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Midge Ure Announces Seven-Date New Zealand Tour

Midge Ure Announces Seven-Date New Zealand Tour

Tuesday 11th October, 2016 1:51PM

Scottish musician and producer Midge Ure is returning to New Zealand for seven shows next March as part of his retrospective Something From Everything Tour. The influential artist will be joined by India Electric Company (Cole Stacey and Joseph O’Keefe) for the tour, which will see him reach into his back-catalogue to play songs from his 40 year career that includes stints with Rich Kids, Visage, and perhaps most famously Ultravox. Here are the details...

Midge Ure with India Electric Company

Thursday 16th March, Totara St, Tauranga
Friday 17th March, Powerstation, Auckland
Saturday 18th March, San Fran, Wellington
Sunday 19th March, Old St John’s, Nelson
Tuesday 21st March, The Piano, Christchurch
Wednesday 22nd March, Coronation Hall, Dunedin
Thursday 23rd March, The Sherwood, Queenstown

Here's Rich Kids performing 'Rich Kids' on Top Of The Pops circa 1978...


Here is the video for Visage's 1980 hit 'Fade To Grey'...


And here is Ultravox with 'Vienna'...


PRESS RELEASE:

Midge Ure and band confirm career-spanning NZ tour

Plus1 proudly presents UK legend Midge Ure performing seven shows around New Zealand in March 2017 as part of his retrospective Something From Everything Tour – covering 40 years of his influential music.

The former Ultravox frontman will be accompanied by the India Electric Company – multi-instrumentalists Cole Stacey and Joseph O’Keefe – with Ure and co performing at least one song from each album.

Midge Ure’s Something From Everything Tour features concerts in Auckland, Tauranga, Wellington, Nelson, Queenstown, Christchurch and Dunedin.

The setlist stretches right back to 1977 with punk supergroup the Rich Kids, through to Visage (Fade to Grey), and the many hits of Ultravox – gems like Vienna, Dancing With Tears In My Eyes, Reap The Wild Wind and many more. Plus key songs from his acclaimed solo albums like The Gift (with the infectious ‘If I Was’), Pure, and Answers to Nothing.

Ure says the three-piece approach is a lot of fun and adds colour, texture and depth to each song’s essential elements – a distinctly different approach to his solo tour here in April 2015.

“We’ve played some wonderful shows around Europe and the United States, and I can’t wait to bring the band Downunder for our Kiwi friends.”

Complete dates and ticketing details are:

Thurs 16 March: Totara St, Tauranga (Ticketek.co.nz)
Fri 17 March: Powerstation, Auckland (Ticketmaster.co.nz & AAATicketing.co.nz)
Sat 18 March: San Fran, Wellington (Ticketek.co.nz)
Sun 19 March: Old St John’s, Nelson (TicketDirect.co.nz)
Tues 21 March: The Piano, Christchurch (Ticketek.co.nz)
Wed 22 March: Coronation Hall, Dunedin (TicketDirect.co.nz)
Thurs 23 March: The Sherwood, Queenstown (Ticketek.co.nz)

Tickets are on general sale nationwide from 9am Thursday 13 October

My Ticketmaster and AAATicketing members can purchase presale tickets to the Auckland show from 3pm Tuesday 11 October until midnight 12 October

In addition, a limited number of VIP packages for each show are available direct from MidgeUre.com





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