Midge Ure to perform hit Vienna with live orchestra at Ryder Cup concert

Live Aid legend Midge Ure will perform his signature hit Vienna with a live orchestral backing for the first time at a major concert to mark the staging of the Ryder Cup in Scotland.

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The singer-songwriter will perform the 80s classic with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) at next month's Ryder Cup Gala Concert.

He is one of several music stars, including Texas, Amy Macdonald and Nile Rodgers of Chic, to perform with the orchestra at the event at Glasgow's SSE Hydro on September 24.

Rodgers will perform a classical version of his Daft Punk collaboration Get Lucky, as well as Chic favourites Good Times and Le Freak.

The audience will see Macdonald perform Mr Rock & Roll with the RSNO's full string ensemble, while Glasgow band Texas will play their hit Inner Smile.

Twin Atlantic, Eddi Reader, Nina Nesbitt, Jake Bugg, Danny Wilson, Scottish Ballet, Scottish Opera, and the National Theatre of Scotland add to the line-up at the special one-off event.

The concert is the curtain-raiser for one of the biggest sporting events in the world.

Golf's clash between Europe and America will take place at Gleneagles, Perthshire, with competitive action beginning on September 26.

RSNO chief executive Michael Elliott said: "It is an honour to be invited to perform a central role in the Ryder Cup Gala Concert, alongside our fellow national performing companies Scottish Ballet and the National Theatre of Scotland, but also with a star-studded collection of contemporary music legends.

"In recent years the RSNO has collaborated with a number of pop, rock and folk musicians, but the line-up for this celebration promises to raise the bar and kick off one of the world's great sporting tournaments in style."

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