Midge Ure at The Bridgewater Hall

Midge Ure
The Bridgewater Hall
9th December 2024

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Midge Ure, a key member of Ultravox, began his music career with Salvation, later Slik, in 1974. Displeased with Slik’s direction, he joined the punk-pop group Rich Kids, led by former Sex Pistol bassist Glen Matlock. After their sole album in 1978, Ure briefly joined the Misfits (not the American band) before forming Visage, leaving to replace Gary Moore in Thin Lizzy. He then joined Ultravox in 1980, driving their mainstream success and working as a producer.

In 1982, Ure released a solo single, “No Regrets,” hitting the U.K. Top Ten. In 1984, he and Bob Geldof formed Band Aid, creating “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” for Ethiopian famine relief, leading to the Live Aid concert in 1985.

Ure’s 1985 solo debut, The Gift, featured the number one single “If I Was.” After Ultravox’s hiatus in 1985 and final album in 1986, he released his second solo album, Answers to Nothing, in 1988, charting in the U.S. His third album, Pure (1991), included the British hit “Cold, Cold Heart.” His 1996 album, Breathe, and 2000 score for Went to Coney Island, were less successful.

In the 2000s, Ure released Move Me (2001), published his autobiography, If I Was, and co-organized Live 8. He was recognized as an OBE and continued with Ultravox reunions and solo projects, releasing Fragile in 2014 and Orchestrated in 2017.

Experience a spectacular musical journey with Midge Ure’s Catalogue: The Hits Tour – a celebration of the singer and musician’s remarkable 50-year career, from his beginnings in Slik to monumental achievements with Ultravox and pivotal roles in Band Aid and Live Aid.

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