Scottish singer-songwriter Midge Ure’s unusually diverse résumé belies his relatively modest stateside profile. He snagged a U.K. No. 1 single in his early 20s (“Forever and Ever,” with bubblegum poppers Slik); enjoyed a decade of European success with new-wave mainstays Ultravox; was a Rich Kid alongside ex–Sex Pistol Glen Matlock; co-founded Band Aid (co-writing “Do They Know It’s Christmas” and co-organizing 1985’s Live Aid concert); and, perhaps most incongruously, was a touring member of Thin Lizzy. But a cult hero he rightly remains: His 7:30 p.m. acoustic performance at the decidedly intimate McCabe’s promptly sold out, so a second (separately ticketed) set has been added at 9:30. Ure’s latest full-length, July’s throwback-synthy Fragile, retains the man’s signature atmospheric yet optimistic sense of melody and finely grained, deceptively flexible vocal timbre.
Sun., Jan. 11, 7:30 & 9:30 p.m., 2015
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