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.
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
Ugh…only Michigan stop in GR? Why not Detroit?
They posted an incomplete tour page –> the show is coming to Meadowbrook in Rochester Hills on Friday 8/4/17.
Thanks for the head’s up. That’s added now. Wasn’t on the original list of dates.
I saw Aug 4 on a poster, Meadowbrook.
Robbie Gray said August 4th…
Will this tour come to Canada, if so when and where?
Nothing in Canada! Come on!
HOUSTON!! HOUSTON!! Please come to Houston! :)
Come to Canada! Toronto needs this!!
No Florida dates? How depressing!
Need a FL date!
Need a Vancouver,British Columbia tour dates….
Not coming to Chicago??
Yes! See ya in A.C.!
Is there any chance any of the bands will play on the Fremont Street Stage in Las Vegas? I only ask because this venue is a free venue for those of us who cannot afford the DTLV Events venue. I saw Howard Jones at Fremont St. A few years ago and he drew an amazingly huge crowd of people. Tourists, residents like myself who got my cup badge, and so many others that went wild!
I hope Salt Lake City will fill the July 26th date. Come on guys!
July 26th….AZ date please! Tucson or Phoenix! Tons of 80s junkies here!
No Metro NYC dates???? Only AC? C’mon!
Where’s the Seattle stop?
My thoughts exactly
What about Canada? You have A LOT of fans here- Toronto is much larger than most of the cities listed.
Star Plaza Theatre is closing in May so how are you going to do that? Is there an alternate venue?
Retro Futura 2014 included Canada – they played at the Kool Haus in Toronto. Hopefully they’ll do it again.
Any dates on Canada? Let me know if you need a venue?
Need Toronto dates!
TBA Date Kansas City, MO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE!!!!!
It is right between Denver and Atlanta…. Perfect!!!!!
Isn’t Paul Young dead?
Different Paul Young? I’m thinking of former singer with Mike + The Mechanics.
Please come to NE!!
No Chicago??? WTF??
Hey come on there’s a ton of expats (as well as other music lovers) up here in Seattle and no date. Come on boys and girls, you know you wanna.
Damn. I wish this was coming up through Canada. I would love to see this
Tickets not shown on the Bellco Theater calendar for Denver. :(
Hi– I’d like to buy tickets for the 8/9 New Brunswick show. Do you know when tickets will go on sale and how can I be notified–? Thank you.
July 26 – SLC,UT would be perfect!
No Florida stops
I’m betting the TX date will be Austin or Dallas. Probably Austin.
Please come to Buffalo, NY!
Please add a Texas stop!!!! I would love to see this!!!!
Kansas City pppllleeeaaassseee!
No Nashville? Oh c’mon. Please?
Damn. Everywhere but here.
Come to Louisville. Play at the Louisville Palace Theatre
So i have a video of me at work dancing literally to your song alll year and i did not know my buddy was video taping this. Of course its dubbed over the footage but pretty much 90% of the time i was dancing was to your song….check it out…..you are comiung to Cincy and i would even love to donce for the the audience to honor you guys!!!! love it!!!! https://www.facebook.com/niko.rechul/videos/10102436244338666/