Modern English comes to Raue Center as part of North American tour

Raue Center For The Arts welcomes legendary British band Modern English to Crystal Lake on June 26, 2022 at 8 p.m., as part of their long-awaited 2022 North American tour. Performing their classic 1982 album, After the Snow, in its complete with classics from its vast catalog. The tour was originally scheduled for summer 2020 and was postponed due to the pandemic.

“When we finally play the entire ‘After the Snow’ album for the first time on tour, the emotions will be high. Expect a lot of pent up energy and excitement. It’s been a long time coming and it will be worth it.”

Modern English’s “I Melt With You” is one of the most iconic songs of the New Wave era. It garnered heavy rotation on the then-thriving Modern Rock radio format, MTV and dance clubs around the world, and was prominently featured in the classic 1983 film Valley Girl, starring a young Nicolas Cage.

On 1982’s “After the Snow,” the band’s sound evolved from the dark, brooding, uplifting post-punk found on its debut, Mesh & Lace, to a more commercial, radio-driven mix of synthesizers, guitars, drum beats catchy sounds and the unmistakable voice of lead singer Robbie Grey. As the title suggests, the icy sound featured on Mesh & Lace melted away on After the Snow to reveal more concise and powerful songs, underscored by “I Melt With You” which brought the band from the underground to the mainstream. dominant. It’s such a popular song that the band received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2020 BMI Awards for six million radio plays.

Modern English would record various records over the years, and most recently the band released their latest album, “Take Me To The Trees” in 2017, an album that reconnected the band to their youth, in the world of music. late 1970s/early 1980s. -punk Britain – dark and stark yet still melodic and passionate.

Tickets start at $27 and can be purchased online at or through the box office at 815.356.9212 or 26 N. Williams Street in downtown Crystal Lake.

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