(BORDENTOWN, NJ) -- Midge Ure returns to North America next month for his 'Un-Zoomed And Face To Face' Tour including several new dates in California. The trek will see Midge playing solo-acoustic versions of songs from his vast career including Ultravox, Visage, Thin Lizzy and solo albums. Local dates include November 1 at City Winery in Philadelphia, November 4-5 at Iridium in New York City, and November 7 at Randy Now's Man Cave in Bordentown, New Jersey.
The last time Ure toured the states was in early 2020 with his one man ‘Songs, Questions and Answers’ and in spring 2020 the 1980 Tour hit New Zealand and Australia just at the same time as Covid-19. This led to the run being cut short and Midge and the band returning home to and empty tour diary and a very different world. With touring stalled Midge devised a way of doing performances and keeping connected with his audience from his studio with the conception of the Backstage Lockdown Club.
“I had seen many artists doing home concerts singing and playing into their webcams and irrespective of how good the artists were the look and sound were not really up to scratch," said Ure. "So I did a lot of research into Hi -res cameras and visual mixers etc and put together a ‘one man’ system which enabled me to webcast at a quality level. This has been a lifeline for not just me but the audience as well”
Midge Ure is now working on three albums including a follow up to Fragile, an Orchestrated Pt. 2 and an instrumental album.
Midge Ure has an impressive catalogue fronting the groundbreaking electrorock band Ultravox as well as being a member of such notable bands as Visage and Thin Lizzy. He helped form Band Aid where he produced and co-wrote the smash charity single 'Do They Know It's Christmas,' still one of the biggest singles in UK music history. 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 playing solo and with Ultravox who reformed in 2009. He served 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
October 26 - Pawling, NY - Daryl's House
October 27 - Boston, MA - City Winery
October 28 - W. Yarmouth, MA - The Music Room
October 30 - Mississauga, ON - Classic Bowl
October 31 - Amityville, NY - The Warehouse
November 1 - Philadelphia, PA - City Winery
November 2 - Washington DC - City Winery
November 4 - New York, NY - Iridium
November 5 - New York, NY - Iridium
November 6 - Hamden, CT - Space Ballroom
November 7 - Bordentown, NJ - Randy Now's Man Cave
November 9 - Northampton, MA - Iron Horse
November 12 - Riverside, CA - Romano’s Concert Lounge
November 14 - San Juan Capistrano, CA - Coach House
November 15 - Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up Tavern
November 16 - Oakland, CA - Yoshi’s
November 17 - Sacramento, CA - Harlow's