Tag: Modern English

Modern English shares new quarantine performance of ‘I Melt With You’

Modern English shares new quarantine performance of ‘I Melt With You’

No stranger to rerecording its classic 1982 single “I Melt With You,” Modern English has done so again — this time in the style of our times, the socially distanced performance that’s recorded separately-but-together over Zoom. The band will be reissue the “I Melt With You” 12-inch single for Record Store Day on Oct. 24.

Retro Futura Tour — with ABC, Belinda Carlisle, Modern English — rolls out initial 2018 dates

Retro Futura Tour — with ABC, Belinda Carlisle, Modern English — rolls out initial 2018 dates

The Retro Futura package tour — which announced its anticipated lineup back in January — has now rolled out initial dates for the summer trek that features Belinda Carlisle, ABC, Modern English, Tony Lewis of The Outfield, Kajagoogoo’s Limahl and Bow Wow Wow’s Annabella. Full dates here.

Belinda Carlisle, ABC, Modern English, Nick Heyward top Retro Futura tour’s 2018 lineup

Belinda Carlisle, ABC, Modern English, Nick Heyward top Retro Futura tour’s 2018 lineup

The Retro Futura package tour will return to the North America this summer for a month-long run with a lineup topped by co-headliners Belinda Carlisle and ABC, plus Modern English, Haircut 100’s Nick Heyward, Kajagoogoo’s Limahl and Bow Wow Wow’s Annabella. Full dates are expected later this winter.

Modern English cancels North American tour after guitarist undergoes emergency surgery

Modern English cancels North American tour after guitarist undergoes emergency surgery

Reunited British post-punk favorites Modern English has been forced to cancel the remainder of their North American tour after guitarist Gary McDowell suffered a medical emergency and underwent surgery in Los Angeles late last week, the band announced today.

Modern English touring U.S. in support of reunion album ‘Take Me To the Trees’

Modern English touring U.S. in support of reunion album ‘Take Me To the Trees’

Before jumping on board the Retro Futura package tour with Howard Jones and The English Beat, Modern English embarks on a headlining tour of the U.S. in support of what’s being billed as the band’s first new album in 30 years — beginning with four sets at South By Southwest this week.

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

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

The 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.

New releases: Modern English, The Feelies return — plus David Bowie, Paul Weller

New releases: Modern English, The Feelies return — plus David Bowie, Paul Weller

This week’s new releases include a pair of brand-new studio albums from seminal acts that have reunited in recent years (Modern English and The Feelies), plus the physical CD release of a David Bowie EP that collects the additional tracks that were recorded for ‘Blackstar’ but not included on that album last year.

Modern English announces 7-date tour of California, Las Vegas this October

Modern English announces 7-date tour of California, Las Vegas this October

Modern English — original members Robbie Grey (vocals), Gary McDowell (guitar), Mick Conroy (bass) and Stephen Walker (keyboards), plus drummer Ric Chandler — have announced a seven-date tour of California cities with a quick trip out to Las Vegas for mid-October.

Modern English announces short tour along East Coast of U.S. this August

Modern English announces short tour along East Coast of U.S. this August

Reunited post-punk/New Wave rockers Modern English — original members Robbie Grey (vocals), Gary McDowell (guitar), Mick Conroy (bass) and Stephen Walker (keyboards), plus guitarist Steven Walker and drummer Ric Chandler — have announced a nine-date tour of the East Coast for late August.

Modern English cancels September tour of U.K., announces three concerts in Florida

Modern English cancels September tour of U.K., announces three concerts in Florida

Citing “unforeseen circumstances… beyond our control,” reunited post-punk/New Wave rockers Modern English canceled a five-date tour of the band’s native U.K. that was to have taken place this week, and instead announced a trio of concerts in Florida later this month.

Linkage: Stone Roses, Johnny Marr, Modern English’s Robbie Grey, Mission of Burma

Linkage: Stone Roses, Johnny Marr, Modern English’s Robbie Grey, Mission of Burma

Our latest collection of links includes a report The Stone Roses will release a new album in 2013, plus interviews with former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr, frontman Robbie Grey of the recently reunited Modern English and members of Mission of Burma, who just released a new album, ‘Unsound.’

Modern English recording new album, playing handful of U.S., U.K. dates this summer

Modern English recording new album, playing handful of U.S., U.K. dates this summer

Tweet Reunited post-punk/New Wave rockers Modern English — who are expected to release their eighth studio album sometime later this year — will perform a short, 7-date run […]

New releases: Public Image Ltd. and Modern English reissues, plus Bauhaus, Buck Satan

New releases: Public Image Ltd. and Modern English reissues, plus Bauhaus, Buck Satan

This week’s new releases include reissues of 10 albums by Public Image Ltd., plus John Lydon’s 1997 solo album, as well as reissue of the first three Modern English albums, a digital-only Bauhaus live album and the long-awaited debut by Buck Satan and the 666 Shooters, aka Ministry’s Al Jourgensen and guests such as Rick Neilsen of Cheap Trick.

The Week in Rock: Oct. 16-22

The Week in Rock: Oct. 16-22

This week’s headlines on Slicing Up Eyeballs included posts about the reunited New Order, David J, X, The Dead Milkmen, Skinny Puppy and R.E.M., plus our interview with the Pixies’ Joey Santiago, and quite possibly the biggest news of the year: the long-awaited reunion of The Stone Roses.