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02 Feb 2006 - 80's News

GARY NUMAN has announced a full UK tour in support of his forthcoming album 'Jagged'. The tour will be preceded by the previously announced album launch show at London's Forum on March 18th, and will consist of eleven shows in late April.

THE CULT are to reform for a tour and a possible new album. The group's nucleus of IAN ASTBURY and BILLY DUFFY will embark on a US tour starting in San Francisco in March. Only US dates have been announced do far, but international shows are said to be in the pipeline and the duo haven't ruled out the possibility of recording new material as The Cult.

SIMPLY RED have announced seven outdoor summer shows for 2006. The shows, in late June and July, go onsale at the end of the week.

SPLIT ENZ have announced they they are reforming for a five-city Australian tour in June. The band, who reformed in 2002 for a performance at their induction into the Australian Recording Industry Association Hall Of Fame, had numerous line-up changes over their career including CROWDED HOUSE's TIM and NEIL FINN.

A FLOCK OF SEAGULLS will play a US tour through February and March although it looks unlikely that the UK and European shows postponed from last year are to be rescheduled any time soon.

ABC have lined up some US shows for May. There are ten shows lined-up so far and more are expected to be announced shortly.

THE WATERBOYS have announced a handful of European shows to take place in the Spring and are expected to add more shortly. The shows, which will be full-band performances take place in Norway, Holland and Belgium in April and May.

THE CURE are expected to release a download-only compilation of rerecorded Cure classics at the end of the month featuring songs from the 'Three Imaginary Boys', 'Seventeen Seconds', 'Faith' and 'Pornography' albums. The compilation will come out under the name '4Play'.

HALL AND OATES
will play themselves in a forthcoming episode of the US sitcom 'Will & Grace'... the duo will play themselves as a hired band playing at a surprise wedding ceremony as part of the shows final season on NBC.

SUZANNE VEGA
and THE WATERBOYS have been confirmed as headliners for this year's Trwobridge Village Pump Festival on Saturday 22nd July.

SCRITTI POLITTI frontman GREEN will play a live show under the name 'Double G & The Traitorous 3' at London's Luminaire on February 5th. This will be the second small show in the lead-up to a new Scritti Politti album which is expected in March.

MADONNA
is thought to be moving ahead with plans for a world tour in the summer with news that promotional contracts for the outing have already been signed.

NITZER EBB have added more shows to their series of reunion shows this summer. The duo have added shows in France, Spain and the UK as well as festival appearances in Germany and Sweden.

MARILYN is to appear on a forthcoming TV documentary 'Ultimate Hellraisers', a show dedicated to 'which celebrity legends have lived the most rock ‘n roll lifestyle and just how hard and fast they have played'... Marilyn will appear alongside such luminaries as Keith Richards and Pete Doherty.

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