Live Aid hero Midge Ure will perform Ultravox's hit Vienna with a full orchestra as part of an upcoming concert to launch this year's (14) Ryder Cup golf tournament. The singer, who is currently on tour with Howard Jones and the Thompson Twins' Tom Bailey in America, will perform the classic track with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra at Glasgow's SSE Hydro on 24 September (14).
He won't be the only Scot on the bill - Texas, Amy Macdonald and Eddi Reader will perform, while Chic's Nile Rodgers will hit the stage with the orchestra for classical versions of his Daft Punk collaboration Get Lucky, as well as Chic tunes Good Times and Le Freak.
The concert will help launch the Ryder Cup's Europe versus America clash at Gleneagles in Perthshire.
Funk legend Nile Rodgers is set to star in a gala concert in Glasgow, Scotland as part of the launch of top golfing tournament the Ryder Cup. Rodgers will perform at the SSE Hydro Arena venue on 24 September (14), two days before the 40th biennial golf contest between Europe and the U.S.
The 61 year old will entertain the audience with three of his biggest songs - Good Times, Le Freak, and We Are Family - as well Get Lucky, the smash hit he co-wrote with Daft Punk. He will also team up with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra as part of his performance.
Geoff Ellis, chief executive of promoters DF Concerts, says, "It's a long-time career ambition of mine to work with Nile Rodgers and he brings star quality to the show. This concert is about so much more than one act, it's all about the collaborations and presentation - I can't wait to see it all come to life when September rolls around."
The event will also feature performances from Jake Bugg, Twin Atlantic, and Nina Nesbitt, as well as the Scottish Ballet, National Theatre of Scotland and Scottish Opera.
British singer Jake Bugg has been tapped to play at an upcoming concert in Glasgow, Scotland celebrating the start of the 2014 Ryder Cup. The musician is set to take the stage at the SSE Hydro venue on 24 September (14) as part of a gala in honour of the biennial golf tournament between players from Europe and the United States.
Bugg will be joined by artists including Twin Atlantic, Midge Ure and Nina Nesbitt, and the night will also include performances from the Scottish Ballet, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, National Theatre Scotland and Scottish Opera.
The event will be held two days before the 40th Ryder Cup competition kicks off on 26 September (14) at Gleneagles Hotel in Perth and Kinross, Scotland.