.........on our way to Australia
We are pleased to annouce that there will be 4 solo acoustic shows in Australia, April, 8th to 12th. Venue details etc will be announced on Monday (22.1.15)
Extra Band show added at Das Bett in Frankfurt
On weds 27th May. Ticket details on the shows page! (20.1.15)
German and Polish band shows for 2015
We are pleased to announce 3 band shows for May. This line up will feature Russell Field, who will be joined by Phil Williams and Phil Taylor who Midge met when they were playing with Tony Hadley. The tickets for the 28th May at the Zeche in Bochum go on sale tomorrow (8th Jan) at 9am CET and there are a limited number of very special VIP tickets available which get you advance admission to the venue, a meet and greet with Midge and a chance to come and watch the soundcheck. The Polish shows are in Wasaw on 30th May and Krakow on the 31st. More information is available here (7.1.15)
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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)
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)
Midge's new album and other stories....
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.de/ Become 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)