Former Rich Kids members Glen Matlock and Midge Ure have joined forces to organise a celebratory benefit concert in London. This very special evening will reunite all four original Rich Kids: guitarist Steve New, drummer Rusty Egan, bassist Glen Matlock and singer Midge Ure. The event will take place at the O2 Academy, Islington on Thursday 7th January 2010. The show will start promptly at 7pm and tickets will be on sale here from Friday 4th December.
Guests confirmed so far are The Illuminations (featuring Clive Langer, Steve Allen and Ian Broudie), TV Smith (from the Adverts), Viv Albertine (from The Slits), Carbon/Silicon (featuring Mick Jones and Tony James), Patti Paladin and Gary Kemp (from Spandau Ballet).
Glen and Midge will perform solo slots on the night and Steve New will play with his band Beastellabeast before all four of the Rich Kids take to the stage for one night only. The special guests will no doubt “join in the racket and play guitars very loudly” according to Midge Ure.
The gig is a benefit concert for the family of Rich Kids guitarist Steve New, who has battled with cancer for the last year.
First posted: Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009.