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Midge Ure US Tour 2015

Für Homepage Tour 2015Midge Ure will be undertaking a solo acoustic tour in early 2015 in North American and Canada

‘Fragile Troubadour’ Tour runs Jan-March 2015

 Grammy and Brit Award winning musician Midge Ure has added more dates to his upcoming North American solo acoustic tour.  The gigs are in support of Midge’s first new album in over a decade entitled Fragile, released earlier this year via eOne Music. The album contains ten tracks that take from the various influences spanning Midge’s vast career from his accomplished guitar work (Rich Kids, Thin Lizzy) to the synth sounds and technology he has utilized since the late 70’s to today (Visage, Ultravox.) Fragile was recorded almost in its entirety in Midge’s studio in Bath, England with Midge at the helm, playing, arranging, producing and engineering, a true ‘solo album.’
Midge spent a good portion of this past summer in the states on The Retro Futura Tour playing a setlist of select hits spanning his solo career as well as tracks from the Ultravox catalogue. The tour in early 2015 will be the first time he plays songs from Fragile in the US. Fans can expect to hear some of the other hits as well.

“If ‘Fragile’ is a true solo album in the sense that I have made it unaided then the ‘Fragile Troubadour’ tour follows in it’s footsteps. I have chosen to undertake this tour totally alone with no crew or tour manager. It’s a challenge, not forced upon me, but one I have given myself to cross North America with a guitar and a wealth of songs in true troubadour style performing not only songs from the new album but classic Ultravox, Visage and past solo works in this intimate fashion.” Midge Ure

In addition to his most recent album, Midge also served as co-executive producer on Band Aid 30 which debuted last month in the UK, on X Factor. The single is availble for purchase on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/album/do-they-know-its-christmas/id940786969 and available on CD starting today in stores and online.

Midge recently talked to Rolling Stone about the experience of putting the project together along with Sir Bob Geldof. Within miutes of the track’s launch, it raised over 1 million pounds to help fight the ebola crisis in West Africa and has raised thousands more since.

Midge Ure has an impressive back catalogue fronting the groundbreaking electrorock band  

Ultravox as well as being a member of such noteable bands as Visage and Thin Lizzy in addition to Band Aid where he produced and 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 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 Eric Clapton, Phil Collins and Mark King.

 “Yes, the lead singer of new wave band Ultravox (and co-conspirator of Band Aid and Live Aid) released an album in 2014 that sounded fresh and relevant to the current musical landscape. And it’s no wonder: Ure practically invented the electronic indie genre when he wrote brooding, sweeping songs such as “Dancing with Tears in My Eyes” and “Vienna.” Fragile is introspective and moody but never manipulative or retro.”

Huffington Post

“A true unsung hero.”

Boston Globe

 “Ure combines elegant melodies, eloquent lyrics and pure, exceptionally expressive vocals, all enhanced by lush and imaginative production.”  

San Jose Mercury News

Tourdates North America and Canada

07th Jan Seattle, WA Triple Door
08th Jan Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge
09th Jan Sacramento, CA Harlow (early show)
10th Jan San Francisco, CA The Chapel
11th Jan Los Angeles, CA McCabe’s
13th Jan San Diego, CA The Casbah
14th Jan San Juan Capistrano, CA The Coach House
16th Jan Tucson, AZ Hotel Congress
17th Jan Atlanta, GA Eddie’s Attic
18th Jan Austin, TX Cactus Cafe
19th Jan Jacksonville, FL Jack Rabbits
20th Jan St. Petersburg, FL Local 662
19th Feb Halifax, NS The Carlton Music Bar & Grill
21st Feb Boston, MA Johnny D’s
23rd Feb Lancaster Tellus360
24th Feb Philadelphia, PA world cafe
25th Feb Glen Cove, NY The View Grill
26th Feb New York, NY Iridium
27th Feb New York, NY Iridium
28th Feb Sugarloaf, NY Sugarloaf PAC
01st March Montreal Lasala Rosa
03rd March Ottawa Black Sheep Inn
04th March Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Hall
05th March Detroit, MI Magic Bag
07th March Chicago, IL Old Town School of Folk Music
08th March Bethesda, MD Blues and Jazz