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09 Apr 2005 - 80's News

ONETWO, the new project from OMD's PAUL HUMPHREYS and PROPAGANDA's CLAUDIA BRUCKEN have signed a deal with Mute Records, the home of DEPECHE MODE and ERASURE among many others, who will distribute all their forthcoming releases including their much anticipated debut album.

A-HA have announced the first dates of their forthcoming European tour in November and December. Shows have been confirmed in France, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland and the UK with more shows to be announced soon.

THE BLOW MONKEYS' former frontman DR ROBERT has put together a new Marc Bolan & T-Rex compilation, 'Children Of the Revolution', for the Demon label. Dr Robert, a huge fan of Bolan, compiled the album and also provided sleeve notes describing his own journey through Bolan's music.
KRAFTWERK have announced a rare run of dates from May to July which see the innovative German band play sixteen gigs in the US and Europe, including a performance at the prestigious Montreux Jazz festival on july 4th.

ABC, GO WEST, TONY HADLEY and PAUL YOUNG have announced the first dates for their upcoming Spanish tour. The acts will play shows in Barcelona, Alicante, Madrid and Murcia with more to be announced shortly.

is to release a deluxe 2-CD edition of his 'King Of America' album along with a limited edition 7" vinyl single of the album's lead track 'Brilliant Mistake' on April 26th. The album includes a bonus CD of live tracks, outtakes, demos and rare material.

THE CURE frontman ROBERT SMITH has provided vocals for a track on the forthcoming solo album from former Smashing Pumpkins singer Billy Corgan. Smith has recorded backing vocals on a cover version of THE BEE GEES' 'To Love Somebody', one of eleven tracks on the album 'The Future Embrace' which is due for a June 21st release.

is recording a reggae album in Jamaica with the legendary Sly Dunbar. The album will be rleased later this year and will feature O'Connor's versions of 'some of reggae's most famous protest songs', which will include Bob Marley's 'War', Peter Tosh's 'Downpressor Man' and Burning Spear's 'Marcus Garvey'.

have announced a handful of dates for 2005 including headlining a MASG (Male Abuse Survivors Group) benefit in Galway on May 7th.

TANITA TIKARAM will release a new album - her first since 1998 - in April. 'Sentimental' will feature 10 new songs including two in collaboration with NICK LOWE.

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