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Midge Ure, former singer and guitar player for seminal new wavers Ultravox, stopped by Brick By Brick as part of his current tour. Playing before a loyal, enthusiastic crowd, Ure covered much of his solo catalog as well as some definitive hits from his former band.

Ure controlled the crowd from the beginning and set the tempo for the show with a rousing rendition of “Love’s Great Adventure.” He and his five-piece band then focused on Ure’s solo stuff, with gems such as “Dear God” and the U.K. chart topper “If I Was.” The crowd was captivated by the tight song structure and the voice of Ure who has not lost his range despite the years.

The final portion of the show featured the music of Ultravox. The beautifully haunting “Vienna,” as well as classics “Dancing with Tears in My Eyes” and “One Small Day” moved the crowd nearer delirium. Perhaps the highlight of the show occurred when Ure announced that he was “working his tail off” to bring Ultravox back to the U.S. after a nearly 30-year absence. Let’s hope that he succeeds.

  • Concert: Midge Ure
  • Date: January 25
  • Venue: Brick By Brick
  • Seats: General
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