U.K. pop/rock outfit Ultravox's 1980s lineup will reunite for a 2009 tour, marking this version of the band's first performance since Live Aid in 1985.
Drummer Warren Cann, bassist Chris Cross, violinist/keyboardist Billy Currie and guitarist/vocalist Midge Ure will play 14 dates beginning April 10 in Edinburgh. For now, the itinerary is limited to the United Kingdom.
Ultravox enjoyed its biggest success under the leadership of Urie, who replaced original frontman Dennis Leigh (aka John Foxx) in 1979. His first album with the group, "Vienna," spawned top 10 U.K. hits in the form of the title track and "All Stood Still."
The band achieved U.S. acclaim with 1982's "Quartet," produced by George Martin, starting a run of success that included later hits such as "Love's Great Adventure" and "Dancing With Tears In My Eyes."
Cann left Ultravox in 1986 and the band split two years later, although it reformed without Ure in 1992.
Tour dates are as follows:
04/10 - Edinburgh - Playhouse 04/11 - Glasgow - Clyde 04/13 - Newcastle - City Hall 04/14 - Manchester - Apollo 04/15 - Sheffield - City Hall 04/17 - Birmingham - Symphony Hall 04/19 - Bristol - Colston Hall 04/20 - Cardiff - St. David's Hall 04/21 - Nottingham - Royal Theatre 04/23 - Brighton - Dome 04/24 - London - Hammersmith Apollo 04/26 - Bournemouth - International Centre 04/27 - Plymouth - Pavilion 04/28 - Portsmouth - Guildhall
Thanks for the info to Billboard.com.