British Pop icons Modern English return with new album in eight years ‘1 2 3 4,’ annonuce 2024 tourdates

Modern English is excited to announce the release of ‘1 2 3 4’,  the legendary British new wave/post-punk band’s first album of new material in eight years. Produced by Mario J. McNulty (David Bowie, Lou Reed, Nine Inch Nails), mixed by Cenzo Townsend and mastered at Abbey Road, ‘1 2 3 4’ retains the intrinsic spirit of these early post-punk days, and is also a sterling sonic example of what Modern English have always done best.

The album encompasses seething songs with a punk bite (‘Long in The Tooth’, ‘Plastic’), keyboard-forward melodic rockers (‘Not Fake’, ‘Crazy Lovers’) and simmering, darkwave-meets-post-punk gems (‘Exploding’, ‘Out to Lunch’). With a touch of subtle themes lifted from ‘After the Snow’ (1982) and ‘Ricochet Days’ (1984) that include the environment, aging, failed relationships, love, politics and more, album finds the legendary band delving into nostalgia but, as always, exploring new creative territory.

Additionally, Modern English has announced a number of international dates in support of ‘1 2 3 4’. Kicking off with a run of support dates with The Buzzcocks in the U.S., Mexico, Germany and the UK in March and April, the band will also be performing as part of the inaugural Totally Tubular Festival across North America throughout June and July. Totally Tubular Festival will also feature Thomas DolbyThompson Twins’ Tom BaileyMen Without Hats, The Romantics, Bow Wow WowTommy Tutone (in select markets) and The Plimsouls, with a portion of proceeds from ticket sales going towards local food banks. A full listing of Modern English tour dates can be found below.

March 9th — Foro Puebla — Mexico City, MX
March 12th — Rialto Theatre — Tucson, AZ
March 13th — Teragram Ballroom — Los Angeles, CA
March 15th — American Gardens Theater at Epcot — Orlando, FL
March 16th — American Gardens Theater at Epcot — Orlando, FL

March 22nd — KOKO — London, UK
April 11th — Musiktheater Piano — Dortmund, Germany
March 12th — Batschkapp — Frankfurt, Germany
March 13th — Huxleys — Berlin, Germany
March 14th — Knust — Hamburg, Germany
March 18th — Hus 7 — Stockholm, Sweden
March 20th — Medley — Malmo, Sweden
March 22nd — Little Vega — Copenhagen, Denmark
March 24th — Kulttemple — Oberhausen, Germany
March 25th — Paard — Hague, Netherlands
March 26th — Paradiso — Amsterdam, Netherlands
March 27th — Dingwalls — London UK
May 2nd — Le Petit Bain — Paris, France

June 25th — Remlinger Farms — Seattle, WA
June 27th — Hard Rock Live — Sacramento, CA
June 28th — Santa Barbara Bowl — Santa Barbara, CA
June 29th — YouTube Theatre — Los Angeles, CA
June 30th — Fox Theatre — Oakland, CA
July 3rd — Arizona Financial Theatre — Phoenix, AZ
July 6th — Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre — Englewood, CO
July 9th — Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory — Irving, TX
July 10th — 713 Music Hall — Houston, TX
July 13th — Red Hat Amphitheatre — Raleigh, NC
July 16th — Hartford Healthcare Amphitheatre — Bridgeport, CT

July 17th — MGM Music Hall at Fenway — Boston, MA
July 18th — Pier 17 — New York, NY
July 19th — Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena — Atlantic City, NJ
July 20th — Poconos Park Amphitheatre — Bushkill, PA
July 23rd — Place Bell — Laval, Quebec
July 24th — The Theater at Great Canadian Casino Resort — Mississauga, Ontario
July 26th — Meadowbrook Amphitheatre — Detroit, MI
July 27th — Riverbend Music Center Amphitheatre — Cincinnati, OH
July 28th — Music Center — Cleveland, OH

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