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09 Jun 2012 - 80's News

CLAUDIA BRÜCKEN will play a one-off show at London's Bush Hall on July 19th at which she will be joined by special guests including OMD, HEAVEN 17 and her former PROPAGANDA bandmate SUSANNE FREYTAG. MORE. The show is to support the release of the new Claudia Brücken DVD, entitled 'This Happened', which will be released on August 6th. The CD and DVD release - recorded at her 'Combined' solo show at London's Scala last year - features material from all stages of her career - including songs from Propaganda and ACT - and will feature guest appearances from Susanne Freytag and RALF DÖRPER, ERASURE's ANDY BELL and Heaven 17. MORE

ULTRAVOX have announced their forthcoming European shows in support of their new album 'Brilliant'. MORE. Meanwhile German DJ duo BLANK & JONES have announced that they have produced three remixes of 'Brilliant', the lead track from the album, for release shortly. MORE

BRONSKI BEAT's classic album 'The Age Of Consent' will be reissued in an expanded 2-CD edition on July 2nd. The new edition will feature the original album, the spin-off remix album 'Hundreds & Thousands' and a selection of additional remixes, b-sides, demos and rare tracks running to thirty tracks in all. MORE

MADNESS have announced their traditional UK winter tour with news of twelve arena shows in November and December under the banner The Charge of the Mad Brigade. MORE

THE COMMUNARDS will see both their studio albums - 'Communards' and 'Red' - reissued in expanded 2-CD editions on July 2nd. Each release will feature the original album alongside remixes, live tracks and non-album b-sides, many available on CD for the first time. The 'Red' release will also include the live 'Storm Paris' concert which was originally released across three 12" singles. MORE

TANITA TIKARAM has revealed the tracklisting and artwork for her new studio album 'Can't Go Back' which is released on June 26th. MORE

MEN WITHOUT HATS have released a new album, 'Love In The Age of War', in their native Canada this week, with an international release set for June. The album is preceded by a single entitled 'Head Above Water' which is available to hear below... MORE

Former EURYTHMICS frontman DAVE STEWART will release a new album, 'The Ringmaster', on September 3rd and will mark the release with four UK shows, including a return to his hometown of Sunderland. Stewart will perform songs from the new album as well as material from last year's 'The Blackbird Diaries' album alongside other solo material and some of the hits he's made with Eurythmics and other artists. MORE

SAMANTHA FOX will see her albums 'Touch Me', 'Samantha Fox', 'I Wanna Have Fun' and 'Just One Night' all reissued in digitally remastered editions on June 25th in expanded packages featuring the original album alongside a host of bonus material including remixes, alternative versions, b-sides and previously unreleased tracks. MORE

KYLIE MINOGUE has released a brand new single, 'Timebomb', as a digital download. The single is part of Kylie's 'K25' celebrations to mark her 25th anniversary in the music business, the next part of the project - a new compilation of her greatest hits entitled 'The Best of Kylie Minogue' - was also released this week. MORE

CHAKA KHAN is a late addition to the line-up of this year's Lovebox Festival in London on June 17th. The soul legend will join a bill that already includes GRACE JONES and CHIC. MORE

THE ORIGINAL BUCKS FIZZ - Cheryl Baker, Mike Nolan and Jay Aston's current project together after losing the rights to the name Bucks Fizz - have released a new album entitled 'Fame & Fortune' featuring six new songs alongside six new versions of classic Bucks Fizz tracks. The band are currently giving away a free track at their official website??? MORE

BLANK AND JONES will release the seventh part of their SO80S series on June 1st with the release of 'So80s - Ibiza', dedicated to the summer sounds of artists including WHAM!, IMAGINATION, CARLY SIMON, FLASH AND THE PAN and ART OF NOISE. As with the previous titles in the series So80s7 will be released as a 3-CD edition containing one CD of tracks in a continuous DJ mix put together by Blank & Jones, plus two CDs of original 12" remixes in their entirety. MORE

NICK HEYWARD and EDWYN COLLINS will both appear as guests of The Charlatans' Tim Burgess as part of a series of 'Tim Peaks Diner' events at the forthcoming Kendal Calling Festival which takes place between July 27th and 29th. The informal events will feature talk and music with a number of guests across the three day festival. MORE

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