Songs, Questions & Answers Tour Starts Today
Grammy nominated and Brit Award winning musician, Midge Ure, returns to the North American intimate venue circuit with his open and honest, Songs, Questions and Answers Tour. The trek kicks off tonight in Oakland, California.
Direct from the hugely successful UK leg of the tour, Midge will be performing solo acoustic versions of his catalogue and taking questions, and maybe the odd song request, from the audience. The tour was originally billed as a duo, but the musician set to join had to drop out and Ure decided, “The show must go on.”
There is plenty to talk about, too, while covering a 40 year professional career: Ultravox, Solo work, Band Aid, his Orchestrated album from 2017 – and anything the audience can think of to ask him!
This is as close as you can possibly get to the man, his life and his music. An event as real, honest, uplifting and poignant as his songs.
Midge Ure released Soundtrack 1978-2019 on September 20th via Chrysalis Records. The 32-song collection encompasses four decades of Ure’s rich and varied career. In addition to many classic Ultravox and Midge Ure solo tracks, this collection also features previously unreleased material. One of these songs is a new remix of 2014’s ‘Dark Dark Night’, co-written and performed with Moby.
The collection also features collaborations with the likes of Kate Bush (Sister And Brother), Sir George Martin (orchestral arrangement on All In One Day), former Japan member Mick Karn (After A Fashion), and Heaven 17’s Glenn Gregory (Personal Heaven).
The double CD version also comes with an accompanying DVD. The DVD features video promos from the Rich Kids and Midge’s solo work and collaborations. Later videos by his Band Electronica, and bonus documentaries.
The collection is also be available to buy as a special limited edition clear, single vinyl LP, which will feature the Chrysalis solo singles. Only available through Midge’s online store.
Midge Ure Tour Dates
Jan 15 – Oakland, CA – Yoshi’s
Jan 16 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up
Jan 17 – San Juan Capistrano, CA – Coach House
Jan 18 – Sacramento, CA – Harlow’s
Jan 20 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir
Jan 21 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater
Jan 22 – Seattle, WA – Recital Hall @ Benaroya Hall
Jan 24 – Salt Lake City, UT – State Room
Jan 25 – Denver, CO – Soiled Dove
Jan 27 – Kansas City, MO – Record Bar
Jan 28 – St. Louis, MO – Off Broadway Tap Room
Jan 29 – Chicago, IL – City Winery
Jan 30 – Hamilton, ON – The Casbah
Jan 31 – Toronto, ON – Hugh’s Room 1H
Feb 01 – Pawling, NY – Daryl’s House
Feb 03 – Boston, MA – City Winery
Feb 04 – Sellersville, PA – Sellersville Theater
Feb 05 – Washington DC – City Winery – Wine Garden
Feb 06 – New York, NY – Iridium
Feb 07 – New York, NY – Iridium
Feb 08 – Long Island, NY – My Fathers Place
Feb 09 – Bordentown, NJ – Man Cave (2 Shows)
Midge Ure has an impressive back catalogue fronting the groundbreaking electrorock band Ultravox who reformed briefly in 2009 as well as being a member of such notable bands as Visage and Thin Lizzy in addition to Band Aid where he produced and co wrote the smash charity single ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas,’ still one of the biggest singles in UK music history. He was also one of the principle creators of Live Aid and Live 8 along with Bob Geldof. Ure has spent most of his career touring the globe most recently with Ultravox who reformed in 2009 as well as some solo shows and the notable role of MD for the Princes Trust at the Royal Albert Hall with a cast of the usual suspects including Queen, Eric Clapton, Phil Collins and Mark King.
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