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Young at Heart Festival, Hamilton 

Midge will be appearing at Hamilton Town House as part of the Young at Heart festival on March 21st.  in the grand finale of Young At Heart 2015 as Midge talks to Billy Sloan, Scottish broadcaster and journalist, about his life: growing up in Cambuslang; his career (as a band member and soloist); his work for charity; his appearance on Celebrity Masterchef; and, throughout, his continuing love of music.

In the second half, Midge performs an acoustic set of his favourite music accompanied two musicians from India Electric Company. Tickets are sellling fast and are available here. £15 normal price  but a special early bird offer of £10 up to 24th December (17.12.14)

New Zealand in 2015

We are pleased to confirm 4 solo acoustic shows in New Zealand for the new year.

Fri Apr 17: Bodega, Wellington. 
 
Sat Apr 18: Aurora Centre, Christchurch. 
 
Sun Apr 19: SkyCity Theatre, Auckland. 
 
Mon Apr 20: Theatre Royal, Nelson.
 
Tickets are on presale for Ticketmaster members on Wednesday, and general sale on Thursday. (15.12.14)
 
 

Band Aid 30 Challenge

Midge has just done a You Tube video which is self explanatory and can be seen here! Check it out .....

US/Canada Tour dates

Midge will, once again, be undertaking a solo acoustic tour in early 2015.

 

7th Jan - Seattle, WA - Triple Door
8th Jan - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
9th Jan - Sacramento, CA - Harlow (early show)
10th Jan - San Francisco, CA - The Chapel
11th Jan - Los Angeles, CA - McCabe's
13th Jan - San Diego, CA - The Casbah
14th Jan - San Juan Capistrano, CA - The Coach House
16th Jan - Tucson, AZ - Hotel Congress
17th Jan - Atlanta, GA - Eddie's Attic
18th Jan - Austin, TX - Cactus Cafe
19th Jan - Jacksonvile, FL - Jack Rabbits
20th Jan - St. Petersburg, FL - Local 662
19th Feb - Halifax, NS - The Carlton Music Bar & Grill
21st Feb - Boston, MA - Johnny D's
23rd Feb  - Lancaster - Tellus360
24th Feb - Philadelphia, PA - world cafe
25th Feb - Glen Cove, NY - The View Grill
26th Feb - New York, NY - IIridium
27th Feb - New York, NY - Iridium
28th Feb - Sugarloaf, NY - Sugarloaf PAC
1st March - Montreal - Lasala Rosa
3rd March - Ottawa - Black Sheep Inn
4th March - Toronto, ON - Phoenix Concert Hall
5th March - Detroit, MI - Magic Bag
7th March – Chicago, IL – Old Town School of Folk Music (9.12.15)
 

More Breathe Again Shows 

An extra show has been added to the first part of the tour :-

Inverness Ironworks - March 18th (2.12.14)

 

 

 

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 City Hall

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)