Midge Ure

Ultravox frontman Midge Ure returns this August with his first new solo album in more than a decade, a 10-song set called Fragile that he’ll promote in North America by joining the 13-date Retro Futura Tour later this summer alongside Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey, Howard Jones, China Crisis and Katrina of Katrina & The Waves.

The album is due out Aug. 18 via eOne Music, and features a collaboration with Moby (“Dark, Dark Night”) and lead single “Become,” which you hear via the video below.

Ure, in a statement, says: ”Fragile is quite possibly the most intimate and honest album I have ever released. Its the kind of work you can only do after a lifetime making music.”

He’ll promote the record in North America by joining Retro Futura — aka the newly rebranded Regeneration Tour, which had at one point been slated to include Ultravox in last year’s troubled lineup — for dates at theaters and small amphitheaters in August and September.

He says:

“Doing the Retro Futura Tour 2014 is going to be a great experience for me in the U.S. Working with Howard Jones and Tom Bailey (Thompson Twins) playing many songs which shaped the ’80s will be a ball. Although it isn’t the time or place to introduce music from my long awaited new album Fragile, I will be performing songs from this new work directly after the tour finishes in the form of solo acoustic shows to be announced soon.”

Below, check out full tour dates, the Fragile tracklist and the video for “Become.”

 

Retro Futura Tour 2014 dates:

Aug. 21: Best Buy Theater, New York, NY
Aug. 22: Keswick Theatre, Glenside, PA
Aug. 23: Pennysaver Amphitheater, Brookhaven, NY
Aug. 24: Wilbur Theatre, Boston, MA
Aug. 26: Kool Haus, Toronto, Canada
Aug. 27: Ravinia Festival, Chicago, IL
Aug. 29: Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
Aug. 30: Mountain Winery, Saratoga, CA *
Aug. 31: Thunder Valley Resort and Casino, Lincoln, CA **
Sept. 3: The Marquee, Tempe, AZ
Sept. 4: Humphreys Concerts By the Bay, San Diego, CA
Sept. 5: Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV
Sept. 6: Sandy Amphitheatre, Sandy, UT

* China Crisis not appearing
** Midge Ure and China Crisis not appearing, but The English Beat joins the bill

 

Video: Midge Ure, “Become”

 

Midge Ure

Tracklist: Midge Ure, Fragile

1. “I Survived”
2. “Are We Connected”
3. “Let It Rise”
4. “Become”
5. “Star Crossed”
6. “Wire and Wood”
7. “Dark, Dark Night”
8. “For All You Know”
9. “Bridges”
10. “Fragile”

 

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