Rumours that Chris DeBurgh has been given permission to play a gig in Tehran have been angrily, angrily denied by the Iranian authorities. The BBC reports:
But IRNA reported that the Music Office of the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance had not received a request for the show, nor issued a permit.
In Iran, official permission is required to stage a concert.
We're given to understand the Iranian spokesperson then added "and you can tell the same thing to bloody Chris Rea, too..."