Pop pioneers Ultravox return with new album and tour

Ultravox - Billy Currie and Midge Ure.

Ultravox - Billy Currie and Midge Ure.

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Ultravox follow the hugely anticipated release of their forthcoming new album ‘Brilliant’ with a UK tour. Starting in Bristol, this will be the first time the band have played live since their ‘Return To Eden’ reformation shows of 2009.

“It’s always such an important part for us, the presentation of the live show, building the environment to play the music in,” explains Midge Ure. “We want to make our take on it as individual and memorable as possible, so that when you walk out of the venue and you put the record on in six months time it takes you right back to the moment when you saw it live on stage.”

The ‘Brilliant’ tour will feature brand new material from the album alongside classic tracks from the band’s hugely influential back catalogue. “We’re cherry picking what will work in the context of a set. There’ll be a good element of the ‘Brilliant’ album played live and we’re really looking forward to taking these songs out on the road.”

The tour dates are as follows:

SEPTEMBER 2012

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

OCTOBER 2012

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

Tickets go on-sale at 9am on Friday May 18, priced at £35.00 in London and £32.50 elsewhere (subject to booking fee) and are available from Ticket Master or Live Nation

The new album ‘Brilliant’ is released on May 28 (on EMI).