Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Midge Ure of Ultravox's long awaited solo CD arrives soon

Since I interviewed Ure for his recent U.S. tour (see elsewhere here), this is one of my highly anticipated albums of 2014...

Grammy and Brit Award winning musician Midge Ure, OBE (Officer of the British Empire - awarded in 2005) is set to release Fragile, his first new studio album in over a decade, on Aug. 18 via eOne Music.

The album's tracks were influenced by Ure's accomplished guitar work (Rich Kids, Thin Lizzy) and the synth sounds and technology he has utilized since the late 1970s to today (Visage, Ultravox). "Dark, Dark Night" is a collaboration with Moby.

Ure recorded almost entirely in his own studio in Bath, England and handled the playing, arranging, producing and engineering. "Dark, Dark Night" is a collaboration with Moby. 

Fragile is quite possibly the most intimate and honest album I have ever released. Its the kind of work you can only do after a lifetime making music," said Midge Ure.
Ure will also play dates in North America this summer as part of the Retro Futura Tour.

"Doing the Retro Futura Tour 2014 is going to be a great experience for me in the U.S. Working with Howard Jones and Tom Bailey (Thompson Twins) playing many songs which shaped the 80’s will be a ball."

"Although it isn’t the time or place to introduce music from my long awaited new album ‘Fragile,’ I will be performing songs from this new work directly after the tour finishes in the form of solo acoustic shows to be announced soon."

Tour Dates:

The Retro Futura Tour 2014 lineup also includes Thompson Twins' Tom Bailey, Howard Jones, China Crisis, Katrina of Katrina & The Waves and introducing Right The Stars

Aug 21 New York, NY - Best Buy Theater
Aug 22 Glenside, PA - Keswick Theatre
Aug 23 Brookhaven, NY - Pennysaver Amphitheater
Aug 24 Boston, MA - Wilbur Theatre
Aug 26 Toronto, Canada - Kool Haus
Aug 27 Chicago, IL - Ravinia Festival
Aug 29 Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre
Aug 30 Saratoga, CA - Mountain Winery
Sep 03 Tempe, AZ - The Marquee
Sep 04 San Diego, CA - Humphreys Concerts By the Bay
Sep 05 Las Vegas, NV - Mandalay Bay
Sep 06 Sandy, UT - Sandy Amphitheatre

Fragile track listing:

1. I Survived
2. Are We Connected
3. Let It Rise
4. Become
5. Star Crossed
6. Wire and Wood
7. Dark, Dark Night
8. For All You Know
9. Bridges
10. Fragile

Ure's autobiography 'If I Was' is now available as an E-Book (narrated by the man himself) and available at:

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