Modern English have had to cancel the remainder of their North American tour due to guitarist Gary McDowell having undergone emergency surgery in Los Angeles on Friday (3/24). A message from the band:

All of us, Gary especially, are very sorry to have to announce the sudden cancellation of our "Take Me To The Trees" US and Canadian dates. This is due to a serious illness and urgent surgery required for our guitarist Gary. Obviously we are very upset and disappointed to have to come to this decision, but without Gary we can't play any concerts. After recovering from surgery, Gary will be flown home to England for further treatment.

The tour was to have hit NYC at Rough Trade on April 14 at Rough Trade. Refunds available at point of purchase. The band hope to reschedule as soon as Gary has recovered. The full list of canceled dates are below. Feel better, Gary!

Modern English recently released Take Me to the Trees, which is the first album in 30 years from the band's original lineup. Listen to that below.

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Modern English - Canceled 2017 North American Tour Dates
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 2 - KANSAS CITY, MO - recordBar
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
APRIL 16 - TORONTO, ON - ADELAIDE HALL