Ultravox Biography

Ultravox are a British new wave band, best known for a series of top ten single and album hits in the UK charts during the 1980s.

The band has been led by two different frontmen who never played together in the band at the same time. From 1974 until 1979, John Foxx was frontman and main driving force behind Ultravox. Foxx left the band to embark on a solo career. Following Foxx's departure, with the three remaining members in hiatus, Midge Ure took over as lead singer, guitarist, and frontman. Ure revitalised the band and drove it to commercial success lasting until the mid-1980s. Ure left the band in 1987 after establishing a solo career and the group disbanded for a while. A new line-up, led by sole original band member keyboard player/violinist Billy Currie, was formed in 1992, but achieved little success.

The band's best-known line-up of Currie, bassist Chris Cross, drummer Warren Cann and Ure reformed in 2008 and performed a series of reunion shows in 2009 and 2010 before releasing the Brilliant album in May 2012, their first together since the Lament album in 1984. In November 2013 Ultravox performed as special guests on a four date UK arena tour with Simple Minds.

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Ultravox's 'Vienna' tops poll of greatest No 2 singles

'Fairytale Of New York' also features on list of songs that missed the top spot

  • Jan 1, 2013

Ultravox reunite for 2009 tour

All four members to come together for dates

  • Nov 10, 2008

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Rise (Live from the Brilliant Tour, September 2012) Play Video

Rise (Live from the Brilliant Tour, September 2012)

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Same Old Story (2009 Digital Remaster)

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Lament (2009 Digital Remaster) Play Video

Lament (2009 Digital Remaster)

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The Thin Wall (2009 Digital Remaster)

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Sleepwalk (Live St Albans 8/80)

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