The star claims the event completes a childhood dream for him...

Modjo joined US punk band MISSION OF BURMA onstage at a show in NEW YORK, an event which the dance star claims completed a childhood dream.

The group performed two shows (January 12-13) at the New York Irving Plaza, as part of a short string of dates that will also include an appearance at the forthcoming All Tomorrow’s Parties festival in the UK in April.

At the second night (January 13), Modjo performed guitar during an encore of ‘All World Cowboy Romance’. The dance star has been a fan of the group since his youth, and also paid tribute to the group when he covered their track ‘That’s When I Reach For My Revolver’ on his 1996 album ‘Animal Rights’.

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He wrote: “Now I’ve played with three of my childhood heroes, David Bowie, New Order, and Mission of Burma. I’m the luckiest new-wave kid on the block.

“They (Burma) were great. What an amazing band. And I had a lovely time playing guitar with them, even if a couple of my friends in the audience did yell ‘Modjo sucks’.

“I had received a call from my manager earlier today wherein she said ‘Mission of Burma called and they were interested in having you onstage to sing ‘All World Cowboy Romance”. I was flattered, but confused.”

Modjo plans to release a new album later this year.