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04 Jul 2008 - 80's News

THE HUMAN LEAGUE, CULTURE CLUB and RIP RIG & PANIC have rare remixes featured on a new 'Methods Of Dance' CD that compiles the best of the innovative early eighties 'Methods Of Dance' compilations. The 16 track album also features tracks from CHINA CRISIS, SIMPLE MINDS, JAPAN and the rarity 'I Don’t Depend On You', a 1979 single released by The Human League under the name THE MEN. The 'Methods Of Dance' CD will be released on July 21st. See NEWS for the full tracklisting.

HEAVEN 17, GO WEST, SHAKATAK, IMAGINATION and CURIOSITY KILLED THE CAT will all appear on the Sunday of Wiltshire's Moonfest festival which is to take place during the last weekend of August.

SIMPLE MINDS have added another show to their 30th Anniversary tour with the announcement that they will be playing Newcastle's Metro Arena on December 3rd. See GIGS for all the dates.

GRACE JONES has signed a new record deal with the innovative Wall Of Sound label for the release of her new album 'Hurricane', her first for almost twenty years, which is set for release on October 27th.

BOY GEORGE's forthcoming US tour is under threat following problems with US immigration authorities granting the singer a visa for the tour. However the dates have not been cancelled and legal teams in the UK and the USA are still hoping to reverse the decision.

PAUL YOUNG will mark the 25th anniversary of his 'No Parlez' album with a special 2CD edition of the classic release on July 14th. The release will feature the original album alongside a CD of remixes, demos, b-sides and live tracks. See NEWS for the full tracklisting.

PAUL WELLER will play two US shows at LA's Wiltern Theatre on September 2nd and 3rd in support of the US release of his new '22 Dreams' album.

MADONNA has extended her forthcoming 'Sticky & Sweet Tour' with the announcement of shows in Vienna, Athens and Mexico City. See GIGS for all the dates.

THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN are to release a 4CD boxset of b-sides, rarities and alternate versions entitled 'The Power of Negative Thinking' on September 30th.

GO WEST will release a new album 'Futurenow' this week, preceded by a single 'Let Love Come' which was released last week.

SCARLET FANTASTIC singer MAGGIE DE MONDE is auctioning a very special performance in support of playwright Richard Fry who is raising funds to take his show 'Bully' to Edinburgh. Maggie is offering a 'singing surprise' that will see her perform Edith Piaf's 'Je Ne Regrette Rien' at the house, party or event of the winner's choice. See NEWS for more details!

With thanks to"The eighties... up to date!"

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