STOP PRESS

South African Shows Cancelled

We are sorry to have to report that the shows in South Africa, are at the time of writing, very unlikely to go ahead due to contractual obligations not having been fulfilled by AfroAsia Events despite many promises from them. We are now not able to obtain any sort of response from them despite repeated attempts by phone and email. This, obviously, is totally outside Midge's control, and we can only suggest that those of you who have purchased tickets contact your point of purchase for a refund. (25.11.14)

US Solo Acostic dates

Midge will once again be undertaking a series of solo acostic shows in January on the West Coast. Further dates are planned for the East Coast in February. His "Fragile Troubadour" outing will be just him with his acoustic guitar and no crew! 

 

Official Press Release

To end the ongoing speculation in the media.........

This year it will be 30 years since the launch of the original recording of "Do they know it's Christmas?” - the iconic song written by Sir Bob Geldof and Midge Ure OBE to raise funds for the victims of the 1984 Ethiopian famine. 

 

On Monday 10th November Bob and Midge will be hosting a press briefing to announce the official launch of Band Aid 30. The 2014 recording will feature a new generation of artists and musicians – many of whom weren’t even born when the original 1984 Band Aid single was released. 

 

The briefing takes place at Freuds, 55 Newman Street, London W1T 3EB at 1300. Doors will open at 1200. Media should arrive on site by 1230 latest. 

 

 

New Tour for 2015 - a Breathe anniversary retrospective

 

Songs, like people have anniversaries and birthdays...none more so than the song and album Breathe....
 
With Breathe the problem is more a case of “which birthday to choose”  
 
First written and demoed in 1992?
 
Rejected by my record company and re recorded in 1993?
 
Recorded with a new producer in 1994...then put on the shelf by that same record company...
 
Finally finished and toured in 1995?
 
Released in 1996 ….. to little media interest?
 
Used by Swatch watches in 1997.....spent over 8 weeks in the Italian charts.
 
A hit across Germany, Austria, Switzerland & Spain in the first half of 1998?
 
Confused ?..... I was!
 
So I have gone for 2015 as being 20 years on from the final completion, mixing of the album...
 
It was also the last time I toured the UK with an acoustic three piece ...which is the plan for 2015..
 
A set of dates to recreate the “Breathe” album, with all its acoustic textures and nuances.
 
Helping me recreate this will be acclaimed folk / roots artists Cole Stacey and Joseph O'Keefe, who usually trade as “India Electric Co”
 
Anyone who has attended one of my solo shows over the last 20 years will have seen (if not been aware) of the ongoing policy of giving upcoming performers a chance at a support slot.
 
India Electric Co did one of these opening spots in 2011, and the wide range of musical textures they create immediately stood out...
 
Over the last 3 years, Cole and Joseph have spread their music from the Glastonbury Festival to sessions for Tom Robinson on BBC6 Music.
 
As well as the Breathe album we'll be giving the usual suspects a make over, so you'll still get to hear the other hits. I'm looking forward to it! - Midge, Nov 3rd 2015
 
 
 

The “Breathe Again” shows start in Scotland in March 2015, and will take place in May, June, and late September – mid October.....

On sale dates will vary from venue to venue, but most venues will be on sale over the next 4 weeks.

No further UK dates will be added after October 2015, and the will be no solo acoustic dates in mainland UK during 2015.

 
Thu Mar 19, 2015 Kirkaldy Adam Smith Theatre

Fri Mar 20, 2015 Aberdeen Lemon Tree

Fri May 1, 2015 Milton Keynes Stables

Sat May 2, 2015 Fairfield Halls Croydon

Sun May 3, 2015 Horsham (Sussex) The Capitol

Thu May 7, 2015 Shrewsbury Theatre 7

Wed May 13, 2015 Redditch Palace Theatre

Thu May 14, 2015 Salisbury Civic

Fri May 15, 2015 Minack Penzance

Sun May 17, 2015 Canterbury Gulbekin Arts Centre

Mon May 18, 2015 Colchester Mercury Theatre

Sat Jun 27, 2015 Gateshead The Sage

Sun Jun 28, 2015 Southport The Atkinson

 

Become video

We are delighted to be able to bring you the very first showing of Midge's video for the first single "Become" off the soon to be released album, "Fragile". ENJOY! (13.6.14)

Exclusive videos!

Midge had recorded some exclusive footage for us, where he describes how various album tracks came about and what they mean to him in a track by track dissection of his forthcoming album, Fragile. (2.6.14)

Fragile
Become
Are We Connected
Dark Dark Night
Let it Rise
Star Crossed
Wire and Wood

Midge's new album and other stories....

Midge Ure - Fragile

Midge's long awaited new solo album, Fragile, is to be released on July 7th in the UK and 4th July in the rest of Europe. It is to be available on CD, download and a special limited Vinyl edition. There is an album microsite hosted by Hypertension available http://www.midgeure.hypertension-music.deBecome will be a radio single, so hopefully you'll hear that on the airwaves shortly, but in the meantime there are short clips of the songs available there.

In addition, Midge has contributed to the already critically acclaimed album "International Blue" by Dutch Artist Stephen Emmer, who worked with Scottish band, The Associates, and was behind the 2008 release "Recitement" which featured spoken word contributions from Lou Reed, Alan Ginsburg & (posthumously) Richard Burton. It is to be released on July 7th and also features contributions from Glenn Gregory and Tony Visconti amongst others. (22.5.14)