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BAUHAUS and COCTEAU TWINS will both reform to play at California's Coachella Festival which runs from April 30th to May 1st. The reunited bands will play on a bill that also features NEW ORDER, NINE INCH NAILS and GANG OF FOUR. DURAN DURAN have been awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 'Midlander of the Year Awards'. The awards were presented at a special ceremony in the band's hometown, Birmingham, last week.
GO WEST have added a couple of festivals to their upcoming tour plans - the duo will play the Cleethorpes Festival on July 2nd and the Usk Festival on July 23rd. The band will also be holding another GO WEST & TONY HADLEY fan weekend at Butlins in Bognor Regis from September 30th to October 2nd featuring a concert each night!
TOYAH is to have more of her back catalogue albums made available on CD for the first time. Her 1982 live double album 'Warrior Rock' and her excellent 1983 studio album 'Love Is The Law' will both be released with 'Warrior Rock' coming out on a single CD on February 28th and 'Love Is The Law' following in March. 'Love Is The Law' will also feature five extra tracks, originally released as b-sides.
MORRISSEY has been nominated for four NME awards; the singer is up for 'Best Solo Artist, 'Hero Of The Year', 'Sexiest man' and 'Best Dressed'. Meanwhile the former singer for THE SMITHS has announced the tracklisting for his forthcoming live CD 'Live From Earls Court'.
VISAGE are to play a London show on March 26th as support to Girls Under Glass. The gig, which will take place at the Islington Academy, will be the first of a number of planned appearances for the band in 2005.
KYLIE MINOGUE is rumoured to be the closing artist for Glastonbury 2005 and will play the main stage on the Sunday night of the three-day festival.
DEACON BLUE will be among bands playing at a special Tsunami benefit concert in Scotland. The band will join a bill which includes Travis, Franz Ferdinand, Idlewild and Texas at Glasgow's SECC on February 19th.
MADONNA, FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD, THE HUMAN LEAGUE, KYLIE MINOGUE and WHAM! are among a host of artists featured in a new musical 'Boogie Nights 2' which continues where the smash hit seventies musical 'Boogie Nights' left off and follows the story of RoddyO'Neill and the gang ten years on. The show opens at Brighton's Theatre Royal this week and will visit theatres in Milton Keynes, Woking, Glasgow, Wimbledon and Bromley before finishing in May.
A-HA's MAGNE FURUHOLMEN is to appear on a charity record being put together by Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens). The song 'Indian Ocean' will also feature Travis drummer Neil Primrose and will be released in February.
DEAD CAN DANCE have announced another UK show and will play London's Kentish Town Forum on April 7th.
REM have confirmed that they will headline the forthcoming Isle Of Wight Festival. The band will also release a new single 'Electron Blue' in February.