80s legend coming to Swindon for special concert soon

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MECA will host Midge Ure <i>(Image: Newsquest)</i>
MECA will host Midge Ure (Image: Newsquest)

MIDGE Ure will visit Swindon to play a gig at the MECA this year.

After an overwhelming response to 2019’s The 1980 Tour, Midge Ure and Electronica are returning to the road in 2023 with the Voice and Visions tour, celebrating 40 years since the release of Ultravox’s Rage In Eden and Quartet albums.

At the start of 1981, Ultravox were laying their claim to be one of the defining acts of the decade following the global success of hit Vienna.

Heading back into the studio the same year invigorated, they recorded their second album with Ure as frontman, Rage in Eden, which hit the top five in the UK album charts.

1Quartet1, their third album with Ure, came in quick succession in 1982 with production from legendary Beatles producer George Martin.

Continuing the band’s impressive chart run, it became their third top 10 album, featuring four top 20 singles including the anthem Hymn.

Due to the Covid pandemic, Ure’s Voice & Visions UK Tour dates that were set to take place between February and April 2022 have been rescheduled to 2023.

The Swindon gig will take place at MECA on Wednesday, May 31.

Ticket prices range from £21.50 for unreserved balcony standing to £29.15 for unreserved tier two seating.