. ?? ECHO AND THE BUNNYMEN have signed a new deal with their original label, the Warners imprint Korova, for their next studio album which the band are currently working on. ?? CROWDED HOUSE will play at Scotland's Outsider Festival in June, part of their forthcoming reunion tour which will also see the release of a new album 'Time On Earth' ?? BONNIE TYLER will releases a greatest hits album 'From The Heart', and a live greatest hits DVD on March 12th. The DVD was filmed in Paris last year and features all her biggest hits alongside new material from her recent 'Clebrate' album. The release also features behind the scenes and documentary footage, lyrics and a photo-gallery. ?? Thanks to http://www.remembertheeighties.com for this week news!