104.3 Womc Presents Totally Tubular Festival 80’s New Wave Tour Announces Lineup Change British New Wave Group Wang Chung Joins Show Date At Meadow Brook Amphitheatre Friday, July 26

06 June / 2024
The Romantics Regretfully Need To Cancel Due To An Unforeseen Medical Situation

“This is Totally Tubular Festival, and we’re bringing the 80’s soundtrack of your life to cities across North America this summer.”

(DETROIT – June 6, 2024) – The 80’s New Wave tour Totally Tubular Festival and the tour organizers have announced a line-up change. English new wave band Wang Chung has been added to the lineup which includes Thomas Dolby, Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey, Modern English, Men Without Hats, Bow Wow Wow, Tommy Tutone, and The Plimsouls at Meadow Brook Amphitheatre on Friday, July 26 at 5:30 p.m. Oakland University Credit Union is the exclusive presenting partner of Meadow Brook Amphitheatre.

The Romantics regretfully need to cancel due to an unforeseen medical situation. See their full statement on their website: www.theromanticsdetroit.com.

Tickets are on sale now at 313Presents.com, LiveNation.com, TotallyTubularFestival.com and Ticketmaster.com.

The tour kicks off Tuesday, June 25 in Seattle, WA: “You can’t have a Totally Tubular Festival without The Tubes, so we’ve just added the iconic band from San Francisco to the lineup.” The rock band known for their “She’s a Beauty” smash hit will join the tour starting with the kickoff show on Tuesday, June 25 in Seattle, WA and performing through the July 14 date in Washington, DC.

Wang Chung will perform at additional tour dates. Their run will begin Tuesday, July 16 in Bridgeport, CT and last through Sunday, July 28 in Cleveland, OH.

The festival features artists that exploded in the pop culture zeitgeist in the early to mid-1980’s thanks mainly to the high rotation of their music videos on MTV; the genre has also seen a resurgence in popularity in recent years. The artists performing on the 2024 tour include Thomas Dolby, Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey, Modern English (select markets), Men Without Hats, Bow Wow Wow, Tommy Tutone (select markets), The Plimsouls, The Tubes (6/25 - 7/14), and Wang Chung (7/16 - 7/28). Read the initial announcement here.

A portion of proceeds from ticket sales will go towards food banks locally in each market.

Totally Tubular Festival has unveiled a merchandise line, available for purchase at totallytubularfestival.com.

Here are the Totally Tubular Festival tour dates:

  • *6/25 – Seattle – Remlinger Farms
  • *6/27 – Sacramento – Hard Rock Live
  • *6/28 – Santa Barbara – Santa Barbara Bowl
  • *6/29 – Los Angeles – YouTube Theater
  • *6/30 – Oakland – Fox Theatre
  • *7/3 – Phoenix – Arizona Financial Theatre
  • *7/6 – Denver – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
  • *7/9 – Irving, TX – Pavilion @ Toyota Music Factory
  • *7/10 – Houston – 713 Music Hall
  • *7/12 – Huntsville, AL – Orion Amphitheatre
  • *7/13 – Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheatre
  • *7/14 – Washington, DC – Anthem
  • ^7/16 – Bridgeport, CT – Hartford Healthcare Amphitheatre
  • ^7/17 – Boston – MGM Music Hall @ Fenway
  • ^7/18 – New York, NY – Pier 17
  • ^7/19 – Atlantic City – Hard Rock Live @ Etess Arena
  • ^7/20 – Bushkill, PA – Poconos Park Amphitheatre
  • ^7/23 – Montreal, QUE – Place Bell
  • ^7/24 – Toronto, ONT – Great Canadian Casino Resort
  • ^7/26 – Rochester Hills, MI – Meadow Brook Amphitheatre
  • ^7/27 – Cincinnati – Riverbend Music Center
  • ^7/28 – Cleveland – Blossom Music Center

* With The Tubes

^ With Wang Chung

ARTIST QUOTES:

“This event will be an explosion of fun and excitement, from the opening note to the final curtain!! It is truly an honour to be a part of the 2024 Totally Tubular Festival and share the stage with our illustrious contemporaries from the greatest decade of new wave music!! Come join us and sing-along to all the hits!!” —Ivan Doroschuk, Men Without Hats

“I have talked many times with Thomas Dolby about the chance of touring together and, at last, we have arranged a great list of dates in North America. The Totally Tubular Tour has an amazing line-up of great artists from the golden era of 80s music and I can’t wait to see you all. Best wishes, Tom Bailey.” —Tom Bailey, Thompson Twins

“Dig out your old rollerblades. Fire up the Delorean. Or just pull on a white glove and moonwalk over to the Totally Tubular Festival!” —Thomas Dolby

“This package has never been done! It will be the first time sharing the stage with some of our favorite acts. We’re stoked!!” —Tommy Tutone

“The Totally Tubular Festival is gonna be a LOT of fun! I am looking forward to greeting our fans and sharing a stage with my friends in other bands who are also along for this EPIC ride! I hope everyone who comes out has a most Bitchin’ time! I know I will!” —Eddie Munoz (Guitar & Vox), The Plimsouls

“I’m really looking forward to bringing The Plimsouls’ special brand of power-pop garage rock to the people. Can’t wait for folks across North America to see AND hear this great band.” —Garret Vandermolen (Bass & Vox), The Plimsouls

 

Meadow Brook Amphitheatre
Event Starts 5:30 PM
Featuring Thomas Dolby, Wang Chung, Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey, Modern English, Men Without Hats, Bow Wow Wow, Tommy Tutone, and The Plimsouls
July 26 / 2024 @ 5:30 PM
Meadow Brook Amphitheatre
Event Starts 5:30 PM
Featuring Thomas Dolby, Wang Chung, Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey, Modern English, Men Without Hats, Bow Wow Wow, Tommy Tutone, and The Plimsouls
July 26 / 2024 @ 5:30 PM