It’s back to the future
Electronic sounds return
Cambuslang singer Midge Ure is to hit the road again.
The former Rutherglen Academy pupil will be touring in the autumn, and joined by fellow 80s chart stars the Christians and Altered Images.
Recent years have seen Midge tour solo and acoustically, stripping his songs back, or with his old band Ultravox, but his new tour will place the emphasis on playing with a full band again.
He will perform his most loved hits such as ‘If I Was’ which topped the UK Singles Charts ‘Fade To Grey’, and, of course, ‘Vienna’, which was recently voted by BBC Radio 2 listeners as the greatest ever track to reach No.2 in the charts and by listeners of Absolute 80’s Radio as the song of the decade.
Midge, with band Electronica, will enthuse these songs with the fresh sound of modern synthesizers to create a unique and atmospheric experience.
He said: “I want to revisit some material that I’ve not really been able to perform with the recent acoustic line up, so you can expect to hear songs that haven’t been aired for a while as well as the classics and a couple of surprises.
“I’ve really enjoyed touring with a band and now I want to expand back to a four piece and return to a more electronic-based format.”
The tour will be at the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow on October 10 this year, and then touring across the country.
On the road Midge Ure is touring once more