Midge Ure to join Cunard transatlantic crossing
By Luke Till | 1 Feb 2016
Legendary musician Midge Ure is to appear on Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 during a transatlantic crossing bound for New York in September.
The award-winning artist and Band Aid producer will present three performances of a stage acoustic show called Midge Ure Unplugged in Concert, as well as a personal interview appearance hosted by the flagship’s entertainment manager.
“I will be performing songs acoustically, spanning 35 years of my career, including songs from Ultravox, Visage and solo,” said Midge. “The speaking event will tell the inside story of my strange and varied career, from the slums of Glasgow to producing Do They Know It’s Christmas? – one of the biggest-selling records in British musical history.”
The seven-night Atlantic crossing departs Southampton on 20 September 2016, arriving in New York on 27 September.
Midge Ure is the latest in a line up of renowned guests to perform in recent times on board with Cunard, which includes Sting, Gregory Porter, James Taylor and Crosby, Stills and Nash.
Angus Struthers, Cunard Director added: “Midge Ure is a fantastically talented artist and his appearances on Queen Mary 2 are certain to be a very popular highlight of her first, post-refit transatlantic season.”
Queen Mary 2 returns to her scheduled transatlantic service after a major 25-day refit taking place in June.
Full details of the voyage can be found at cunard.com/M619.
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