A true Scottish renaissance man, Midge Ure's early musical activity included stints in Rich Kids with former Sex Pistol Glen Matlock, Visage, Thin Lizzy (!) and Ultravox in which he replaced John Foxxs as lead singer and led the band to mainstream success. Ure and Bob Geldof formed Band Aid, a special project to aid famine relief efforts in Ethiopia, in 1984. The two wrote the song "Do They Know It's Christmas?" and assembled an all-star band of musicians to record the single; it sold millions of copies over the 1984 holiday season and prompted Geldof to organize the benefit concert Live Aid in 1985. His solo career commenced in 1985 and has been ongoing, including several forays into the pop charts, an autobiography, "If I Was," and, with Geldof, the Live 8 concerts, after which he was recognized as an OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire). Following the release of the covers-oriented 10 (2008), Ure participated in an Ultravox reunion and continues to record as a solo artist. His latest, Fragile, was issued in 2014. This gig will feature a full band and a set list that spans his colorful career.
If You Like: Thomas Dolby, Ultravox, Visage, Talk Talk, Tears For Fears, Sir Bob Geldof, Boomtown Rats, Gary Numan, OMD, The Human League, Heaven 17