Win Tickets ($70): Grammy Winner Midge Ure + Paul Young @ Aladdin Theater | 80s UK Rock Icons, Synthpop, New Wave

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Grammy Winner Midge Ure + Paul Young @ Aladdin Theater on August 26. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, August 20.


From our sponsors:
Midge Ure + Paul Young
August 26, 2018
Doors 7 p.m., Show 8 p.m. | $35 | All Ages
More info:

Aladdin Theater
3017 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR 97202

Midge Ure
An artist who has received Ivor Novello, Grammy, BASCAP awards along with a flotilla of gold and platinum records, really needs very little introduction. Musical success is seldom measured in time spans of more than a few years, if not Andy Warhol’s often quoted “fifteen minutes”, so the fact that by the time Midge’s single “If I Was” went to No1 in 1985 he had already crammed several musical lifetimes into a 10 year professional career speaks volumes – Slik, The Rich Kids, Thin Lizzy, Visage, Ultravox and of course the most famous one off group in musical history Band Aid had by then all had the guiding hand of his musical navigation.

Then you have to take account of Midge’s musical directorship of a series of rock concerts for The Prince’s Trust, Night of the Proms, Wicked Women for Breakthrough and in honour of Nelson Mandela; record production for Phil Lynott, Steve Harley and countless others; his video direction of memorable hits by the Fun Boy Three, Bananarama and others, or a whole swathe of landmark singles by Ultravox; TV, theatre and film music credits ranging from ‘Max Headroom’ to stage and big screen.

Paul Young

Paul Anthony Young’s interest in music dates back to when he was very young, when he learnt to play piano and then the guitar. On leaving school he worked with his father for Vauxhall Motors and played in various bands at night. He played Bass guitar in his first band but eventually lack of demand for bass players led him back to his first passion, singing. These were lean times musically because his preferred style of music – Soul, was not particularly popular. However he managed to sing in various bands such as Kat Kool & The Kool Kats and later in the better known Street Band.

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6 Responses to Win Tickets ($70): Grammy Winner Midge Ure + Paul Young @ Aladdin Theater | 80s UK Rock Icons, Synthpop, New Wave

  1. Jamie August 7, 2018 at 12:36 pm #

    Please and thank you!

  2. Jennifer Miller August 7, 2018 at 1:16 pm #

    Ahh, the 80’s… count me in!

  3. Cynthia Early McDermid August 9, 2018 at 3:01 pm #

    I was such a huge Paul Young fan back in the day – Every Time You Go Away was my absolutely favorite song. I would love to flashback with these folks. Please pick me!

  4. Paul August 14, 2018 at 12:28 pm #

    I’d LOVE To See This AMAZING Show!
    Both Paul Young & Midge Ure Are Influences Of Mine.

  5. Bob MacKay August 16, 2018 at 2:59 pm #

    Come back and stay! Hopefully Paul has a slinky band to support his powerhouse vox

  6. tishree hohl August 24, 2018 at 9:18 am #

    Any tickets left to give away??? Schedule just cleared and I can make it. Please!!!

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