HOWARD JONES will be playing a handful of U.S. dates with THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS at the end of July. Meanwhile there will be a new HJ compilation released in the U.K. on July 4th featuring all the usual tracks but with the addition of the videos for "What Is Love" and the U.S. video for "Like To Get To Know You Well."

ABC have announced a couple of U.S. dates, their first for many years, in August. The band are expected to play two House Of Blues shows with more U.S. appearances in the pipeline.

PAUL WELLER has announced some highly anticipated U.S. dates and a Canadian show. The former frontman for THE JAM and THE STYLE COUNCIL has announced six shows, starting in Los Angeles on September 16th.

ERASURE's ANDY BELL has announced that the first single from his forthcoming solo album will be called "Crazy" and will feature a mix from VINCE CLARKE.

DEPECHE MODE will be the first act to play at the new Wembley Arena in London with a show on April 3rd next year, the final date in a planned 39 date European tour which starts in January following a six week U.S. tour between October and December.

TEARS FOR FEARS are planning an anthology of their work for later this year. The project was originally going to be a collection of previously released material put out by the band's former label, but the duo themselves have got involved to upgrade the release to a double album which will also feature a new track "Floating Down The River," as well as solo material and live tracks. The band are also considering recording one of their forthcoming U.S. concerts to be released as a live video.

It has been nearly 20 years since their last concert on American soil...
A-HA have announced that they will play their first U.S. concert since 1986 when they play New York's Irving Plaza in September. Their new studio album is now in the mixing process. The band is in London to mix the album with the renowned producer and engineer Flood.

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