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#101074 - Wed, 12 Dec 2018 12:47:52 Vienna Tour
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#101075 - Wed, 12 Dec 2018 13:00:58 Re: Vienna Tour [Re: davox]
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The linked webpage incorrectly states that the Vienna album has never previously before been performed in its entirety.

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#101079 - Wed, 19 Dec 2018 07:01:56 Re: Vienna Tour [Re: davox]
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Great news. Of course, Ultravox doing a tour of Vienna would have been awesome, but this is the second best option and I'll take it smile. Would be nice if he sneaks in a couple of B-sides, Waiting, Face to Face, Passionate Reply....

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#101080 - Thu, 20 Dec 2018 18:44:59 Re: Vienna Tour [Re: davox]
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Got my tickets for Southend - I would love if Passionate Reply was dug out the vaults!

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#101081 - Fri, 21 Dec 2018 12:52:15 Re: Vienna Tour [Re: davox]
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Id love to hear Sound on Sound played....

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#101098 - Tue, 02 Apr 2019 18:59:53 Re: Vienna Tour [Re: davox]
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The one thing that bugs me a bit about this is who is going to recite Mr X. I mean it is Warren's piece. Cannot imagine how it will come across. Will Midge do it himself? That will be a first, right?

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#101099 - Wed, 03 Apr 2019 07:49:16 Re: Vienna Tour [Re: davox]
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Good news!

Got my tickets for the Stockholm show - more than a year in advance....

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#101100 - Wed, 03 Apr 2019 19:30:26 Re: Vienna Tour [Re: Malpaso Man]
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Originally Posted By Malpaso Man
The one thing that bugs me a bit about this is who is going to recite Mr X. I mean it is Warren's piece. Cannot imagine how it will come across. Will Midge do it himself? That will be a first, right?


My guess would be an instrumental version or the India Electric Company vocalist from the band could do it, but I reckon an instrumental is the way it'll go smile

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#101101 - Wed, 03 Apr 2019 21:53:21 Re: Vienna Tour [Re: Paul Smith]
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Originally Posted By Malpaso Man
The one thing that bugs me a bit about this is who is going to recite Mr X. I mean it is Warren's piece. Cannot imagine how it will come across. Will Midge do it himself? That will be a first, right?


My guess would be an instrumental version or the India Electric Company vocalist from the band could do it, but I reckon an instrumental is the way it'll go smile


Yeah, I guess we´ll see.

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#101102 - Wed, 03 Apr 2019 21:56:00 Re: Vienna Tour [Re: Zäta]
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Originally Posted By Zäta
Good news!

Got my tickets for the Stockholm show - more than a year in advance....


Thanks for updating me on this,
. Also got tics for Stockhlom, interesting that these shows are in May 2020. Several months after the 2019 autumn shows. Might see Gothenburg as well.


Edited by Malpaso Man (Wed, 03 Apr 2019 21:56:44)

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#101108 - Thu, 18 Apr 2019 23:07:53 Re: Vienna Tour [Re: Malpaso Man]
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Originally Posted By Malpaso Man
Originally Posted By Paul Smith
Originally Posted By Malpaso Man
The one thing that bugs me a bit about this is who is going to recite Mr X. I mean it is Warren's piece. Cannot imagine how it will come across. Will Midge do it himself? That will be a first, right?


My guess would be an instrumental version or the India Electric Company vocalist from the band could do it, but I reckon an instrumental is the way it'll go smile


Yeah, I guess we´ll see.


Surely all he has to do is ask Chrysalis for the multitrack track for either Mr or Herr X?

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#101113 - Wed, 29 May 2019 13:55:29 Re: Vienna Tour [Re: Alone With Strangers]
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But which tracks from Visages debut album will be played? Fade to grey, The Dancer, Visage, Mind of a toy?

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#101114 - Sun, 09 Jun 2019 08:36:14 Re: Vienna Tour [Re: Björn]
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I would believe those four are most likely, but hopefully a couple more. Visa-Age please.
Oh, and Rusty is joining smile. From Midge's Twitter:
"Visage co-founder Rusty Egan joins me on the 1980 Tour starting October 2019 to perform selected tracks from the first Visage album together for the first time. He is also playing a Blitz DJ set on every show excluding Manchester, Liverpool, Belfast and Dublin."
https://mobile.twitter.com/midgeure1/status/1135288619705483264

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#101141 - Tue, 13 Aug 2019 10:11:09 Re: Vienna Tour [Re: davox]
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Midge posted a video a few days back and on the computer screen it had a list of 18 songs that they were working out parts to, if your careful you can get a screen cap and see whats on there wink
Going to be a great set of gigs!!

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#101142 - Tue, 13 Aug 2019 17:02:34 Re: Vienna Tour [Re: Paul Smith]
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Where did he post it - FB, Twitter or Instagram?

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#101145 - Wed, 14 Aug 2019 19:37:36 Re: Vienna Tour [Re: Alone With Strangers]
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Think it was across social media but I saw it on Facebook.

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#101146 - Wed, 14 Aug 2019 19:53:39 Re: Vienna Tour [Re: Paul Smith]
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Ta

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#101160 - Tue, 15 Oct 2019 00:40:36 Re: Vienna Tour [Re: Alone With Strangers]
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I was at the Glasgow show on Sunday. It was a great gig. Here's the set list. It's from memory, but I think it's correct.

Yellow Pearl
Visage
In The Year 2525
Blocks On Blocks
The Dancer
Mind Of A Toy
Glorious
Fade To Grey
Astradyne
New Europeans
Private Lives
Passing Strangers
Sleepwalk
Mr X
Western Promise
Vienna
All Stood Still

Passionate Reply
Dancing With Tears In My Eyes

The Voice
Hymn


Rusty was on stage playing a small set of drums on the first eight songs, then went off for the Ultravox songs. (Russell Field still played the main drum kit on all songs.)

Midge said they were taking the opportunity to do Glorious while they had Rusty on stage, so not sure if that means it'll only be performed on the dates he's appearing.

The vocals on Mr X were done through a vocoder (as were the intro and middle-8 of In The Year 2525).

Midge said Passionate Reply was in the set because people had kept requesting it online after the tour was announced.

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#101161 - Tue, 15 Oct 2019 18:26:47 Re: Vienna Tour [Re: stufarq]
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Thanks. Very good setlist, nice to see Passionate Reply get revived. Thanks for getting the Mr X thing finally answered. Almost lost sleep over it. wink

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#101164 - Thu, 17 Oct 2019 17:29:38 Re: Vienna Tour [Re: davox]
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So happy to see Passionate Reply in the set list (I even requested it back in December in this very thread), all ready to go on Saturday smile

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#101194 - Fri, 21 Feb 2020 13:15:07 Re: Vienna Tour [Re: Unique designs in crome]
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I saw Midge on the 1980 tour at the Poole Lighthouse last Friday night (14th Feb).

Me and my better half both thoroughly enjoyed the show, although she did say that there were a few of the Visage tracks and a couple of the album tracks from the Vienna album that she didn't know.

I guess I need to educate her a bit more! grin

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#101195 - Sun, 23 Feb 2020 12:07:34 Re: Vienna Tour [Re: Adi]
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Went to see him in Brighton yesterday, my first concert since 2009, and he has still got it. Not quite Ultravox standard obviously, but credit to the backing band and the young musician who takes on the viola solos as that's big shoes to fill!!

Met a super fan from the States who made me feel like just a regular fan considering he seems to have been to practically every show!! Really nice guy and wouldn't surprise me if he was on here. Only let down were two women directly in front who spent the entire evening talking, guffawing and texting on their phone for the duration!!

Would love to see one more Ultravox The Collection Tour featuring all the band before I pop my clogs but highly unlikely that will ever happen!!

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#101225 - Thu, 26 Mar 2020 09:09:45 Re: Vienna Tour [Re: zico]
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Originally Posted By zico
Went to see him in Brighton yesterday, my first concert since 2009, and he has still got it. Not quite Ultravox standard obviously, but credit to the backing band and the young musician who takes on the viola solos as that's big shoes to fill!!

Met a super fan from the States who made me feel like just a regular fan considering he seems to have been to practically every show!! Really nice guy and wouldn't surprise me if he was on here. Only let down were two women directly in front who spent the entire evening talking, guffawing and texting on their phone for the duration!!

Would love to see one more Ultravox The Collection Tour featuring all the band before I pop my clogs but highly unlikely that will ever happen!!


The band are really growing into their roles for me. They have started to add their own little marks on the solos and performances in general. The biggest take away from the Band Electronica shows has been how much Midge seems to be enjoying himself. Midge's voice has held up remarkably well and his guitar playing gets better over the years.
I am really hoping that in 2021 we get a Rage In Eden tour, maybe with some tracks from The Anvil as well? We could well see tours like this over the next few years imho.
As for Ultravox, well never say never, but I think with Warren working in the USA, Billy seemingly saying he will never be in Ultravox again, it does seem unlikely.
But with the Vienna box set coming later this year, I don't think we've heard the last of them.

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#101226 - Thu, 26 Mar 2020 22:33:45 Re: Vienna Tour [Re: Paul Smith]
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I think it's safe to assume that the whole band knows about the Vienna box - and have done for some time - but MU is still touring Vienna, effectively as a solo tour. That probably speaks volumes.

And since the 1980 tour has been so successful I would hazard a guess that he is already thinking of a solo 'Return to Rage In Eden' tour.

Also, I did a completely scientific poll of people I know who went to see the 1980 tour but who are not nutters about UV like us and the majority thought they had actually gone to see 'Ultravox'. As such, I suspect that most people couldn't give two figs about the band getting together again. Which is a shame.....

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#101227 - Sat, 28 Mar 2020 10:20:58 Re: Vienna Tour [Re: davox]
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I would be incredibly happy with a 1981 tour especially if Midge comes back to Southend again, Passionate reply live was everything I hoped it would be, but which B-side would be included out of "I never wanted to begin" or "Paths and angles"?

I'm hoping a 1980 tour CD set will materialise with a complete show from either the Midge official bootleg series or a wider general release.

Fingers crossed the new Vienna boxset is a good enough seller to encourage the other albums to get similar sets (assuming the boxset has a plethora of material worthy of a purchase - I'll be buying it regardless as I'm starving for more/new 'Vox content), unfortunately though I would assume any potential follow up albums would not sell quite as well, Vienna is usually seen as the big hitter.

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#101228 - Tue, 31 Mar 2020 11:26:18 Re: Vienna Tour [Re: davox]
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The dates in Sweden in May just got postponed a full year, to May 2021. As expected, I guess. frown
A Rage in Eden tour could still start later in the Autumn of 2021. Hope it happens. But first I want to see the Vienna tour.....

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#101231 - Thu, 02 Apr 2020 12:05:00 Re: Vienna Tour [Re: Malpaso Man]
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I'd be most interested in a Vienna tour with the full original line-up. Wonder how likely that is? Hasn't Chris Cross more or less gone off grid i.e. back into normal civvy life?

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#101233 - Thu, 02 Apr 2020 15:51:55 Re: Vienna Tour [Re: Red Tide]
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You're probably about 10 years behind the news.

They are all getting on with their lives in their own way and there are no plans for them to work together. Each of them has made comments about the future of the band (i.e. there isn't one) and it's probably fair to say that some pinches of salt should be taken with any of the comments.

Enjoy Midge's tours because it is pretty unlikely you'll see anyone else joining him.

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