Erasure today announced plans to follow up previously announced European concerts this fall with a 24-date North American tour early next year to support the duo’s 2020 album The Neon, a trek that’ll open Jan. 14 in Miami Beach and wrap up Feb. 27 in Las Vegas. Full details right here.
Cherry Red Records this summer will release a new nine-disc deluxe box set compiling the five albums Aztec Camera released on WEA between 1984 and 1995 as well as four discs of singles, B-sides, live material, remixes and vinyl-only rarities. Full details and tracklist right here.
XTC’s Andy Partridge next month will release the debut installment of his new My Failed Songwriting Career series, collections of songs he wrote for other artists in the wake of the band’s dissolution following the Apple Venus albums more than 20 years ago. Full details right here.
Jim and William Reid of The Jesus and Mary Chain this week sued the Warner Music Group for copyright infringement, alleging the band’s label has refused to turn over the copyrights to debut album Psychocandy and the group’s early singles under the so-called “35-year law.” Full details right here.
Bauhaus is slowly piecing back together plans for its pandemic-interrupted reunion tour, today announcing a concert in New York this November following shows in México City and London. Tickets for the Nov. 3 concert at Kings Theatre in Brooklyn go on sale Friday.
Pioneering synth duo Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark today announced plans to mount a 24-date North American tour next year celebrating the group’s four decades together. Full details on the tour right here, plus there’s a livestream coming, too.
House of Love frontman Guy Chadwick this past week unveiled a brand-new lineup of the band, announcing he’d parted ways with original members Terry Bickers and Pete Evans, as well as Matt Jury, who’d been on board since the group reunited in 2003. Full details right here.
The pandemic-canceled Cruel World festival will rise again in 2022 at a different location in the Los Angeles area but with most of the original lineup — including headliners Morrissey, Bauhaus, Blondie and Devo — intact, promoters announced Monday. Get your full details including ticket info right here.
Well, here we are, after another excessively long wait, back with the 10th installment of our Best of the ’80s Redux series, the very sporadic Slicing Up Eyeballs poll in which our readers have now ranked the Top 100 songs of 1989. Check out the full results right here and weigh in on how you think the list shaped up.
We’ve created a Spotify playlist to accompany our just-posted Top 100 songs of 1989 readers poll results. As you can see (and hear), the playlist opens with The Jesus and Mary Chain’s “Head On” and closes with The Call’s “Let the Day Begin” — with 97 more songs in between. Stream the whole thing right here, friends.
The pandemic-canceled Cruel World festival — a celebration of the ’80s alternative era with a huge bill topped by Morrissey, Bauhaus, Blondie and Devo — on Saturday teased a spring 2022 return, though it’s not known whether the original 2020 lineup will be intact. Check out full details right here.
The Cure’s Robert Smith has followed up his 2020 guest turn with Gorillaz with a new collaboration, this time duetting with frontwoman Lauren Mayberry on Chvrches’ new single “How Not to Drown” off the band’s just-announced new album Screen Violence. Listen to the new song right here.
The Psychedelic Furs’ plans to tour their first new studio album in nearly 30 years were foiled by the pandemic, but the band finally is planning to hit the road behind Made of Rain later this year with a 28-date U.S. tour that runs from September through November. Full dates and details right here.
The much-anticipated North American “Unity Tour” by electronic-music giants New Order and Pet Shop Boys has been hit with a second year-long delay due to “continuing uncertainty caused by the COVID pandemic, ” the two groups announced Tuesday. Check out the new dates right here.