Living In The Eighties News.

GARY NUMAN has announced a full UK tour in support of his forthcoming album Jagged. The tour will be preceded by the previously announced album launch show at London's Forum on March 18th, and will consist of eleven shows in late April.

THE CULT are to reform for a tour and a possible new album. The group's nucleus of IAN ASTBURY and BILLY DUFFY will embark on a US tour starting in San Francisco in March. Only US dates have been announced so far, but international shows are said to be in the pipeline and the duo haven't ruled out the possibility of recording new material as The Cult.

SPLIT ENZ have announced that they are reforming for a five-city Australian tour in June. The band, who reformed in 2002 for a performance at their induction into the Australian Recording Industry Association Hall Of Fame, had numerous line-up changes over their career including CROWDED HOUSE and TIM AND NEIL FINN.

A FLOCK OF SEAGULLS will play a US tour through February and March although it looks unlikely that the UK and European shows postponed from last year are to be rescheduled any time soon.

THE CURE are expected to release a download-only compilation of rerecorded Cure classics at the end of the month featuring songs from the Three Imaginary Boys, Seventeen Seconds, Faith and Pornography albums. The compilation will come out under the name 4Play.

THE JAM'S 'best of' album Snap! is to be reissued as a double CD, restoring the release to it's full length on CD for the first time. The album was originally issued as a vinyl double-album which was shortened to 21 songs for the CD version due to the CD format's space restraints. The initial run of the album will also feature a live EP recorded at the final Jam gig at Wembley Arena in 1982.

All material courtesy: remembertheeighties.com