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31 Jan 2010 - 80's News

BOY GEORGE and TONY HADLEY with special guests GO WEST and ABC will headline the Saturday and Sunday line-ups of the second 80s REWIND FESTIVAL which will take place in Henley On Thames in August. Other artists on the bill include RICK ASTLEY, LEVEL 42, MARC ALMOND, JIMMY SOMERVILLE, THE WEATHER GIRLS, MIDGE URE, KID CREOLE AND THE COCONUTS, KAJAGOOGOO, HEAVEN 17, IMAGINATION, HAZEL O'CONNOR, ALTERED IMAGES, MODERN ROMANCE, JOHNNY HATES JAZZ and THE BEAT. See NEWS for more details.

A-HA have announced US dates in New York and Los Angeles in May as part of their farewell tour, see GIGS for all the dates.

THE SPECIALS have announced a New York show at Terminal 5 on April 21st, shortly after their appearance at the Coachella Festival on April 16th, the band's first US shows since 1980.

SAMANTHA FOX has announced tour dates across the UK in May and June with more dates expected to be confirmed soon. See GIGS for all the dates.

VINCE CLARKE and MARTYN WARE have created a special installation for the forthcoming 3D Soundclash event at London's Royal Albert Hall on February 18th. The 3D Audioscape will allow performers to manipulate sound in three dimensions...

MARC ALMOND has been added to the bill of the forthcoming Camp Bestival Festival in Dorset this summer. He joins a bill that also includes sets from THE HUMAN LEAGUE, MADNESS, BILLY BRAGG and THE FALL.

GEORGE BENSON and MARTI PELLOW have announced UK dates together in May and June, see GIGS for all the dates.

SADE will make a rare live appearance at the German Echo Music Awards on March 4th when she will perform her new single 'Soldier Of Love' taken from her new album of the same name which will be released on February 8th.

CROWDED HOUSE have announced live dates in the UK in May and June, see GIGS for all the dates.

SHAKATAK will continue their 30th anniversary celebrations with two special shows at Maidstone's Pizza Express Music Room on February 26th and 27th.

EURYTHMICS' single 'Love Is A Stranger' has been sampled in 'I Want U', the new single from Dirty Vegas mainman Paul Harris, which is currently topping the UK club charts.

808 STATE have confirmed the tracklistings for the 2-CD reissues of their '808:90', 'Ex:El', 'Gorgeous' and 'Don Solaris' albums which are all due for release on March 22nd, each accompanied by a disc of rare and previously unreleased tracks. See NEWS for the full tracklisting of all four albums.

BANANARAMA will release 'Love Don't Live Here Anymore' as their next single accompanied by 'The Runner'. Both tracks have been remixed for the single and a release date is expected shortly.

JAKI GRAHAM will collaborate with the BBC Big Band in a show entitled 'Gershwin and Soul', featuring the best of Duke Ellington along with Cotton Club classics. The show, at Birmingham's Symphony Hall on March 12th, will also be recorded for BBC Radio 2's Big Band Special.

HAYWOODE is to see her 1986 debut album 'Arrival' reissued with bonus tracks on February 15th. The seventeen track special edition will be digitally remastered and feature expanded sleeve notes which will include brand new interviews with Haywoode herself. See NEWS for the full album tracklisting.

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