Ultravox have unveiled further plans for their forthcoming tour which starts on September 21 in Bristol and includes 14 shows in the UK, with a further 20 dates throughout Europe.
The band have announced that there will be no support act and each show will feature a full evening of Ultravox playing two sets each night delving deep into their catalogue of classic hits and album tracks, alongside songs from their acclaimed new album ‘Brilliant’
“When we toured in 2009 we rediscovered what an Ultravox live show is all about,” explains Midge Ure, “And so this time wanted to take it to its logical conclusion by playing as many songs as we possibly can. We know from the excitement of our fans that they all have favourites they’re desperate to hear so we’ll be playing as many songs as possible from our back catalogue mixed amongst the new material.”
“We set ourselves a monumental task trying to select the songs,” says bassist Chris Cross, “So have decided to play longer and stronger, performing two full sets each night with an interval. Be prepared; these shows will be very special for us and hopefully you too – all Ultravox, all night”.
To coincide with the ‘Brilliant’ tour, Ultravox will be releasing a new EP featuring ‘Live’, the opening song from the album, alongside a brand new track ‘7/8’ and two live tracks from the second leg of the ‘Return To Eden’ tour in 2010: ‘We Stand Alone’ and ‘Astradyne’.
The UK tour dates are as follows:
FRIDAY 21, BRISTOL COLSTON HALL
SATURDAY 22, OXFORD NEW THEATRE
SUNDAY, 23 PORTSMOUTH GUILDHALL
TUESDAY, 25 NOTTINGHAM ROYAL CENTRE
WEDNESDAY, 26 BIRMINGHAM SYMPHONY HALL
THURSDAY, 27 HMV APOLLO HAMMERSMITH
SATURDAY, 29 GUILDFORD G LIVE
SUNDAY, 30 MANCHESTER PALACE THEATRE
TUESDAY, 2 SOUTHEND CLIFFS PAVILION
WEDNESDAY, 3 IPSWICH REGENT THEATRE
THURSDAY, 4 SHEFFIELD CITY HALL
SATURDAY, 6 BLACKPOOL OPERA HOUSE
SUNDAY, 7 GLASGOW CLYDE AUDITORIUM
MONDAY, 8 GATESHEAD SAGE