Midge Ure is currently touring mainland Europe to celebrate the 20th anniversary of his fourth solo album “Breathe”. On Saturday November 7 you can see him live at the Technikum/Tonhalle in Munich. Besides songs from Breath, he’ll also be performing his greatest solo and Ultravox hits, such as If I Was, Dancing with Tears in My Eyes or Vienna. 20-30 tickets to see him live in Munich are still available and you can buy them at prices from 30-40 Euros at Muenchenticket.de.
In 1995, Midge delivered his fourth solo album, Breathe, to BMG just 10 years after the phenomenal successes of Band Aid and Live Aid. Always one to ring the changes, this album had a very Celtic feel with a plethora of acoustic instruments from uilleann pipes to mandolins and accordions. The title track was picked up by Swatch watches and headed their most successful advertising campaign ever. The album went triple platinum and was a massive success all over Europe.
Here is what Midge Ure had to say about the album and the Breathe Again Tour:
New Tour for 2015 – a Breathe anniversary retrospective
Songs, like people have anniversaries and birthdays…none more so than the song and album Breathe….With Breathe the problem is more a case of “which birthday to choose” First written and demoed in 1992?Rejected by my record company and re-recorded in 1993?
Recorded with a new producer in 1994…then put on the shelf by that same record company… Finally finished and toured in 1995? Released in 1996 ….. to little media interest? Used by Swatch watches in 1997…..spent over 8 weeks in the Italian charts. A hit across Germany, Austria, Switzerland & Spain in the first half of 1998? Confused ?….. I was!
So I have gone for 2015 as being 20 years on from the final completion, mixing of the album… It was also the last time I toured the UK with an acoustic three piece …which is the plan for 2015...A set of dates to recreate the “Breathe” album, with all its acoustic textures and nuances. Helping me recreate this will be acclaimed folk / roots artists Cole Stacey and Joseph O’Keefe, who usually trade as “India Electric Co”