Published Mar 30, 2012Synth pop heroes Ultravox are taking their reunion to the next level. Having reformed a few years back to play shows and release the Return to Eden live album, the previously dormant British band have now announced their first album in nearly two decades. Entitled Brilliant, it's due out through EMI on May 28 in the UK (with the North American release hopefully to follow the next day).
The announcement refers to this as a comeback, with the full-length featuring Ultravox's "classic" lineup (although this doesn't mean their original John Foxx-led configuration). No longer do Ultravox feature '90s-era singers Tony Fenelle and Sam Blue, but instead Brilliant marks the return of frontman Midge Ure, who sung on the group's most commercially successful work like the classic "Vienna" and "Dancing with Tears in My Eyes." The rest of the lineup is filled out by Billy Currie, Chris Cross and Warren Cann.
A press release describes this follow-up to 1994's Ingenuity as "dramatic, passionate and truly epic in scale and sound." The album reportedly finds the group "expanding their classic sonic template and reminding us of their strength as songwriters of the highest calibre."
To go along with the new album, Ultravox will be announcing a tour soon, but there's no word as to whether this will include any dates here in North America.
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