Midge Ure to tour his greatest hits

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 2 October 2017
Midge Ure

Midge Ure

Midge Ure is heading out on the road with The Christians and Altered Images for a new UK tour which will celebrate his four-decade spanning career

Midge Ure is heading out on a greatest hits tour with a new show which will celebrate his career.

The former Ultravox frontman is heading out on the road with The Christians and Altered Images - fronted by Clare Grogan and famous for their singles 'Happy Birthday' and 'Don't Talk to Me About Love' - for a huge run of concerts celebrating the three acts' massive contribution to music.

In recent years, Midge has been playing acoustic versions of his songs live but for these gigs the 63-year-old star will be running through his back catalogue of beloved tracks as they were released, including 'If I Was', 'Vienna' and 'Fade to Grey'.

Midge - who was responsible for co-writing Band Aid charity single 'Do They Know It's Christmas?' with Bob Geldof - will be playing with his band Electronica who will update these pop classics with the fresh sound of modern synthesisers to update the sound.

Speaking about the concept of the tour, Midge 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 Christians will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of their eponymously titled debut album ahead of the release of their new LP 'Sings & Strings' on October 6.

Speaking about her return to touring, Clare, 55, said: "It's been quite some time since I've toured so it's going to be a very special event in my calendar this year - especially as I'm getting to share a stage with the equally mighty Midge Ure and The Christians. We are going to have beautiful music, fun, and in my case maybe some tears and we'll be taking the whole audience with us."

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