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22 Jun 2008 - 80's News

TEARS FOR FEARS have been confirmed to appear on the German leg of the popular 'Night Of The Proms' tour which starts in Cologne on November 28th and finishes in Hamburg on December 21st. 10CC and ROBIN GIBB will also appear on the bill. See GIGS for all the dates.

DEAD OR ALIVE have pulled out of the forthcoming Regeneration Tour due to illness within the band. They will be replaced by A FLOCK OF SEAGULLS.

FIELDS OF THE NEPHILIM will play special London shows at the Shepherds Bush Empire in July. The shows will be themed; the first billed as 'Ad mortem' the second as 'Ad Vitam', and each will present a different take on the band's musical journey from the point of view of mood and setting. The shows will both be filmed for a forthcoming live DVD release. See NEWS for more details.

HOWARD JONES has been forced to postpone his Dublin concert at the Helix, originally scheduled for June 28th, until November 2nd as a a result of 'contractual difficulties' outside the control of Jones, his management or the venue.

SIMPLE MINDS have added a Belfast date to their forthcoming UK tour. The band will play the Odyssey Arena on December 6th, see GIGS for all the dates.

RICK ASTLEY will headline a special HERE AND NOW show at Norfolk's Blickling Hall on July 19th, on a bill that also includes KIM WILDE, HOWARD JONES, PAUL YOUNG, NIK KERSHAW, CURIOSITY KILLED THE CAT, DR AND THE MEDICS, THE REAL THING, HEAVEN 17, ALTERED IMAGES and CHINA CRISIS.

THEN JERICO fromtman MARK SHAW is to play a special charity show for the RSPCA at London's Bar Too Far in Tooting on June 28th.

GARY NUMAN, REM and THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS have all been covered by Weezer as b-sides for the various versions of their forthcoming single 'Pork And Beans'. See NEWS for more details.

MARC ALMOND will play a show at Leeds' Grand Theatre on July 2nd, while TOYAH, NICK HEYWARD and CURIOSITY KILLED THE CAT will play the same venue on July 4th.

THE WATERBOYS will release a 2CD collector's edition of their 'Room To Room' album on August 11th, featuring a disc of previously unreleased tracks, live and alternate versions. See NEWS for the full tracklisting.

BONNIE TYLER will make a special guest appearance at Lorraine Crosby's forthcoming concert at Newcastle City Hall on November 27th.

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