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27 Feb 2006 - Again Some 80's News

DEPECHE MODE will headline the final day of London's Wireless Fetival in Hyde Park on June 25th where they will be joined by BAUHAUS.

BANANARAMA will play a one-off show at Flamingos in Blackpool in April to mark the release of a new single '2 feel For You' from the duo's recent 'Drama' album.

THE BANGLES
' SUSANNAH HOFFS has recorded an album of duets with Matthew Sweet which pays tribute to the sixties. 'Under the Covers, Vol. 1' will feature tracks by the Beatles, the Beach Boys, The Who, Neil Young, Love, the Velvet Underground, the Bee Gees and the Mamas and the Papas. Hoffs is also lining up concerts with THE BANGLES who may even go into the studio this year to record a new album, as well as planning a new solo album.

CULTURE CLUB
will release a remix album on March 6th. 'The Remix Collection'features original mixes of some of their best known songs including 'Do You Really Want To Hurt Me'and 'It's A Miracle'.

ABC - whose forthcoming new album is rumoured to be called 'Traffic' - have added a number of shows to their forthcoming US tour in May and June. The band currently have nineteen US shows onsale.

SCRITTI POLITTI's GREEN GARTSIDE has announced more low-key London shows - under the band name 'Double G & The Traitorous Three' - at London's Luminaire on March 6th and 20th.

CHINA CRISIS
mainman GARY DALY is working on a solo album, 'The Dirty Sweet and Lowdown World Of Men' which will be ready for release later this year and tasters for the record can be found on Daly's MySpace page. Meanwhile Daly's other project outside China Crisis, MUDDYHEAD, will release their debut album 'Land And Sea' on February 27th with a gig at Ellesmere Port Civic Hall on February 25th.

ADAM AND THE ANTS
' forthcoming DVD 'Digital Tenderness' is being celebrated at a special clubnight dedicated to the band... the 'Smash Hits 7' (dedicated to the first seven tears of groundbreaking pop magazine Smash Hits, now sadly defunct) clubnight at Nambucca on Holloway Road will mark the release on February 28th with music and videos from the band alongside music from other icons of the period.

DEPECHE MODE
's shows in Milan last weekend have been filmed for a live DVD which will be released in September and will feature the live shows alongside documentary6 footage from their 'playing the Angel' tour.

KIM WILDE
will release a compilation, 'The Hits Collection', on March 6th in advance of news of her new album and European tour. The collection features all the usual hits and includes Nile Rodger's 12" mix of 'Dancing In The Dark' and the 12" mix of 'Love Blonde'.

THE PRETENDERS
have extended their forthcoming run of US dates and have announced a single UK show, all in support of their upcoming 'Pirate Radio' boxset.

SHAKATAK have announced a short residency at London's Live On The Park (formerly Pizza on The Park) from March 22nd to 25th following shows in Japan and Russia in February and March.

SQUEEZE mainman CHRIS DIFFORD is embarking on a number of UK shows and festivals between now and June.

MADONNA
has confirmed that she is to tour this year, the singer made the announcement on US television but no dates have yet been revealed, only that the tour will happen in the Summer.

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