by Bill Pearis

Modern English

Post-punk/new wave vets Modern English are still working on that new album, and have launched a new Pledge Music campaign to finish it up, and it's nearly funded with 19 days still to go. It's due out next year, features artwork by iconic 4AD sleeve designer Vaughn Oliver, and was produced by Martyn Young of their onetime 4AD labelmates Colourbox (who plays keyboards on it as well). Preorders are available through Pledge Music.

The band will also be back in North America in 2016 for what they're calling the "Mesh & Lace" tour. That's also the name of their Joy Division-y 1981 debut album and the band promises the shows will feature "their early 4AD" material. Full tour details are still being worked out but dates and cities -- including NYC on June 5 -- are listed below...


Modern English - 2016 Tour Dates
May 10th - Vancouver, BC
May 11th - Seattle, WA - Neumos
May 12th - Portland, OR - Star Theater
May 14th - Oakland, CA
May 15th - Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex
May 17th - San Diego, CA
May 18th - Phoenix, AZ - Rhythm Room
May 20th - Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's
May 21st - Austin, TX
May 22nd - Dallas, TX - Red Blood Club
May 23rd - New Orleans, LA
May 25th - Florida
May 26th - Florida
May 27th - Atlanta, GA
May 28th - Nashville, TN
May 30th - Indianapolis
May 31st - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle
June 1st - Detroit, MI - Small's
June 3rd - Ohio
June 4th - Baltimore, MD
June 5th - New York, NY
June 7th - Boston, MA - The Middle East Downstairs
June 8th - Montreal, QC
June 9th - Toronto, ON

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