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02 May 2009 - 80's News

HOWARD JONES will premiere his forthcoming new album 'Ordinary Heroes' at a trio of showcase concerts around the UK in November. The shows will take place in London, Manchester and Cardiff and will each feature 'Ordinary Heroes' in its entirety, performed with a string quartet and, in Cardiff only, a 90-voice choir. See GIGS for all the dates.

A-HA have announced shows in Norway and Germany in support of their forthcoming new album 'Foot of the Mountain' which will be released in June, preceded by a single of the same name in May. See GIGS for all the dates announced so far.

JODY WATLEY will headline the VIP stage at Chicago's North Halsted Market Days Fair on August 2nd... other artists appearing at the event include En Vogue and CeCe Peniston.

MARC ALMOND has announced a short tour to coincide with the forthcoming release of his new album 'Orpheus In Exile'. The album will be released in September with dates following it in October and November. See GIGS for all the dates.

DEPECHE MODE's next single release will be 'Peace' from their new album 'Sounds Of The Universe'. 'Peace' will be released as a single on June 15th with the formats and tracklistings to be announced shortly.

THE LIGHTNING SEEDS and FAIRGROUND ATTRACTION's EDDI READER have joined the bill of the forthcoming Guilfest Festival which will take place in July. The acts will join a bill that includes THE STRANGLERS, MOTORHEAD and HAPPY MONDAYS.

THE HOUSEMARTINS will release a special 2CD edition version of their 1986 album 'London 0 Hull 4' on June 8th featuring a remastered version of the original album plus a twenty-two tracks disc of bonus material including alternate versions, b-sides, rehearsals and radio session tracks. See NEWS for the full album tracklisting.

CYNDI LAUPER's hit 'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun' and MURRAY HEAD's 'One Night in Bangkok' has been covered by The Killers for inclusion on a covers album, although the project is at a very early stage and there's no release date scheduled so far.

DURAN DURAN have announced more US summer shows with news of dates at San Francisco's Fillmore and Pearl at the Palms Hotel in Las Vegas in July. They are the final shows to be added to the band's short run of US shows, see NEWS for the dates.

JAKI GRAHAM will reissue her 1989 album 'From Now On' in an expanded edition this week. The download release includes a host of additional tracks included for the first time, including the 7" and 12" versions of 'No More Tears' and a Shep Pettibone mix of 'From Now On'. See NEWS for the full tracklisting.

PET SHOP BOYS will release the second single from their 'Yes' album on June 1st. 'Did You See Me Coming?' will include a Richard X remix of 'The Way It Used To Be' as well as 'Did You See Me Coming?' remixes and three new tracks; 'After The Event', 'The Former Enfant Terrible' and 'Up and Down' which do not feature on the album.

THE ENGLISH BEAT have added more US dates to their current tour with extra shows announced in May, June and August. See GIGS for the full list.

SONIA has announced UK dates around the release of her new single 'Fool For Love' which will be available as a download from June 1st. See GIGS for all the dates and NEWS for the single tracklisting.

MICA PARIS will release a new single 'Baby Come Back Now' - written by James Morrison - on May 25th and will follow the release with a new album 'Born Again' on June 1st.

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