Thursday: Modern English Reunion Tour @ Aladdin Theater + Win Tickets

Pipeline has partnered with Aladdin Theater and we are giving away TWO pairs of tickets to the Modern English Reunion Tour this Thursday in Portland. To win, comment on this post why you would like to attend. Winner will be drawn & emailed Thursday, September 9 @ 3PM.

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From our partners @ Aladdin Theater



September 9: Modern English Reunion Tour @ Aladdin TheaterREMEMBER THIS? The new decade is shaping up to be a very busy and productive time for Modern English. Not only is 2010 the 31st anniversary of the long-running alternative pop-rock/post-punk band, but also, 2010 marks the release of Soundtrack—Modern English's first new album since 1996.

This year, four veterans of Modern English's early years—lead singer Robbie Grey, guitarist Gary McDowell, bassist Mick Conroy and keyboardist Stephen Walker—are hitting the road together for the first time since the mid-80s.

For those who remember the British outfit for their 1982 smash "I Melt with You", and other 80s hits such as "Hands Across the Sea," "Life in the Gladhouse" and "Ink and Paper," this reunion tour is an historic event. But as Grey, who has been Modern English's frontman since 1979, points out, the tour will not be simply an exercise in 1980s nostalgia; it will be a celebration of the present as well as the past. Modern English will perform songs from Soundtrack, including their infectious new single "It's OK," as well as favorites from classic 1980s albums like Mesh & Lace, After the Snow and Ricochet Days.

Thursday, September 9th, Portlanders can go back in time and see Modern English at historic The Aladdin Theater, ( and cut a rug to some of their most recent anthems to boot. (We dare you to wear a side ponytail.)

Tickets available at the Aladdin Theater's box office or through ticketmaster.

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28 Responses to Thursday: Modern English Reunion Tour @ Aladdin Theater + Win Tickets

  1. Sarah September 6, 2010 at 12:19 am #

    I want to see Modern English! Because I am twenty years younger than I should be!

  2. Danielle Roe September 6, 2010 at 12:33 am #

    Would LOVE to see them! They’re amazing! =)

    • Danielle Roe September 6, 2010 at 12:35 am #

      I grew up listening to their music and would love to get a chance to see them in person! Their songs bring back such good memories (:

  3. Brooklynne taggart September 6, 2010 at 12:53 am #

    I have followed modern English for many years and love the post punk era music. This show is one for the books. I must see it!

  4. Amy Kelter September 6, 2010 at 1:11 am #

    Damn, I didn’t even know they were still together! That would be one kickass show!!! Would love to see it!

  5. Angela September 6, 2010 at 1:26 am #

    I have been a long time fan and never had the opportunity to see them. I’d love to go and share it with a friend that is having a hard couple weeks. He needs a pick me up!

  6. kim September 6, 2010 at 2:40 am #

    I loved ’em in the 80s (but never got to see them live), so this would be too much fun!!

  7. Jenny Stewart September 6, 2010 at 7:14 am #

    I want (need, really) to go to this show because they float my boat. Ever since I was a wee kid, I’ve loved them- I would swoon over them on MTV (in the 80’s) by dancing on the couch with my faux microphone close to my lips and my hair teased to the displeasure of my mother and the couch springs. At the age of eight, I would imagine singing “I would Melt With You” and “Spinning Me Round” to my future boyfriend/husband… Well, I just got married (May 1, 2010) and now is my chance to sing these songs to him live in concert with Modern English by my side. I’ll even tease my hair (well, maybe).

    • Jenny Stewart September 6, 2010 at 7:15 am #

      …I even have my own words to “I Melt With You” as you may have noticed I had changed the title a wee bit…

  8. Jill September 6, 2010 at 8:31 am #

    I want to go. I still have all their stuff – on vinyl.

  9. Melissa September 6, 2010 at 10:35 am #

    I would love tickets to this show! It would be a rare and fun opportunity to see these guys. Congrats to whoever wins!

  10. Ericka O September 6, 2010 at 10:39 am #

    I need to go to this concert!! While growing up in Mexico I had no idea what the lyrics were for “I melt with you” but I still love and adored the band! Once I moved to US the their songs moved me so much more, it was so much more then awesome music…. I must go!! :)

  11. Richard Anvil September 7, 2010 at 4:33 am #

    Great to hear that there are so many fans out there wanting to see the band. If you want to keep updated on what the guys are doing them visit the fan website Kraig & I have set up with the band themselves and join the forum to chat to other fans across the world at

  12. Erica Becksteadp September 7, 2010 at 1:23 pm #

    Hi there , my son is 17years old and a patient at Shriners Childrens Hospital, we come up quite a bit to portland for treatment of his brittle bone disease, he breaks his bones very easily,and has had many operations, the one thing that makes it all go away is going to live concerts, he is obsessed with rock music, and i would love for him to see you guys, as we are coming up tomorrow for 3 days, thanks so much mom….

  13. Y Hubbard September 8, 2010 at 9:01 am #

    I would LOVE to see these guys! I listened to them in High Shool and just attended my 20 year reuinion. It brought beack many memories and old friends! Please pick me for a pair of tix!

  14. megan z September 8, 2010 at 11:11 am #

    I want to go… this is so my childhood… awesome and amazing they are touring!

  15. Tania Porter September 8, 2010 at 4:07 pm #

    Modern English was the soundtrack to my coming of age. What’s amazing is how timeless those songs are! I heard I Melt With You the other day and had a smile on my face for an hour. There’s something so uplifting about singing along to songs that have been with us since we were kids.

  16. cfischer831 September 9, 2010 at 9:30 am #

    this sounds so great!!

  17. Dena Hellums September 9, 2010 at 1:44 pm #

    One night at Skoochies…in 1987…

    Would love to see them!

  18. Heidi September 9, 2010 at 2:19 pm #

    I was conceived to I’ll Melt with You!

  19. Mo September 9, 2010 at 2:28 pm #

    I have put “Melt with You” on every single mixtape about love I have ever made, the other songs change.

  20. Kacy September 9, 2010 at 2:44 pm #

    Would be fantastic, jolly, nostalgic fun!! Woo woo!!!

  21. Rob W September 9, 2010 at 2:47 pm #

    missed a chance to see them in college, don’t wanna miss this one!

  22. Jill September 9, 2010 at 2:50 pm #

    Come oooooooon, tickets!

  23. Dorinda Marlatt September 9, 2010 at 3:01 pm #

    I would love to win tickets; my husband and I both love this band and I would love to take my husband out on a date (which I can’t really afford right now). Thank you.

  24. Barbara September 10, 2010 at 12:41 pm #

    Please. I’m feeling very modern english right now.

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