The Ultravox album from 1980 will be performed next year in Cambridge
Tickets for the gig on Thursday, October 10, 2019 – part of the 1980 Tour – go on pre-sale at 9am on Wednesday, December 12 and on general sale from 9am on Friday, December 14.
At the end of the 1970s momentous change was afoot in Britain and the world – in society, politics, fashion and culture – and the musical landscape was also about to change forever.
The guitar-driven dominance that had propelled rock and punk throughout the decade was about to end, as synthesisers signalled the sound of the future and video transformed the look of the pop charts.
At the heart of this seismic leap into a futuristic new dawn were two records that set the template for much of what was to follow - Visage’s Fade to Grey, from the band’s eponymous debut album, and Ultravox’s Vienna from the album of the same name.
Both were global hits that shared the same stark ambience, European aesthetic and electronic heart, and both records were co-written, recorded and produced by one of the leading figures in British music, Midge Ure, who has also worked with the likes of Slik, The Rich Kids and Thin Lizzy.
Wishing to commemorate the period, Scottish-born Midge will not only perform Vienna in its entirety with his Band Electronica, he will also be playing tracks from Visage's debut album.
The 1980 Tour reminds us that these things are possible. Both Vienna and Visage were the sound of the future... and yet still sound unearthly, romantic, impossibly beautiful and full of promise.
This is the very first time in the 40 years since it was made that the Vienna album will be performed from start to finish. It is also the first time that many of the songs from the debut Visage album will be played live.
The music will be performed in a stage setting designed to reflect the atmosphere and ambience the albums deserve.
Tickets will be available from nvite.com/community/MidgeUre.