Midge Ure Set to Release 'Fragile' 8/18
Grammy and Brit Award winning musician Midge Ure, OBE (Officer of the British Empire - awarded in 2005) is set to release his first new album in over a decade entitled Fragile, via eOne Music. The album, containing ten tracks takes from the various influences spanning Midge's vast career from his accomplished guitar work (Rich Kids, Thin Lizzy) to the synth sounds and technology he has utilized since the late 70's to today (Visage, Ultravox.) The album was recorded almost in its entiretly in Midge's studio in Bath, England with Midge at the helm, playing, arranging, producing and engineering, a true 'solo album.'
An album of beautifully crafted, atmospheric music from a skilled songwriter, 'Become' (which is presently in heavy rotation on BBC Radio) and 'Dark, Dark Night' (a collaboration with Moby), shows more than a passing nod to his electronic roots, all the way to the heady, cinematic soundscape of 'Fragile' or 'Star Crossed', which could almost be called contemporary prog-rock all blend comfortably on this collection of songs.
Midge Ure has an impressive back catalogue fronting the groundbreaking electrorock band Ultravox as well as being a member of such noteable 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 Eric Clapton, Phil Collins and Mark King.
"Doing the Retro Futura Tour 2014 is going to be a great experience for me in the US. Working with Howard Jones and Tom Bailey (Thompson Twins) playing many songs which shaped the 80's will be a ball."
"Although it isn't the time or place to introduce music from my long awaited new album 'Fragile' I will be performing songs from this new work directly after the tour finishes in the form of solo acoustic shows to be announced soon."
Midge Ure Tour Dates:
The Retro Futura Tour 2014 lineup also includes Thompson Twins' Tom Bailey, Howard Jones, China Crisis, Katrina of Katrina & The Waves and introducing Right The Stars
Aug 21 New York, NY - Best Buy Theater
Aug 22 Glenside, PA - Keswick Theatre
Aug 23 Brookhaven, NY - Pennysaver Amphitheater
Aug 24 Boston, MA - Wilbur Theatre
Aug 26 Toronto, Canada - Kool Haus
Aug 27 Chicago, IL - Ravinia Festival
Aug 29 Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre
Aug 30 Saratoga, CA - Mountain Winery
Sep 03 Tempe, AZ - The Marquee
Sep 04 San Diego, CA - Humphreys Concerts By the Bay
Sep 05 Las Vegas, NV - Mandalay Bay
Sep 06 Sandy, UT - Sandy Amphitheatre
Fragile track listing:
1. I Survived
2. Are We Connected
3. Let It Rise
5. Star Crossed
6. Wire and Wood
7. Dark, Dark Night
8. For All You Know