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18 Jan 2009 - 80's News

DEPECHE MODE's new album will be called 'Sounds Of The Universe' and will be released on April 21st. The album, the band's twelfth studio set, will be preceded by a new single entitled 'Wrong'.

GARY NUMAN will play a UK show at London's Shepherds Bush Empire on July 25th and will also be playing a DJ set at Winchester's The Railway Inn on March 28th.

U2 have released the tracklisting for their forthcoming new album 'No Line On The Horizon' which is scheduled for release on March 2nd, preceded by a new single entitled 'Get On Your Boots'. See NEWS for the full tracklisting. The band have also announced that they will perform live at this year's Brit Awards which are set to take place at London's Earls Court on February 18th. PET SHOP BOYS will also be appearing live and will receive the 2009 'Outstanding Contribution To Music Award' causing rumours to circulate that the bands will join forces for a special performance of 'Where The Streets Have No Name'...

KAJAGOOGOO have announced a UK gig at Birkenhead's Pacific Road Arts Theatre in May.
NEWS for more details.

BLONDIE, JOY DIVISION, DAVID BOWIE and THE CLASH are among artists who have nominated up and coming acts to cover their classic tracks in aid of the charity Warchild. The album, 'Heroes', will feature fifteen tracks and includes Franz Ferdinand taking on Blondie's 'Call Me', Hot Chip covering Joy Division's 'Transmission', TV On The Radio covering Bowie's 'Heroes' and Lily Allen's version of The Clash's 'Straight To Hell'.

MORRISSEY is rumoured to be planning his retirement from music following comments from the star in a recent interview with US magazine Filter...

THE BEAUTIFUL SOUTH are to reunite this year, although without singer PAUL HEATON or guitarist DAVE ROTHERAY. The new version of the band will go under the name The New Beautiful South and will make their live debut at Hull's Welly Club in March. See NEWS for more details.

MARC ALMOND fans have moved the date of their forthcoming convention at the Birmingham Flapper to May 9th following a double booking on the original May 2nd date. - "The eighties... up to date!"

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