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HAIRCUT 100are to reform for a performance at NICK HEYWARD's upcoming Christmas show at London's Cadogan Hall in December. See GIGS for details.
OMD will be recording a rare acoustic session for Absolute Radio in London in September. RememberTheEighties.com will be giving away tickets for the show so watch this space.
ECHO AND THE BUNNYMEN will release a new studio album on October 12th. 'The Fountain', the band's first album since 2005, will be preceded by a single 'I Think I Need It Too' on September 28th. The Bunnymen will also play four shows around the UK in October, see GIGS for all the details.
A-HA are planning to expand their forthcoming European tour and play a show in Japan before Christmas and then tour play Australia in January followed by concerts in the USA, Canada and South America in March before returning to Europe in May and June to play a number of festivals.
THE CURE's ROBERT SMITH, NEW ORDER's BERNARD SUMNERandPROPAGANDA's CLAUDIA BRUCKEN are among vocalists who have recorded new vocals for tracks on 'Reordered' an album of reworkings of Blank & Jones mixes by Mark Reeder. The album is due for release in September, see NEWS for the full tracklisting.
KIM WILDE's classic albums 'Kim Wilde' and 'Select' are both to be reissued in September as digital download editions featuring the original albums in remastered editions alongside a number of bonus tracks.
BAUHAUS frontman PETER MURPHY has announced a London show at the IndigO2 on October 11th as part of his 'Secret Cover' tour.
MORRISSEY has added another UK date to his upcoming winter tour with the announcement that he will play a London show at Alexandra Palace on November 5th.
DURAN DURAN's much anticipated DVD/CD release 'Duran Duran - Live In Hammersmith '82' and their 2-CD special edition of their 'Rio' album will both be released on September 7th. The live set will include the band's live set alongside Top Of The Pops performances and videos, while the 'Rio' release - which will also be available as a limited vinyl edition - will include the UK version of the album, the original US Harvest album remixes, demos, B-sides and remixes. See NEWS for the full tracklistings of both albums.
LOVE AND ROCKETS are the subject of a new tribute album that will include versions of their songs interpreted by a number of artists including FRANK BLACK, The Flaming Lips and the Dandy Warhols. 'New Tales To Tell, A Tribute To Love and Rockets' will be released digitally on July 28th followed by a physical release date of August 18th.
THE SPECIALS have added more dates to their winter tour of the UK and Ireland with the announcement of shows in Dublin and Belfast and at Liverpool Music Week.
KAJAGOOGOO and LIMAHL will be the subject of a new retrospective from EMI which is to be released on September 7th. The album, which marks the recent reunion of the original line-up, will feature remastered versions of all Kajagoogoo's key tracks from 1983 to the present day alongside the best of Limahl's solo material and a DVD of previously unreleased footage of the band. Kajagoogoo will tour the UK in September, see NEWS for the album tracklisting and GIGS for all the dates.
MADONNA will release a new single on September 28th. The track, 'Celebration', will also be one of two new tracks to feature on a new Madonna compilation of the same name. The album will be available in single and double CD editions and a DVD featuring videos from across Madonna's career will be released at the same time.
A FLOCK OF SEAGULLS will play at the forthcoming Headliners Festival in London which takes place at various venues around the city on September 17th and 18th and also features sets from Doves, Esser, Frankmusic, Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Biffy Clyro. The band also have a UK tour coming up, see GIGS for all the dates.
TEARS FOR FEARS' CURT SMITH will be playing a free show as part of Los Angeles' Sound Of Summer series of concerts on August 20th when he will be playing a solo set in the city's Pershing Square.