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Howard Jones - seen here performing last year at Summerfest - will headline the Retro Futura Tour at State Fair. (PHOTO: Andy Tarnoff)

State Fair's Main Stage turns back the clock to 1985 for Retro Futura Tour show

Throw on some acid wash jeans, your Members Only jacket and a Swatch watch, and make sure your mullet is looking fly, because the Wisconsin State Fair is headed back to the '80s for the Retro Futura Tour on Thursday, Aug. 3.

The tour brings together a collection of '80s New Wave stars, headlined by Howard Jones of "No One Is To Blame" and "Things Can Only Get Better" fame. Joining Jones for the Retro Futura Tour stop will be Men Without Hats ("The Safety Dance"), Modern English ("I Melt with You"), The English Beat ("Save It For Later"), Paul Young ("Come Back and Stay") and Katrina of Katrina and the Waves ("Walking on Sunshine").

Tickets for the show, ranging from $25 to $35, will go on sale beginning Friday, March 24 at 9 a.m. at the State Fair ticket office and State Fair's official website. All tickets for the 7 p.m. show are reserved and come complete with fair admission.

The Retro Futura Tour joins John Mellencamp, the I Love the 90s Tour – featuring Kid 'n Play, Tone Loc and Young MC, and R&B group All-4-One – and Christian pop duo For King & Country on the Wisconsin State Fair Main Stage headliner list. Stay tuned to OnMilwaukee for more State Fair acts as they are announced.

The Wisconsin State Fair will run from Thursday, Aug. 3 through Sunday, Aug. 13.


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