LONDON (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Modern English, the British post-punk pop craftsman famous for their hit song "I Melt With You," announced in a press release that they will tour North America this summer.
The band will mark their 31st anniversary with a reunion of their original founding members: Robbie Grey (vocals), Mick Conroy (bass), Gary McDowell (guitar), and Stephen Walker (keyboards).
This summer’s shows will be the first time that “Hands Across the Sea” hit-makers will perform live music together since the mid-80s. Coinciding with the announcement is the release of Soundtrack, Modern English’s first new album since 1996’s Everything is Mad.
But as Grey, who has been Modern English’s frontman since 1979, points out, the tour will not be simply an exercise in 1980s nostalgia; it will be a celebration of the present as well as the past, according to the press release. Modern English will be playing songs from Soundtrack, as well as favorites from their catalogue including albums Mesh & Lace, After the Snow and Ricochet Days.
7/10 – Forecastle Festival – Louisville, KY
7/11 – Double Door – Chicago, IL
7/14 – Showcase Live – Foxboro, MA
7/15 – Lee’s Palace – Toronto, ON
7/16 – Le Poisson Rouge – New York, NY
7/17 – Red Rock Casino – Las Vegas, NV
*More dates to be added for 2nd leg in September 2010*
–by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers