It’s back to the fu­ture

Elec­tronic sounds re­turn

Rutherglen Reformer - - Out & About - Jonathan Ged­des

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

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