MODERN ENGLISH Reunites Original Lineup for Concert Tour, New Album Released


Modern English, the British post-punk pop craftsman famous for their hit song "I Melt With You," is marking their 31st anniversary with a reunion of their original lineup for a North American tour. Original founding members Robbie Grey (vocals) Mick Conroy (bass), Gary McDowell (guitar) and Stephen Walker (keyboards) are back for the first time since the mid-80s performing live music together, along with a second guitarist, Steve Walker. Coinciding with the announcement is the release of Soundtrack (Darla Records-May 24), Modern English's first new album since 1996's Everything is Mad.

Best known for the 1982 smash "I Melt With You" (which was heard in the 1983 film Valley Girl), Modern English is also remembered for other 1980s hits such as "Hands Across the Sea," "Someone's Calling" and "Ink and Paper." 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. Modern English will be playing songs from Soundtrack including their infectious new single "It's OK," as well as favorites from their entire catalogue including classic albums like Mesh & Lace, After the Snow and Ricochet Days.

7/10 Louisville, KY Forecastle Festival
7/11 Chicago, IL Double Door
7/14 Foxboro, MA Showcase Live
7/15 Toronto, ON Lee's Palace
7/16 New York, NY Le Poisson Rouge
7/17 Las Vegas, NV Red Rock Casino
*More dates to be added for 2nd leg in September 2010*

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