MODERN ENGLISH Announce 40th Anniversary North American Summer Appearances

Legendary post-punk band MODERN ENGLISH have just announced their upcoming North American summer headline tour. Celebrating its 40th anniversary and performing its breakthrough 1982 album, After the Snow, in its entirely, the tour will kick off on Friday, June 12 in San Diego, CA and extend through Saturday, July 11. The tour will visit additional markets such as Los Angeles, CA on June 14, Vancouver, BC on June 20, Denver, CO on June 23, New York, NY on July 2, Atlanta, GA on July 8, and culminate with a performance at Respectable Street in West Palm Beach, FL on July 11. A full listing of dates can be found below. Support will be provided by Vancouver and New York post-punk bands ACTORS and Bootblacks on select dates, and more information on tickets can be found on the band’s Facebook page HERE. Frontman Robbie Grey had the following to share about the upcoming run:

“Recording ‘After the Snow’ with Hugh Jones as Producer was an incredible experience. To say it changed our lives forever would be an understatement. The band wants to bring this experience to a live audience as we play the album in its entirety for the first time. We want to bring a creative and memorable atmosphere to a tour which will be very special for us.”

Simply put, “I Melt With You” by Modern English is one of the most iconic songs of the New Wave era. It garnered heavy rotation on the then-thriving Modern Rock radio format, MTV and dance clubs across the globe, and was prominently featured in the classic 1983 film Valley Girl, starring a young Nicolas Cage.

Modern English will be making the following North American appearances throughout June and July and release “I Melt With You” as an exclusive 12-inch as part of this year’s Record Store Day on Saturday, April 18 which will also include a B-side featuring “Trees” and “Moonbeam” from Take Me To The Trees. Tour dates below.


12 – San Diego, CA – Casbah *

13 – Riverside, CA – Concert Lounge *

14 – Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex *

16 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel *

18 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir *

19 – Seattle, WA – Triple Door *

20 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater

23 – Denver, CO – Soiled Dove ^

25 – Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest

26 – Evanston, IL – Space ^

28 – Three Oaks, MI – The Acorn ^

30 – Pittsburgh, PA – Crafthouse ^


01 – Pawling, NY – Daryl’s House ^

02 – New York, NY – Sony Hall ^

05 – Asbury Park, NJ – Asbury Lanes ^

06 – Philadelphia, PA – Ardmore Music Hall ^

08 – Atlanta, GA – Earl’s ^

10 – Tampa, FL – Orpheum ^

11 – West Palm Beach, FL – Respectable Street ^

* – ACTORS supporting

^ – Bootblacks supporting

Purchase Mesh & Lace and After the Snow reissues featuring reimagined artwork by

Vaughan Oliver in LP and CD formats via Blixa Sounds HERE

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