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Thursday 18 December 2014

Midge Ure: Hugs at Ultravox reunion

Ultravox are back with a new album, Brilliant
Ultravox are back with a new album, Brilliant

Ultravox singer Midge Ure has said it's been all smiles since the band reformed.

The band decided to sack Warren Cann, one of their founding members, when they reconvened to record what would be their last album together, in 1985.

But reforming in 2009, the first meeting involved hugs, smiles and the swapping of memories, he said.

"Warren could have been awkward, but there was none of that. It's just been old mates getting back together since then," Midge said.

The frontman, 58, said the band became absorbed by its own success in the 1980s and that the sacking showed "how ridiculous our thinking had become".

Famous for their hit track Vienna, Ultravox are now back, 26 years since they last released an album, with a new album, Brilliant, and UK tour.

"It used to be you'd release a single, hopefully get on Top Of The Pops, wait six weeks, release the album and then tour. Now, who knows how you do it? The possibilities are endless," Midge said.

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