The Future's Open Wide...
12 Dec 2016
Take Me To The Trees is available for pre-order. Street release date is February 2017. Modern English Announce 2017 US Tour which include all original band Members again, playing their first original line-up album in 30 years! Don't miss out on all the pre-exclusive tour items available in your city! Also, Pledge vinyl orders are being sent. Vinyl will be available soon. Many exciting things going on the Modern English front, so stay tuned...
22 Sept 2016
orders are being sent. Vinyl will be available shortly. Please contact
pledge via the website or facebook for if you have any serious issues.
The guys are working on a video for "Sweet Revenge"...more news soon on this.
18th June 2016
The Gang's back from the 2016 US Tour and just finished mastering their new album! It is now ready for digital download through Pledge Music! Album artwork and title will soon be revealed along with the rest of your pledges. In the meantime you can download all 10 new songs here if you haven't done so already! Cheers, Listen, Enjoy! ~ Modern English
29th April 2016
Tour Dates updated and changed a few venues including San Antonio and Dallas, TX...both with new venues, 25th Florida venue updated, and some removed. Please see Home Page or Tour Page for more details.
Also critically acclaimed musician & drummer Roy Martin will be joining the band this tour! He last toured with the original band in 1986 on the Stop Start tour.
April 25, 2016
New and Original Modern English Merchandise store items coming soon!
March 28, 2016
The 80's Cruise was a Blast from the Past! We're also looking forward to the 2016 North American Mesh & Lace Tour and New Album is set to release May 2016. Tour Dates have been updated with exception to a few that are still TBA, please check back soon.
October 6, 2015
September 17, 2015
Via Facebook: We have started to Mix our New LP, here in Suffolk. More updates soon...
September 7, 2015
Listen to the latest interview from Robbie Grey on "The Beats and Eats Podcast" internet radio. I Melt With You from Modern English is heard everyday on the radio, in movies, and on tv. The virtual lounge welcomes the writer of that classic, Robbie Grey to Beats and Eats. Ty and Nick talk to Robbie about what inspired this monster hit. Plus the trio talk about how the band has preserved for more than 30 years. To conclude the episode Nick and Ty chat with Dane Butcher, director of operations for the 80's Cruise. The trio discuss all the events planned for this once in a lifetime 80's themed trip planned for February 2nd through March 6th of 2016. For more information go to the www.the80scruise.com. - You can stream or download the mp3 podcast and listen to it here or there.
Happy Birthday Robbie! To help celebrate this day and into the future, you & your friends, or family (or both!) can get a great deal with the 80's cruise to help celebrate the band's 37th year next year, a new album release, an American Tour, and also celebrate this and more at the 80's cruise! Please visit www.the80sCruise.com for more details!
Modern English will be returning to America to perform their early 4AD material in the following cities:
San Francisco, CA
Los Angeles, CA
San Diego, CA
El Paso, TX
New Orleans, LA
Chapel Hill, NC
New York, NY
Please e-mail any offers/
March 15, 2015
Just had the latest update on the new material from Mick Conroy:
"...we are still going at it..we are in asylum studio in Rendlesham.
Its slow, but going well..titles so far:"
I Feel Small
Do You Hear The People Sing?
Come Out Of Your Hole
It Don't Seem Right..
Also, NEW 2015 European Dates are updated at the Tour Page here.
December 17, 2014
See Modern English and other legendary bands play The 80's Cruise!
February 28th - March 6th 2016!
Also, the band is putting the finishing touches on the new album in the studio! Stay Tuned!
February 18, 2014
In addition to the London gig the guys have now arranged an additional gig in Colchester and a gig in Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands. The full tour dates so far are located on the Tours Page.
December 15, 2013
Added one gig in London for June 2014, check out the tour dates here. The guys are finishing up the new album and should arrive in 2014 soon.
June 22, 2013 **Updated Aug 08, 2013
Just got word from Mick about new dates & venues for United States part of the 2013 Tour, some of these have not even been added to the hosting venue websites, so you may have to give them a call if needed. That's how fresh these are! Go catch a show, hear some new songs, and purchase some new merchandise!
May 27, 2013
New USA & UK Tour Dates have been updated on the Tours Dates page. Also, just got word from Robbie that the new material should be out around this Summer 2013! More venue tour dates are also coming soon! So stay tuned into this space!
August 28, 2012
Modern English regret to announce, due to unforeseen circumstances, that the 2012 UK Tour has been postponed/cancelled beyond our control. We would like to sincerely apologize to our UK Fans or to anyone that has been inconvenienced by this. We would also like for you to know that plans are already in motion to organize a new 2013 UK Tour...so please stay tuned!
June 14, 2012
May 29, 2012
New dates posted for this coming July 2012 tour. Some of these are vague at the moment, but the details will keep rolling in. Please keep up to date here at the Tours Page or the Modern English Forum.
Rumor has it that the band are still working and finishing up their new album, recorded with all original members. Stay tuned!
Oct 01, 2011
Kevin Dermody filmed a nice overview of the concert in Orlando, Florida; at The Abbey...check it out on the Tours Page! Very Nice! Thanks Kevin...nice job!!!!
Sept 20, 2011
The Boys are back in town, the Southeast and Florida that is! Check out the tour dates page for your local venue.
Also, possible dates in November, watch this space!
Sept 8, 2011
New Robbie Grey Interview!
Robbie Grey covers the early days, how the band started, the difficult times and the excitment of being back with the band again writing new material. To hear this 24 minute long interview you will need to register as a member of the forum and then get the link and password in the 'Registered Members Area' of the forum here! Well worth it!
Sept 01, 2011 (New 2012 Release by Original Members!)
Aug 15, 2011
July 28, 2011 [Part I of II]
(Exclusive Fan Forum Interview with Lead Singer Robbie Grey! One Month from today)
Great News! Lead singer Robbie Grey has agreed to an exclusive interview on 28th August, by Richard, who runs the fan forum (and does an outstanding job doing it!). If you haven't signed up to be part of the fan forum yet, please do, and keep up with the latest news about the band.
If not, this interview will also be open to both regsitered and unregistered fans; having this very rare opportunity to ask Robbie their very own question(s)! Wow, that's awesome!
To participate, please visit the fan forum here or you can also send Richard an email at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions, suggestions, ideas, or discussion you would like to ask or tell Robbie about! Wow, you cannot miss this! Looking forward to the questions and answers generated from this exclusive interview/question session with Robbie and Modern English Fans!
July 28, 2011 [Part II of II]
Modern English will be holding two more concerts in the UK in August, check out the Tours Page for more information! Very special gigs and very limited quantity on these tickets! They will go fast!
Full tour itinerary documents and the two 1984 Fanzines to the discography, plus of course all the photo's and video from the recent UK tour are NOW Available Online!
Check out the Tour Details here!
Link for the Fanzines
Link for the UK Tour Photo's!
May 23, 2011
Tour Dates updated on the Tours Page. Also a NEW Discography page was created by Richard Anvil. See Discography link on the main menu. Enjoy!
Also, word is that Modern English might be coming back to The States for a tour late this year. Stay tuned!
April 11, 2011
! IMPORTANT !
NEW Tour Dates Added in the UK...see Tour Dates page for more details!
Also updated the Modern English Discography to reflect the complete catalogue, see Discography page for more information!
March 14, 2011
Things are finally starting to come together for the first Modern English Tour of the UK and Europe in almost 25 years! Tickets are NOW On Sale for the first two confirmed dates (see below for details) with others coming shortly...
11 June 2011, Tunbridge Wells Forum, UK
25 June 2011, Colchester Arts Centre, UK
January 11, 2011
The New Movie 'I Melt With You' which is in post-production, is set to be released January 21st. The movie will include the original version of 'I Melt With You' plus a totally new version of the song that the band specially recorded for the movie. The original version of 'Gathering Dust' is also included in the movie.
You can visit the Modern English Forum or Internet Movie Database for more details!
Some other information about the film can found here, here, here, and here just to name a few.
Stay tuned for more information about the movie, the song, and the band Modern English!
August 29, 2010
July 14, 2010
Latest Stuff "On The Road" with Modern English:
1. You can now view the XRT Chicago Radio Interview in full video mode.
2. Check out some Chicago Concert pics from Chicago Music Guide.
3. Modern English was just interviewed yesterday by MTV's Matt Pinfield on 101.9 RXT in New York, little chat and 2 songs live in the studio, it will be broadcast this Thursday during the 8am show in NYC, you can listen tomorrow (morning of Thursday July 15th in the USA) here at 8am EST or 9am CST, etc.
4. Check out yesterday's performance in Fords, NJ at Vintage Vinyl.
July 13, 2010
1. Latest & greatest article about the current lineup of Modern English.
2. You can now listen to the XRT radio broadcast from last Friday July 9th here or play it below:
3. I also wanted to say that I met the band at the Chicago Show on Sunday, and also met many fans, fellow forum members, and had a BLAST! The guys rocked out like never before, it blew the original album recordings out of the water! They sounded so fresh and new too! Let's hope some new studio recordings or live tracks come out of this tour!? I'll post more information on the forum here within the next day or so when i get a chance!
4. Also, today the Band will be performing FREE at Vintage Vinyl in New Jersey...Go Check Them Out if you can, you will not regret it, MODERN ENGLISH WILL ROCK THAT PLACE OUT!!!!
July 09, 2010
Many NEW things from Chicago, IL USA WGN TV & Radio, plus Twitter...the band will be tweeting from show to show, between shows, and more while in the USA...so keep up with the gang here or just click the twitter icon at the bottom of this page when visiting any website page.
2. Also follow the latest from the news page (you're already here!), twitter, or forum.
New Official Store Is Live! The Band is selling the "I Melt With You" tee shirt (original art by Vaughn Oliver) and is the exclusive store for the 4ad reissues of Mesh and Lace, After the Snow and Ricochet Days not available anywhere else. It's the only place to find all these CD's. The new Soundtrack CD is also available. More items will follow...
3. Modern English will also play "WGN Breakfast TV in Chicago".
4. Modern English Live on WXRT Chicago TODAY 1pm!
Also check out the article from 93 WXRT Radio.
The XRT Radio performance that took place today will be available next week.
We will most definitely post the video link here when it is available.
5. Tomorrow, 07/10 Modern English will be kicking off the tour in Louisville, KY.
July 07, 2010
The Band arrives back in the USA! Welcome Back Modern English!
"Tweet Out!" to the Guys a BIG "WELCOME BACK!" if you can. They're getting ready for the upcoming shows! Do you have your ticket yet? If not, visit the tour dates page!
Other News: Modern English Official Store Coming Soon!
Richard Anvil (Forum Administrator) has met up with the original band members (except for lead singer Robbie Grey) and enjoyed a Tranquil Afternoon with Gary McDowell, Mick Conroy, and Stephen Walker!
June 28, 2010
1. The Set Lists from First Modern English gigs
2. The Lepers Gig Flyer
3. Gary's Movie & TV Apperance 1980
4. The pre-4AD demo's and 1st single 'Drowning Man'
Added another semi-confirmed gig at Sausalito Art Festival.
June 23, 2010
8. MODERN ENGLISH Reunites Original Lineup for Concert Tour, New Album Released
9. One Hit Wondering: Modern English Reunite...
2. Brooklyn Vegan
6. Just one older article - slicingupeyeballs
7. Article about the cover artist Vaughan Oliver
May 27, 2010
Full Modern English Discography now available on Discography page. The images are still being compressed, edited, and uploaded.
Excellent! Tour Dates are coming in...please check the Tour Dates page for more info!
May 11, 2010
Modern English's Soundtrack CD starts shipping May 11th from Darla Records.
May 05, 2010
Modern English's Mick Conroy developed an iTunes app for the iPhone Check it out here.
May 04, 2010
1986's Stop Start reissued on Wounded Bird Records. The CD's will be shipped in late April.
May 03, 2010
Steven Walker provided the website some old forgotten photos of the band from the last tour of Modern English on the road. Please see the photo album. We will be updating more photos from the old website soon. Please check back soon for those greatly missed pics of the band.
Also added more links to the Related Links page. This includes Steven Walker's photography and related links. All links from the old website were included too. Go check them out!
April 30, 2010
Heard from the Modern English Forum that Gary McDowell is considering rejoining the band on the next tour! Let's cross our fingers and hope that he does! Keep up with the latest news on the forum or from the main menu to your left.
April 15. 2010
Web site Admin: Working with fan base and band members to get this site up and running to full potential.
April 11, 2010
Richard Anvil provided me the old website from the previous webmaster. I'll try to incorporate as much of this as possible into the new Modern English site.
March 28, 2010
New Website, Social Page, Forum, Blog, and Website Coming Soon!
March 16, 2010
Win a FREE COPY of the new album 'Soundtrack"...get more information at the Modern English forum or blog.
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