Home Live Review Ticket Giveaway: Retro Futura Tour @ Pier Six Pavilion (Baltimore, Md.), 7/30/17

Ticket Giveaway: Retro Futura Tour @ Pier Six Pavilion (Baltimore, Md.), 7/30/17

Ticket Giveaway: Retro Futura Tour @ Pier Six Pavilion (Baltimore, Md.), 7/30/17

Howard Jones is headlining the Retro Futura Tour 2017. (Photo by Simon Fowler)

In recent months, Parklife DC has talked to the legendary Howard Jones and English Beat frontman Dave Wakeling, both of whom are excited about embarking on the summer Retro Futura Tour, now underway. (Read our interview with Howard here and our interview with Dave here.) The ’80s icons are heading to Pier Six Pavilion in Baltimore, Maryland, on Sunday, July 30, along with Modern English, Men Without Hats, Katrina (formerly of The Waves), and Annabella Lwin (formerly of Bow Wow Wow.) You can win tickets to go with Parklife DC!

Howard has been a touring machine in recent years, so it’s no surprise that he’s headlining Retro Futura, a tour that he’s joined in the past. And it’s going to be a great show! As Howard told me, ” I have a new band coming out on this tour. It’s a five-piece band, and we have reworked a lot of the songs, and it’s very exciting. I’ve got my long-term guitarist back in the band — Robin Boult.”

Howard alone has so many fantastic hits — “Things Can Only Get Better,” “No One Is to Blame,” “Everlasting Love,” “New Song,” and others. Watch the official music video for “New Song” by Howard Jones on YouTube:

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Parklife DC is giving away a pair of tickets to see the Retro Futura Tour at Pier Six Pavilion in Baltimore. To win, simply leave a comment on this blog. You can leave any comment, but we would like to know your favorite song by an artist on the Retro Futura Tour. Who are you most excited to see — Howard? The English Beat? Modern English? Men Without Hats? Katrina? Annabella? (That’s a big show!)

For the rules of this giveaway–

Comments will be closed at 5pm on Saturday, and a winner will be randomly selected. The winner will be notified by email. The winner must respond to our email within 24 hours, or they will forfeit their tickets and we will pick another winner. We will email you instructions on claiming your ticket. Good luck!

If you don’t win, buy your tickets online.

Retro Futura Tour
w/ Howard Jones, The English Beat, Modern English, Men Without Hats, Katrina, Annabella Lwin
Pier Six Pavilion
Baltimore, Maryland
Sunday, July 30
Show @ 7pm
All ages


  1. I’m looking forward to Modern English performing “Take me to the Trees” from their new album since they had to cancel their most recent solo tour due to urgent surgery required for the guitarist Gary. It’s a great track. It will be great to see them back playing. Of all the groups, I’m most interested in seeing Annabella Lwin since I’ve never saw her live and she is not performing at all the Retro Futura events so it should be extra special. All the groups together should make for a fun evening.

  2. I’m tempted to say “I Want Candy”, having never seen Bow Wow Wow, but I have to go with “Twist and Crawl”, though I’ve seen the English Beat a few times.

  3. I’m looking forward to all of the acts- as I approach age 50 I can honestly say that I grew up with all of them

  4. I would love to see Howard Jones, who always puts on a stellar show, and this time with a full band! I never get tired of hearing “New Song”! And Pier Six is such a great outdoor venue. I expect everyone else on the bill to put on a great show as well!


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