'Classic' Ultravox line-up reunite after 24 years

Ultravox with Midge Ure (second from left)
Ultravox with Midge Ure (second from left)

Vienna-loving synth-poppers Ultravox have been doing the rounds - in one incarnation or another - since 1976. Now, the 'classic' line-up is reuniting for the first time since their 1985 Live Aid performance.

Warren Cann (drums), Chris Cross (bass), Billy Currie (Keys) and Midge Ure (vox and guitar) embark on a 14-date tour of the UK, kicking off at the Edinburgh Playhouse on 10 April 2009. So called the 'classic' line-up for chalking-up the band's most successful hits in the early 1980s.

Midge Ure replaced original frontman John Foxx in 1979 after the band were dropped by their record label.

April 2009 tour dates

10 Edinburgh Playhouse
11 Glasgow Clyde
13 Newcastle City Hall
14 Manchester Apollo
15 Sheffield City Hall
17 Birmingham Symphony Hall
18 Bristol Colston Hall
20 Cardiff St. David's Hall
21 Nottingham Royal Theatre
23 Brighton Dome
24 London Hammersmith Apollo
26 Bournemouth International Centre
27 Plymouth Pavillion
28 Portsmouth Guildhall
Booking details can be found here.

European tour dates have yet to be announced but MusicRadar might put money on a stop-off in Vienna with a live DVD - 'Ultravox Live In Vienna' - following shortly after.

Tom Porter worked on MusicRadar from its mid-2007 launch date to 2011, covering a range of music and music making topics, across features, gear news, reviews, interviews and more. A regular NAMM-goer back in the day, Tom now resides permanently in Los Angeles, where he's doing rather well at the Internet Movie Database (IMDB).