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31st August 2014

Former Ultravox frontman Midge Ure scored a first onstage at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles on Friday night (29Aug14) when he performed Visage hit Fade to Grey for the first time. Ure, who was...

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Midge Ure Set For Ryder Cup Showdown

31st August 2014

Live Aid hero Midge Ure will perform Ultravox's hit Vienna with a full orchestra as part of an upcoming concert to launch this year's (14) Ryder Cup golf tournament.The singer, who is currently on tour...

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Midge Ure Gave Up On Retirement After Realising He Couldn't Change Music

21st August 2014

Live Aid hero Midge Ure gave up plans for a booze-filled retirement after realising he couldn't fight what he hated about the music industry from a rocking chair.The former Ultravox singer has recorded his first...

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Midge Ure Hoping To Meet Song Collaborator Moby For The First Time

15th August 2014

Former Ultravox frontman Midge Ure is hoping to meet dance music star Moby for the first time when he tours America on the Retro Futura Tour later this month (Aug14) after collaborating with the hitmaker...

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Midge Ure Wrote Candid Letter To Bob Geldof After Peaches' Death

16th May 2014

Midge Ure wrote an emotional letter to his longtime friend Bob Geldof following the death of the Boomtown Rats star's daughter Peaches.The socialite was found dead at her home in Kent, England in April (14),...

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Midge Ure Had Close Escape Over Spinal Tap Moment

4th March 2014

Rocker Midge Ure had a "close escape" when he ruled out releasing an Ultravox album with a plain black cover as the idea was mercilessly parodied in spoof music documentary This Is Spinal Tap just...

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Midge Ure's Ex-wife Is Dating A Woman - Report

1st December 2013

Musician Midge Ure's ex-wife has embarked on a lesbian relationship, according to a U.K. report.Model and Tv personality Annabel Giles, 54, who was married to the Ultravox star in the 1980s, is now dating a...

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Pete Townshend Rocks Prince's Trust Gala

24th November 2011

Pete Townshend and Boy George topped an impressive bill at the Prince's Trust Rock Gala at the Royal Albert Hall in London last night (23.11.11). The pair were joined by veterans including Chris de Burgh,...

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Midge Ure And Thornton For Opera Reality Show

12th May 2011

Live Aid hero Midge Ure and former Pussycat Dolls singer Melody Thornton are training to become opera stars for a U.K. reality TV show.Erasure singer Andy Bell and Britain's 2009 The X Factor winner Joe...

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Bob Geldof Blasts Christmas Single

29th November 2010

Bob Geldof has blasted charity single 'Do They Know It's Christmas?' as one of the "worst songs ever".The former Boomtown Rats singer and charity campaigner co-wrote the festive staple - which was recorded by a...

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Queen Rock Prince's Trust Concert

18th November 2010

Veteran rock stars QUEEN led performances at a royal charity concert in London on Wednesday night (17Nov10), taking to the stage with KEANE frontman TOM CHAPLIN and MIDGE URE.The band thrilled the crowd with a...

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Carlisle, Ure And George Team Up For Revival Tour

8th October 2010

BELINDA CARLISLE, MIDGE URE and BOY GEORGE are among the stars teaming up to go on a joint '80s revival tour next year (11).Hit acts from the decade, including Australian pop star Jason Donovan, Scottish...

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Mccartney Honours Ure On Graduation Day

31st July 2010

SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY has honoured musician MIDGE URE and actor JONATHAN PRICE by making them Companions of the arts institute he helped create in 1996.The former Beatles star hosted graduation day at the Liverpool Institute...

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Bob Geldof's Live Aid Worries

14th July 2010

Bob Geldof was terrified he wouldn't be able to pull off Live Aid.The singer-and-political activist - who organised the event alongside rocker Midge Ure on July 13 1985 to raise funds for famine relief in...

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Ure To Hold Charity Concert For Cancer-stricken Karn

16th June 2010

Live Aid hero MIDGE URE is to host a charity concert in support of musician MICK KARN, who is struggling financially following a terminal cancer diagnosis earlier this year (10).The former Japan and Dalis Car...

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Ure Praises Gaga For Singing Live

14th March 2010

ULTRAVOX frontman MIDGE URE has lavished praise on LADY GAGA for refusing to lip-sync at her shows - insisting her Monster Ball tour should encourage other artists to sing live.The veteran rocker admits he was...

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Ure To Reform The Rich Kids

3rd December 2009

Former ULTRAVOX frontman MIDGE URE is reforming his short-lived rock band THE RICH KIDS for a charity show in London.The group was formed in 1977 by ex-Sex Pistols bassist Glen Matlock, along with Steve New...

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Ure Praises Gallagher For Quitting Oasis

1st September 2009

Live Aid hero MIDGE URE has defended NOEL GALLAGHER's decision to quit OASIS - branding the move "admirable".Guitarist Noel walked away from the group on Friday evening (28Aug09) after a bust-up with his brother Liam...

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Ure Honoured By U.k. University

26th November 2008

Former ULTRAVOX star MIDGE URE is to receive an honorary degree from a British university - to pay tribute to his musical and humanitarian achievements. The singer, who co-founded charity supergroup Band Aid in 1984,...

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Ure To Be Honoured By Royal

11th October 2006

Rocker MIDGE URE is to receive a charity award from British royal PRINCESS ANNE for his work helping poor children. The musician will receive the Outstanding Contribution to Young People accolade from the Princess Royal...

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Cobain's Pyjama Shock

3rd August 2006

FRANCES BEAN COBAIN stunned photographers on a new Elle magazine photo shoot when she turned up wearing her late father KURT COBAIN's old pyjamas. The shoot featured celebrity offspring wearing the clothes of their rock...

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Midge Ure To Receive Second Degree

22nd June 2006

MIDGE URE is to be made an honorary Doctor of Music by Scotland's University of Edinburgh. It will be the Live Aid and Live 8 organiser's second such honour - last year (05) he was...

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Franz Ferdinand Join Healthcare Campaign

10th June 2006

Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND are the latest celebrities to back a campaign demanding free healthcare in Africa. Other musicians supporting the Save the Children protest to abolish medical fees in the poverty-stricken continent include Live...

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Ure Asks Leaders To Speed Up Free African Healthcare

30th May 2006

Veteran campaigner MIDGE URE has urged world leaders to abolish fees for medical treatment in Africa. The former ULTRAVOX frontman, who masterminded Live Aid and Live 8 alongside SIR BOB GELDOF, has just returned from...

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Ure Gets Second Degree

1st March 2006

Poverty campaigner MIDGE URE will be made an honorary Doctor of Music by Edinburgh University this summer (JUN06). It will be the Live 8 organiser and former ULTRAVOX singer's second honorary award - he received...

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Ure Receives Obe

19th October 2005

Scottish musician MIDGE URE was presented with his OBE (Order Of The British Empire) by British royal QUEEN ELIZABETH II yesterday (18OCT05). The 52-year-old ULTRAVOX singer, most famous for helping SIR BOB GELDOF organise...

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Daltrey Honoured By Music Industry

14th October 2005

Veteran rocker ROGER DALTREY is to receive a Gold Badge award from The British Academy of Composers and Songwriters for his contribution to musical entertainment. Best known as lead vocalist in British band THE...

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The Things They Say 398

13th October 2005

"Once people from an early-morning chat show phoned me saying they were doing a programme on incredibly small people and could I come on it. They were incredibly disappointed when I said I'm five feet...

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Ure To Receive Honorary Degree

12th October 2005

Scottish rocker MIDGE URE will be presented with an honorary degree in recognition for his charity work for Live Aid and Live 8. The former ULTRAVOX star will be made doctor of arts at...

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