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25 Jun 2009 - 80's News

PET SHOP BOYS have announced US and Canadian dates for August and September. See GIGS for all the dates.

SIMPLE MINDS have joined the line-up for the forthcoming iTunes Live Festival and will play London's Roundhouse on July 16th.

ADAM ANT will see his 'Manners & Physique' album reissued on July 20th in an expanded edition featuring the original ten-track album supplemented by a further five bonus tracks including a number of remixes. See NEWS for the full tracklisting.

BANANARAMA will release a new single in August. The track, 'Love Comes', was written by Bananarama and produced by Ian Masterson and the duo performed the song live for the first time at last weekend's Isle Of Wight Festival.

THE SPECIALS have announced that they are to play a winter tour which will see the newly reformed band play fourteen shows around the UK in November, including three nights at London's Hammersmith Apollo. See GIGS for all the dates.

DAVID SYLVIAN will release 'Manafon', a new studio album, in September.

BRONSKI BEAT, THE COMMUNARDS and JIMMY SOMERVILLE are all celebrated on a new compilation covering all three artists. The 2-CD collection 'Small Town Boy: The Best of Jimmy Somerville, Bronski Beat & The Communards' was released this week. See NEWS for the full tracklisting.

CYNDI LAUPER, CHAKA KHAN and ARETHA FRANKLIN will all appear at the forhcoming Mandela Day Celebration at New York City's Madison Square Garden on July 18th.

CHIC, featuring NILE ROGERS, have announced a UK date at London's Kentish Town Forum on September 4th.

THE PRETENDERS have announced US dates in August an September to support their current 'Break Up The Concrete' album. The band will be supported by Cat Power and Juliette Lewis on various shows, see GIGS for all the dates.

THE Thompson TWINS will release a DVD next week containing the videos for all their singles plus a number of extras. The 31 track release has only been available on VHS previously and features rare footage, live clips and interviews.

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