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Midge Ure and Ultravox news 2012

Midge Ure on BBC News

31 May 2012: Midge Ure on BBC News talking about the new Ultravox album Brilliant

May 2012

Ultravox Brilliant tour info added

Tourinfo Ultravox and Midge Ure

First radio play of new Ultravox track Brilliant

April 2012

‘BRILLIANT’ the brand new studio album from Ultravox
Release: May 28th on EMI Records

EMI are proud to announce the return of Ultravox with their first studio album in 28 years. Following on from the sold-out Return To Eden reformation shows in 2009, the classic Ultravox line-up has recorded a 12-track collection of brand new songs which will be released on May 28th ahead of a full UK tour in September and October.
Dramatic, passionate and truly epic in scale and sound, ‘Brilliant’ is not only a prescient reminder of how great this reborn band are, but an exciting and vital addition to an extraordinary catalogue of music which today sounds more current and influential than ever.
Emerging from the new wave and electro scenes of the late 70’s, Ultravox fashioned a form of electronic rock music that was uniquely powerful and delivered massive hits through the 1980’s such as ‘Hymn’, ‘Dancing With Tears In My Eyes’, ‘The Voice’, ‘Reap The Wild Wind’, ‘Love’s Great Adventure’, ‘We Came To Dance’ and of course the timeless and atmospheric ‘Vienna’.
‘Brilliant’ sees Ultravox expanding their classic sonic template and reminding us of their strength as songwriters of the highest calibre. Full details of the album will be revealed soon along with the thirteen-date tour they will be embarking on later this year.

cover of the new Ultravox album Brilliant The tracklisting for ‘Brilliant’ is as follows:
Live Again, Flow, Brilliant, The Change, Rise, Remembering, Hello, This One, Fall, Let It Lie, Satellite, Contact.

Midge Ure in Andrew Marr Show

Sunday januari 2012
Part 1

Part 2

Midge Ure and Ultravox News 2011

New Ultravox album finished

15 December 2011
BILLY CURRIE lets cat out of the bag regarding album and tour (potential) dates, though yet to be confirmed:
13th DECEMBER 2011, Merry Christmas to all you people and have a great 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!
We have finally finished the ULTRAVOX album.
We are putting a tour together for April. Can't say exactly where yet. Looking at all possibilities!
We will be performing some of our new music. Looking forward to that!
It was excellent working with Steve Lipson.
Very talented! What energy he has!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Fucking Hell!
It is good to get out of the studio and thinking about performing live again!
The release of the album will coincide with our tour.
Everything has changed in the music scene but not that one!
I played the Violin on the Ultravox album.
It's good to work with a band again when playing the Violin. Musicians who have a feel for the instrument!
I played the Violin in Ultravox of the 70's and 80's. Enough for it to be part of the sound of the band.
I am getting on with my new music. This album will be out later in 2012.
The Viola will be prominant. It is such a soulful sound. I also have a beautifully quality instrument.
I will be informing everyone as to what is happening. Updating my site more frequently now we have the album finished so keep in touch!


Concert Midge Ure Dusseldorf, Germany

7 December 2011
Midge Ure Dusseldorf

More pictures at: midgeure.blogspot.com

New Ulravox album

From Ultravox.og.uk:
New Ultravox album nearing completion
We are delighted to announce that following Ultravox's return to the live arena in 2009/10 with their successful Return to Eden tour, that they have recently signed a deal with Universal Records. A natural progression from the reformation that was a celebration of their 30th anniversary, the band have been working on new material for an album since Autumn 2010, which is now nearing completion.

"We've had such a great time performing our old songs over the last two years that we just didn't want it to end! There's an immense satisfaction in looking across the stage and seeing those familiar faces playing the songs that we wrote as a unit. When we sat down to attempt to write some new songs we found that the ideas just kept coming and so a new album became not just inevitable, but something we really wanted to do together. Once again the whole has proved to be greater than the sum of the parts."

Midge Ure - From Pop Star to Opera Star!

May 2011
Midge Ure will be taking part in the new ITV series of 'From Pop Star to Opera Star' which airs on ITV next month, June 2011.
Full details at ITV.com

Forthcoming live EP

Following on from the news about new material, comes more information about the forthcoming EP release, Moments from Eden. Due to be released by Eden Recording Ltd on February 21st, the 4 track CD is also being released as a Limited Edition 10" vinyl disc and features New Europeans, White China, Love's Great Adventure and Herr X - a special version of Mr X, with Warren Cann vocalising in German.

Mick Karn died

4th January 2011
From mickkarn.net:
It's with profound sadness that we have to inform you that Mick Karn finally lost his battle with cancer and passed away peacefully at 4.30pm today, 4th January 2011 at home in Chelsea, London. He was surrounded by his family and friends and will be deeply missed by all.

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