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10 Feb 2010 - 80's News

PAUL YOUNG, TOYAH, CAROL DECKER, BROTHER BEYOND and THE CHRISTIANS will appear across two special 48 HOUR PARTY events taking place at the Southport and Camber Sands Pontins sites in March, see the event website for all the details!

THE HUMAN LEAGUE, GARY NUMAN and GRACE JONES will all play special shows at a new temporary venue, the 5DX dome, in Miami and London in March and April. The venue will offer '3D Surround Sound, 360-degree visuals as well as dining facilities, with five-course meals for guests' and Gary Numan is quoted as describing the experience as 'the entertainment equivalent of walking into a laptop - the audience are immersed in a 360 degree digital environment unlike any experience known before'. See GIGS for all the dates.

HAPPY MONDAYS will headline the Saturday night of this year's Wychwood Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on June 5th. Mondays' frontman SHAUN RYDER also this week revealed plans to reform Black Grape for live shows this year.

THE HUMANS have confirmed that they will play a short set at a forthcoming Haiti Earthquake Fundraiser organised by THE KLF's BILL DRUMMOND which will take place at The Roundhouse in London on Thursday February 25th.

KILLING JOKE have announced US shows in New York and Los Angeles in May and June to support the April release of their new album 'Feast Of Fools'. See GIGS for all their dates.

DOLLAR's albums 'The Paris Collection' and 'Dollar' will both be reissued on February 22nd in expanded editions featuring bonus tracks. Dollar frontman DAVID VAN DAY meanwhile is working on his autobiography which is scheduled for publication in 2011. See NEWS for the full tracklisting of both albums.

MARI WILSON has announced a series of UK shows in February, March, April and May. See GIGS for all the dates.

RECOIL will release a new album, 'Recoil Selected', on April 19th featuring remastered versions of classic Recoil tracks edited into what the band's ALAN WILDER describes as ' a cohesive and total listening experience'. The release will be available as a single CD or as a special 2-CD edition featuring a second disc containing new remixes and alternative versions. There will also be a series of live events taking place across Europe and the USA between March and May to promote the releases. See NEWS for the full album tracklisting.

BLONDIE will play an outdoor show in the UK as part of The Forestry Commission's annual series of outdoor concerts. The show, at the Westonbirt Arboretum in Gloucestershire will take place on June 20th.

LEVINHURST - featuring LOL TOLHURST and MICHAEL DEMPSEY, formerly of THE CURE - have added more dates to their forthcoming 'Wednesday In Warsaw' tour which will see them play shows in Holland, Germany, Poland and Italy in March. See GIGS for all the dates.

A-HA have added an extra LA show, at Club Nokia on May 16th, to their upcoming 'Ending On A High Note' tour. See GIGS for all the dates.

THE WOODENTOPS will release a new single 'Third Floor Rooftop High' to coincide with a series of European shows in February and March, the single will be the first new material from the band for twenty years. See GIGS for all the dates.

MARTHA AND THE MUFFINS are offering a free download of 'Don’t Say Anything', a track from their new album 'Delicate', at the ReverbNation website, see NEWS for more details.

THE SPECIALS have added more shows to their upcoming US tour with the announcement of shows in Los Angeles and Toronto in April. The band have also announced a show at London's Royal Albert Hall on March 29th as part of the Teenage Cancer Trust concerts. See GIGS for all the dates.

MEN AT WORK have been ordered to compensate an Australian music publisher representing the late Marion Sinclair after a court ruled that the Men At Work hit 'Down Under' infringes the copyright of her song 'Kookaburra Sits in the Old Gum Tree'.

WE ARE THE WORLD, 1985's all-star famine relief single, has been remade by a host of contemporary artists - including JANET JACKSON who performs the parts taken by her brother Michael in the original version - to benefit earthquake relief efforts in Haiti.

U2, THE POLICE, THE CLASH, THE STRANGLERS, THE SPECIALS, THE BEAT, THE PRETENDERS, SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES and THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS are among artists featured in a new exhibition of photographs taking place in Toronto between March 3rd and April 1st. The exhibit, 'Toronto Calling', will take place at the Steam Whistle Brewery on Bremner Boulevard and features a host of images, taken in Toronto between 1979 and 1981, which have never been displayed before.

BIG AUDIO DYNAMITE will release a remastered and expanded edition of their 1985 album 'This Is Big Audio Dynamite' on April 27th featuring the original album plus an additional CD of remixes, dub versions, edits, outtakes and single b-sides. See NEWS for the album tracklisting.

BELOUIS SOME's 1985 album 'Some People' has been reissued by Cherry Red in an expanded edition featuring bonus tracks. See NEWS for the full album tracklisting.

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