Living In The Eighties News.

DURAN DURAN'S NICK RHODES and JOHN TAYLOR have compiled a compilation album Only After Dark in an attempt to recapture the pioneering musical spirit of the late seventies and early eighties when they started DD from Birmingham's Rumrunner club. "By putting together this album our intention is to introduce songs by artists who influenced us," explains Rhodes. Artists featured include ULTRAVOX, THE HUMAN LEAGUE, PSYCHEDELIC FURS, SIMPLE MINDS and KRAFTWERK.

ERASURE have announced the US leg of their forthcoming acoustic tour.

DEAD OR ALIVE frontman PETE BURNS is publishing an autobiography Freak Unique in April which promises to document the singer's life in detail and is expected to feature appearances from a host of celebrities including BOY GEORGE and MARILYN.

CULTURE CLUB will release a remix album on March 6th. The Remix Collection features original mixes of some of their best known songs including "Do You Really Want To Hurt Me," and "It's A Miracle."

ABC, whose forthcoming new album is rumoured to be called Traffic, have added a number of shows to their US tour in May and June. The band currently have nineteen US shows onsale.

DEPECHE MODE kick off the release of their back catalogue at the end of March with the release of three albums, Speak & Spell, Music For The Masses, and Violator. Each album comes with bonus tracks and documentary footage. Their shows in Milan last weekend have been filmed for a live DVD which will be released in September and will feature the live shows alongside documentary footage from their Playing the Angel tour.

All material courtesy: remembertheeighties.com