Ultravox will play two full sets of classic material and tracks from their new album Brilliant when they come to Gateshead Sage as part of a national UK tour.

The starts on September 21st in Bristol and includes 14 shows in the UK, with a further 20 dates throughout Europe, calling in at The Sage on October 8.

The band have announced that there will be no support act and each show will feature a full evening of Ultravox playing two sets each night delving deep into their catalogue of classic hits and album tracks, alongside songs from their acclaimed new album ‘Brilliant’ (which was released in May 2012).

“When we toured in 2009 we rediscovered what an Ultravox live show is all about,” explains Midge Ure, “And so this time wanted to take it to its logical conclusion by playing as many songs as we possibly can. We know from the excitement of our fans that they all have favourites they’re desperate to hear so we’ll be playing as many songs as possible from our back catalogue mixed amongst the new material.”

“We set ourselves a monumental task trying to select the songs,” says bassist Chris Cross, “So have decided to play longer and stronger, performing two full sets each night with an interval.  Be prepared; these shows will be very special for us and hopefully you too – all Ultravox, all night”.

To coincide with the ‘Brilliant’ tour, Ultravox will be releasing a new EP featuring ‘Live’, the opening song from the album, alongside a brand new track ‘7/8’ and two live tracks from the second leg of the ‘Return To Eden’ tour in 2010: ‘We Stand Alone’ and ‘Astradyne’.

New 4 track EP: out 24th September

1.  Live (single edit)

2.  7/8 (new unreleased studio instrumental)

3.  We Stand Alone (live)

4.  Astradyne (live)

 

The UK tour dates are as follows:

SEPTEMBER 2012

FRIDAY                   21      BRISTOL COLSTON HALL

SATURDAY            22      OXFORD NEW THEATRE

SUNDAY                23      PORTSMOUTH GUILDHALL

TUESDAY               25      NOTTINGHAM ROYAL CENTRE

WEDNESDAY        26      BIRMINGHAM SYMPHONY HALL

THURSDAY            27      HMV APOLLO HAMMERSMITH

SATURDAY            29      GUILDFORD G LIVE

SUNDAY                 30      MANCHESTER PALACE THEATRE

OCTOBER 2012

TUESDAY                2        SOUTHEND CLIFFS PAVILION

WEDNESDAY         3        IPSWICH REGENT THEATRE

THURSDAY             4        SHEFFIELD CITY HALL

SATURDAY             6        BLACKPOOL OPERA HOUSE

SUNDAY                 7        GLASGOW CLYDE AUDITORIUM

MONDAY               8        GATESHEAD SAGE

 

Tickets are priced at £35.00 in London and £32.50 elsewhere (subject to booking fee) and are available from www.ticketmaster.co.uk or www.livenation.co.uk