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Thu, 19 March 2015

Midge Ure Tour Australia April 2015

Filed under: acoustic music, Live Music Venues, rock music, Gigs, General — site admin @ 9:36 am

Australian dates
8th April Showroom @ HBF Stadium
10th April Milanos Hotel Melbourne
11th April Shoppingtown Doncaster
12th April The Basement Sydney
15th April Lizottes Newcastle
All tickets will go on sale on Monday Feb 2nd.
Buy online from the venues.

The legendary MIDGE URE will return to Australia in April to perform five shows in Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and Newcastle.
The voice of Ultravox and co-writer of the historic, blockbuster hit “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” (in collaboration with Bob Geldof) last visited our shores two years ago with his three-piece band, selling out venues and earning high praise from critics and fans.
More recently, he has been touring Europe and receiving standing ovations for his one-man acoustic concerts, mesmerising audiences with intimate versions of his cherished hits from Ultravox, Visage and his solo career. It is in this mode, Australian fans will be treated to a rare, up-close-and-personal experience with Midge Ure.
Scottish-born Ure has been fearlessly innovative over the years - through creative production and songs like Fade to Grey (Visage), Vienna and Dancing With Tears in My Eyes (Ultravox) and his solo gems including “If I Was” and “No Regrets” - all of which will be performed in stripped back form … just the man himself, his guitar and THAT voice.
Ultravox was a major influence on the new romantic and electro-pop movements of the early ’80s, and continue to be so today. Their successful trademark was combining Midge’s powerful guitar riffs with sweeping synthesiser motifs and state-of-the-art visuals.
Ure’s 1984 co-songwriting effort with Bob Geldof, ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas’ was a heartfelt contribution to Ethiopian famine relief, and a worldwide fundraising phenomenon resonating stronger than ever in Christmas 2014, when the song reached the No. 1 chart position in 65 countries with a new version and revised lyrics to help fund the fight against the Ebola virus.

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