Simple Minds plus very special guests Deacon Blue (Tickets for this event can be purchased using your mobile phone; see item in News section on Homepage)
Wednesday 3rd December 2008
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Simple Minds plus very special guests Deacon Blue
Celebrate 30 Years Live: 1978 - 2008
Following last week's addition of their Belfast Odyssey Arena concert, Simple Minds have added another date to their 2008 UK 30th Anniversary Tour at the Metro Radio Arena on Wednesday 3rd December 2008.
One of the most successful bands of their generation; Simple Minds will take a break from the preparations of their new album to celebrate their 30th Anniversary with a series of six rare UK concerts during November and December. The concert celebrates 30 glorious years dating back to the first time Simple Minds played their very first concert on January 17th at the Satellite City Club in Glasgow, as the support act to Steel Pulse.
Simple Minds will perform for the first time the entirety of their multi-million selling 1982 album 'New Gold Dream' featuring the hits Promised You a Miracle, Glittering Prize, and Someone, Somewhere (In Summertime).
Incredibly, Simple Minds have scored over twenty Top 20 hits in a career spanning nearly three decades. They have sold over 35 million records, had five number one albums, a No. 1 single in America - plus three American top ten singles and been Voted Q magazine's World's Best Live Act.
"We are delighted to announce these six rare UK concerts," says lead singer and founding member, Jim Kerr. "The concerts will reflect our entire musical journey from day one to the current phase of creativity and without doubt will also conjure up all the energy, atmosphere and passion that for many is symbolic of Simple Minds shows over the last 30 years."
"There is no better way of announcing to the world," adds Kerr, "that Simple Minds continues to embrace an uplifting musical spirit and enthusiasm that that defined our best work. We are really looking forward to these concerts and celebrating 30 years of musical history with the fans."
Tickets costing £35 go on sale 9am Friday 27th June 2008