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BEST OF THE TOUR SO FAR?
Been many excellent ones, but for me it was the most enjoyable. I particularly love that venue, and I like the huge dimension of the stage. A really great place for any performer to go to work. An honour.

OK! Some people might have needed their umbrellas once the rain began towards the end of last night's show in Carcassonne? But what an audience all the same! Thanks to all of you, and as always thanks a little bit more to those who travelled from far and wide. Special thanks beyond that even, to those who saw us play in Carcassonne so many years ago, and once again turned out for us. Still loyal to Simple Minds - after all these years!

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‘Dolphins On The Storm’ : How atmospheric did ‘Dolphins’ become with sheet lightning flashing above the Theatre de la Cité? A goosebumps moment. A truly unique venue, with the band rested and in great form - even Derek was cheekily warming up the audience beforehand. Charlie and Gordie covered the keyboard parts well. Other highlights - NGD (fab drums at the end), a heartfelt version of ‘Dolphins’, and Sarah’s ‘Let the Day Begin’ was just huge, she owned the stage. A night full of memories, just like 2010, and I took great delight in telling the Security Guard in my brusquest French ‘this is a concert, I’m not sitting down’. 😀. Thanks for coming back guys.

artwork : Patrizia Materia
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BEST OF THE TOUR SO FAR?
Been many excellent ones, but for me it was the most enjoyable. I particularly love that venue, and I like the huge dimension of the stage. A really great place for any performer to go to work. An honour.

OK! Some people might have needed their umbrellas once the rain began towards the end of last nights show in Carcassonne? But what an audience all the same! Thanks to all of you, and as always thanks a little bit more to those who travelled from far and wide. Special thanks beyond that even, to those who saw us play in Carcassonne so many years ago, and once again turned out for us. Still loyal to Simple Minds - after all these years!

Clare Knox‎ posted to Simple Minds Official
 ‘Dolphins On The Storm’ : How atmospheric did ‘Dolphins’ become with sheet lightning flashing above the Theatre de la Cité? A goosebumps moment. A truly unique venue, with the band rested and in great form - even Derek was cheekily warming up the audience beforehand. Charlie and Gordie covered the keyboard parts well. Other highlights - NGD (fab drums at the end), a heartfelt version of ‘Dolphins’, and Sarah’s ‘Let the Day Begin’ was just huge, she owned the stage. A night full of memories, just like 2010, and I took great delight in telling the Security Guard in my brusquest French ‘this is a concert, I’m not sitting down’. 😀. Thanks for coming back guys.

artwork : Patrizia Materia

 

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Lighting strikes above SM - Theatre De La Cite, Carcassonne last night. Pic Mark

Was gonna ask about the keys, some undertaking that with Charlie and Gordie, just shows the talent of these multi instrumentalists. Is somebody gonna help out as the tour progresses or is this a new live take?

And there’s even better to come..... Durham in 29 days time!!! 🎶❤️🎶

Grandi Jim ..grandi Simple Minds ..see you soon

We ll see us in Bonn, next week.... 🤘🤘🤘

Wonderful evening, and indeed, all the memories of the 2010 gig and summer came flooding back as well. SM soundtracking so many people’s lives, it’s something to cherish. Grateful for another memorable evening.

Wonderful!! I’m sure the Welsh people in Merthyr give you a wonderful welcome Jim. Some of our FB group-Simple Minds New Gold Dreamers will be there and I’m so looking forward to seeing you again after the lovely gig we had in Manchester on Valentines Day.⭐️❤️⭐️

Ciao Jim buon sabato sera for eveything you're going to do 😊 umbrellas are always opened here in Italy lately we lost almost all the summer lucky me that I have seen the lights twice with you on stage ciao... Adri

Loved and enjoyed the show so much last night, in these very special circumstances, a unique venue and rain/lightning, will never forget. Thanks to all for your energy, your smile, your kindness ... always a pleasure to travel to attend such beautiful and emotional gigs ❤️

Came all the way from Nottingham especially for the gig, it was absolutely monumental the sound and the atmosphere of the place was amazing well done guys, much love to you all !!

That must have been absolutely incredible amazing and THRILLING having the lighting happen and especially during the song Dolphins a memory non will ever forget. How great is that! Most amazing man in the world.🌌🌩🌠💕

Next week Germany....I see you in Bonn and Mainz. Looking forward to seeing you all again. Safe travels!

Lightning Strikes should be the next SM release.

Loyality works both ways...doesn’t it?

We can't wait for Colchester castle park!!

Find this pic on Billy Joel's page...on line 2 we can read: intro by Jim Kerr...this show was happen on july 18th...?? Mind's Jim??

Love this art work.

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FRANCE.

Looking at the dates before we set out, we were happy to see that there would be 6 French shows in total this summer. All gigs have gone superbly well so far, all audiences given more than we could have expected.
Carcassonne, due to the unique beauty and atmosphere at the amphitheatre, was nevertheless always the show that we particularly looked forward to playing, being so it will be nice way to complete the series of French shows.

There will be some added emotion tonight when inevitably recalling our longtime friend/promoter, Jean Marie Sanez. A genuine supporter of Simple Minds back in our very early days, it was JM who first brought Simple Minds to France in 1982. Believing that if we toured enough - we could find an audience for our music.
Four decades later we are still touring France, blessed with enthusiastic audiences throughout this fine country.

I have a very clear memory of JM smiling proudly as we sound checked in Carcassonne on our previous visit. He had predicted that we would fall in love with venue, the city, the region. He was more than correct.
Living fast - and dying - young at heart. JM had a rock n' roll spirit that seemed liked it could burn endlessly.

He won't be with us physically tonight, but somehow he will always be with us whenever we go on stage in France.
I'll be singing Dolphins tonight. Most probably thinking of JM throughout!
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FRANCE.

Looking at the dates before we set out, we were happy to see that there would be 6 French shows in total this summer. All gigs have gone superbly well so far, all audiences given more than we could have expected.
Carcassonne, due to the unique beauty and atmosphere at the amphitheatre, was nevertheless always the show that we particularly looked forward to playing, being so it will be nice way to complete the series of French shows.

There will be some added emotion tonight when inevitably recalling our longtime friend/promoter, Jean Marie Sanez. A genuine supporter of Simple Minds back in our very early days, it was JM who first brought Simple Minds to France in 1982. Believing that if we toured enough - we could find an audience for our music. 
Four decades later we are still touring France, blessed with enthusiastic audiences throughout this fine country. 

I have a very clear memory of JM smiling proudly as we sound checked in Carcassonne on our previous visit. He had predicted that we would fall in love with venue, the city, the region. He was more than correct.
Living fast - and dying - young at heart. JM had a rock n roll spirit that seemed liked it could burn endlessly. 

He wont be with us physically tonight, but somehow he will always be with us whenever we go on stage in France.
Ill be singing Dolphins tonight. Most probably thinking of JM throughout!

 

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Very happy memories of Jean-Marie and the pride he took in the band whenever they played France. I'll be having a drink in his honour tonight.

Wishing upon wish to be there this evening, but it is not to be this time. Looking on the bright side, Jim, I will certainly be there in spirit, especially to hear 'Dolphins'. Have a great gig. 🙂

Hope you have a superb gig tonight, best wishes from another 'Jean' - currently lapping up the sights and smells of lovely Taormina

Dolphins sung by you will be a very loving tribute you will pay your friend, bless his soul. It'll be sheer Magic !!! I should't put too much mascara on, I feel that I might be going crying when you sing it... 🙂 Castles of Love <3 <3 <3

.... and who will be on keyboards? That would be a magical way to celebrate a milestone birthday...

Well, Jim, you did your friend proud last night. Wonderful gig, not even the rain could spoil it. Not as wet as Edinburgh Castle though. So glad JM encouraged you to come to Carcassonne. All the best to you all.

Well I will make a toast to your beloved friend tonight JK . For where would we be without those brilliant people who support us with love and enthusiasm, family , friends and for you your fans who soak in every moment of your music . Bless you Jean Marie and know this song is for you ❤️

A rocker outside and a ROMAntic poet inside❣️

Oh please sing Dolphins next Friday too...💓

Great time to you all 😊 and i hope to see you soon in France 😊 x

I can't wait... for you to sing Dolphins. When you said your singing Dolphines tonight something happened inside me, like fire on my soul, I want to run to get there. Well I will be there in spirit. I hope anyone who is depressed gets relief tonight as well too. 💕💕💕💌😘🤗 😊xo

Love the country, I hope to retire there if not sooner.

Dolphins was so fabulous and emotional tonight, love this song so much and when you sing it live, it's ... perfect, no other words 😍. Hope you have time to visit the region, Cathar castles for example, not to be missed 😃🏰

France loves you! Great memories of Simple Minds last February in Pleyel. Please come back soon. Love, from France.

I ve seen Simple minds twice in the 80S and twice in this millenium and all in France . Vive Simple minds !

Have a fabulous time! 💜

Got my tickets for your show in St. Petersburg, Fl USA. Can't wait to see you.

Emotions running high.....We’re here ready to rock with you Jim and Co let’s go !!

Had some special times with JM, such a shame he's not around

Tu n'imagine autour d'une cigarette avec les thèmes anti pollution et humanitaires qui y sont liés pour partager l'information, le soutien, la création et la solidarité. À part une amende pour mégots parterre. Productive oui.

Super concert hier a carcassonne, le top du top

Alors...bonne soiree à tous et bon concert à vous Jim !

Yay, Big Jim back on the 🎤 👍

In the city of light Jim ?

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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

Jul
22
Sun
2018
Das Fest – Karlsruhe – Germany
Jul 22 all-day
Das Fest - Karlsruhe - Germany @ Das Fest

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

 

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“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

 

Jul
25
Wed
2018
Kunst!Rasen – Bonn – Germany
Jul 25 all-day
Kunst!Rasen - Bonn - Germany @ Kunst!Rasen

Simple Minds take to the road in February 2018 to premiere the new studio album, WALK BETWEEN WORLDS.

 

Doors: TBC
Simple Minds: TBC

 

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“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

 

Jul
26
Thu
2018
Summertime @ Norderney – Germany
Jul 26 all-day
Summertime @ Norderney - Germany @ Summertime @ Norderney

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 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

 

Jul
27
Fri
2018
Summer in the City – Mainz – Germany
Jul 27 all-day
Summer in the City - Mainz - Germany @ Summer in the City

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

 

Jul
29
Sun
2018
Camp Bestival – Dorset – UK
Jul 29 all-day

Simple Minds take to the road in February 2018 to premiere the new studio album, WALK BETWEEN WORLDS.

 

Doors: TBC
Simple Minds: TBC

 

***ON SALE NOW – CLICK BLACK TICKETS BUTTON***

 

 

 

 

“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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