Tag: Ultravox

Howard Jones to release new album, tour the U.S. with Midge Ure this summer

Howard Jones to release new album, tour the U.S. with Midge Ure this summer

Howard Jones is set to release a brand-new studio album this summer and is planning to hit the road on a 27-date U.S. tour with Midge Ure.

Watch 16-minute trailer for post-punk series based on Simon Reynolds’ “Rip It Up and Start Again”

Watch 16-minute trailer for post-punk series based on Simon Reynolds’ “Rip It Up and Start Again”

Nikolaos Katranis and Russell Craig Richardson are working on a four-part documentary series on post-punk music, based on Simon Reynolds’ book “Rip It Up and Start Again.”

Midge Ure to release album of ‘reimagined and orchestrated’ Ultravox classics, solo tracks

Midge Ure to release album of ‘reimagined and orchestrated’ Ultravox classics, solo tracks

Midge Ure will revisit the music of his band Ultravox, as well as his own solo catalog, with a new album called Orchestrated that will feature a dozen re-recordings of some of his best-known songs, including “Dancing with Tears in My Eyes” and “Vienna.” Check out the full tracklist right here.

Midge Ure releasing new album, touring with Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey, Howard Jones

Midge Ure releasing new album, touring with Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey, Howard Jones

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 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.

New releases: Ramones, Bad Religion, Ultravox, Bananarama, The Godfathers, Belfegore

New releases: Ramones, Bad Religion, Ultravox, Bananarama, The Godfathers, Belfegore

This week’s new releases include box sets collecting albums from the Ramones and Ultravox, a new collection of Christmas songs form punk legends Bad Religion, plus expanded reissues of the first six albums from Bananarama, as well as The Godfathers’ 1993 album and Belfegore’s sophomore effort.

Regeneration Tour scales back, announces new West Coast dates, confirms lineups

Regeneration Tour scales back, announces new West Coast dates, confirms lineups

Still struggling from the loss of planned headliner The Human League, the promoters of this summer’s Regeneration Tour today announced they’ve been forced to scale back to a West Coast-only trek, unveiling new shows and lineups in Portland, Ore., Sacramento and Mexico City while also canceling a date in Atlanta.

The Human League drops out of Regeneration Tour: ‘We just could not make it work’

The Human League drops out of Regeneration Tour: ‘We just could not make it work’

The Regeneration Tour, which bills itself as “North America’s premier ’80s tour,” has lost another high-profile act, as The Human League this week pulled out of the summer trek, announcing “we were promised one thing and delivered something so completely different we just could not make it work, much as we wanted to.”

Simple Minds enlists Ultravox as special guests for U.K. arena dates in November

Simple Minds enlists Ultravox as special guests for U.K. arena dates in November

Simple Minds will embark next week on an extensive U.K. tour in support of the band’s forthcoming ‘Celebrate — The Greatest Hits+’ best-0f collection but fans in that country will get another chance to see the band come November, when Jim Kerr and Co. play four arena dates with special guest Ultravox.

Regeneration Tour 2013: Andy Bell, Human League, Howard Jones, Information Society

Regeneration Tour 2013: Andy Bell, Human League, Howard Jones, Information Society

Billing itself as “North America’s premier ’80s tour,” the semi-annual Regeneration Tour returns this August for an undisclosed number of U.S. concerts featuring Erasure frontman Andy Bell, The Human League, Howard Jones and Information Society — but not, as tour promoters originally had hoped, the reunited Ultravox.

Midge Ure to receive 2CD best-of ‘The Works,’ prepping live set from U.S. tour

Midge Ure to receive 2CD best-of ‘The Works,’ prepping live set from U.S. tour

Ultravox frontman and solo artist Midge Ure will be the subject of a new 2CD, 32-track best-of dubbed ‘The Works’ this spring as he puts the finishing touches on a new live album that was recorded in Chicago earlier this year during his rare North American solo tour.

Readers Poll 2012: Best albums of the year

Readers Poll 2012: Best albums of the year

We’re counting down the top 10 albums of 2012 as voted on by Slicing Up Eyeballs readers earlier this month. This list includes albums released this year by Dinosaur Jr, Ultravox, Public Image Ltd., Killing Joke, The Fixx, Pet Shop Boys, members of Depeche Mode, Dead Can Dance and more.

New releases: Peter Gabriel, The Mission, Heaven 17, Rites of Spring, Andy Partridge

New releases: Peter Gabriel, The Mission, Heaven 17, Rites of Spring, Andy Partridge

This week’s new releases include expanded reissues of Peter Gabriel’s ‘So’ and Heaven 17’s ‘The Luxury Gap,’ plus a new live CD/DVD set from The Mission, the previously unreleased original demo tape from Rites of Spring, a new album from XTC’s Andy Partridge and Peter Blegvad, and vinyl release from The B-52s and Ultravox.

Midge Ure announces U.S. solo tour, hopes to ‘pave the way’ for Ultravox later in 2013

Midge Ure announces U.S. solo tour, hopes to ‘pave the way’ for Ultravox later in 2013

Midge Ure today announced a rare North American solo tour that’s set to take place this coming January — featuring, “so far,” 12 dates confirmed across the U.S. and a single Canadian concert —that he says “is to pave the way for the possibility of bringing Ultravox over later in the year.”

New releases: Public Image Ltd., Ultravox, Sugar, Colourbox, The Charlatans

New releases: Public Image Ltd., Ultravox, Sugar, Colourbox, The Charlatans

This week’s new releases include the first new albums in decades from Public Image Ltd. and the hit ’80s lineup of Ultravox, plus a new four-disc Colourbox box set and expanded reissues of Sugar’s classic 1992 debut ‘Copper Blue’ and The Charlatans’ 1997 album ‘Tellin’ Stories.’