Live Orchestrated tracks on the BBC
Following Midge's performance last Saturday, 3 songs from the performance will be broadcast tomorrow (Sunday 16th Sep) on BBC 1 Northern Ireland and details of how to watch this for people in the rest of the UK are below.
Also, Vienna will be shown nationally on the Last Night of the Proms compilation show on BBC4
Midge Ure to perform tracks from Orchestrated live at BBC Proms in the Park in Northern Ireland
BBC Proms in the Park in Northern Ireland has secured music legend Midge Ure, Broadway star Kim Criswell, classical guitar supremo Xuefei Yang and internationally acclaimed mandolin virtuoso Avi Avital for this year’s event in Belfast on Saturday 8 September.
Midge Ure has enjoyed massive success with bands such as Ultravox, Slik and Thin Lizzy. Alongside Bob Geldof he was the driving force behind the legendary Live Aid concert and Band Aid fundraising record. He will be flying in directly from the United States, where he is currently on tour.
For over four decades Broadway and West End star, Kim Criswell, from Chattanooga, Tennessee, has travelled the globe performing with some of the greatest orchestras of our time. She has sung at La Scala in Milan, the Carnegie Hall in New York and the Royal Albert Hall, London.
BBC Proms in the Park Northern Ireland will also feature sensational guitarist Xuefei Yang; internationally acclaimed mandolinist Avi Avital, who will be performing with renowned percussionist Ithamar Doari.
Also taking to the Proms stage will be Lurgan-born acclaimed classical-crossover Baritone Karl McGuckin; and the Ulster Youth Choir. The line-up is completed by an appearance from 10 members of the cast of Titanic Dance, the show which tells a heart-gripping love story as the ship makes its maiden voyage across the Atlantic.
The concert is BBC Northern Ireland’s biggest outside broadcast event of the year. It offers both home-grown and international talent performing alongside the Ulster Orchestra under the baton of David Brophy.
BBC Proms in the Park in Northern Ireland is now in its 17th year and is supported by Belfast City Council.
BBC Proms in the Park remains one of BBC Northern Ireland’s most ambitious, and popular outside broadcasts. Approximately 11,000 people are expected to attend the event at the Titanic Slipways, Belfast.
This concert will be part of broadcast celebrations to mark the Last Night of the Proms, and will link music-making festivities at London’s Royal Albert Hall with BBC events around the UK. The BBC Proms is the largest classical music festival in the world, with over 90 concerts across eight weeks from July 13 - September 8.
Viewers at home will be able to join in the excitement, with the BBC network television services linking with the Titanic Slipways, offering live coverage of key moments from the evening’s entertainment. Highlights programmes will be recorded for later transmission on BBC NI television, BBC Four and the BBC iPlayer. Selected extracts from the Titanic Slipways will also be available on BBC You Tube and the entire concert will also be broadcast live throughout the evening on BBC Radio Ulster/Foyle.
BBC Proms in the Park in Northern Ireland will be presented on stage by Noel Thompson and Claire McCollum. Extracts from the Belfast concert will be shown across the UK on BBC One and BBC Two on the night.
BBC Radio Ulster will also be live throughout the evening from the Titanic Slipways with presenter John Toal. Its coverage begins at 7.30pm.
Viewers will also be able to watch selected highlights from the Belfast concert online at www.bbc.co.uk/proms
BBC One Northern Ireland and BBC Four network will broadcast a television highlights programme shortly after the event in September.
2 New York shows for Christmas
Midge has just comfirmed 2 shows at the Iridium in New York in nice time for Christmas
Midge's shop has now reopened as planned!
USA Part 2
The final leg of Midge and Paul Young's US dates are finally in place, and will be tailed off by Midge doing a couple of solo acoustic shows. All details on the Shows page.
Midge to perform with the Sinfonia Nord and Todmobil
Todmobile celebrates its 30th year with a celebration concert in Harpa on November 2nd. Todmobile’s special guest for this concert is Midge Ure, a singer and songwriter best known for his groundbreaking work with Ultravox. Also appearing is SinfoniaNord.
Todmobile released their first track in 1988. A year later their first album was released and now, thirty years later, they have released eight studio albums, a string of hit singles and have played countless concerts.
This is Todmobile’s fourth concert where they collaborate with their idols and main musical influences. This concert series started in 2013 when Jon Anderson of YES was their special guest. In 2015 Steve Hackett of Genesis played a concert with Todmobile and a year later Nik Kershaw took to the stage with the band. Now it’s Midge Ure’s turn, one of the 80s most iconic musicians in the UK. Midge recently released the album Orchestrated on which he performs most of his best known songs, accompanied by a symphony orchestra.
Todmobile, Sinfonia Nord and Midge Ure will perform a selection of Todmobile’s, Ultravox’s and Midge Ure’s greatest hits on Nov 2nd in the lovely Eldborg auditorium in Reykjavik, Iceland
Orchestrated - vinyl and US release information
We are pleased to announce that BMG will be releasing a clear vinyl LP version of Orchestrated on June 8th through Townsends and pre order can be made here and a personally signed option is available
The album is also getting a full US release on that day in all formats and the main sales site can be found here
Please note that there has been an error with some of the download links and the correct link is https://midgeure.tmstor.es/redeem
We are pleased to announce 4 Band Electronica shows in Germany for late 2018. Tickets go on sale at 9am GMT on 28th Feb and can be obtained here:
Nov 10th Modernes in Bremen
Nov 11th Haus Leipzig in Leipzig
Nov 12th Savoy Theater in Düsseldorf
Nov 13th Bürgerhaus in Dreieich
All venues will be seated.
The Human League Tour
We are delighted to announce that Midge and his Band Electronica will be very special guests on The Human League's UK next Nov and Dec (2018). Tickets can be bought from