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25 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!

PET SHOP BOYS have announced five summer concerts around the UK in July. See GIGS for all the dates.

JOHN FOXX will play a special analogue show - with GARY NUMAN playing a DJ set in support - as part of the forthcoming Short Circuit Festival at London's Roundhouse on June 5th. A new single, from John Foxx & The Maths, is also scheduled for release on March 15th as well as a CD/DVD compilation 'Metatronic (30th Anniversary Collection)' which will, for the first time, include the videos for 'Underpass', 'No One Driving' and 'He's a Liquid'.

GARY NUMAN has announced a US show at San Francisco's Fillmore on April 20th as a follow-up to his appearance at the Coachella festival on April 18th.

TEARS FOR FEARS will play a one-off show at The Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles in March as a warm-up for their forthcoming Australian and Asian dates. See NEWS for more details.

PAUL HEATON - formerly with THE HOUSEMARTINS and THE BEAUTIFUL SOUTH - has announced that he will embark on a fifteen date tour of pubs the UK in May and will cycle between shows, a journey of 720 miles. Dates are to be announced shortly.

NIK KERSHAW has announced five Irish dates in April and May as part of his run of acoustic dates to support his current acoustic album 'No Frills'. See GIGS for all the dates.

BOY GEORGE is to be played by actor Douglas Booth in a forthcoming BBC drama about the star's life entitled 'Worried About The Boy'. Mat Horne has reportedly signed on to play the part of CULTURE CLUB drummer JON MOSS.

A-HA have added a third New York City show to their upcoming 'Ending On A High Note' tour with news of a May 8th date at the city's Nokia Theatre. See GIGS for all their dates.

IMAGINATION are lining up a full UK tour which is expected to culminate in a special show at London's Hammersmith Apollo on May 23rd. Dates for the tour are expected to be released shortly.

FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD's classic album 'Welcome To The Pleasuredome' is set to be reissued in a deluxe 2-CD edition with bonus material on April 26th. The second CD will feature previously-unheard studio demos of 'War', 'Two Tribes' and 'Pleasuredome', an early, eleven-minute version of 'The Ballad of 32', a completely unreleased song, 'Watusi Love Juicy', and many others.

ULTRAVOX fans have organised a special pre-show fan party and concert in advance of Ultravox's forthcoming show at London's Hammersmith Apollo on Sunday April 11th. The 'Return to Eden Part II' event will take place at the 100 Club between 3pm and 7pm and will feature two live acts, Messengers and Party Fears Three. See NEWS for more details.

MORRISSEY's 'When Last I Spoke To Carol' (Toy Selectah Mix) is one of twenty-six tracks featured on a downloadable album which is being offered free by Voto Latino in exhange for more US Latinos to complete the 2010 US census forms.

THE BUGGLES are to release an expanded edition of their 'Adventures in Modern Recording' album, described as a 'deluxe reboot' and featuring the orginal album alongside ten bonus tracks including demos, b-sides and remixes. The album is due for release on April 19th.

TOYAH's current project THE HUMANS have announced two free performances as warm-up shows for their upcoming UK tour. Both shows will take place in churches, one in Gloucestershire on February 20th and one in Worcestershire on February 21st. See NEWS for more details.

MADNESS have announced dates and festival appearances in Russia, Spain, Italy, Germany, France, Ireland, the Netherlands and the UK in April, May and June. See GIGS for all the dates.

Thanks to: www.remembertheeighties.com

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