Midge Ure concert at the Corn Hall, Cirencester
Midge Ure - star of Ultravox and Band Aid – returns to the Corn Hall, Cirencester, on Saturday, April 29th, following the success of last year’s sell-out performance.
‘Uncovered’ sees Midge playing an acoustic set covering his 30-year musical career, combining his classic hits with a selection of songs that have been a major influence on him - along with a smattering of personal reflections.
His chart success began back in 1976 when his group Slik hit the number one spot with Forever and Ever. Midge was snapped up by ex-Sex Pistol Glen Matlock the following year for his new outfit, the Rich Kids, and in 1979 he became the new frontman in Ultravox.
Throughout the first half of the 80s, Ultravox brilliantly combined the responsibilities of top 10 chartmakers and innovative style-makers.
Tracks such as Reap The Wild Wind, Dancing With Tears In My Eyes, Love's Great Adventure and 1981's timeless Vienna were all massive hits the world over, combining Midge's powerful guitar riffs with sweeping synthesisers.
Band Aid, under Ure's production, recorded Do They Know It's Christmas?. Co-written by Midge with Bob Geldof, it sold more than three million world-wide, and the led to Live Aid, the summer 1985 global concert that spoke for a generation. Midge remains a Band Aid Trustee to this day.
Just two months after Live Aid, Midge was back at No.1 in Britain, this time under his own name, with If I Was.
Cotswold District Council Events Officer Rik Husdan said: “Tickets sold out for Midge’s Corn Hall performance last year and he’s sure to prove just as popular this time round. It promises to be another great evening’s entertainment.”
Tickets available now from: Cirencester Visitor Information Centre 01285 654180 Swindon Visitor Information Centre 01793 530328
Tickets £14 in advance or £15 on the door. Doors open 8.15pm for an 8.45pm performance.