Retro Futura Tour to Feature ’80s Favorites

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The British ska/punk band English Beat is readying Here We Go Love (their first album of new material in over three decades for release this year), and longtime frontman Dave Wakeling and band will be joining Howard Jones, Men Without Hats, Paul Young, Modern English and Katrina of Katrina and the Waves (with Annabella of Bow Wow Wow filling in for Young on a handful of dates) for the Retro Futura Tour this summer.  Tickets are available here and here.

See the full tour schedule below.

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According to a tour press release, “The English Beat’s irresistible blend of pop, soul, ska and punk made them one of the most undeniable breakout stars throughout the last three decades and have had their music covered by such musical luminaries as Elvis Costello, Pete Townshend and Eddie Vedder, among many others.” Originally breaking up in the late ’80s, Wakeling then formed General Public.

Watch Modern English’s big hit “I Melt With You”…

Retro Futura Tour Dates
w/ Howard Jones, Men Without Hats, Modern English, Paul Young, Katrina
(* signifies no Paul Young. Annabella Lwin of Bow Wow Wow in line-up)
Jul 18    Greek Theater – Los Angeles, CA
Jul 19    Orange County Fair – Costa Mesa, CA
Jul 20   Cal Coast Credit Union Theater – San Diego, CA
Jul 21    Mountain Winery – Saratoga, CA
Jul 22    Downtown LV Events Center – Las Vegas, NV
Jul 24    Bellco Theater – Denver, CO
Jul 28    Chastain Park – Atlanta, GA*
Jul 29    Metro Credit Union Amph. – Charlotte, NC*
Jul 30    Pier Six – Baltimore, MD*
Aug 1     Van Andel Arena- Grand Rapids, MI
Aug 2     White River State Park- Indianapolis, IN
Aug 3     Wisconsin State Fair- West Allis, WI
Aug 4     Meadow Brook- Detroit, MI
Aug 5     Hard Rock Live (Cleveland) – Northfield, OH
Aug 6     The Fraze Pavillion- Kettering, OH
Aug 9     State Theater- 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 (Chicago)- Merrillville, IN*
Aug 19    Family Arena (St. Louis)- St. Charles, MO*

For tickets and further information, go here.

Watch the English Beat perform “Save it For Later” in 1982

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