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Retro Futura Tour — with ABC, Belinda Carlisle, Modern English — rolls out initial 2018 dates

Retro Futura Tour — with ABC, Belinda Carlisle, Modern English — rolls out initial 2018 dates

The Retro Futura package tour — which announced its anticipated lineup back in January — has now rolled out initial dates for the summer trek that features Belinda Carlisle, ABC, Modern English, Tony Lewis of The Outfield, Kajagoogoo’s Limahl and Bow Wow Wow’s Annabella. Full dates here.

Belinda Carlisle, ABC, Modern English, Nick Heyward top Retro Futura tour’s 2018 lineup

Belinda Carlisle, ABC, Modern English, Nick Heyward top Retro Futura tour’s 2018 lineup

The Retro Futura package tour will return to the North America this summer for a month-long run with a lineup topped by co-headliners Belinda Carlisle and ABC, plus Modern English, Haircut 100’s Nick Heyward, Kajagoogoo’s Limahl and Bow Wow Wow’s Annabella. Full dates are expected later this winter.

New releases: Simple Minds, Dream Academy, Tears For Fears, ABC, Soft Cell, The Specials

New releases: Simple Minds, Dream Academy, Tears For Fears, ABC, Soft Cell, The Specials

This week’s new releases include a live CD/DVD combo from Simple Minds, a new best-of from The Dream Academy, vinyl reissues of classic debut albums from Tears For Fears, ABC and Soft Cell, a live album from The Specials reissued on vinyl, and a new best-of set of 2 Tone ska.

New releases: New Model Army, Cabaret Voltaire, Dave Stewart, The Bongos, ABC

New releases: New Model Army, Cabaret Voltaire, Dave Stewart, The Bongos, ABC

This week’s new releases include brand-new studio albums from New Model Army and Eurythmics’ Dave Stewart, a box set of live recordings from Cabaret Voltaire, a “lost” album from The Bongos that was recorded in 1986 but never finished or released, and a reissue of a 1997 album from ABC.

Rewind Scotland festival returns with Holly Johnson, Marc Almond, ABC, Midge Ure

Rewind Scotland festival returns with Holly Johnson, Marc Almond, ABC, Midge Ure

Rewind Scotland — The ’80s Festival will return for a second year this July, featuring 24 acts spread over two days — including sets by Holly Johnson of Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Bronski Beat’s Jimmy Sommerville, Squeeze, Midge Ure, Lightning Seeds, Marc Almond, ABC and Roland Gift of Fine Young Cannibals.

Milestones: Paul Simonon is 55 today; watch The Clash play ‘Guns of Brixton’ in 1980

Milestones: Paul Simonon is 55 today; watch The Clash play ‘Guns of Brixton’ in 1980

Today we mark the birthday of Paul Simonon — he’s turning 55 — with this performance of The Clash bassist’s signature tune, ‘The Guns of Brixton,’ filmed April 25, 1980, for the band’s second-ever U.S. television appearance on ABC’s late-night comedy show ‘Fridays.’

Depeche Mode to play Hollywood and Vine for ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’

Depeche Mode to play Hollywood and Vine for ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’

Almost 20 years after sparking a near-riot when 20,000 fans showed up for an in-store appearance, Depeche Mode once again is venturing out onto the […]