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31 Oct 2006 - 80's News

MORRISSEY will play a single US show - his only gig in the States this year - at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago on November 21st.

PET SHOP BOYS have said that their next project might be a ballet according to the band's CHRIS LOWE who is quoted as saying "We've got an idea for one, and we know a ballet dancer in London who wants us to do something, so that might happen..."

ONETWO, featuring OMD's PAUL HUMPHREYS and PROPAGANDA's CLAUDIA BRUCKEN have announced a one-off London show at Soho's Too2Much Club on November 13th where they will play songs from both their back catalogues as well as showcasing new material from the forthcoming OneTwo debut album, 'Instead', which will be released next year.

THE CURE will release a new live DVD in November. 'Festival 2005' features thirty tracks recorded at nine festival shows last summer, filmed by professional crews, the band's crew and fans in the audience. See NEWS for the full tracklisting.

DEPECHE MODE release a brand new track, 'Martyr', as a single this week in advance of their forthcoming retrospective 'Best Of - Volume 1' which will be released on November 13th. 'Martyr' has been remixed by Booka Shade, Paul Van Dyk and Alex Smoke across the single's three physical formats plus a Digitalism mix of 'Never Let Me Down Again', other classic tracks from the album have also been remixed for clubs by the likes of Ricardo Villalobos, Underground Resistance and Dirty South ('Sinner in Me', 'People are People' and 'Just Can't Get Enough' respectively) but there's currently no word on whether they will be available commercially.

THE CULT have added more shows to the current US leg of their 'Return To The Wild' tour and have announced that they will be filming their show at New York's Irving Plaza on November 13th. See GIGS for all the dates.

THOMAS DOLBY has extended his run of US shows through November and December and will now play seventeen shows across the country with BT as support. Dolby will release a CD and DVD entitled 'The Sole Inhabitant' - featuring live material from his tour earlier this year - on November 21st via his own label. The CD features material recorded in Chicago and the DVD material from Boston. See GIGS for the full list of dates.

A-HA, CULTURE CLUB, SMOKEY ROBINSON and PETER GABRIEL were all honoured at the Q Awards in London yesterday. A-Ha received the Inspiration award, Culture Club the Classic Song award for 'Karma Chameleon', and Smokey Robinson the Outstanding Contribution To Music award, while the Lifetime Achievement award went to Peter Gabriel.

INXS have announced nine UK shows in June next year... see GIGS for all the dates. The band will also play a special instore set followed by a signing session at the Virgin Megastore on London's Oxford Street on November 3rd to mark the release of the UK edition of the band's new album 'Switch'.

LIONEL RICHIE and SIMPLY RED will be among performers at the forthcoming Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo on December 11th. The show will be hosted by Sharon Stone and Anjelica Huston and will also feature Yusuf Islam (formerly cat Stevens) and US country singer Wynonna.

TONY HADLEY and PETER COX's recent albums 'Passing Strangers' and 'Motor City Music' have both been reviewed in the REVIEWS section.

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