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Here's the station page on Live365. I'm still uploading music but it should be complete in a day or two:
https://live365.com/station/a90225

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Neil Arthur is back in the studio working on a new Blancmange album. Meanwhile in March, Blancmange play more shows (London, Liverpool, Sheffield, Birmingham, Manchester, Copenhagen) in support of the critically acclaimed 'Unfurnished Rooms' album (http://amzn.to/2vjvo3L). Ticket links below...
MARCH 2018
Thurs 8th Birmingham: https://agmp.ticketabc.com/events/blancmange-0803/
Fri 9th London: https://utb.ticketabc.com/events/blancmange-0903/
Sat 10 Copenhagen: https://billet...to.dk/…/blancmange-live-artist-talk-afterpart…
Thurs 22nd Sheffield: https://agmp.ticketabc.com/events/blancmange-2203/
Fri 23rd Manchester: https://agmp.ticketabc.com/events/blancmange-2303/
Sat 24th Liverpool: https://agmp.ticketabc.com/events/blancmange-2403/

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The True Faith exhibition, part of Manchester International Festival, has been nominated for a City Life Award in the Best Art Exhibition or Event category. Cast your vote here : http://po.st/TrueFaithVote

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The True Faith exhibition, part of Manchester International Festival, has been nominated for a City Life Award in the Best Art Exhibition or Event category. Cast your vote here : http://po.st/TrueFaithVote

#TBT with Duran Duran - RIO on 8 track!! Since 8 tracks were phased out of retail stores by late 1982, these were probably among the last sold in stores #HerNameIsRio #duranduran

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Duran Duran

#TBT with Duran Duran - RIO on 8 track!! Since 8 tracks were phased out of retail stores by late 1982, these were probably among the last sold in stores #HerNameIsRio #duranduran

BREATHTAKING MUSIC - WALK BETWEEN WORLDS IS A REVELATION.

"Simple Minds inhabits a domain that presents them making some of their best music. �Big Music� started off a period of a resurgence by showing a resilient band ready to offer their latest rendition of uplift and excitement. On February 2nd the band continues that resurgence with their latest recording - continuing to produce their breathtaking music. �Walk Between Worlds� is a revelation "

http://www.xsnoize.com/albu...m-review-simple-minds-walk-betw…/

Thanks to Gordon Machray

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Simple Minds continues to kick against the idea that bands with 40+ years clocked on the odometer should be limited to the legacy tour circuit; releasing lacklustre albums that are pale imitations of their classics. They also refuse to embarrass themselves by attempting to be forever young. Instead,...
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I am very happy to be the co-recipient of this Roland Lifetime Achievement Award 2018 https://www.prnewswire.com/…/roland-and-boss-present-lifeti… [TMDR]

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Roland and BOSS presented their third-annual Lifetime Achievement Awards...
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ICYMI... The Damned are set to release their first album in a decade! http://www.slicingupeyeballs.com/…/01/24/damned-evil-spirts/

British punk icons The Damned this week announced plans to release Evil Spirits, their first new album in a decade, this coming April — and they're preceding the full record with the debut of its first ...
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Due to overwhelming demand for concert tickets in New York City and Los Angeles Erasure have added TWO EXTRA DATES to their World Be Gone Tour. Those shows will take place at NYC's Beacon Theater on July 14th and LA's The Wiltern on August 25th and both shows are ONSALE NOW. In case you're interested the Live Nation pre-sale password is ACCESS...

Click here for ticket links and information: http://www.erasureinfo.com/concerts

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Erasure

Due to overwhelming demand for concert tickets in New York City and Los Angeles Erasure have added TWO EXTRA DATES to their World Be Gone Tour. Those shows will... take place at NYC's Beacon Theater on July 14th and LA's The Wiltern on August 25th and both shows are ONSALE NOW. In case you're interested the Live Nation pre-sale password is ACCESS...

Click here for ticket links and information: http://www.erasureinfo.com/concerts

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It Was 30 Years Ago Today: the dark, twisted genius of Eurythmics� Savage..

I remember where I was when I read that Eurythmics were preceding their new album, Savage, with a single entitled Beethoven (I Love To Listen To). I was flickin
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We are very happy to announce that our first US show of 2018 at the House of Blues in Las Vegas on Friday 11th May is now on sale. Tickets are available here from 10.00am:

http://concerts.livenation.com/event/17005426DBCD1E42

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The Human League

We are very happy to announce that our first US show of 2018 at the House of Blues in Las Vegas on Friday 11th May is now on sale. Tickets are available here from 10.00am:

http://concerts.livenation.com/event/17005426DBCD1E42

We are delighted to announce that Pet Shop Boys� once-a-year publication �Annually� will be published on April 2nd, 2018.
This year�s 64-page hard-backed book will include:
- A guided tour with Neil and Chris around Pet Shop Boys' London, visiting locations and venues with a strong PSB connection.
- An in-depth interview with Pet Shop Boys' long-standing programmer Pete Gleadall.
- A report on Pet Shop Boys' relationship with fashion after their recent links with Dior Homme,... Burberry and Top Shop.
Plus exclusive news and photographs, your letters answered, and more.
Pre-order your copy of Pet Shop Boys �Annually� exclusively from the official store from 10 am tomorrow, January 23rd. Copies of �Annually� will be dispatched on April 2nd.

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Pet Shop Boys

We are delighted to announce that Pet Shop Boys’ once-a-year publication “Annually” will be published on April 2nd, 2018.
This year’s 64-page hard-backed book ...will include:
- A guided tour with Neil and Chris around Pet Shop Boys' London, visiting locations and venues with a strong PSB connection.
- An in-depth interview with Pet Shop Boys' long-standing programmer Pete Gleadall.
- A report on Pet Shop Boys' relationship with fashion after their recent links with Dior Homme, Burberry and Top Shop.
Plus exclusive news and photographs, your letters answered, and more.
Pre-order your copy of Pet Shop Boys “Annually” exclusively from the official store from 10 am tomorrow, January 23rd. Copies of “Annually” will be dispatched on April 2nd.

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B-MOVIE - A Letter From Afar
Official UK Singles Chart / Highest Position: 81
(22 January 1984 - 28 January 1984)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CdF4dv4GI4

Our next band announcement!
Gene Loves Jezebel with Jay Aston featuring James Stevenson, Pete Rizzo and Chris Bell

The 3rd Annual Like Totally Festival on Saturday May 12th at Huntington State Beach! Also appearing The Human League, The Alarm, Tiffany, The Untouchables - Los Angeles, Hosted by Richard Blade Official Page, All Star Jam with The Reflexx featuring Tim Polecat of The Polecats, Clive Farrington of When in Rome UK, Slim Jim Phantom of The Stray Cars and more...

Vendors, food trucks, an 80s themed costume contest, celebrity impersonators and so much more. Bringing 80s music, style and memories to the beach!

Presale tickets available at http://www.liketotallyfestival.com

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Like Totally 80s Festival
Concert Tour
Like Totally 80s Festival

Our next band announcement!
Gene Loves Jezebel with Jay Aston featuring James Stevenson, Pete Rizzo and Chris Bell

The 3rd Annual Like Totally Festival on... Saturday May 12th at Huntington State Beach! Also appearing The Human League, The Alarm, Tiffany, The Untouchables - Los Angeles, Hosted by Richard Blade Official Page, All Star Jam with The Reflexx featuring Tim Polecat of The Polecats, Clive Farrington of When in Rome UK, Slim Jim Phantom of The Stray Cars and more

Vendors, food trucks, an 80s themed costume contest, celebrity impersonators and so much more. Bringing 80s music, style and memories to the beach!

Presale tickets available at http://www.liketotallyfestival.com

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SIMPLE MINDS : 40 YEARS
Date : January 17th, 1978.
The venue was Satellite City. Glasgow.

The band featured Brian McGee, (Drums) Tony Donald, (Bass) Duncan Barnwell, (Guitar) Charlie Burchill, (Guitar) and yours truly. (Vocals)...
It was there and then that Simple Minds stepped onto a stage for the very first time.

Unheard of previously, and walking on to nothing more than the sound of our own feet.
Surely no one present in that dimly-lit ballroom could have envisaged that those inexperienced teenagers plugging in, would from that evening set out on an odyssey of four decades and more?
Yet inexplicably. 40 years later. Here we are. Anything but teenagers?

Memories from that far back are inevitably opaque. More precarious than precise.
Still, I have no problem recalling the huge frisson of excitement as Charlie spat out the opening chords to a song that introduced us to the world.
Or, OK then... to a few hundred people at least.
Anyway, it was called 'Act Of Love'. And it just sounded glorious.

In any case, the roof was somehow raised that evening.
A first for us. And Boy, it felt so good.
I guess it is fair to say that in partnership with our globetrottin' road crews, we have been in the business of raising roofs the world over ever since.

And what blessed work that is. As long as you have the right tools?
For Simple Minds that has meant writing hundreds of songs, and releasing tons of records.
Once done, we�ve hurtled ourselves around the globe repeatedly. Performing thousands of shows and energetically entertaining millions.
None of which could have been done without a growing ensemble of musicians and singers, contributing to the shape and design of our sound.
None of which could have been done without our producers and managers to encourage and guide.
None of which could have been done without our fans and supporters.

To all the aforementioned - our gratitude is truly immeasurable.

It is said that "the journey of one thousand steps, begins with one step."
That is undoubtedly true.
Without that first step, and without that first Minds gig?
There would be no journey.
No story.
No memories to look back on now.

That is why 40 years later.
Simple Minds consider January 17th,1978, to be worth celebrating.
Both today, and as planned, substantially more at some point soon.

Jim Kerr

#SimpleMinds

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SIMPLE MINDS : 40 YEARS
Date : January 17th, 1978.
The venue was Satellite City. Glasgow.

The band featured Brian McGee, (Drums) Tony Donald, (Bass) Duncan Barn...well, (Guitar) Charlie Burchill, (Guitar) and yours truly. (Vocals)
It was there and then that Simple Minds stepped onto a stage for the very first time.

Unheard of previously, and walking on to nothing more than the sound of our own feet.
Surely no one present in that dimly-lit ballroom could have envisaged that those inexperienced teenagers plugging in, would from that evening set out on an odyssey of four decades and more?
Yet inexplicably. 40 years later. Here we are. Anything but teenagers?

Memories from that far back are inevitably opaque. More precarious than precise.
Still, I have no problem recalling the huge frisson of excitement as Charlie spat out the opening chords to a song that introduced us to the world.
Or, OK then... to a few hundred people at least.
Anyway, it was called 'Act Of Love'. And it just sounded glorious.

In any case, the roof was somehow raised that evening.
A first for us. And Boy, it felt so good.
I guess it is fair to say that in partnership with our globetrottin' road crews, we have been in the business of raising roofs the world over ever since.

And what blessed work that is. As long as you have the right tools?
For Simple Minds that has meant writing hundreds of songs, and releasing tons of records.
Once done, we’ve hurtled ourselves around the globe repeatedly. Performing thousands of shows and energetically entertaining millions.
None of which could have been done without a growing ensemble of musicians and singers, contributing to the shape and design of our sound.
None of which could have been done without our producers and managers to encourage and guide.
None of which could have been done without our fans and supporters.

To all the aforementioned - our gratitude is truly immeasurable.

It is said that "the journey of one thousand steps, begins with one step."
That is undoubtedly true.
Without that first step, and without that first Minds gig?
There would be no journey.
No story.
No memories to look back on now.

That is why 40 years later.
Simple Minds consider January 17th,1978, to be worth celebrating.
Both today, and as planned, substantially more at some point soon.

Jim Kerr

#SimpleMinds

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