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GLASGOW - A GO - GO!
What a week that was in Glasgow! Weather was good and so were the vibes. Especially so for a couple of days in Studio 1 of Gorbals Sound.
It is almost 30 years since we last worked together in the same room with both Mick MacNeil and producer Trevor Horn.
Of course 30 years is a long time - a hell of a long time actually. The world itself has changed dramatically within that time. And with so much having happened, we ourselves have also changed in so many ways. Perhaps though, the interior essence of who we are, and what we do, never truly changes
It is amazing how even very long gaps in a working relationship seem to dissolve, as soon as the music starts to play and the creative flow takes over.

Paul Buchanan, of Blue Nile fame popped in to the studio. As did singer Eddi Reader, formerly of Fairground Attraction. Eddi sang some backing vocals on one or two tracks from our New Gold Dream album.
All of those people are still making music, all continue to be creative. No one gives up. I guess we all just keep on keeping on. Which is what real artists are meant to do. Right?

Or hold on, what am I saying? Shouldn't everyone try to be creative in their own way. All try to create something - why not? Never too late to begin. I believe all of that is possible.
Anyway. Like I said. It was a great week in Glasgow. And the vibes were very good!
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GLASGOW - A GO - GO!
What a week that was in Glasgow! Weather was good and so were the vibes. Especially so for a couple of days in Studio 1 of Gorbals Sound. 
It is almost 30 years since we last worked together in the same room with both Mick MacNeil and producer Trevor Horn. 
Of course 30 years is a long time - a hell of a long time actually. The world itself has changed dramatically within that time. And with so much having happened, we ourselves have also changed in so many ways. Perhaps though, the interior essence of who we are, and what we do, never truly changes
It is amazing how even very long gaps in a working relationship seem to dissolve, as soon as the music starts to play and the creative flow takes over. 

Paul Buchanan, of Blue Nile fame popped in to the studio. As did singer Eddi Reader, formerly of Fairground Attraction. Eddi sang some backing vocals on one or two tracks from our New Gold Dream album.
All of those people are still making music, all continue to be creative. No one gives up. I guess we all just keep on keeping on. Which is what real artists are meant to do. Right?

Or hold on, what am I saying? Shouldnt everyone try to be creative in their own way. All try to create something - why not? Never too late to begin. I believe all of that is possible.
Anyway. Like I said. It was a great week in Glasgow. And the vibes were very good!

 

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I’ve been toiling away writing and recording songs for years. I’ve only got 79 followers on Soundcloud, but I still persevere. People say why don’t I just give it up; even my nearest and dearest. As if fame and fortune are the only goals music making are worthy of. But I feel compelled to write and create. Occasionally I’ll get mail about how one of my tracks helped someone through a tough time. That’s awesome. I’ll never give it up.

Tear down the walls of Troy

Hang on a minute, Jim, are you implying that Mick MacNeil was there with you? Just this week I was researching all the synthesisers that Mick has used over the years with Simple Minds. Telepathy? You have no idea how much the thought of Mick playing keyboards again with SM excites me.

Brilliant Life is so precious Jim as we all know but having you and your wonderful music and live performances makes life so much better Thankyou ⭐️❤️⭐️

Mick MacNeil back in the studio? Wow that’s fantastic. From Sparkle to Street Fighting Years Mick did a great job of bringing piano into rock - it worked so well and paved the way for bands like Coldplay and Keane to pick it up. The guys a legend.

I knew it,if mick is truly back in the studio, then this is fantastic news.seeing mick at the recent music award when Jim and Charlie had a photo together and hearing that mick was attending some recent shows.

Does this mean Mick might join SM again, hopefully in the near future? 😉 And please keep us posted on tour dates for the USA. Thank you.

Great post, never too late to be creative, love it

Mick back for a bit all we need is Big Mel back Derek Forbes Job Complete.

Great to hear that Mick is involved again. The keyboards on the “Sparkle In The Rain” tour are still a real highlight for me. Wonderful vibrant colours in the picture of Glasgow.

Goodness me. Never a dull moment with you, Jim! Looking forward to hearing any collaborative outcome with Mick. Once an artist, always an artist. Creativity is not necessarily a permanent ongoing rush. It ebbs and flows. During the ebb, it doesn't die away completely. It just morphs into something slightly different. That is probably why some artists, after doing things the same way over and over again, can become stale, whatever their forté. Change, however small, is key. So yesterday, whilst waiting for your Grandslam tour to start, I took a photo of a giant pineapple made from enormous yellow pipes instead.....! 🙂

Positive words as ever Jim, looking forward to hearing your creativeness very soon! Great news ⭐️❤️⭐️

Working with Mick again? Wow just wow! Also Eddi Reader sang on NGD? That's a new thing learnt today! 🙂

Felice Domenica Jim.. cool to know about this kind of reunion 😊 and cool to know you got many positive vibes it's a kind of encouragement for tomorrow morning many thank dear 😂.. my week wasn't as much creative and cool as yours instead but it ended perfectly yesterday night with a gig of my Italian idol... I wish I remember to find creativity and fantasy me too I'm sure it will help. A silent kiss... Adri

All sounding intriguing, mysterious and exciting all in equal measure! What are we to make of all this, Sir? Are we going to hear the fruits of all this at some point? And...I’ll *try* to “keep on keeping on” and believe it isn’t too late to express myself artistically...it’s the making a living bit of it that feels too late. We’ll see. What else is there to do?

Sounds like great and enjoyable times, Jim, it must be so great to be able to write/record music with so many great people over the years as well as recently (last week) too. Love the Simple Minds sounds, it's my happy/smiley music and gives me great vibes, so Thank you Simple Minds xx. Keep the fab sounds coming old and very much the new. 😊

Would be nice,if mick is permitted to rifle through the archives to perhaps reignite some passed gems, some that didn't quite make previous albums. There's one in particular that in my opinion should have made it on street fighting years.

Wow! That will get us all talking Jim. The quiet genius with the Minds even in the studio for a day!

Really pleased that MM’s had an opportunity to collaborate in some way. I heard there was a bit of a reunion meal 10 years ago that didn’t quite result in anything melodic. MM & DF contributed so much to forge SM’s reputation and success. As a long term fan, not knowing (no doubt not needing to know) the intricate reasons why they left, it’s fantastic news that they’ve been given opportunities over the years to get involved in some way or another!!

Ahh Mick and Trevor. That will be Street Fighting Years period. My favourite album...just, and definitely my favourite live period. Another hint from me Jim of that album getting the super deluxe treatment please. 😉

♥♥♥Absolutely love your account of your à go-go days in Glasgow Jim !! Totally agree on how years, even decades can go back but the same affinity remains with some people. Like if you had seen them only yesterday. Though the personality evolves and our traits of character may change, like you say our true essence remains 🙂 I absolutely love the art work you put up ! Very lively 🙂 You re totally right about créativité ! There s no tome limit ! I can t wait to get finally going with my own creative projects... I could feel you were writing when you wrote.. but have mobile issues sigh.. especially keyboard... it s taken me that long to be able to write.... it s driving me up the wall ! I really need to change my mobile !! I m going to get an iPhone I think. . More reliable. I had to rush out too. Am going to see Hubert Reeves 🙂 Have a lovely day !! 🙂

You were brilliant at Arcade Fire gig on Monday night! Although I had already guessed that they might have you as they're surprise guest. My 14 year old daughter was especially excited as she's now crediting herself with seeing Simple Minds live now as well. She will definitely be with me when we next see you live.

🤩 Now I really have my hopes up high 🤩 Wonderful news that you are working with Mick and Trevor, and I hope Eddi and Paul contributed their talents too 😎

Good morning. In my opinion, creativity is born within a person, he must know how to pull it out in the right way. This is true in music, as well as in commerce for example. Good Job .. a greeting

Morning Jim... It’s really never too late to begin, and I would add sometimes in life you are at that point you can’t really give up thinking to job, family, friends, places.. So, “everything is possible” are the best words to say..even in Music Hugs🙌🏼

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As usual with 1980's band tours, Florida gets fucked over again. For every 50 bands that tour, we will maybe get 4. Some of us don't have the luxury of driving to Atlanta.

Count yourselves lucky cause Ireland didn't get a look in on their mini tour in February and no summer dates either..with this American tour coming up not looking good for an Irish gig this year!!!😞😞😞

After growing weary of waiting for Simple Minds' return to the US, we finally went to see you in the UK this year -- and now you're coming back! LOL! But that's okay, this just means that we'll get to see you twice this year 😉

Bucket list just got shorter. See you in Cleveland

Thank you! See you in Atlanta and Nashville...and no telling where else. 😁

I just don't get it!!! I am so tired of tours skipping Florida! You, can't tell me they wouldn't sell out in Orlando.

Congrsts to fans in North America, from a big fan here in Australia. For those that haven't seen them.play live, you're in for an unforgettable experience!

Alright Simple Minds Are Coming To Las Vegas. This Will The First Time My Wife And I Finally Get To Go To One Of Their Concerts.

Happy for you guys in north America!

Thanks for coming to San Diego Jim!! Was at the first gig of the last US tour up in LA at the Orphuem in 2013. Brilliant night then and another brilliant night to come.

Told ya 😀😉 That's quite a tour, well done guys 🤗 Canada and US you are in for a treat 🤩😎😍

oh wow. i had no idea the excitement would be like this:)

Would love to go back to Las Vegas to see you guys.. We got married there 14 years ago

Saw SM for the first time in NYC a fews back and loved every second. Did not get "book of brilliant things" or anything from "good news"...maybe this time....but did get Hunter and Hunted! Cant wait for the SM live treatment of their new music too! Signal, Summer and Walk between worlds. Angel too.

San Francisco will be soooo happy to see you!!!

How about Dallas and/or Houston, TX?

Beautiful, very happy for 🇺🇸 fans and in particular for 🇨🇦 💕

Ok, so I need to decide whether to go to Nashville or Denver since those seem to be the closest you will be to Texas. It's been way too many years since I saw you perform at the Bronco Bowl in Dallas - a venue that no longer exists.

Yesss! You are up for some “ Magic” The new album is great 😎👍🏻

Holy crap, did I just see Vancouver, BC?! YEEEEESSSSS! 😀

Ok Im getting really excited abou this. And hope you make it official soon and I can start dreamin / planning.

OMG! Are you coming to Seattle? Did you read my comments begging you to come to Seattle? Are you coming here???

OMG Atlanta. Its finally happening!!!!!

OMG !!!! THIS just made my Friday, weekend, month, year !!!!!

I’ve been waiting for this for so long!! 💕

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Simple Minds are proud to announce a brand new studio album with some very special tour dates!

‘Walk Between Worlds’ is OUT NOW.

Live Shows

May
5
Sat
2018
Znjan Beach – Split – Croatia
May 5 all-day
Znjan Beach - Split - Croatia @ Znjan Beach

Simple Minds take to the road in 2018 to premiere some songs from the new studio album, WALK BETWEEN WORLDS, along with a selection of hits and classics. They play Znjan Beach – Split – Croatia.

 

Doors: TBC
Simple Minds: TBC

 

***Tickets go on sale from Monday 9th April.***

 

 

 

 

 

“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

 

May
26
Sat
2018
Biggest Weekend – Perth – UK
May 26 all-day
Biggest Weekend - Perth - UK @ Biggest Weekend Scone Palace

Simple Minds take to the road in 2018 to premiere the new studio album, WALK BETWEEN WORLDS. The countdown is on for the most exciting live music event of the Summer, The Biggest Weekend, as BBC Music, Radio 2 and Radio 3 join forces to bring two days of spectacular performances to Scone Palace.

 

Doors: TBC
Simple Minds: TBC

 

***Tickets available Monday 12th February 2018***

 

 

 

 

 

“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

 

May
27
Sun
2018
BMW PGA Golf Championship – Wentworth – UK
May 27 all-day
BMW PGA Golf Championship - Wentworth - UK @ BMW PGA Golf Championship

Simple Minds take to the road in 2018 to premiere the new studio album, WALK BETWEEN WORLDS while performing many iconic classics. #BMWPGA – info

 

Sunday tickets to watch the BMW PGA Golf Championship include entry to the Simple Minds concert.

 

Doors: TBC
Simple Minds: TBC

 

***Tickets on sale NOW***

 

 

 

 

 

“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

 

Jun
3
Sun
2018
City Groove Fest – Podgorica – Montenegro
Jun 3 all-day
City Groove Fest - Podgorica - Montenegro @ City Groove Festival

Simple Minds take to the road in 2018 to premiere some songs from the new studio album, WALK BETWEEN WORLDS, along with a selection of hits and classics. They play City Groove Festival – Podgorica – Montenegro.

 

Doors: TBC
Simple Minds: TBC

 

***Tickets on sale from 15/4/18***

 

 

 

 

 

“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

 

Jun
7
Thu
2018
Caribana Fest, Crans-sur-Nyon, CH
Jun 7 all-day
Caribana Fest, Crans-sur-Nyon, CH @ Caribana Festival

Simple Minds take to the road in 2018 to premiere the new studio album, WALK BETWEEN WORLDS while performing many iconic classics.

 

Doors: TBC
Simple Minds: TBC

 

***Tickets on general sale NOW***

 

 

 

 

 

“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

 

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