OMD are celebrating their 40th anniversary with a greatest hits tour launching in the UK and Europe. The tour is labeled “Souvenir – OMD 40 Years”. In addition to playing all of their hits, they will also be including some early songs that have rarely been played live.
Royal Caribbean is offering an all inclusive 80s cruise MC’d by original MTV VJ’s Nina Blackwood, Mark Goodman and Alan Hunter. This years attendees feature Bananarama, The B-52’s, Berlin, Scandal, Tony Hadley (from Spandau Ballet), Tony Lewis (from The Outfield) plus Asia, Lita Ford, Midnight Star, The Motels, Big Country, The Jets, Bow Wow Wow, Katrina And The Waves and more.
The Smashing Pumpkins have announced that they will be touring North America this summer along with Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds. AFI will also be joining them on the tour.
Detroit’s Majestic Theatre recently welcomed an evening of genre-bending dark music to its stage, treating audiences to a trio of artists who blend synthpop, darkwave, industrial, electroclash, and dark pop in twisting litanies of mind-bending movement and melody. Danceable, but with an undercurrent of gleeful nihilism, all three bands presented the Motor City with a full night of incredible energy.
THE CULT has announced several North American and UK 2019 headline tour dates. If you follow the band on Bandsintown, you will have access to an exclusive pre-sale that has already started.
Duran Duran are healers and entertainers; their craft goes far beyond music and proves that, even forty-one years later, their magic extends through generations. In New Orleans, people of all ages came to see the spectacle of their set, and as they wove through both classic hits and newer tracks, they proved yet again that there is a lot of life left in the Duran Duran musical lexicon, and that they are purely dedicated to real connection with their fans.
Welsh rockers The Alarm will be reissuing their signature album Strength under the name “Strength 1985-1986”. The remastered album will be released on March 15. If you pre-order the album via The Alarm website, you will qualify for an exclusive free bonus CD titled “The Alarm – A Story Of Strength”. This bonus material includes some exclusive tracks as well as narration by Mike Peters.
The Cure has announced four concert dates in Australia to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the legendary album, Disintegration. They will be playing at the Sydney Opera House on May 24-25, 27-28. This is considered to be the “world premier” of the 30th anniversary shows, leading us to believe that they be doing more of…
The 2019 Lost 80’s line up has been announced and it lives up to it’s name. This years line up consists mostly of one hit wonder 80’s bands, coupled with a few 3-4 hit wonders. Among the artists on this years tour are Boy’s Don’t Cry, A Flock Of Seagulls, Farrington + Mann (original members of When In Rome), Trans-X, Missing Persons, Animotion, The Motels, Christopher Anton (Information Society), Dramarama, The Flirts and Wang Chung.