What’s Old Is New For ’80s New Wave Tour

The English Beat, Howard Jones, Men Without Hats, Modern English and Paul Young are all joining forces to celebrate the ’80s in the

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– Dave Wakeling of The English Beat
Turner Hall, Milwaukee, Wis.

Additional acts on the bill include Katrina from Katrina and the Waves and Annabella Lwin of Bow Wow Wow, although the latter will only appear on select dates in place of Paul Young.

The routing opens July 18 in Los Angeles and concludes Aug. 19 in Saint Charles, Mo. The tour’s Facebook page still list a TBA, possibly in Texas, for July 26.

Acts like Howard Jones, The English Beat, and Men Without Hats all have performances outside of the Retro Futura Tour booked, so if you want to catch a specific act in a market not currently in the routing, be sure to view the individual routings.

Here is the plan:

July 18 – Los Angeles, Calif., Greek Theatre
July 19 – Costa Mesa, Calif., Pacific Amphitheatre (OC Fair)
July 20 – San Diego, Calif., Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
July 21 – Saratoga, Calif., The Mountain Winery
July 22 – Las Vegas, Nev., Downtown Las Vegas Events Center
July 24 – Denver, Colo., Bellco Theatre
July 28 – Atlanta, Ga., Chastain Park Amphitheatre
July 29 – Charlotte, N.C., Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
July 30 – Baltimore, Md., Pier Six Pavilion
Aug. 1 – Grand Rapids, Mich., Van Andel Arena
Aug. 2 – Indianapolis, Ind., Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn At White River State Park
Aug. 3 – West Allis, Wisc., Wisconsin State Fair Grandstand (Wisconsin State Fair)
Aug. 4 – Rochester, Mich., Meadow Brook Amphitheatre
Aug. 5 – Northfield, Ohio, Hard Rock Live
Aug. 6 – Kettering, Ohio, Fraze Pavilion For The Perf. Arts
Aug. 9 – New Brunswick, N.J., State Theatre New Jersey
Aug. 10 – Providence, R.I., Dunkin’ Donuts Center
Aug. 11 – Atlantic City, N.J., Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa / Event Ctr.
Aug. 12 – Wallingford, Conn., The Dome At Toyota Presents The Oakdale Theatre
Aug. 13 – Albany, N.Y., Times Union Center
Aug. 14 – Lynn, Mass., The Lynn Memorial Auditorium
Aug. 17 – Minneapolis, Minn., State Theatre
Aug. 18 – Merrillville, Ind., Star Plaza Theatre
Aug. 19 – Saint Charles, Mo., The Family Arena

July 28-30 and Aug. 18-19 feature Lwin instead of Young.

Check with venues for onsale dates and times. Visit the tour website, RetroFuturaTour.com, for more on the whole affair.