Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Ultravox's Midge Ure does rare US tour

Midge Ure will embark on U.S. solo tour in January - his first in a decade.

The last tour across the US was all acoustic in 2001; this will be the first tour with a full band since 1985.

Right The Stars will be opening the shows and will also provide backing for Ure. 

Boasting an impressive back catalogue, Ure led the groundbreaking electro-rock band Ultravox, plus Visage, Thin Lizzy and Band Aid, where he produced/co-wrote the smash charity single "Do They Know Its Christmas?" 

He was also one of the principle creators of Live Aid and Live 8 along with Bob Geldof. Ure toured Europe recently with Ultravox, who reformed in 2009 and did solo shows and served as musical director for the Prince's Trust at the Royal Albert Hall with Eric Clapton and Phil Collins.

Besides preparing for a US tour, Midge has been keeping busy with the recent release of Ultravox's album entitled Brilliant (their first since 1986), as well as an ebook release of his autobiography If I Was due out in 2013. Fans can expect Ure's solo material and perhaps a few Ultravox tunes as Ure works on his next solo album.

Tour Dates:

Jan  08 - Oyster Bay, Long Island - Sagamore Yacht Club (only US acoustic show)
Jan. 09 - New York, NY - Iridium
Jan. 10 - Philadelphia, PA - World Cafe
Jan. 11 - Stafford Spring, CT - Palace Theatre
Jan. 12 - Woodstock, NY - Bearsville Theatre
Jan. 13 - Rochester, NY - Water Street Club                        
Jan. 14 - Toronto, Ontario - Hughs Room
Jan. 15 - Toronto, Ontario - Hughs Room  
Jan. 16 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom
Jan. 17 - Detroit, MI - Magic Bag
Jan. 18 - Milwaukee, WI - Shank Hall
Jan. 19 - Chicago, IL - Mayne Stage
Jan. 20 - Minneapolis, MN - New Skyway Lounge
Jan. 23 - San Francisco, CA - Red Devil Lounge
Jan. 24 - San Juan Capistrano, CA - Coach House (with Bow Wow wow)
Jan. 25 - San Diego, CA - Brick By Brick
Jan. 26 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theater (with Bow Wow Wow, Gene Loves Jezebel)

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