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28 May 2008 - 80's News

YAZOO have added four more dates to the US leg of their forthcoming reunion tour. The dates will take place in Las Vegas, New York, Washington and Dallas, see GIGS for all the details.

NIK KERSHAW has two announced new shows with news of appearances at Denmark's Amager Bio in June and the Portsmouth & Southsea Festival in October. See GIGS for all the dates.

MIDGE URE, HOWARD JONES, T'PAU, NICK HEYWARD and CHINA CRISIS performances at the weekend's HERE AND NOW show in Ireland have been reviewed in the REVIEWS section.

GARY NUMAN has added a London show to his upcoming tour schedule. The concert will take place at London's Indigo 2 in September. See GIGS for all the dates.

BILLY IDOL will release a brand new CD/DVD compilation 'Idolize Yourself' on June 23rd. The career-spanning compilation will feature Idol's best know tracks alongside fan favourites and two new tracks - 'John Wayne' and 'New Future Weapon' - on audio CD, plus thirteen music videos on DVD for the very first time, including an uncensored version of 'Hot In The City'. Billy Idol will also play two UK shows in London and Manchester this summer, see GIGS for the concert details and NEWS for the full tracklisting!

CYNDI LAUPER has announced the first dates of a European tour to support her upcoming album 'Bring Ya To The Brink' which will be released in Europe in September. The dates announced so far are in France, Luxembourg and The Netherlands in October and November but Lauper will be making a rare UK appearance at London's G-A-Y club on July 12th. See GIGS for details.

DEACON BLUE have been announced as the special guests at SIMPLE MINDS' forthcoming 30th anniversary dates in the UK. See GIGS for all the dates.

TINA TURNER has announced four UK concerts to take place in March next year, two in London and two in Manchester. Concerts have also been announced for Belgium, Austria and The Netherlands with more European shows to be announced shortly. See GIGS for details.

DURAN DURAN's classic single 'Rio' has been covered by Pussycat Dolls' singer Nicole Scherzinger as part of the promotion for the launch of a new 'exotic oil' body wash...

JANET JACKSON has announced that her first tour for seven years will start in Vancouver on September 20th and the full tour itinerary will be announced shortly. See GIGS for the dates that have already been released.

TOYAH will release a career-spanning 2-CD compilation 'Good Morning Universe – The Very Best of Toyah' on June 30th, featuring thirty-nine tracks released between 1979 and 2003 including singles, album tracks, alternate versions and previously unreleased tracks. Toyah will also appear as a special guest on Steve Steinman's forthcoming 'Vampires Rock' tour which starts in September. See NEWS for the full album tracklisting.

MADNESS are to be the subject of a planned tribute album which is being put together by French label Big 8 Records in collaboration with the band's unofficial French fanclub. Artists interested in recording a Madness track for the album, which is scheduled for release in Spring 2009, should contact Big 8 Records, see NEWS for contact details. - "The eighties... up to date!"
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