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DURHAM + COVENTRY
Like all of us, Charlie BurchilI (see pic) wants to shout out his appreciation to everyone who came along to the Grandslam events this past weekend. Coventry was indeed a blast, followed on by brilliant Durham last night - making all in all a memorable couple of nights indeed.

We are loving this tour.The benefit from playing so consecutively over the last few months is now seriously starting to pay off - with the impact of the gigs going from strength to strength. (No surprise, after all this is a new line-up still, I always said that things would take time, and we still have some way to go in the desire to want to be better.)
Then again what we think is one thing, but it is what our audience thinks that truly matters.

Thanks to all who have come along then taken time to post positively on SM Official afterwards. Among them -

Gary Sawyer "Talk about reinvention, 19th time I’ve seen this band and tonight has to be up in the top three.
You left me totally stunned in Durham tonight, masters of your art.
Thanks for Hunter and the Hunted, I think tears were present."
Frank Devoy "Well done, guys. You were utterly MAGNIFICENT in Durham tonight! Keep on keeping on!"
Lisa Noel "Just back from Durham, had an amazing night. I'm 43, seen them so many times but every time just gets better. The show sounded and looked magical. Jim's interaction and appreciation to the crowd means so much!!! Can't wait till next time. SM Forever."
Stephen Barnes "Fantastic show last night Jim, thanks to you and the band, hunter and the hunted a major highlight for me, my fav minds track and always sends a shiver down my spine, especially Charlie's solo at the end, truly amazing, keep it in the setlist please, good luck with the rest of the tour and look forward to seeing the band again soon."
Leon Danilowicz "THE NIGHT WAS A NIGHT TO REMEMBER HUNTER AND THE HUNTED WAS JUST OUT OF THIS WORLD AS WAS SOMEONE SOMEWHERE IN THE SUMMERTIME THE SOUND HAD AN BREATH OF FRESH AIR GREAT LINEUP FOR ALL THE FANS OUT THERE WHO ARE DOUBTING THE LINEUPS ABILITY YOUR SO WRONG IVE NEVER HEARD SM SO GOOD LIVE YOUVE MISSED A HELL OF A NIGHT TO THE GUYS & DOLLS WHO ARE SIMPLE MINDS THANK YOU AND THANKS FOR AN UNFORGETTABLE NIGHT CHEERS."
Paul D. Harrison "Unreal gig tonight. Full on all the way through. Frozen in awe half the time and I wasn't even drinking!"
Neil Cole "Amazing performance tonight guys at Chester le street riverside (emirates). Took me back to Wembley 1989...thank you so much.
OMG, when base kicked in to start Waterfront, tears in eyes!
Well done to all the crew inc KT Tunstall and the Pretenders. Will go down as an amazing night."
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DURHAM + COVENTRY
Like all of us, Charlie BurchilI (see pic) wants to shout out his appreciation to everyone who came along to the Grandslam events this past weekend. Coventry was indeed a blast, followed on by brilliant Durham last night - making all in all a memorable couple of nights indeed.

We are loving this tour.The benefit from playing so consecutively over the last few months is now seriously starting to pay off - with the impact of the gigs going from strength to strength. (No surprise, after all this is a new line-up still, I always said that things would take time, and we still have some way to go in the desire to want to be better.)
Then again what we think is one thing, but it is what our audience thinks that truly matters.

Thanks to all who have come along then taken time to post positively on SM Official afterwards. Among them -

Gary Sawyer Talk about reinvention, 19th time I’ve seen this band and tonight has to be up in the top three.
You left me totally stunned in Durham tonight, masters of your art.
Thanks for Hunter and the Hunted, I think tears were present.
Frank Devoy Well done, guys. You were utterly MAGNIFICENT in Durham tonight! Keep on keeping on!
Lisa Noel Just back from Durham, had an amazing night. Im 43, seen them so many times but every time just gets better. The show sounded and looked magical. Jims interaction and appreciation to the crowd means so much!!! Cant wait till next time. SM Forever.
Stephen Barnes Fantastic show last night Jim, thanks to you and the band, hunter and the hunted a major highlight for me, my fav minds track and always sends a shiver down my spine, especially Charlies solo at the end, truly amazing, keep it in the setlist please, good luck with the rest of the tour and look forward to seeing the band again soon.
Leon Danilowicz THE NIGHT WAS A NIGHT TO REMEMBER HUNTER AND THE HUNTED WAS JUST OUT OF THIS WORLD AS WAS SOMEONE SOMEWHERE IN THE SUMMERTIME THE SOUND HAD AN BREATH OF FRESH AIR GREAT LINEUP FOR ALL THE FANS OUT THERE WHO ARE DOUBTING THE LINEUPS ABILITY YOUR SO WRONG IVE NEVER HEARD SM SO GOOD LIVE YOUVE MISSED A HELL OF A NIGHT TO THE GUYS & DOLLS WHO ARE SIMPLE MINDS THANK YOU AND THANKS FOR AN UNFORGETTABLE NIGHT CHEERS.
Paul D. Harrison Unreal gig tonight. Full on all the way through. Frozen in awe half the time and I wasnt even drinking!
Neil Cole Amazing performance tonight guys at Chester le street riverside (emirates). Took me back to Wembley 1989...thank you so much. 
OMG, when base kicked in to start Waterfront, tears in eyes!
Well done to all the crew inc KT Tunstall and the Pretenders. Will go down as an amazing night.

 

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Please play east at easter at your newark gig....I adore that song.....simply beautiful.....Absolutely buzzing to see you in Newark...cannot wait.....love and respect always!!!

Absolutely brilliant last night band just goes from strength to strength in all the years I've watched simple minds the main thing for me that comes out of it is how much they love what they do and still putting on fantastic shows and performances long may it continue #simplemindsforever#

Bloody brilliant in Durham last night!!!

Some night at Durham last neet first saw youse 29 yrs ago at Meadowbank how the years fly still a top top band - loved Hunter and the Hunted - and how good is Chrissies voice! Still buzzing this morning

Brilliant night in Durham as always. Cosistently excellent and loved the tracks from the new album. They sounded great. Hunter and the Hunted also a personal fave and at its best last night. Thanks so much for all the amazing shows over many years. Best live band ever. Introduced my husband to you and he agrees. Also enjoyed your support. How the hell can Chrissies voice still sound exactly the same. I could have been back in my student.digs in 1980 listening to Kid. Awesome!x

Im loving all these positive posts. Just trying to draw on joy and strength to get through difficult times . Waiting patiently to hear of tour dates. Im sure all downunder will help make it special during extreme difficult times.

The Charlie Burchill Guitar Games - lovely smile! 🙂 the word you might be looking for Jim comes from biology and is symbiosis - with other words one can't live with each other. You give energy to Simple Minds fans and they you energy back. I have clearly seen that in Meersburg were you got the crowd from the first second! Funny when I realize that I follow you for over 30 years. My longest realtionship! Know my wife since 2006:-) onwards you go. Scotland and U.S. - here they come!

Loved every second, didn’t want it to end. Simple Minds ignite a spark in me which sets my soul on fire and makes me feel so alive. Can’t wait to see you again next weekend! X🎶❤️🎶

Brilliant night. Been on my bucket list to see SM for years now and got to say you were amazing. Clear to see why you were constantly voted best live band back in the day. Did Jim have a cheeky walk around the crowd last night, about 15 minutes before you came on? If not, there was a lookalikey doing the rounds. I swear it was JK who walked past me and I said 'alright fella' to but my wife wasn't so sure?

Ian Murie they are alive and kicking

Paul Harrison's quote, '...frozen in awe and I wasn't even drinking' sums it up for me at each gig I manage to get to. Long may SM reign. 😀

We went Coventry we had a fantastic night I'm still singing around the house 😘

Absolutely fantastic night you sound as good as you did 30 years ago at Gateshead stadium...Waterfront ....AMAZING ...the whole night was fantastic

Good morning Jim....still dreaming...hope it never stops. I could see and feel the result of your hard work and you and the band deserve such a great appreciation from your fans... have a nice day and hope to see you soon sometimes somewhere. Big hug manu 🌹💃🎤😘

Not only is Charlie a brilliant musician but he clearly loves what he does... always smiling 💚💙

See yous in Inverness!!!!

Counting down the days to the Newark gig. I have a feeling its gonna be something special x

I can still feel Maidstone . It pumps through my veins . I just feel so grateful that I first heard this band , all those years ago , and still today the songs, that magic , it still is exactly the same . The total happiness Simple Minds bring x

What? No Mandy Liddle quote? You disappoint me, Jim. (Sorry...but I HAD to be cheeky. Can’t stop myself. God help me next weekend!)

Simply Brilliant 👍😊

Ohhh.. I was an emotional wreck at Coventry 😢 Hunter and the Hunted saw the tears flowing, silly, I know but, it was such a beautiful surprise, thank you.Dolphins always gets me, such a gentle, serene song, I actually feel as if I'm in the ocean swimming round with them, and the lights just makes it all the more real!! Stunning set as always, and great to see you. See you in New York if not before! Much love to you all and thank you. Xx

It was my friends first time seeing you play last night and she loved every second. Have never seen a bad show by SM and Ive lost count how many times Ive seen you play now. You've certainly still got the moves Jim - what is your secret?!?

Sue Rayner not long now for Riverside Park Newark 🙂👍😍❤❤ Xx

Unforgettable night in Coventry. Simple minds the band that never stops giving. Never get tired of seeing you guys live and long may it continue 🎵🎶

Heureuses nouvelles ! Heureux moments ! De bonheur

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DURHAM GRANDSLAM TONIGHT
Yes I know! This pic is from a wee while ago. About 25 years ago - or more maybe? Fun to look back - but when it come to gigs - we want it to be all about "this moment" in time? Tonight is Durham, and we'll be arriving soon!
Still on a great high from Coventry last night, now ready to give all to those who are coming along tonight!
Get there early, don't dare miss KT Tunstall, Pretenders.
We will see you about 8:45.
Re last night.
Em Shaw posted "It was one of the best Minds gigs ive been to. Been a fan since I was about 11! Amazing atmosphere. Thank you!! Love song was amazing x"
Jane Murray ""
Superb night in Coventry with all the bands. Followed SM since I was 16 last saw them at the Royal Symphony Bham. Last night was special in my home town they were brilliant as ever and made up when they played the really early stuff. Thanks for great entertainment."
Paul Downes "Saw you at the Barras in February for the first live exposure of the latest album - amazing! Tonight in my hometown, absolutely awesome!! Thank you Jim, Charlie and the band for an amazing gig! Please come back again.'
Alan Maxwell "Awesome night 1st saw you guys at Wembley arena 1989 and you have just got better. Thank-you Jim, Charlie and the gang."
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DURHAM GRANDSLAM TONIGHT
Yes I know! This pic is from a wee while ago. About 25 years ago - or more maybe? Fun to look back - but when it come to gigs - we want it to be all about this moment in time? Tonight is Durham, and well be arriving soon!
Still on a great high from Coventry last night, now ready to give all to those who are coming along tonight!
Get there early, dont dare miss KT Tunstall, Pretenders.
We will see you about 8:45.
Re last night.
Em Shaw posted It was one of the best Minds gigs ive been to. Been a fan since I was about 11! Amazing atmosphere. Thank you!! Love song was amazing x
Jane Murray 
Superb night in Coventry with all the bands. Followed SM since I was 16 last saw them at the Royal Symphony Bham. Last night was special in my home town they were brilliant as ever and made up when they played the really early stuff. Thanks for great entertainment.
Paul Downes Saw you at the Barras in February for the first live exposure of the latest album - amazing! Tonight in my hometown, absolutely awesome!! Thank you Jim, Charlie and the band for an amazing gig! Please come back again.
Alan Maxwell Awesome night 1st saw you guys at Wembley arena 1989 and you have just got better. Thank-you Jim, Charlie and the gang.

 

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The first concert my (now) wife and I went to in Gateshead Stadium in August 1991 I think. OMD, Roachford, The Stranglers and Simple Minds. It hammered it down at one point and there was nowhere to hide....we all got soaked. We got married 2 years later and are still going strong, as are Simple Minds - coincidence? I think not! 😂😂

This day, 6 years ago. The hottest SM gig EVER in Cologne, Germany. 5x5 Live. 40 C outside till late in the afternoon, and who knows what the temperature inside the E Werk was. We survived.

Missing you guys! And still smiling and remembering storms and songs in Carcassonne.

So cool 😎

Bloody brilliant show! Seriously still got it you guys, proper flashbacks for me!!!! Last saw you circa 1989. Love the old stuff and the new! #SimpleMinds #Pretenders and #KTTunstall also fab!

I must admit to still being gutted that Enfield had to be cancelled. So local and handy...but...Colchester it is instead! See you next Sunday! (Of course, as ever, wishing I was there tonight)

What a night in Coventry, Simple minds the band that just keeps on giving. Never got tied of seeing you guys live

Just got back from a superb night KT was great fun as always. The Pretenders were just pure rock and grandma Hynde’s voice was incredible. SM were just bang on it again and it is great to see the full band having fun. Cherisse is extraordinary... took my son Sam who loved it so thankyou again Mr K...it was a fab night 😁

Young JK and young Rick Astley, can't tell the difference 🙂

Great show in Durham tonight, first time seeing Simple Minds since Wembley Arena in the early 90s. Top connection with the crowd, brilliant set and still performing with oodles of enthusiasm. The Pretenders, still magnificent and KT Tunstall, boy, she can play and she can sing. Accompanied by my 16 year old daughter, we had a marvellous evening. Thank you!

Fantastic show last night Jim, thanks to you and the band, hunter and the hunted a major highlight for me, my fav minds track and always sends a shiver down my spine, especially Charlie's solo at the end, truly amazing, keep it in the setlist please, good luck with the rest of the tour and look forward to seeing the band again soon

Reading great reviews from last night! Been enjoying the live feeds too! X

Cant wait drinkkkkkk

Jim I am also still dreaming... Wish you a great show tonight. Big hug manu🌹🎤😘

😃 Awesome - you fished out my Gateshead Stadium '91 photo mash-up from the archives 😎 27 years and 2 days ago, my first time seeing you play live ❤️ Next time will be in 12 days 😁

Would say around 1991-92. My first Simple Minds gig was October 1991 in Passau, Lower Bavaria. Guess you started with Real Life. 1995 you had this long Bon Jovi hair. So it must been before..😎

Amazing performance tonight guys at Chester le street riverside (emirates). Took me back to Wembley 1989...thank you so much. OMG, when base kicked in to start Waterfront, tears in eyes! Well done to all the crew inc KT Tunstall and the Pretenders. Will go down as an amazing night.

Great night last night lJim ,and KT and The Pretenders were fantastic too . Great Grandslam

Lisa Noelle Finnigan Mark Kinniburgh behave yersells 😁😁

At the gate waiting to get in as we speak, see you soon!!! 🎶❤️🎶

cooking tea listening to Sparkle in the Rain hopefully the sun will shine on you all tonight

Can't wait jim lad

8.45pm was the showtime Leeds. Show wrapped around 10.30pm ...

Pretty sure photie taken from the Real Life tour 😁😁😁

Great show last night

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

 

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‘Walk Between Worlds’ is OUT NOW.

Live Shows

Aug
25
Sat
2018
Grandslam 18 – Riverside Park – Newark – UK
Aug 25 all-day
Grandslam 18 - Riverside Park - Newark - UK @ Riverside Park

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

 

Tickets on general sale from 09:00 GMT on Wednesday 13th December 2017.

 

There will be a special PRE-SALE for Fans from 09:00 GMT Monday 11th December 2017.

 

 

 

Note:
Simple Minds are not playing on Friday 3rd August 2018 – Millennium Square, Leeds – Pretenders and Special Guest only
The Pretenders are not playing on Saturday 11th August 2018 – Millennium Square, Leeds – Simple Minds and KT Tunstall only

 

 

GRANDSLAM 2018 – Simple Minds, The Pretenders and KT Tunstall

 

Global icons Simple Minds and The Pretenders continue to enjoy outstanding musical journeys and phenomenal worldwide success. They now come together on the same stage for the first time since Live Aid to present a unique opportunity to see both bands as they tour throughout the UK in 2018.

 

Celebrating new albums, Simple Minds and The Pretenders will perform their classic hits, that have made them such a distinctive part of our musical heritage, as well as new material at outdoor venues all over the UK in 2018.

 

Add to this ground breaking and exclusive tour, as very special guest, KT Tunstall is confirmed to join the tour. Since taking time out and unleashing her new invigorated album this summer, KT was searching for the next chapter in her musical career. Bringing her unique style and warmth to a legion of loyal fans, as she enchants and engages with every song.

 

A sensational line up of three unique artists making GRANDSLAM 2018 THE ticket of the year!

 

 

Approx estimated timings [subject to change]:

Doors: 16.00hrs
Show starts: 17.45hrs
Simple Minds: 20.45hrs
Curfew: 22.30hrs

 

*Tickets for GRANDSLAM 2018 are priced from:
£37.50 + booking fee (Bronze General Admission)
£45.00 + booking fee (Silver Enclosure)
£60.00 + booking fee (Golden Circle)

*Leeds Millennium Square prices will vary

 

 

 

 

Simple Minds celebrate the release of their new album ‘Walk Between Worlds’ in February 2018, in advance of the tour and prepare to deliver classic hits and tracks from the new album, certain to delight fans.

 

One of the most successful and influential British bands ever, Simple Minds have been creating their extraordinary, inventive, adventurous, and highly influential soundscape for almost 40 years. They have achieved six no.1 albums in the UK, as well as hitting the top spot in countless other territories including Germany, Italy, France, Spain, Australia and New Zealand. Since forming in Glasgow in the late 1970’s and named after a lyric from David Bowie’s Jean Genie, the band have sold more than 70 million records worldwide and ‘Walk Between Worlds’ is their 17th album of new material.

 

On GRANDSLAM 2018, audiences will have the opportunity to see and hear Simple Minds revisit the many chapters of their storied career, taking in classic songs like Don’t You (Forget About Me) and Alive & Kicking, Promised You A Miracle and Glittering Prize, Waterfront and Sanctify Yourself, and bringing things right up to date with the inclusion of tracks from the new album.

 

“When we started Simple Minds, our objective was to be considered as one of the great live bands. A band that had the desire to go all around the world – playing everywhere and anywhere. That challenge is ongoing, and we will relish touring all over the UK next summer, getting up close to so many who have supported us over the years.”
Jim Kerr

 

 

 

 

“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

 

Aug
26
Sun
2018
Grandslam 18 – Colchester Castle Park – UK
Aug 26 all-day
Grandslam 18 - Colchester Castle Park - UK @ Colchester Castle Park

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

 

Tickets on general sale from 09:00 GMT on Wednesday 13th December 2017.

 

There will be a special PRE-SALE for Fans from 09:00 GMT Monday 11th December 2017.

 

 

 

Note:
Simple Minds are not playing on Friday 3rd August 2018 – Millennium Square, Leeds – Pretenders and Special Guest only
The Pretenders are not playing on Saturday 11th August 2018 – Millennium Square, Leeds – Simple Minds and KT Tunstall only

 

 

GRANDSLAM 2018 – Simple Minds, The Pretenders and KT Tunstall

 

Global icons Simple Minds and The Pretenders continue to enjoy outstanding musical journeys and phenomenal worldwide success. They now come together on the same stage for the first time since Live Aid to present a unique opportunity to see both bands as they tour throughout the UK in 2018.

 

Celebrating new albums, Simple Minds and The Pretenders will perform their classic hits, that have made them such a distinctive part of our musical heritage, as well as new material at outdoor venues all over the UK in 2018.

 

Add to this ground breaking and exclusive tour, as very special guest, KT Tunstall is confirmed to join the tour. Since taking time out and unleashing her new invigorated album this summer, KT was searching for the next chapter in her musical career. Bringing her unique style and warmth to a legion of loyal fans, as she enchants and engages with every song.

 

A sensational line up of three unique artists making GRANDSLAM 2018 THE ticket of the year!

 

 

Approx estimated timings [subject to change]:

Doors: 16.00hrs
Show starts: 17.45hrs
Simple Minds: 20.45hrs
Curfew: 22.30hrs

 

*Tickets for GRANDSLAM 2018 are priced from:
£37.50 + booking fee (Bronze General Admission)
£45.00 + booking fee (Silver Enclosure)
£60.00 + booking fee (Golden Circle)

*Leeds Millennium Square prices will vary

 

 

 

 

Simple Minds celebrate the release of their new album ‘Walk Between Worlds’ in February 2018, in advance of the tour and prepare to deliver classic hits and tracks from the new album, certain to delight fans.

 

One of the most successful and influential British bands ever, Simple Minds have been creating their extraordinary, inventive, adventurous, and highly influential soundscape for almost 40 years. They have achieved six no.1 albums in the UK, as well as hitting the top spot in countless other territories including Germany, Italy, France, Spain, Australia and New Zealand. Since forming in Glasgow in the late 1970’s and named after a lyric from David Bowie’s Jean Genie, the band have sold more than 70 million records worldwide and ‘Walk Between Worlds’ is their 17th album of new material.

 

On GRANDSLAM 2018, audiences will have the opportunity to see and hear Simple Minds revisit the many chapters of their storied career, taking in classic songs like Don’t You (Forget About Me) and Alive & Kicking, Promised You A Miracle and Glittering Prize, Waterfront and Sanctify Yourself, and bringing things right up to date with the inclusion of tracks from the new album.

 

“When we started Simple Minds, our objective was to be considered as one of the great live bands. A band that had the desire to go all around the world – playing everywhere and anywhere. That challenge is ongoing, and we will relish touring all over the UK next summer, getting up close to so many who have supported us over the years.”
Jim Kerr

 

 

 

 

“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

 

Aug
27
Mon
2018
Grandslam 18 – Trent Country Park – CANCELLED
Aug 27 all-day
Grandslam 18 - Trent Country Park - CANCELLED @ Trent Country Park

Grandslam 2018 – Trent Park, Enfield – 27 August 2018 CANCELLED – The organisers of the Grandslam concert at Enfield, Trent Park regret to announce that, due to transport and security issues, the Grandslam 2018 concert with Simple Minds, Pretenders and KT Tunstall on Monday 27 August has been cancelled.

 

A spokesperson for the artistes commented, “We’re extremely disappointed that the show will not go ahead. We were all really looking forward to coming to Enfield to perform for our fans at this beautiful venue.”

 

All fans who purchased tickets for the Enfield show are entitled to a full refund, and should contact their point of purchase. Contact SimpleMindsShop.com here.

 

In addition, all ticket holders wishing to attend an alternative show will be offered the opportunity to purchase a ticket for another show on the tour and also claim an additional ticket free of charge for the same show (proof of purchase required).

 

All other dates on the tour are unaffected.

 

 

 

 

“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

 

Aug
31
Fri
2018
Grandslam 18 – Lydiard Park – Swindon – UK
Aug 31 all-day
Grandslam 18 - Lydiard Park - Swindon - UK @ Lydiard Park

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

 

Tickets on general sale from 09:00 GMT on Wednesday 13th December 2017.

 

There will be a special PRE-SALE for Fans from 09:00 GMT Monday 11th December 2017.

 

 

 

Note:
Simple Minds are not playing on Friday 3rd August 2018 – Millennium Square, Leeds – Pretenders and Special Guest only
The Pretenders are not playing on Saturday 11th August 2018 – Millennium Square, Leeds – Simple Minds and KT Tunstall only

 

 

GRANDSLAM 2018 – Simple Minds, The Pretenders and KT Tunstall

 

Global icons Simple Minds and The Pretenders continue to enjoy outstanding musical journeys and phenomenal worldwide success. They now come together on the same stage for the first time since Live Aid to present a unique opportunity to see both bands as they tour throughout the UK in 2018.

 

Celebrating new albums, Simple Minds and The Pretenders will perform their classic hits, that have made them such a distinctive part of our musical heritage, as well as new material at outdoor venues all over the UK in 2018.

 

Add to this ground breaking and exclusive tour, as very special guest, KT Tunstall is confirmed to join the tour. Since taking time out and unleashing her new invigorated album this summer, KT was searching for the next chapter in her musical career. Bringing her unique style and warmth to a legion of loyal fans, as she enchants and engages with every song.

 

A sensational line up of three unique artists making GRANDSLAM 2018 THE ticket of the year!

 

 

Approx estimated timings [subject to change]:

Doors: 16.00hrs
Show starts: 17.45hrs
Simple Minds: 20.45hrs
Curfew: 22.30hrs

 

*Tickets for GRANDSLAM 2018 are priced from:
£37.50 + booking fee (Bronze General Admission)
£45.00 + booking fee (Silver Enclosure)
£60.00 + booking fee (Golden Circle)

*Leeds Millennium Square prices will vary

 

 

 

 

Simple Minds celebrate the release of their new album ‘Walk Between Worlds’ in February 2018, in advance of the tour and prepare to deliver classic hits and tracks from the new album, certain to delight fans.

 

One of the most successful and influential British bands ever, Simple Minds have been creating their extraordinary, inventive, adventurous, and highly influential soundscape for almost 40 years. They have achieved six no.1 albums in the UK, as well as hitting the top spot in countless other territories including Germany, Italy, France, Spain, Australia and New Zealand. Since forming in Glasgow in the late 1970’s and named after a lyric from David Bowie’s Jean Genie, the band have sold more than 70 million records worldwide and ‘Walk Between Worlds’ is their 17th album of new material.

 

On GRANDSLAM 2018, audiences will have the opportunity to see and hear Simple Minds revisit the many chapters of their storied career, taking in classic songs like Don’t You (Forget About Me) and Alive & Kicking, Promised You A Miracle and Glittering Prize, Waterfront and Sanctify Yourself, and bringing things right up to date with the inclusion of tracks from the new album.

 

“When we started Simple Minds, our objective was to be considered as one of the great live bands. A band that had the desire to go all around the world – playing everywhere and anywhere. That challenge is ongoing, and we will relish touring all over the UK next summer, getting up close to so many who have supported us over the years.”
Jim Kerr

 

 

 

 

“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

 

Sep
1
Sat
2018
Grandslam 18 – S of E Event Centre – Ardingly – UK
Sep 1 all-day
Grandslam 18 - S of E Event Centre - Ardingly - UK @ South of England Event Centre

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

 

Tickets on general sale from 09:00 GMT on Wednesday 13th December 2017.

 

There will be a special PRE-SALE for Fans from 09:00 GMT Monday 11th December 2017.

 

 

 

Note:
Simple Minds are not playing on Friday 3rd August 2018 – Millennium Square, Leeds – Pretenders and Special Guest only
The Pretenders are not playing on Saturday 11th August 2018 – Millennium Square, Leeds – Simple Minds and KT Tunstall only

 

 

GRANDSLAM 2018 – Simple Minds, The Pretenders and KT Tunstall

 

Global icons Simple Minds and The Pretenders continue to enjoy outstanding musical journeys and phenomenal worldwide success. They now come together on the same stage for the first time since Live Aid to present a unique opportunity to see both bands as they tour throughout the UK in 2018.

 

Celebrating new albums, Simple Minds and The Pretenders will perform their classic hits, that have made them such a distinctive part of our musical heritage, as well as new material at outdoor venues all over the UK in 2018.

 

Add to this ground breaking and exclusive tour, as very special guest, KT Tunstall is confirmed to join the tour. Since taking time out and unleashing her new invigorated album this summer, KT was searching for the next chapter in her musical career. Bringing her unique style and warmth to a legion of loyal fans, as she enchants and engages with every song.

 

A sensational line up of three unique artists making GRANDSLAM 2018 THE ticket of the year!

 

 

Approx estimated timings [subject to change]:

Doors: 16.00hrs
Show starts: 17.45hrs
Simple Minds: 20.45hrs
Curfew: 22.30hrs

 

*Tickets for GRANDSLAM 2018 are priced from:
£37.50 + booking fee (Bronze General Admission)
£45.00 + booking fee (Silver Enclosure)
£60.00 + booking fee (Golden Circle)

*Leeds Millennium Square prices will vary

 

 

 

 

Simple Minds celebrate the release of their new album ‘Walk Between Worlds’ in February 2018, in advance of the tour and prepare to deliver classic hits and tracks from the new album, certain to delight fans.

 

One of the most successful and influential British bands ever, Simple Minds have been creating their extraordinary, inventive, adventurous, and highly influential soundscape for almost 40 years. They have achieved six no.1 albums in the UK, as well as hitting the top spot in countless other territories including Germany, Italy, France, Spain, Australia and New Zealand. Since forming in Glasgow in the late 1970’s and named after a lyric from David Bowie’s Jean Genie, the band have sold more than 70 million records worldwide and ‘Walk Between Worlds’ is their 17th album of new material.

 

On GRANDSLAM 2018, audiences will have the opportunity to see and hear Simple Minds revisit the many chapters of their storied career, taking in classic songs like Don’t You (Forget About Me) and Alive & Kicking, Promised You A Miracle and Glittering Prize, Waterfront and Sanctify Yourself, and bringing things right up to date with the inclusion of tracks from the new album.

 

“When we started Simple Minds, our objective was to be considered as one of the great live bands. A band that had the desire to go all around the world – playing everywhere and anywhere. That challenge is ongoing, and we will relish touring all over the UK next summer, getting up close to so many who have supported us over the years.”
Jim Kerr

 

 

 

 

“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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