Ultravox reunites for 2009 tour

Will mark first performance since 1985

NEW YORK -- 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.

Here are Ultravox's U.K. tour dates:

April 10: Edinburgh (Playhouse)
April 11: Glasgow (Clyde)
April 13: Newcastle (City Hall)
April 14: Manchester (Apollo)
April 15: Sheffield (City Hall)
April 17: Birmingham (Symphony Hall)
April 18: Bristol (Colston Hall)
April 20: Cardiff (St. David's Hall)
April 21: Nottingham (Royal Theatre)
April 23: Brighton (Dome)
April 24: London (Hammersmith Apollo)
April 26: Bournemouth (International Center)
April 27: Plymouth (Pavilion)
April 28: Portsmouth (Guildhall)
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