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BOY GEORGE will headline the tenth anniversary HERE AND NOW tour which will take place in June next year, topping a bill that will also include JASON DONOVAN, JIMMY SOMERVILLE, BELINDA CARLISLE, MIDGE URE, PEPSI & SHIRLIE, and A FLOCK OF SEAGULLS. See GIGS for all the dates.
OMD will release a second single from their 'History of Modern' album on November 15th. 'Sister Marie Says' will be released with b-sides and a number of remixes including reworkings by Monarchy, kinky Roland and Mirrors.
DURAN DURAN have announced that their new album, scheduled for release in the first half of next year, will be entitled 'All You Need Is Now'.
CULTURE CLUB will reunite in 2012 to mark the thirtieth anniversary of the release of their first single 'White Boy'. Details are still to be confirmed but it is thought that the band will record a new album with producer Mark Ronson before undertaking a reunion tour.
RED BOX have released a new album this week. 'Plenty' is their first new album since 1990's 'Motive'. See NEWS for the full album tracklisting.
REM have announced that their new album, due to be released in the first half of next year, will be entitled 'Collapse Into Now'.
RE-FLEX have launched a new website where they are selling CD editions of the band's back catalogue as individual CDs or in a special limited-edition boxiest with a bonus CD unavailable elsewhere. See NEWS for more details.
KILLING JOKE have announced twelve US dates to take place in December in support of their new album 'Absolute Dissent' which is released in the US on November 16th. See GIGS for all the dates.
HOWARD JONES will be releasing digitally remastered editions of his 'Human's Lib' and 'Dream Into Action' albums on November 6th. The two albums will also be available together in a special boxset which will also include a bonus disc of early live recordings. The boxset will be available from Howard Jones' upcoming 'Human's Lib' / 'Dream Into Action' concert at London's IndigO2 on November 6th and then from his webstore from November 8th.
GO WEST will release the second part of their three-part '3D' release on October 25th. The EP, part of the band's 25th anniversary releases, will feature four new tracks plus a new version of 'We Close Our Eyes'.
JASON DONOVAN has covered a number of 80s hits on his new album 'Soundtrack of the 80s' which was released this week. The album features cover versions of Donovan's favourite hits from the 80s, as well as two new songs written by him. See NEWS for the full album tracklisting.
T'PAU are planning a special limited-edition double CD focussing on the making of their multi-platinum 1987 album 'Bridge of Spies'. The release will feature demos from the making of the album plus the band's CAROL DECKER and RON ROGERS telling the story of the album, and each copy will be signed by the duo. See NEWS for more details.
HEAVEN 17 will see their classic 'Penthouse and Pavement' album reissued in an expanded 'Collector's Edition' to coincide with their thirtieth anniversary 'Penthouse and Pavement' tour dates in November. The three disc package will include a digitally remastered version of the original album, previously unreleased demos from the recording of the album, perviously unheard tracks and a DVD featuring the 'Penthouse And Pavement' promotional video and the recent hour-long documentary o the band and album. The band will also release a live double DVD, 'Penthouse and Pavement Live in Concert' on November 15th featuring the band's hometown show recorded earlier this year.
SADE has announced UK & European dates for next year, see GIGS for all the dates.
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NICK HEYWARD IN CANDLE LIT CONCERT
As part of the OXJAM MUSIC FESTIVAL IN AID OF OXFAM
SALISBURY CATHEDRAL Saturday October 23rd 2010, 7pm
NICK HEYWARD’s career in music began at 19 with the band HAIRCUT 100. The band had tremendous success in the UK and in the States with songs such as "Favorite Shirts (Boy Meets Girl)", "Fantastic Day", "Nobody's Fool" and "Love Plus One". After leaving HAIRCUT 100 Nick had great success as a solo artist and is performing at the Cathedral to help a cause very dear to his heart – Oxfam.
’ Upon my first visit there 10 years ago I was completely taken by surprise with its lightness. There seemed nothing heavy going on inside and only the true celebration of the divine majesty of life itself. The return journey the same. It has only clear intentions, and that is reflected in its position along the St Michael line. It certainly connected my heart, so I'm honoured and very glad that it has come about to sing there, from the heart for Oxfam. Oh what a joy.’
This prestigious event will form part of the Oxjam Music Festival. Since the first festival in 2006, Oxjam has raised more than £1.2 million in total for Oxfam’s work. That’s enough to buy 10,619 emergency shelters, 48,000 goats or 705 classrooms. Oxfam is a vibrant global movement of dedicated people fighting poverty. Together. From saving lives and developing projects that put poor people in charge of their lives and livliehoods to campaigning for change that lasts. ??
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Heaven 17 have been confirmed as special guests on Later With Jools Holland. The programme will be transmitted LIVE on Tuesday 19th at 10.00 p.m. on BBC2 and the pre-recorded programme will transmit on Friday 22nd October at 11.45pm on BBC2.
Heaven 17’s appearance on Jools Holland will precede the highly anticipated 30th Anniversary tour of their seminal album "Penthouse And Pavement". It will be the first time the band will perform the album in its entirety. The tour includes the following dates: Edinburgh Picture House (Nov 22), Glasgow 02 ABC (Nov 23), Manchester Ritz (Nov 25), Birmingham HMV Institute (Nov 26), London HMV Forum (Nov 28), Oxford 02 Academy (Nov 29), Brighton Corn Exchange (Nov 30) and Bristol 02 Academy (Dec 1). ?? For further information about Heaven 17’s tour, click here: http://www.noblepr.co.uk/Press_Releases/meanfiddler/heaven17.htm
The UK tour coincides with the "Collector’s Edition" of Penthouse And Pavement, released by EMI Records as a 3-disc set. CD#1 includes the digitally re-mastered edition of Penthouse And Pavement. CD #2 includes previously unreleased demos from the Penthouse album, plus never-before-heard tracks. The 3rd discs is a DVD which includes the Penthouse And Pavement promotional video and The Story Of Penthouse And Pavement: 2010 Documentary (1 hour).
BlinkTV will release a 2-disc DVD package called “Penthouse and Pavement Live in Concert” on November 15th. The concert was filmed in the band's hometown of Sheffield earlier this year, and is shown in its entirety for the first time. The package will also feature a special extended edition of the documentary, "Heaven 17: The Story of Penthouse and Pavement" that will include exclusive new footage of the band.