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DOTS ON THE SHELL: YOTHU YINDI - NEIL FINN - OZ - NZ
I have been lucky to have been invited to collaborate as often as I have, I enjoy it and usually it is fun.
The downside is that due to schedules, usually there is only time to dip your toe in the water, when really I am the type that needs to dive in deep.
It was an honour nevertheless to be invited to sing with Yothu Yindi - Australia's groundbreaking band - combining traditional Aboriginal music with modern Western instrumentation.
I only wish that I had more time to get to know the song in advance. And what a beautiful song it is, written by another of my fave, New Zealand's brilliant Neil Finn. Almost 20 years later it is still a track that I like to listen to whenever it pops up.

As for SM fans in OZ + NZ who are keen on knowing about touring plans. Keep your ear to the ground for some very definite news coming second week of next month. JK

www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vj1UblPL0Q
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DOTS ON THE SHELL: YOTHU YINDI - NEIL FINN - OZ - NZ
I have been lucky to have been invited to collaborate as often as I have, I enjoy it and usually it is fun. 
The downside is that due to schedules, usually there is only time to dip your toe in the water, when really I am the type that needs to dive in deep.
It was an honour nevertheless to be invited to sing with Yothu Yindi - Australias groundbreaking band - combining traditional Aboriginal music with modern Western instrumentation. 
I only wish that I had more time to get to know the song in advance. And what a beautiful song it is, written by another of my fave, New Zealands brilliant Neil Finn. Almost  20 years later it is still a track that I like to listen to whenever it pops up.

As for  SM fans in OZ + NZ who are keen on knowing about touring plans. Keep your ear to the ground for some very definite news coming second week of next month. JK

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vj1UblPL0Q

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Andrew BradleyStill disappointed by the crap sound at your last two gigs in Melbourne..not sure I will fork out my hard earned again Jim which is a pity as I've been a fan from the year dot when I still lived in England.

8 hours ago

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Andy Haughtoni loved the collaboration you did with mir on deep blue sea, such a beautiful song

9 hours ago   ·  5
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Yvonne BirdWorld music is a wonderful thing. This is a nice song, Jim, and Neil Finn is so gifted. Australia and New Zealand..... lucky are SM fans there, but they have waited a very long time..... :-)

6 hours ago   ·  2
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Jo BlakeIt's gonna be difficult living a normal life with one ear on the ground for few weeks......they're still ringing from 3 hour set from The Cure last night.....SM pending tour did come up in conversation with fellow concert goers last night Emma Connors

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Larelle Priptona ReadPerhaps with a lottery win permitting, I'll have my dream of an Oz gig...because I doubt I'll be able to afford to get back there (which saddens me on more levels than imaginable). If only all the timings had been in synch. :-((

7 hours ago
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Annelore BrantegemOf course, didn't we see this coming Tracey Buttel?! The moment I sell my soul to the bank for a mortgage an Oz tour will get announced. I'll start playing the lottery, promise ;-), so we can stick to that crazy idea of gigging together Down Under. So happy for you all!

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Ian GallagherSaw you last time out at Villa Maria winery few years ago in Auckland. GREAT day. My first gig was you guys at the SECC way back when also...

8 hours ago
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Mark SydneyHi Jim, long time no see, great news to hear about SM coming back down, under australian summer skies..when you touch down in sydney or wollongong and you got time, get in contact mate and we can catch up for a drink, been a while..cookie.

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Dayna LeeI loved this one when I heard it. I thought it sounded beautiful. Your collaberation with world music. Beautiful.

7 hours ago
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Kath ChamberlainNever heard this song before - I like it! Looking forward to the next gig in UK or Europe..dates released before October pleeaassee. 💚

7 hours ago
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Tim KlauFantastic!! Might just have to hop across the ditch and see you in NZ as well this time...

8 hours ago   ·  1
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Joe GilbertAnd Canada? Any tour plans???? We love you up here and it's been a long time.

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Helen Giacomini SloupOmg omg omg!!!! Really? Don't tease please And my whole body will be to the ground!! ok, way too much info! So excited

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Manu KalchofnerBeautiful song.... have a nice day. I will go for a swim in our cold river

9 hours ago   ·  1
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Charlie Wise ManGeorgia they're coming to NZ to warm up for their Leicester gig in 2017 🤓

8 hours ago
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Allan McKenzieBrilliant song Jim! Great news to come about an Oz tour, can't wait for further updates

7 hours ago
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Sandra SaborroschIt's a beautiful song! And good news for the fans in OZ and NZ 😀

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Allan McKenzieLiterally 'dots on the shell', found at North Stradbroke Island, Queensland Aust.

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Joe TraceyBrisbane will be waiting with open arms. Great song.

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Caren McNeeAs a NZ Simple Minds fan, I'm very excited!

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Greg MckellarI'll even take you to an Adelaide United game if the dates coincide so now you can't say no......lol

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Charmaine BrillantiYippee! Can't wait to hear the tour news! ❤

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Michelle GartonKim Hawkins looks like they r coming back to Oz!! Yay! ❤❤❤

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Sara FieldCan you be here in September? You might like this Festival Jim www.desertsong.com.au/program/

8 hours ago
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Jim MonaghanExcellent news! All I need now is tickets for the front ! Palais??

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Zurich – Zermatt Unplugged 2016
Oct 29 all-day

Simple Minds will play a special acoustic show at Kaufleuten in Zurich as part of the Zermatt Unplugged 2016 festival. Tickets will be available from 12:00 CET on Thursday 14th July.

 

Tickets - not yet!

 

 

“We would like to remind all of our fans and members that despite hearing announcements elsewhere regarding possible concert performances etc, it is only when the date is announced here at Simpleminds.com that you can be sure the information is 100% official and that contracts have been agreed”
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Nov
24
Thu
2016
Luxembourg – Night of the Proms 2016
Nov 24 all-day
Luxembourg	- Night of the Proms 2016 @ D’Coque Arena | Luxembourg

Jim and Charlie will perform a set of classic Simple Minds songs with a full orchestra and production around Europe as part of ‘Night Of The Proms’

 

TICKETS HERE

 

“Night of the Proms is one of the most visited and most attractive musical events in Belgium and in Europe. It takes the audience on a journey through rousing and familiar classical repertoire, timeless pop classics, sing-along tunes and get-up-and-dance music, all of this backed by a mind-blowing visual and aural setting. The regular Night of the Proms orchestra Il Novecento conducted by Robert Groslot, a choir and an Electric Band lead by John ‘Music’ Miles play music from the last three centuries in such a joyful manner and with such verve, that everybody is carried away by their delightful performances. The orchestra will accompany international pop artists who enrapture the very lively audience with their greatest hits.”

 

“We would like to remind all of our fans and members that despite hearing announcements elsewhere regarding possible concert performances etc, it is only when the date is announced here at simpleminds.com that you can be sure the information is 100% official and that contracts have been agreed”
Simple Minds

Nov
25
Fri
2016
Mannheim – Night of the Proms 2016
Nov 25 all-day
Mannheim - Night of the Proms 2016 @ SAP Arena | Mannheim | Baden-Württemberg | Germany

Jim and Charlie will perform a set of classic Simple Minds songs with a full orchestra and production around Europe as part of ‘Night Of The Proms’

 

TICKETS HERE

 

“Night of the Proms is one of the most visited and most attractive musical events in Belgium and in Europe. It takes the audience on a journey through rousing and familiar classical repertoire, timeless pop classics, sing-along tunes and get-up-and-dance music, all of this backed by a mind-blowing visual and aural setting. The regular Night of the Proms orchestra Il Novecento conducted by Robert Groslot, a choir and an Electric Band lead by John ‘Music’ Miles play music from the last three centuries in such a joyful manner and with such verve, that everybody is carried away by their delightful performances. The orchestra will accompany international pop artists who enrapture the very lively audience with their greatest hits.”

 

“We would like to remind all of our fans and members that despite hearing announcements elsewhere regarding possible concert performances etc, it is only when the date is announced here at simpleminds.com that you can be sure the information is 100% official and that contracts have been agreed”
Simple Minds

Nov
26
Sat
2016
Dortmund – Night of the Proms 2016
Nov 26 all-day
Dortmund - Night of the Proms 2016 @ Westfalenhalle | Dortmund | North Rhine-Westphalia | Germany

Jim and Charlie will perform a set of classic Simple Minds songs with a full orchestra and production around Europe as part of ‘Night Of The Proms’

 

TICKETS HERE

 

“Night of the Proms is one of the most visited and most attractive musical events in Belgium and in Europe. It takes the audience on a journey through rousing and familiar classical repertoire, timeless pop classics, sing-along tunes and get-up-and-dance music, all of this backed by a mind-blowing visual and aural setting. The regular Night of the Proms orchestra Il Novecento conducted by Robert Groslot, a choir and an Electric Band lead by John ‘Music’ Miles play music from the last three centuries in such a joyful manner and with such verve, that everybody is carried away by their delightful performances. The orchestra will accompany international pop artists who enrapture the very lively audience with their greatest hits.”

 

“We would like to remind all of our fans and members that despite hearing announcements elsewhere regarding possible concert performances etc, it is only when the date is announced here at simpleminds.com that you can be sure the information is 100% official and that contracts have been agreed”
Simple Minds

Nov
27
Sun
2016
Oberhausen – Night of the Proms 2016
Nov 27 all-day
Oberhausen - Night of the Proms 2016 @ Arena | Oberhausen | North Rhine-Westphalia | Germany

Jim and Charlie will perform a set of classic Simple Minds songs with a full orchestra and production around Europe as part of ‘Night Of The Proms’

 

TICKETS HERE

 

“Night of the Proms is one of the most visited and most attractive musical events in Belgium and in Europe. It takes the audience on a journey through rousing and familiar classical repertoire, timeless pop classics, sing-along tunes and get-up-and-dance music, all of this backed by a mind-blowing visual and aural setting. The regular Night of the Proms orchestra Il Novecento conducted by Robert Groslot, a choir and an Electric Band lead by John ‘Music’ Miles play music from the last three centuries in such a joyful manner and with such verve, that everybody is carried away by their delightful performances. The orchestra will accompany international pop artists who enrapture the very lively audience with their greatest hits.”

 

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