COVID temporarily thwarted the tour plans Modern English had for their 40th anniversary of After The Snow. After a brutal year of lockdown, the band is delighted to announce their rescheduled US tour dates. Modern English will make an appearance at Milwaukee’s Summerfest and The Big E Festival in Massachusetts.
“We can’t wait to explode back on stage,” says Modern English frontman Robbie Grey. “…we want to bring some energy and excitement to everybody. We look forward to seeing you and all being together in the same room.“
To commemorate their pandemic-imposed tour limbo, Modern English released a reimagining of their classic single I Melt With You. All proceeds will go to The National Independent Venue Association (NIVA). The performance finds the band breezing through the 1982 hit from their respective homes.
“We decided to record I Melt With You to put a smile on people’s faces. We are aware of how much the song is loved and just thought a lockdown version would make people happy in these crazy times.”
Purchase the track here for a good cause.
Tickets for these patient troubadours will go on sale soon. The tour begins August 31 in Minneapolis and includes shows in Chicago, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and NYC (9/8 @ Sony Hall), Asbury Park (9/10 @ Asbury Lanes).
Modern English will be supported by Ganser in Chicago, Minnesota, and Michigan, and by darkwave band Bootblacks in New Jersey, NYC, and Pennsylvania.
MODERN ENGLISH – 2021 TOUR DATES
31 – Minneapolis, MN – Turf Club
01 – Chicago, IL – SPACE
03 – Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest
04 – Three Oaks, MI – The Acorn
05 – Detroit, MI – Magic Bag
08 – New York, NY – Sony Hall
10 – Asbury Park, NJ – Asbury Lanes
11 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Casino
12 – Amityville, NY – The Warehouse
14 – Pittsburgh, PA – Crafthouse
15 – Philadelphia, PA – Ardmore Music Hall
17 – West Springfield, MA – The Big E
18 – West Springfield, MA – The Big E
19 – West Springfield, MA – The Big E