Photos + Review: Midge Ure delivers at Social Hall SF

Midge Ure (photo: Ria Burman) Midge Ure sythn-pop-rocked the Social Hall SF on Wednesday night with a jam-packed show of old and new songs, spanning more than three decades. A talented multi-instrumentalist and writer, Midge Ure was a busy bee in the 80s, penning songs and performing as Visage, Ultravox, and with Thin Lizzy simultaneously before flying solo. He co-wrote "Do They Know It's Christmas" for Band Aid with Bob Geldof, and turned down being lead singer of The Sex Pistols. Enjoyed by the crowd, Midge Ure shared comical stories between songs which ranged from the Ultravox days to his solo [...]

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Midge Ure talks ’80s greatness and return to San Francisco

Scottish musician Midge Ure has performed in the Bay Area many times as frontman of the 1980s synthpop band Ultravox. He fondly recalls his most recent visit to San Francisco for a solo show in the Mission district that brought a full house together in song. “The last time I was there it was in a church or a chapel in very cool part of town,” Ure said. “I was doing this tour totally alone with my acoustic guitar and I just remember a sea of people singing every word of every song. It was fantastic.” That was at The [...]

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