HE helped mastermind Live Aid, Band Aid and the second biggest-selling single in British history with Do They Know It’s Christmas?

Singer songwriter Midge Urge also wrote chart topping hits for his bands Ultravox and Visage in the 1980s.

For the past few years he has been touring with acoustic versions of his back catalogue of hits. Now he is preparing to embark on a huge UK tour with a new show that takes influence from the forward-thinking pop music with which he originally made his name.

Midge Ure will perform his most loved hits such as If I Was, which went to number one in the UK singles charts Fade To Grey, and, of course, Vienna, which was recently voted by BBC Radio 2 listeners as the greatest ever track to reach number two in the charts and by listeners of Absolute 80’s Radio as the song of the decade.

The collaborative tour, which includes a date at Bournemouth Pavilion on Friday, October 13 will also feature special guests Altered Images, fronted by Clare Grogan and famed for their hits Happy Birthday, and Don’t Talk to Me About Love, and The Christians, who will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of the release of their eponymously titled debut album.

Midge said: “I want to revisit some material that I’ve not really been able to perform with the recent acoustic line up, so you can expect to hear songs that haven’t been aired for a while as well as the classics and a couple of surprises”

“I’ve really enjoyed touring with a band and now I want to expand back to a four piece and return to a more electronic based format.” To book tickets visit, flyingmusic.com/box-office