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08 Sep 2010 - 80's News

KYLIE MINOGUE has announced European dates for a new tour under the banner??'Aphrodite - Les Folies Tour'. Six dates - in Glasgow, Manchester and London - in March and April have been announced so far in the UK with more dates expected to be announced soon.

DEPECHE MODE's MARTIN GORE is working on a new track with his former bandmate, YAZOO and ERASURE mainman VINCE CLARKE. According to Vince Clarke's official Twitter feed the 'techno-ish' track is entitled 'Zaat' but there is no information about a possible releas

LOSTBOY AKA, the current project from SIMPLE MINDS singer JIM KERR, have announced a run of electro dates across Europe in October, November and December.

DAVID SYLVIAN will release a new compilation, 'Sleepwalkers', on September 27th. The release, a compilation of Sylvian's collaborations with other artists during since 2000, will include music made with Ryuichi Sakamoto, the Nine Horses project, and Dai Fujikura.

THE HUMAN LEAGUE's new album is apparently finished and is set to be released in time for the band's forthcoming winter dates. No official announcement about the currently untitled album has been made, but working song titles are said to include Never Let Me Go, Night People, Sky, Got To Do, Egomaniac, Single Minded, Electric Shock, Get Together, Privilege, Breaking The Chains and Stars Start To Shine.

ERASURE frontman ANDY BELL will release a new single, the title track to his recent 'Non-Stop' album, on October 11th.

NICK HEYWARD will see his first two solo albums - 'North of a Miracle' and 'From Monday To Sunday' - reissued on October 18th in expanded double disc editions with bonus tracks. Both releases have been overseen by Nick Heyward and each features a host b-sides, alternate versions and remixes. In the meantime Nick Heyward will play a special show at Salisbury Cathedral on October 23rd to benefit Oxfam.

GO WEST have announced a headline tour of the UK in October before they prepare for the 80s Rewind Tour in late November and December.

ANNIE LENNOX will release a Christmas album, 'A Christmas Cornucopia', on November 22nd. The release will feature new interpretations of a range of Christmas songs as well as a new track entitled 'Universal Child'.

PETER MURPHY and MICK KARN are to reunite as DALIS CAR to make a new album once Murphy has finished his current run of live dates.

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