By Emily Pickelson
12:35 PM EST, January 8, 2013
Everything old is new again, or so the saying goes. It's fitting that a band known for their unique blend of synth wave and electronica, after taking a twenty-eight year gap between albums and breaking their long silence with the release of "Brilliant," should be heading stateside to the newly re-opened and renovated Stafford Palace Theater. On January 11th, Midge Ure will bring Midge Ure: the Voice of Ultravox's mix of electronics and rock to the stage. For those in the know, Midge needs no introduction – with the smash success of the hit single "Vienna," in Europe, as well as multiple musical accolades, including a Grammy, BASCAP Awards, and multiple gold and platinum records. For those who haven't heard him before... think early Morrissey with an eerie, authentic twist. Midge's unique combination of pop vocals and heavy synth are born through his early roots as the front man of teen sensation Silk. Their single "Forever and Ever" took the Number One spot on the UK charts in 1976, but Midge soon found himself running with a heavier crowd – as he was mentored by ex-Sex Pistol band member Glen Matlock. Midge describes this period of his musical career as "baptism by fire" – and its influence can be heard in his collaborations with Midge Ure: the Voice of Ultravox. For seasoned fans and novices alike, this 'new wave' concert promises to be an exceptional experience in Stafford Springs.
Tickets are on sale at the Palace Theater Box Office at 75 Main St, Stafford Springs, CT, 06076. They are also available online via: Ticketfly.com or at: www.thestaffordpalacetheater.com. Tickets are $25 for general admission and will be $30 the day of the show at the door. The show will take place on January 11th at 8:30 pm – doors open at 6:30 pm.
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