lunes, 30 de marzo de 2015

Ultravox



Ultravox fue una de mis bandas favoritas cuando yo estaba en 3er y 4to año de secundaria. Para ese tiempo, poco antes de irme a Boston a estudiar en Berklee College of Music, me compré sus últimos dos discos: Lament y Quartet (que contiene la canción Serenade).


Ultravox

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For other uses, see Ultravox (disambiguation).
Ultravox
Ultravox Brilliant Tour London 2012.jpg
Ultravox in 2012, playing a date from their "Brill!ant" tour at the Hammersmith Apollo in London
Background information
Also known asTiger Lily (1973–1975)
various other names (1975–1976)
Ultravox! (1976–1978)
OriginLondon, England
GenresNew wavesynthpoppost-punk,electronicart rock
Years active1974–1987, 1992–1996,2008–present
LabelsIslandChrysalisEMIPolyGram
Associated actsVisage
Websitewww.ultravox.org.uk
MembersChris Cross
Warren Cann
Billy Currie
Midge Ure
Past membersJohn Foxx
Stevie Shears
Robin Simon
Mark Brzezicki
Tony Fenelle
Gerry Laffy
Neal Wilkinson
Jackie Williams
Sam Blue
Vinny Burns
Tony Holmes
Gary Williams
Ultravox (formerly known as Ultravox!) are a British new wave band, formed in London in 1974 asTiger Lily. Between 1980–86, they scored seven Top Ten albums and seventeen Top 40 singles in the UK, the most successful of which was their 1981 hit "Vienna".
The band has been led by two different frontmen who never played together in the band at the same time. From 1974 until 1979, singer John Foxx was frontman and the main driving force behind Ultravox. Foxx left the band to embark on a solo career and, following his departure, with the three remaining members in hiatus, Midge Ure took over as lead singer, guitarist and frontman in 1980 after he and keyboardist Billy Currie worked in the studio project Visage. Ure revitalised the band and steered it to commercial success lasting until the mid-1980s. Ure left the band in 1987 after establishing his own solo career and the group disbanded for a while. A new line-up, led by Currie, was formed in 1992, but achieved little success.
The band's best-known line-up of Currie, Ure, bassist Chris Cross and drummer Warren Cann reformed in 2008 and performed a series of reunion shows in 2009 and 2010 before releasing a new studio album, Brill!ant, in May 2012. In November  2013, Ultravox performed as special guests on a four date UK arena tour with Simple Minds.


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