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14 Mar 2010 - 80's News

PAUL YOUNG, BUCKS FIZZ, 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 this month, see the website for all the details!

DURAN DURAN will release remastered, expanded versions of their 'Big Thing' and 'Notorious' albums on June 7th in 3 disc (2-CDs and a DVD) editions. Two four-track remix EPs - entitled 'The Dub Mix EP' and 'The Remix EP' - are also scheduled as download releases on the same day, as well as a download of a 1987 concert recorded in New York. See NEWS on the website for more details.

ULTRAVOX will release a live album, 'Live At The Roundhouse', in a special CD/DVD edition on April 5th. The release will feature two audio CDs featuring the band's entire 'Return To Eden' set recorded at London's Roundhouse in April 2009 alongside a DVD of the show. A single CD edition, containing highlights from the show will also be released on the same day. See NEWS on the website for the fulll tracklisting of both albums and GIGS for the band's forthcoming reunion shows.

DEAD OR ALIVE are planning a tour for the summer to celebrate the 25th anniversary of 'You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)' and are planning shows that will include new material alongside their classic hits. The band are looking for show offers from agents and promoters and can be reached via the NEWS section on the website.

GARY NUMAN has announced a one-off London show at The Scala on April 13th as a warm-up for his appearance at the Coachella Festival in the US.

HAZELL DEAN's debut album 'Heart First' will be reissued on March 15th in an expanded edition that will also feature seven bonus tracks including remixes and b-sides. See NEWS on the website for the album tracklisting.

SWING OUT SISTER will play three US dates in April, see GIGS on the website for details.

KILLING JOKE have rescheduled their forthcoming Edinburgh and London dates and will now play the shows on October 15th and 16th respectively. The shows will support the band's new studio album 'XIII: Feast Of Fools' which will be released on September 6th.

ERASURE, YAZOO, THE COMMUNARDS, CULTURE CLUB, DURAN DURAN, FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD, THE HUMAN LEAGUE, KIM WILDE, NEW ORDER and SOFT CELL are among the forty 80s artists to be featured in a new edition of the popular karaoke game 'Lips'. 'Lips: I Love The 80s' will be released, exclusively for the Xbox 360, on April 2nd.

BLANK AND JONES will release a new compilation of 80s remixes, So80s2, on March 26th in Germany. As with their original So80s compilation the release features three CDs, one containing a number of original remixes in a continuous mix and the others offering a selection of remastered 12" mixes from some of the most iconic bands of the decade including DURAN DURAN, NEW ORDER, SIMPLE MINDS, OMD, TALK TALK, A-HA and CULTURE CLUB. As with the So80s compilation, So80s2 will be available to buy internationally via the online shop with presales starting next week! See NEWS on the website for the full tracklisting.

A-HA will release expanded deluxe editions of their 'Hunting High and Low' and 'Scoundrel Days' albums, a live DVD and a new career-spanning compilation later this year according to reports. The band have also announced more dates on their 'Ending On A High Note' tour, including new shows in Toronto and Chicago and stadium gigs in Norway. See GIGS on the website for all the dates.

IMAGINATION have announced a full UK tour to take place in May with MODERN ROMANCE also appearing as special guests. See GIGS on the website for all the dates.

HOWARD JONES will play three Irish shows in April and May, playing an electric set and topping a bill that will also feature CHINA CRISIS, CAROL DECKER and BELINDA CARLISLE.

THE CURE, DEPECHE MODE, BLONDIE, DEVO, JOY DIVISION, TALKING HEADS and KYLIE MINOGUE are among artists covered on a new electronic compilation entitled 'Sing & Play' which is set for release on May 12th. The album features artists from the respected Hydrogen Jukebox roster and is described as 'a compilation of classic songs twisted into new and often beautiful electronic shapes'. The album will be preceded by a single on April 26th featuring Talking Heads' 'Once In A Lifetime' covered by Plumbline and BUZZCOCKS' 'Homosapien' covered by A1 People and featuring Pete Shelley.

SHALAMAR have announced four UK shows in April with special guests Kenny Thomas and The X-Factor's Steve Brookstein. See GIGS on the website for all the dates.

NENA will celebrate her 50th birthday with a special 'Party 50' tour which will visit Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, the UK, France, Poland, Denmark and Italy. See GIGS on the website for all the dates.

SPANDAU BALLET have confirmed that they will be headlining the Saturday night of the forthcoming Isle Of Man Bay Festival on June 19th with other bands appearing over the weekend including Calvin Harris, The Feeling and The Saturdays. The Sunday night will be a special HERE AND NOW bill that will include appearances from BOY GEORGE, RICK ASTLEY, BELINDA CARLISLE, CUTTING CREW, CURIOSITY KILLED THE CAT and KIM WILDE.

SIMPLY RED have announced the European leg of shows for their upcoming final tour with news of shows in Ireland, Denmark, Germany, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Belgium. See GIGS on the website for all the dates announced so far.

SONIA's 'Fool For Love' is set to be re-released this spring in remixed versions from Matt Pop and The Thin Red Men. Sonia also has a number of UK dates scheduled between now and the end of the summer, see GIGS for details.

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