Howard Jones, English Beat, Men Without Hats, Modern English team up for U.S. tour

The ’80s-themed Retro Futura package tour returns this summer for a 24-date U.S. run in July and August with a bill headlined by synthpop legend Howard Jones that also features The English Beat, Men Without Hats, Modern English and Katrina of Katrina and the Waves — plus appearances by Paul Young and Bow Wow Wow’s Annabella Lwin.

The tour opens July 18 in Los Angeles with the first of four California shows, then heads to the south, midwest and East Coast before wrapping up Aug. 19 in Charles, Mo. (see full dates below). Young will miss five of the concerts, at which he’ll be replaced by Lwin.

UPDATE: We’ve added an Aug. 4 date in Detroit that wasn’t on the original schedule posted to the tour’s website, as well as a TBA tour stop on July 26. According to the tour’s Facebook page, organizers are working on a “Texas possibility” for that last show that’s to be added.

The 2014 edition of the Retro Futura tour, formerly the Regeneration Tour, featured Jones and Katrina, along with Midge Ure, the Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey and China Crisis.

Full dates:


Retro Futura 2017 tour dates:

July 18: Greek Theater, Los Angeles, CA
July 19: Orange County Fair, Costa Mesa, CA
July 20: Open Air Theater, San Diego, CA
July 21: Mountain Winery, Saratoga, CA
July 22: Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, Las Vegas, NV
July 24: Bellco Theater, Denver, CO
July 26: TBA
July 28: Chastain Park, Atlanta, GA *
July 29: Metro Credit Union Amphitheater, Charlotte, NC *
July 30: Pier Six, Baltimore, MD *
Aug. 1: Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, MI
Aug. 2: The Lawn, Indianapolis, IN
Aug. 3: Wisconsin State Fair, West Allis, WI
Aug. 4: Meadowbrook, Detroit, MI
Aug. 5: Hard Rock Live, Northfield, OH
Aug. 6: The Fraze Pavilion, Kettering, OH
Aug. 9: State Theatre, New Brunswick, NJ
Aug. 10: Dunkin Donuts Center, Providence, RI
Aug. 11: Borgata Casino, Atlantic City, NJ
Aug. 12: Oakdale, Wallingford, CT
Aug. 13: Times Union Center, Albany, NY
Aug. 14: Lynn Auditorium, Lynn, MA
Aug. 17: State Theater, Minneapolis, MN
Aug. 18: Star Plaza Theater, Merrillville, IN *
Aug. 19: Family Arena, St. Charles, MO *

* Paul Young not appearing, replaced by Bow Wow Wow’s Annabella Lwin



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