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The Alarm's Mike Peters says band's US tour with Modern English, Jay Aston's Gene Loves Jezebel will be "an incredible time"

Welsh rockers The Alarm will be touring the U.S. this summer with two other bands from the 1980s U.K. new wave scene -- Modern English and Jay Aston's Gene Loves Jezebel. The Sigma LXXXV Tour 2019 will visit nearly 40 cities, kicking off July 19 concert in Austin, Texas, and running through a September 8 date in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Alarm frontman Mike Peters says he expects to have "an incredible time" on the trek, which he says will show that all three groups are still making vibrant, powerful music.

"[W]e're really trying to highlight the fact that all our bands are still really as active as we've ever been," Peters tells ABC Radio. "We might have a sort of omnipresence on heritage radio through the music we made at a certain time, but we're still…all making brand-new music…and it's a chance to show what our generation can still contribute."

Mike adds, "[W]e come from an era that gave us Live Aid and all those life-changing events that sprung up from the '80s…We can pass a lot on of what we've learned through our experiences of being in bands that have had lifelong careers, and with an audience that have stayed with us."

The trek's name eludes to The Alarm's upcoming studio album, Sigma, which will be released June 28.

Peters says much of Sigma was written while his wife was being treated for breast cancer as he continued his own ongoing battle with leukemia.

"They're reflective of my life and our life as a family," Peters notes, "but I think through that, it relates to other [people] who are dealing with the same dilemmas we've had to face."

Here are all of the Sigma LXXXV Tour dates:

7/17 -- Nashville, TN, Mercy Lounge*
7/19 -- Austin, TX, 3Ten ACL Live
7/20 -- Dallas, TX, Gas Monkey
7/21 -- Oklahoma City, OK, Tower Theatre
7/24 -- Las Vegas, NV, House of Blues
7/25 -- San Diego, CA, House of Blues
7/26 -- Temecula, CA, Wiens Family Cellars
7/27 -- Los Angeles, CA, Microsoft Theater – 80's Weekend+
7/31 -- Phoenix, AZ, Celebrity Theatre
8/2 -- San Francisco, CA, Regency Ballroom
8/3 -- Sacramento, CA, Ace of Spades
8/5 -- Portland, OR, Aladdin Theater
8/6 -- Seattle, WA, Triple Door
8/7 -- Spokane, WA, Bing Crosby Theater
8/8 -- Salt Lake City, UT, The Complex**
8/9 -- Denver, CO, Oriental Theater
8/10 -- Lawrence, KS, Liberty Hall
8/12 -- St. Louis, MO, Delmar Hall
8/14 -- Minneapolis, MN, Fine Line
8/15 -- Milwaukee, WI, Turner Ballroom
8/16 -- Chicago, IL, House of Blues
8/17 -- Detroit, MI, Saint Andrew's Hall
8/18 -- Cleveland, OH, House of Blues
8/20 -- Portland, ME, Aura
8/21 -- Boston, MA, Paradise Rock Club
8/23 -- Huntington, NY, The Paramount
8/24 -- Jim Thorpe, PA, Penn's Peak
8/25 -- Falls Church, VA, The State Theatre
8/29 -- Asbury Park, NJ, Asbury Lanes
8/30 -- Staten Island, NY, St. George Theater
8/31 -- Glenside, PA, The Keswick Theater
9/1 -- Norfolk, VA, NorVa
9/3 -- Charlotte, NC, Neighborhood Theatre
9/4 -- Atlanta, GA, The Masquerade
9/5 -- Orlando, FL, The Social
9/6 -- Bonita Springs, FL, Southwest Florida Event Centre
9/7 -- Miami, FL, The Ground at Club Space
9/8 -- St. Petersburg, FL, Ferg's Concert Courtyard

* = The Alarm only.
** = The Alarm and Gene Loves Jezebel only.
+ = with The Alarm, Modern English, General Public/English Beat, Andy Bell of Erasure, The Motels, Naked Eyes, Vanilla Ice, Young MC, Tone Loc.