Midge Ure + Paul Young Announce Leg Two of The Soundtrack Of Your Life Tour
Grammy and Brit Award winning musician Midge Ure will return to North America on a co-headline tour with old friend, and fellow Brit, Paul Young. The second leg of the 'Soundtrack of your Life' Tour will hit the west coast starting in August, down through Texas ending up in the southeast mid September.
Midge Ure will be performing Ultravox, Visage and solo material as well as playing songs from his highly acclaimed album Fragile, released in 2014. Listen here via Billboard Magazine. There will be a handful of solo acoustic dates for Midge but the rest of the tour is very much plugged in, featuring Ure on electric guitar and synthesizer recalling the groundbreaking, innovative sound he is known for. Ure's most recent release Orchestrated, an album of re-worked versions of Ultravox hits and Midge Ure classics including 'Vienna', 'Dancing with Tears in My Eyes', and 'If I Was' was released in N. America on June 8th via BMG.
Paul Young will be performing songs from his chart topping catalogue spanning 4 decades including the smash hits "Come Back & Stay" "Every Time You Go Away." and, "What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted" as well as tracks from his latest album Good Times, released in 2016.
Midge Ure/Paul Young Tour Dates: (More TBA)
August 23 - Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theatre
August 24 - Seattle, WA - Triple Door (Two Shows)
August 26 - Portland, OR - Aladdin Theatre 1H
August 29 - San Francisco, CA - Mezzanine
August 30 - San Juan Capistrano, CA - Coach House
August 31 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre
September 1 - Solana Beach, Ca - Belly Up
September 3 - Riverside, CA - Romano's Concert Lounge
September 6 - Denver, CO - Oriental Theater
September 10 - Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey
Midge Ure has an impressive back catalogue fronting the groundbreaking electrorock band Ultravox as well as being a member of such notable bands as Visage and Thin Lizzy in addition to Band Aid where he produced and co wrote the smash charity single "Do They Know Its Christmas." He was also one of the principle creators of Live Aid and Live 8 along with Bob Geldof. Ure has spent most of his career touring the globe most recently with Ultravox who reformed in 2009 as well as some solo shows and the notable role of MD for the Princes Trust at the Royal Albert Hall with a cast of the usual suspects including Queen, Eric Clapton, Phil Collins and Mark King.Paul Young burst onto the UK music scene with his first UK number one in 1983 with "Wherever I Lay My Hat." His 1993 debut album "No Parlez" went straight to the top of the album charts, eventually reaching quadruple Platinum with the smash single releases "Love Of The Common People" and "Come Back & Stay." Paul sang on Band-Aid's historic "Do They Know It's Christmas", famously opening the song with its first lines. This charity single spawned the never-to-be-repeated worldwide concert Live Aid in 1985. That same year, Paul's UK chart topping second album, "The Secret of Association" consolidated his success worldwide with a number one Billboard Chart single in the USA, "Every Time You Go Away." In 1990, the LP Other Voices, had a U.S. number one Adult Contemporary hit with "Oh Girl", to be followed in 1992 with another U.S. number one Adult Contemporary hit with "What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted" from the movie "Fried Green Tomatoes At The Whistle Stop Cafe". Paul has collaborated and sung over the years with many artists such as Dave Gilmour, Steve Winwood, Paul Carrack, Bobby Womack, Billy Joel, Chaka Khan, Clannad, and the hits continued in the 90's with a collaborative number one European hit with Italian artist Zucchero, "Senza Una Donna", and the solo hit "Now I Know What Made Otis Blue". 2016 Saw the release of Paul's latest album release "Good Times" on the UK label New State.