To mark his seventieth birthday and to rejoice a life in music, Midge Ure will headline an unique one-night-only live performance on the Royal Albert Corridor on October 4, 2023. Subtitled ‘Celebrating 7 A long time: A Life In Music’, the occasion will see the Scottish singer-songwriter play all the numerous songs from a outstanding profession now spanning seven many years.
Of the present, Midge Ure mentioned in an official statement, “What do you get as a present in your important seventieth? A birthday celebration present on the Royal Albert Corridor in fact. There are status venues and globally famend status venues and the RAH falls into the latter. That’s the final present for a musician, one which lasts for the remainder of your life.”
Tickets for the present start with a venue pre-sale on Thursday, June 15 at 9am for Associates & Patrons of the Royal Albert Corridor. Basic sale stars on Friday 16 June at 9am. Go to the venue’s official website for additional data.
As a world star who has acquired a number of Ivor Novello, Grammy and BASCAP awards together with a slew of gold and platinum information, Midge Ure actually wants little or no introduction. By the point his solo single “If I Was” topped the UK charts in 1985, he had already crammed a number of musical lifetimes into a ten 12 months skilled profession speaks volumes. Silk, The Wealthy Children, Skinny Lizzy, Visage, Ultravox and arguably essentially the most well-known one-off group in musical historical past, Band Support, had by then all had the guiding hand of his musical navigation.
Ure first got here to prominence with 70’s teen band Silk, whose signature hit “Endlessly And Ever” took over at primary from ABBA’s “Mamma Mia” on Valentine’s Day 1976. Midge was snapped up by ex-Intercourse Pistols bassist Glen Matlock the next 12 months for his new outfit, The Wealthy Children, who charted amid an avalanche of press with a self-titled EMI single early in 1978.
By 1979, after a quick spell changing Gary Moore in Skinny Lizzy, Ure grow to be the brand new frontman in Ultravox, changing John Foxx. The band was a serious affect on the brand new romantic and electro-pop actions of the early ’80s, tracks like “Reap the Wild Wind,” “Dancing With Tears in My Eyes,” “The Voice” and 1981’s timeless “Vienna” had been all large hits the world over. The band additionally chalked up seven consecutive high ten albums in simply six years.
Ure additionally wrote and produced “Fade to Gray” for Visage in 1980, then hit the highest 10 in the summertime of 1982 together with his first launch beneath his personal identify, “No Regrets.” Then got here November 25, 1984, a historic day for Midge and all of pop music, as 36 artists by the collective identify Band Support gathered at SARM Studios in west London beneath Ure’s manufacturing. They recorded “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” a music he had simply written with Bob Geldof because the trade’s heartfelt and eloquent contribution to Ethiopian famine aid and the unstoppable emotion engendered by the mission led to Reside Support, the summer time 1985 world live performance that spoke for a era.