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Midge Ure for Sugar Club acoustic gig

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Midge Ure for Dublin's Sugar Club

Midge Ure’s Sugar Club gig on March 2 will include all the hits associated with the singer and new songs from the reformed Ultravox album, Brilliant, which was released in 2012.

Scots-born Midge started his career with Slik, a pop band, whose single Forever And Ever inherited the number one spot in the UK from Abba's Mamma Mia on Valentine's Day, 1976. He later shone in the pop electronica genre with Visage.

Ure was guitarist with Thin Lizzy after the departure of Gary Moore. He collaborated with Phil Lynott on the writing of the song Yellow Pearl, which later became the theme tune for Top of the Pops.

He was singer/guitarist with Ultravox whose greatest hit was the epic, haunting Vienna, in 1981. That band’s other hits included Reap the Wild Wind, Dancing With Tears in My Eyes and Love's Great Adventure.

Ultravox enjoyed seven consecutive top ten albums in just six years. Ure's solo single, If I Was, went to number one in the UK in 1985.

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