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20 Jan 2006 - 80's News

ERASURE have announced a short set of acoustic dates across the UK in April. European and US dates are pencilled to take place after the UK shows which are to promote Erasure's upcoming album 'Union Street' which presents songs from the band's catalogue reinterpreted in a country and western style.

A-HA will play a one-off London show at the Shepherd's Bush Empire on February 2nd.

DEPECHE MODE are lining up a series of reissues througout 2006 with a 'Best Of' collection in the shops in time for Christmas. The band, currently on their 'Playing The Angel' world tour (which will be filmed for a live DVD to be released at the end of the year), will release three reissues every few months from now until Christmas, each album being released in a remastered SACD format featuring bonus material.

BAUHAUS release their DVD package 'Shadow Of Light / Archive' in the UK next week, following the December release in the USA. The DVD features all the band's promo videos as well as tracks recorded live in London in 1982.

VISAGE will reelase a live DVD at the end of March although it is currently unclear whether the performance is archive footage of the original band, or of the current incarnation fronted by STEVE STRANGE.

MARC ALMOND has recorded a version of Charles Aznavour's 'Our Love, My Love' for a charity box-set 'Not Alone' which will be released later this month in aid of Medicins Sans Frontiers. The set will contain 5 CDs featuring mostly unreelased material from 75 mostly alternative and experiemental artists.

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