January 5th, 2017, New York, NY: Grammy and Brit Award winning musician Midge Ure returns to North America for leg two of the 'Live and Electric' Tour tonight. He's playing with a full band for the first time since the Retro Futura Tour in 2014: with former Right the Stars drummer BC Taylor and L.A. based keyboard player Tony Solis "I have been fortunate enough to meet up with some brilliant American musicians over the last few years and will be working with a couple of them on this tour. Both are multi instrumentalists and will cover drums, bass and electronics"

This run of dates will be mostly West Coast then crossing into Texas and ultimately Nashville, TN. Last year saw Ure playing mostly East Coast dates and the year prior he toured solo acoustic on the Fragile Troubadour Tour not only playing but traveling completely solo and recording the whole experience himself for a documentary released late last year. The film highlights the realities facing the modern touring musician.

Ure explains how the idea came to be: "After I was asked to do a masterclass at Paul McCartney's Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts I realized that talking about multi album record deals and world tours would be something most of the students would never experience so I set about doing the six week tour completely alone. No crew. No tour manager. No musicians. I wanted to show the reality of what they might face, if they pursue a career in the current music industry."

Midge Ure Tour Dates:

Leg 2 - 2017
January 5 - Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw
January 6 - Seattle, WA - Triple Door
January 7 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir
January 9 - Sacramento, CA - Harlow’s
January 10 - Petaluma, CA - Mystic Theater
January 11 - San Francisco, CA - Social Hall
January 12 - Orange County, CA - Coach House
January 13 - Los Angeles, CA - The Roxy
January 14 - San Diego, CA - The Roxy
January 16 - Salt Lake City, UT - Grand at The Complex
January 18 - Denver, CO - Soiled Dove
January 20 - Austin, TX - 3Ten
January 21 - Denton, TX - Dan’s Silver Leaf
January 23 - Nashville, TN - City Winery

Midge's Autobiography 'If I Was' is now also available as an E-Book (narrated by the man himself!) available at: www.midgeure.com

Website: http://www.midgeure.co.uk/
'Fragile' Micro-site: http://www.midgeure.hypertension-music.de
Twitter: https://twitter.com/midgeure1
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Midge-Ure/275159919205373

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