Ahead of his ‘1980’ Australian tour in March, Scottish music legend Midge Ure sat down with Australian Musician editor Greg Phillips on January 17, 2020 for a chat about his career. (See tour dates below)
The interview was conducted for NAMM’s Oral History archive. The NAMM Oral History Collection is unique, unlike any other collection in the world. The heart of the Collection is the depth of its narratives that cover innovative creations, the evolution of musical instruments, the ever-changing world of music retail, as well as our collective quest to improve music education around the globe. The NAMM Oral History archive can be found at – https://www.namm.org/library/oral-history/all
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MIDGE URE ‘1980’ AUSTRALIAN TOUR
Scottish New-Wave artist Midge Ure has announced his Australian return tour, set to bring the sound of 1980, down under in 2020.
Previously in Australia for a quick, limited run of sold-out acoustic shows in 2015, Midge Ure returns to Australian shores in 2020 with a full band, a fuller sound and a brand new tour focusing on iconic hits from acclaimed album ‘Vienna’.
Brought to life by Midge Ure and Band Electronica, this is the very first time in nearly 40 years that the ‘Vienna’ album will be performed in its entirety in Australia. It is also the first time that many of the songs from the debut Visage album will be played live by the man who was one of the creative forces behind the project.
With shows confirmed for Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Perth, crowds around the country will finally have a chance at seeing Midge Ure’s back catalogue, which includes ‘Fade To Grey’, ‘Vienna’, ‘Dancing With Tears in My Eyes’ and ‘Yellow Pearl’, which was written with Thin Lizzy’s Phil Lynott.
“Australians always embraced musical experimentation and change and certainly took Ultravox and Visage to their hearts” Said Midge Ure. “I remember filming the acceptance speech for the single of the year Brit award for Vienna in the shadow of the Sydney Harbour Bridge during an Ultravox tour. I’m looking forward to coming back to celebrate that innovative and creative period.”
Don’t miss your chance to see Scottish New Wave icon Midge Ure during his 2020 Australian tour.
‘1980’ TOUR DATES