Midge Ure and Band Electronica bring The 1980 Tour to the Town Hall next Monday.
This tour celebrates and revisits a pivotal time for music and for Midge himself.
Autumn 1979 was a pivotal point in my career trajectory,” Midge Ure explains. “Over the previous two years I had grown from ‘pop band’ (Slik) to ‘post punk band’ (The Rich Kids) to being a stand in guitarist for Thin Lizzy. Over the course of autumn into winter 1979, while working on the Visage project with Billy Currie, I was invited to join Ultravox. The work we did that winter on the ‘Vienna’ album was an exhilarating rush of creativity the likes of which I had never experienced before.
“Forty years later I want to celebrate this period and as we pass from 2019 into 2020 play the ‘Vienna’ album in its entirety along with highlights from the eponymous ‘Visage’ album. Join me and my Band Electronica celebrating the year of release for both the Vienna and Visage albums….1980”.
Brought to life by Midge Ure and Band Electronica, this is the very first time in the 40 years since it was made that the ‘Vienna’ album will be performed in its entirety. It is also the first time that many of the songs from the debut Visage album will be played live.
The music will be performed in a stage setting designed to reflect the atmosphere and ambience the albums deserve.
Our team will see you there!
MIDGE URE & BAND ELECTRONICA — THE 1980 TOUR
6th — Norwich, Theatre Royal
7th — Birmingham, Town Hall
8th — Leicester, De Montford Hall
10th — Cambridge, Corn Exchange
11th — Cardiff, Tramshed
12th — Aylesbury, Waterside Theatre
13th — Glasgow, Barrowlands
15th — Guildford, G-Live
16th — Leamington, Assembly
18th — London, Palladium
19th — Southend, Cliffs Pavilion
20th — Ipswich, Corn Exchange
21st — York, Grand Opera House
22nd — Gateshead, Sage
25th — Manchester, Albert Hall
26th — Liverpool, Philharmonic Hall