Published Nov 10, 2008Synth pop pioneers Ultravox have announced their 1980s line-up will reform for a UK tour next year, marking the first performances by this version of the band since 1985. The news came via the groups website this weekend, saying drummer Warren Cann, bassist Chris Cross, violinist/keyboardist Billy Currie and guitarist/vocalist Midge Ure will all share the same stage during the 14-date tour, which will kick off in April 2009.
Ultravox are perhaps best known for their 1980 hit album, Vienna, whereby Ure replaced original front-man Dennis Leigh (aka John Foxx). However, ask any music nerd and theyll likely tell you its the albums preceding this one that contain the real Ultravox gold.
Drummer Cann left the band shortly after Ultravoxs 1985 Live Aid appearance and the now reuniting line-up split up two years later. They then went on to reform in 1992, minus Ure in the leaders seat.
There is no word yet if the reunion tour will head over to North America or if the band will be recording new material.
Here are Ultravoxs upcoming live dates so far:
4/10 Edinburgh, UK - Playhouse
4/11 Glasgow, UK - Clyde
4/13 Newcastle, UK - City Hall
4/14 Manchester, UK - Apollo
4/15 Sheffield, UK - City Hall
4/17 Birmingham, UK - Symphony Hall
4/18 Bristol, UK - Colston Hall
4/20 Cardiff, UK - St. David's Hall
4/21 Nottingham, UK - Royal Theatre
4/23 Brighton, UK - Dome
4/24 London, UK - Hammersmith Apollo
4/26 Bournemouth, UK - International Centre
4/27 Plymouth, UK - Pavilion
4/28 Portsmouth, UK - Guildhall