Dear God, how could Midge Ure only hit the charts once in the U.S.?
Midge Ure has been celebrated on Stuck in the '80s for his work with Ultravox, Visage and for helping write Do They Know It's Christmas for Band Aid. As a solo artist, Midge Ure only hit the singles chart once in America - but do you remember which song that was?
By the time 1988 rolled around, Scotland's Midge Ure had scored five solo Top 40 hits in the U.K., however his first and only trip to the Top 100 in the U.S. was the last year of the decade with Dear God that petered out at No. 95. Dear God is a song of hope and a plea for the end of war, starvation and loneliness.
Always up for something different, Ure is currently touring Europe this year in an interesting project called the Rock Meets Classic Tour. The concept is an symphony orchestra combines with five-piece rock band and then adds lead singers like Ure to sing classic rock songs from the catalogs of artists like AC/DC and Twisted Sister performing songs like Thunderstuck and I Wanna Rock. Some of the other vocalists joining Ure on the Rock Meets Classic Tour are Joey Tempest of Europe and Steve Walsh of Kansas.