Midge Ure (of Ultravox)
plus Right The Stars / Monkey Ass
Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 8:30 PM EST
(7:30 PM Doors)
Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland, OH
Tonight’s the stuff of legends, as Midge Ure performs songs from a life lived richly in music since the late 70s. Hell, by the time 1985 had rolled around, he’d already been in the musical game with groups like Silk, The Rich Kids, and Ultravox. To the novice listener and rock historian, it might appear that much of Midge Ure’s fame was garnered overseas, never really travelling Stateside. However, one of his projects was a little tune called “Do They Know It’s Christmas” which he co-penned with The Boomtown Rats’ Bob Geldof. That song, as we all know, became a worldwide phenomenon, giving rise to a new era of benefit concerts whose size and scope were unprecedented. Apparently this was really no big deal for Midge, as he kept moving forward with solo releases, album production credit, and helming scores of sweet musical documentaries for the BBC. Odds are, up to a certain point in UK music history, you can bet your sweet bippy that Midge had his fingers on it. The future, however, is also looking great for the new-wave/post-punk version of T-Bone Burnett; Midge’s old band, Ultravox, has reformed and should be touring at some point this year. But why wait? See and hear a real rock legend tonight! Opening is LA band Right The Stars, whose music has been placed on TV shows like One Tree Hill, Switched, and Gray’s Anatomy.