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Midge Ure's eight-year tenure as lead singer of Ultravox made the Glasgow-born singer a New Wave darling for anyone old enough to remember synth-pop classics "Vienna" and "Reap The Wild Wind." But it's Ure's contribution toward Band Aid — he and Bob Geldof co-wrote "Do They Know It's Christmas?" and formed the project that raised money for Ethiopian famine relief during the mid-1980's — that has cemented him among the rock 'n' roll saints. Midge Ure is cool like that, and his illustrious career continues to inspire romantic ideals and endless possibilities.

Ure performs Sunday, January 13, 8 p.m. at Water Street Music Hall, 204 N Water St. $20.


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