Velvet Sessions: Modern English set for August concert at Universal's Hard Rock Hotel

New wave band Modern English will perform at the next edition of Velvet Sessions, the monthly lobby concert/cocktail party at Universal Orlando's Hard Rock Hotel.

The group, known for singles such as "I Melt With You" and "Hands Across the Sea," will be on stage on Aug. 29. Original members are still in the band, which was formed in 1979 and is planning a record release this year.

Tickets are $35 (or $29 in advance online). Admission includes valet parking, select specialty drinks and fingerfoods until show time. A VIP area is available for $50.

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