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Modern English Announce 2017 US Tour!

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Take Me To The Trees US Tour Experience!


"We're headed to the U.S. for a very special tour

& want to invite you to be part of this amazing experience via PledgeMusic

by offering exclusive rarities, meet & greets, merchandise, etc..."


~ Limited Edition Pre-exclusive 2017 Tour Items Available Here ~
including a Special UK Engagement @ The 100 Club
VIP Date in London, UK - March 8th





:: Special UK Tour Experience in London ::
March 8th - London, UK - The 100 Club
Modern English + Free Rivers - Tickets Here
(Purchase your Premium VIP Package from Pledgemusic here - only 25 available!)


:: March 2017 ::
March 14-16 - Austin, TX - SXSW
March 19 - Tuscon, AZ - The Rialto Theatre
March 21 - Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar
March 22 - San Diego, CA - The Casbah
March 23 - Los Angeles, CA - The Regent
March 24 - Oakland, CA - Oakland Metro Operahouse
March 27 - Portland, OR - Star Theatre
March 28 - Seattle, WA - Neumos
March 30 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
March 31 - Denver, CO -
Larimer Lounge

:: April 2017 ::
April 2 - Kansas City, MO - Record Bar
April 3 - St. Louis, MO - Off Broadway
April 5 - St. Paul, MN - Turf Club
April 6 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle
April 7 - Ferndale, MI - The Loving Touch
April 8 - Pittsburgh, PA - Rex Theatre
April 10 - Washington, DC - Rock N Roll Hotel
April 11 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's
April 13 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
April 14 - Brooklyn, NY - Rough Trade





Vinyl orders are also being sent from PledgeMusic, so stay tuned! ~ Modern English







BRITISH NEW WAVE/POST-PUNK INNOVATORS, MODERN ENGLISH, RETURNED TO THE UNITED STATES IN MAY 2016 TO PERFORM DEBUT RECORD, “MESH & LACE”, FOR THE FIRST TIME

After reuniting in 2009 and a successful US tour in 2013, British post-punk/pop craftsmen Modern English, are proud to announce that they will be returning to The States in May/June beginning on 5/11 in Seattle and ending 6/7 in Boston. Titled the “Mesh & Lace Tour", named after their 1981 debut album, this is the first time that the band, (original founding members, vocalist Robbie Grey; bassist Mick Conroy; guitarist Gary McDowell; and keyboardist Stephen Walker, along with drummer Roy Martin, who originally toured with the band in 1986), will be performing the album in its entirety.  The tour also celebrates the soon to be released reissue of Mesh & Lace on CD and Opaque Green Vinyl and 200 Gram vinyl, and the CD and vinyl re-release of After the Snow, both on Drastic Plastic Records.  This is the first time the vinyl for Mesh & Lace has been available in the US.  You can also purchase these on the Official ME Merch Store!

According to bassist Conroy, “It took us 2 weeks to make Mesh & Lace.  We didn't really know what we were doing, but knew what we wanted it to sound like.  Noisy and pounding, and atmospheric at the same time.  I guess these days it’s called 'post punk'.  When we play these songs live today, I am reminded of the energy and chaos that we put down on tape back in early 1981.”

Since the band’s last tour, they’ve been working on their eagerly awaited eighth record, their first since 2010’s “Soundtrack”.  The Pledge Music-supported album will feature artwork by iconic 4AD sleeve designer Vaughn Oliver, and is produced by Martyn Young, a founding member of 4AD's band Colourbox.

Known for their sonic and multi-layered music, LCD frontman James Murphy told Derrick Rossignol of “Music Mic” in his article "13 Albums That the Most Successful Musicians Listen To" that the closing track from Mesh & Lace, "Dance of Devotion" is  "possibly one of the best and most underrated screaming British punk/new wave songs."  He said of the album, "That record is a sneaky secret that everyone writes off, because they just think it's going to be a 'Melt With You,' but it sounds way scarier than any Joy Division record."

On the band’s 2013 US tour, David Klein from Raleigh’s “Independent Weekly” wrote, “Their non-‘I Melt With You’ songs deliver a solid, dark new wave kick, more likely to give you a chill than to induce melting” and Aidan Levy from the “Village Voice” proclaimed, “…Modern English's diverse body of work shows an evolving aesthetic that transcends Thatcher-era malaise. Their electrifying live shows testify to frontman Robbie Grey's lasting charisma….”

In the words of Grey, “Mesh & Lace is Modern English growing branches, like a tree, experimenting with sound and atmosphere.  We were young and daring.  It’s my favorite album because it’s all us.  The ideas are all ours.”- Press Release, Howlin' Wuelf Media

Listen to "Black Houses" from "Mesh & Lace"