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Ultravox add Roundhouse date to 2009 tour


Story by Jack Foley

DUE to public demand, Ultravox have added a date at The Roundhouse in London to their current 2009 UK tour schedule. The band, which will feature Ultravox’s original 1980’s line up of Midge Ure, Chris Cross, Warren Cann and Billy Currie, will play the legendary venue on April 30.

Fans can look forward to the band performing material from all their albums, including Vienna, Rage in Eden and Quartet.

The band intends to use their Roundhouse date to record and film their appearance for a future DVD release.

The 15-date tour will now take in the following venues:

10 – Edinburgh Playhouse
11 – Glasgow Auditorium
13 – Newcastle City Hall
14 – Manchester Apollo
15 – Sheffield City Hall
17 – Birmingham Symphony Hall
18 – Bristol Colston Hall
20 – Cardiff St David’s Hall
21 – Nottingham Royal Centre
23 – Brighton Dome
24 – London Hammersmith Apollo
26 – Bournemouth BIC
27 – Plymouth Pavillions
28 – Portsmouth Guildhall
30 – Roundhouse, London NEW DATE

All Roundhouse tickets are priced at £32.50 plus booking fee.

Ultravox were one of one of the primary exponents of the British electronic pop music movement of the early 1980’s.

“Over the years we have all been caught up with a number of individual projects. When Billy and me were approached by Absolute Radio to perform an acoustic set at their inaugural launch in October at Abbey Road Studios, we took up the offer,” said Midge Ure. “We were overwhelmed by the response of our fans, which confirmed within the band that perhaps the time was right to re-form.”

Coinciding with the tour, EMI will be releasing a number of re-mastered albums and a much anticipated Greatest Hits album, which will be available as a CD/DVD package in time for the tour.

Over the course of 2009, EMI will release a number of re-mastered albums in addition to a much anticipated Best Of, available as a CD/DVD package to coincide with the forthcoming tour. More details to be announced.