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23 Jul 2008 - 80's News

HEAVEN 17 will play a very special show at 6pm on July 30th when they play an hour long concert from the roof of Sheffield Hallam University's 12-storey Owen Building as part of the University's Fusion Festival. The show will also be shown live on a giant screen in the city's Hallam Square.

KAJAGOOGOO have announced a short German tour, their first proper tour since reuniting with original singer LIMAHL and drummer JEZ STRODE earlier this year, which will see the band play eight shows across Germany in November. See GIGS for all the dates.

KRAFTWERK are to play a one-off Irish date in September. The show, organised by Guinness heir Garech Browne, will be a tribute to his brother Tara Browne who was killed in an accident in 1966, inspiring The Beatles' song of the same name. See NEWS for more details.

DAVID BYRNE will embark on a 'The Songs of Talking Heads' US tour this Autumn, although contrary to press reports he won't be joined onstage by BRIAN ENO with whom he has collaborated on a new album (their first work together since 1981's 'My Life in the Bush of Ghosts') which will be released to coincide with the tour.

NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK have extended the US leg of their reunion tour, will almost fifty dates confirmed in September, October and November, see GIGS for all the dates. The recently reunited band are also thought to have collaborated with NEW EDITION on a track entitled 'Full Service'...

THE PASSIONS' 1981 album 'Thirty Thousand Feet Over China' is released on CD for the first time this week.

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