It's not often a band decides to re-convene and play dates after 30 years together, and it isn't often that the same band is so bowled-over by the audience reaction that they decide an 'about-turn' and play again. Ultravox have done just that and will therefore return to the UK in 2010 for six more dates before hitting the road around Europe for an extensive tour.
Called the 'Return To Eden Part 2 Tour', they will perform at Birmingham's Symphony Hall on April 6th before travelling to Liverpool (Philharmonic Hall) on the 7th, Manchester (Apollo) 8th, Oxford (New Theatre) 10th, Hammersmith (Apollo) 11th and finally Bristol's Colston Hall on the 12th.
Tickets go on sale on Friday 27th November 9am from £29.50 (+ booking fee) upwards.
Ultravox's peak period was between 1981 and 1984 (although some would argue that their creative peak started long before with John Foxx at the helm). Replacement singer, Midge Ure, helped coordinate the band forward with a less rockier sound on hits like 'Vienna', 'We Came To Dance' and 'The Thin Wall'. Album sales tripled - 'Vienna' set the scene with a 72 week residency before follow-up, 'Rage In Eden', continued a similar run. Demand will be high for these tickets so get in sharp-ish.