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Culture Club, Thompson Twins, ABC, Midge Ure & more new wave stars on tour

ABC back in the day
ABC back in the day

This year looks to be a good one for fans of ’80s new wave who would like to see multiple groups on tour together. So break out your skinny ties, paisley shirts, shoulder pads, hairspray, pirate jackets, etc etc.

First is the Retro Futura package tour, which this year features ABC (who put out a surprisingly good sequel to their classic 1982 debut The Lexicon of Love a couple years back), former Go-Gos frontwoman Belinda Carlisle, Modern English, onetime Kajagogo frontman (and Neverending Story themesong singer) Limahl, Annabella of Bow Bow Bow, and Tony Lewis of The Outfield. So far the only date of the tour that’s been announced is a Nassau County’st NYCB Theatre at Westbury on July 13. Tickets are on presale now (use code ENCORE).

Meanwhile, Midge Ure (Ultravox), who played previous editions of Retro Futura, will play NYC’s Highline Ballroom on June 8 with Paul Young, and tickets are on sale now. Midge has a few other North American dates lined up, and lots in Europe. All are listed below.

Last but not least is Culture Club who have toured North America a few times since reforming back in 2014. While the full Summer 2018 tour hasn’t been announced yet, there are a few dates, including Asbury Park’s Stone Pony Summer Stage on August 3 which is with Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey (tickets). They’ve got a couple other U.S. shows with Bailey and those dates are listed below.

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Midge Ure – 2018 Tour Dates
May 03 – Atlantic – Gdynia, Poland
May 04 – Progresja – Warsaw, Poland
May 12 – Hereford FC – Hereford, United Kingdom
May 19 – Let’s Rock – Maidenhead, United Kingdom
May 27 – Bath Fesitval – Bath, United Kingdom
May 29 – 3TEN – Austin, TX
May 30 – Dan’s Silverleaf – Denton, TX
May 31 – The Parish @ The House of Blues – New Orleans, LA
Jun 01 – City Winery – Atlanta, GA
Jun 02 – Randy Now’s Man Cave – Bordentown, NJ
Jun 09 – Let’s Rock – Sunderland, United Kingdom
Jun 23 – Let’s Rock – Dalkeith, United Kingdom
Jun 30 – Let’s Rock – Exeter, United Kingdom
Jul 07 – Let’s Rock – Southampton, United Kingdom
Jul 13 – Midge and the Here and Now House Band – Essex, United Kingdom
Jul 14 – Let’s Rock – Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Jul 22 – Rewind Scotland – Perth, United Kingdom
Jul 28 – Amphifest – Cologne, Germany
Jul 29 – Rock Of Ages Festival – Ergenzingen, Germany
Aug 05 – Rewind North – Macclesfield, United Kingdom
Aug 18 – Rewind South – Henley-On-Thames, United Kingdom
Nov 10 – Modernes – Bremen, Germany
Nov 11 – Haus Leipzig – Leipzig, Germany
Nov 12 – SAVOY THEATER – Düsseldorf, Germany
Nov 13 – Bürgerhaus Sprendlingen – Dreieich, Germany
Nov 21 – Cliffs Pavilion – Southend-On-Sea, United Kingdom
Nov 23 – Brighton Centre – Brighton, United Kingdom
Nov 24 – Manchester Arena – Manchester, United Kingdom
Nov 25 – Clyde Auditorium – Glasgow, United Kingdom
Nov 27 – Newcastle City Hall – Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Nov 28 – Corn Exchange – Cambridge, United Kingdom
Nov 30 – Bic Windsor Hall – Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Dec 01 – Barclaycard Arena – Birmingham, United Kingdom
Dec 02 – Motorpoint Arena – Cardiff, Uk
Dec 04 – De Montfort Hall – Leicester, United Kingdom
Dec 05 – Royal Concert Hall – Nottingham, United Kingdom
Dec 07 – Steel Hall – Sheffield, United Kingdom
Dec 08 – eventim apollo – London, United Kingdom

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Culture Club
July 6 – Biloxi, MS – IP Casino w/ Thom Bailey
August 3 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stony Pony Summer Stage
August 31 – September 1 – Ravinia Park, IL – Ravinia Festival w/ Thom Bailey, B-52’s

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