1/21/2011

New Ultravox Album Confirmed.


From ultravox.org.uk: We are delighted to announce that following Ultravox's return to the live arena in 2009/10 with their successful Return to Eden tour, that they have recently signed a deal with Universal Records. A natural progression from the reformation that was a celebration of their 30th anniversary, the band have been working on new material for an album since Autumn 2010, which is now nearing completion.

"We've had such a great time performing our old songs over the last two years that we just didn't want it to end! There's an immense satisfaction in looking across the stage and seeing those familiar faces playing the songs that we wrote as a unit. When we sat down to attempt to write some new songs we found that the ideas just kept coming and so a new album became not just inevitable, but something we really wanted to do together. Once again the whole has proved to be greater than the sum of the parts."

The classic Ultravox line-up of Chris Cross, Warren Cann, Midge Ure, and Billy Currie came together in 2009 for the first time since performing at Live Aid in 1985 for their highly successful Return to Eden Tour.

It is this incarnation that gave us the albums Vienna, Rage in Eden, Quartet, and Lament. Lament was the last album to feature the current line-up of the band.

In a guardian.co.uk article last Saturday Midge Ure says the biggest mistake he made was walking away from Ultravox in 1985.