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Midge Ure will play a Toronto show at the El Mocambo this summer


Midge Ure adds more dates to his late summer North American tour that will kick off at Daryl’s house in Pawling, NY on August 7. The gigs dubbed ‘Band In A Box’ will take Midge across North America and back, wrapping up in Ft. Lauderdale on September 12 including August 16 at Toronto’s El Mocambo and August 23 at Vancouver’s Rickshaw Theatre.

Midge talks about the tour: “Lots of people asking me to clarify what ‘Band in a Box’ actually is. It consists of myself on electric guitar, synthesiser and vocals alongside my long time keyboard player Charlie Round-Turner playing live with various loops, samples and programmed drums. A band in a box! This format allows me to perform a full band performance with a ’stripped down’ duo. I will be playing a range of material from my long and varied career. From early Ultravox and Visage to recent solo material. Who knew two people could make so much noise?”

Midge Ure will play Toronto’s El Mocambo on August 16, 2024

Tickets can be purchased via MidgeUre.com.

Get caught up with Midge Ure

Midge Ure has an impressive catalogue fronting the groundbreaking electrorock band Ultravox, whose Vienna album is regarded as a new wave classic, 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 principal 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 QueenEric ClaptonPhil Collins, and Mark King. Ure is now working on three albums including a follow-up to Fragile, an Orchestrated Pt. 2 in addition to a totally instrumental album.

Midge Ure Tour Dates: (MORE TBA)

August 07 – Pawling, NY – Daryl’s House 

August 08 – Hamden, CT – Space Ballroom

August 09 – Boston, MA – City Winery 

August 10 – Roslyn, NY – Roslyn Hotel

August 11 – New York, NY – City Winery 

August 13 – Annapolis, MD – Ram’s Head 

August 14 – Philadelphia, PA – City Winery  

August 15 – Pittsburgh, PA – Jergels 

August 16 – Toronto, ON – El Mocambo

August 18 – Evanston, IL – Space

August 20 – Milwaukee, WI – Shank Hall 

August 21 – Minneapolis, MN – Parkway 

August 23 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw 

August 24 – Everett, WA – King’s Hall

August 29 – Oakland, CA – Yoshi’s 

August 30 –  Los Angeles, CA – Zebulon 

August 31 – San Diego, CA – Casbah 

September 01 –  San Juan Capistrano, CA – Coach House

September 02 – Phoenix, AZ – Musical Instrument Museum

September 04 – Dallas, TX – The Granada

September 05 – Austin, TX – 3Ten Live

September 08 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl

September 10 – St. Petersburg, FL – Bayboro Brewing

September 11 – Mt. Dora, FL –  Mt. Dora Music Hall 

September 13 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room

The Royal Albert Hall 70th birthday concert

Midge Ure recently celebrated his seventieth birthday with a one-night only concert at The Royal Albert Hall celebrating his catalogue and will embark on a European tour before coming to North America. He is also still hosting his  Backstage Lockdown Club giving fans exclusive access to a series of intimate, musical events on a monthly subscription basis.

El Mocambo details

This show at the EL Mo on August 16 is being dubbed Sousapalooza, named after promoter and longtime ’80s band guru, Ed Sousa. The lineup features Midge Ure who will perform on guitar and synth along with his long-time keyboard player Charlie Round-Turner. ’80s Toronto chart-toppers, Chalk Circle will be the opener along with up and coming Toronto band, aptly named FourOneSix.

Midge Ure is one of several ’80s hitmakers coming to Toronto in the coming months. Check out our Gen X/Boomer concert listings to keep track of the when and where for all of these upcoming gigs! The Furs, Jesus and Mary Chain, Love and Rockets, James, The The, Johnny Marr, The Sisters of Mercy, there are so many incredible ’80s legends coming to Toronto through the summer and fall.

For more details please visit: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/sousapalooza-day-1-tickets-881337533287

by Eric Alper

with added notes by Terry Lankstead

Other articles from totimes.ca – otttimes.ca – mtltimes.ca

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