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Simple Minds are a Scottish rock band. They formed in Glasgow in 1977 and became the most commercially successful Scottish band of the 1980s. They achieved five UK Albums chart number one albums during their career and have sold an estimated 60 million albums. Despite various personnel changes, they continue to record and tour.

The band scored a string of hit singles, becoming best known internationally for their 1985 hit "Don't You (Forget About Me)" (UK #7, US #1, CAN #1), from the soundtrack of the film The Breakfast Club. Their other more prominent hits include "Alive and Kicking" (UK #7, US #3, Canada #3) and "Belfast Child" (UK #1, Ireland #1, Netherlands #1). In 2016, they won the British Academy's Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Song Collection.

The core of the band is the two remaining founding members, Jim Kerr (vocals, songwriting) and Charlie Burchill (guitars, keyboards after 1990, other instruments, songwriting). The other current band members are Ged Grimes (bass guitar), Sarah Brown (vocals), Gordy Goudie (guitar), Cherisse Osei (drums) and Catherine AD (vocals, keyboards, guitar). Former members include bass guitarist Derek Forbes, keyboardists Mick MacNeil and Andy Gillespie, drummers Brian McGee and Mel Gaynor (who first joined the band in 1982).
 
 

   

24 April 2018

 

 

     
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Simple Minds are delighted to announce that they will tour North America in September and October 2018, playing two full sets featuring iconic songs spanning their whole career and including tracks from the new album Walk Between Worlds!

24-Sep Sands Casino Bethlehem, PA
26-Sep Count Basie Theatre Red Bank, NJ
28-Sep M Telus Montreal, QC
29-Sep Budweiser Gardens London, ON
30-Sep Sony Centre Toronto, ON
02-Oct Beacon Theatre New York, NY
03-Oct Orpheum Theatre Boston, MA
05-Oct Tower Theater Upper Darby, PA
06-Oct 930 Club Washington, DC
08-Oct Tabernacle Atlanta, GA
09-Oct Ryman Auditorium Nashville, TN
11-Oct Hard Rock Cleveland, OH
13-Oct Pabst Theater Milwaukee, WI
14-Oct Fillmore Detroit, MI
15-Oct Chicago Theatre Chicago, IL
18-Oct Paramount Theatre Denver, CO
20-Oct Grand Sierra Reno, NV
21-Oct Pearl Theater Las Vegas, NV
22-Oct Humphrey's Concerts San Diego, CA
24-Oct Orpheum Theatre Los Angeles, CA
25-Oct Masonic Auditorium San Francisco, CA
27-Oct Roseland Theatre Portland, OR
28-Oct Moore Theatre Seattle, WA
29-Oct Orpheum Vancouver, BC

Not a great fan of Jim Kerr himself but a big fan of early Simple Minds. Only two originals left now.

Hopefully the tour will come to the UK

 


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