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IN DREAMS : Everybody knows that dreams are a series of thoughts and sensations occurring in a person's mind during sleep. People who know the work of Simple Minds will perhaps also know that dreams are one of a few lyrical motifs that we have both used and return to.
Further proof of that can be heard in IN DREAMS - listed as track 4 of our forthcoming new album WALK BETWEEN WORLDS.

There is of course and extra definition of dreams/dreaming... as in to have a cherished aspiration, ambition, or ideal. Well, we had plenty of those and still do.

I guess it is within regards to that second meaning of dreams that we are often asked the kind of questions that goes "Did you dream that when you started out in your career that it would be possible to.....etc?" "When you were buying records as a teenager, did you ever dream of becoming a lead singer in a rock band?"
Well the answer to both of those is no. Not at all! The thought never even occurred. Too outlandish by far.

And well, that kind of outlandish dreaming ended for me at a pre-teen age, when I realised some how basic home truths.
The most crushing then being the realisation that I would never get the chance to go on to play professional football with Glasgow Celtic. How could I? When I was not even talented enough to secure any regular place in the school team?

Then again, occasionally like yesterday morning and when I take a ball with me when out walking in Sicily, (see pic) I still get very distant flashbacks to that dream.
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IN DREAMS : Everybody knows that dreams are a series of thoughts and sensations occurring in a persons mind during sleep. People who know the work of Simple Minds will perhaps also know that dreams are one of a few lyrical motifs that we have both used and return to. 
Further proof of that can be heard in IN DREAMS - listed as track 4 of our forthcoming new album WALK BETWEEN WORLDS. 

There is of course and extra definition of dreams/dreaming... as in to have a cherished aspiration, ambition, or ideal. Well, we had plenty of those and still do. 

I guess it is within regards to that second meaning of dreams that we are often asked the kind of questions that goes Did you dream that when you started out in your career that it would be possible to.....etc? When you were buying records as a teenager, did you ever dream of becoming a lead singer in a rock band?
Well the answer to both of those is no. Not at all! The thought never even occurred. Too outlandish by far.

And well, that kind of outlandish dreaming ended for me at a pre-teen age, when I realised  some how basic home truths. 
The most crushing then being  the realisation that I would never get the chance to go on to play professional football with Glasgow Celtic. How could I? When I was not even talented enough to secure any regular place in the school team?

Then again, occasionally like yesterday morning and when I take a ball with me when out walking in Sicily, (see pic) I still get very distant flashbacks to that dream.

 

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How many of us ever get to follow our most cherished dream? A footballer's career is not long. The career that you have chosen ( or did it choose you?) has outlasted any sporting career. Positively, you are still making, and performing music. Selfishly perhaps we are so glad you made this your career, although I understand your wish to be a soccer star. You are still a star in my book. I also want to thank you, Jim , for sharing your passion for, and knowledge of, music in a way that very few other artists do. You have helped inspire me to return to playing the piano. I have neglected some of my own passions too much over the years, so anyone who can inspire me to make the commitment again has my appreciation!

Can't wait to see you in newark.my dreams come true xx

Well, let’s just say that...as a footballer you are one amazing songwriter and singer. Not sure many footballers can say that! Can Alan Brazil hold a note? Oh, now there’s a thought...would bring a different spin on Boys From Brazil, for one! 😁

Buongiorno from the northern Italian Highland Jim.. ice is everywhere got a sore throat but everything is ok cause Torino my team won against Lazio that's incredible :v and my screening yesterday has been ok so I'm happy 😁 !!! Jim one of my biggest dream was to see you and Pretenders together.. but.. Leeds was the only town that I know so well 😣 ... Which is the easiest to reach of the other ones!? 😵

Kick it in JK 😉 You're a star whatever you are doing x

My dreams have been answered Minds in Glasgow and away from 40deg days in Oz. Oh Happy days

I had a dream of you and Rod the Mod playing football somewhere in Colorado.

By the way, hope those stamps made it to you? I’m slowly trying to turn you into a philatelist 😜

I don't think much of the groundsman at Celtic, he must still be dreaming!!

Morning Jim. Looking forward to seeing you in Glasgow in Feb. It's a cold morning in Livingston. All the best Jim. !!!

New Gold Dreams!! Much love to you JK and co. Xx

As we say here in Brazil, every kid is born with the dream of becoming a pro football player! So did I. One of my other dreams was meeting Simple Minds... check!!

'To dream is to know you're alive Without a dream life is only a maybe. But give a man a dream and he'll conquer his doubts and fears And then, then my friends, that's when the living really starts' M.Sebastian D'Lacey.

If i couldn't dream and listen to SM on a daily basis, i'd surely be dead a long time ago...Your music has opened my eyes to a wider world" on a wider screen" ....and i cannae thank you enough....Good luck with tour 2018 Jim...I'll be there!

“You’ve got to have a dream, if you don’t have a dream, how you going to have a dream come true “ - you have made my teenage dreams come true Jim and I continue to dream through each day. Simple Minds keep me going, give me something to look forward to and give me pleasure beyond words- thank you for everything xxx❤️🎶❤️🎶❤️

Morning Jim... Football has been a dream for me too, as to become a singer folliwing your steps...my all-days dream!! And did you get a swimm in the sea? They said 20* C ☀️ in Sicily!!... See you somewhere in summertime.. Hugs🙌🏼

What about nightmares? I’ve be having those lately:( I love Simple Minds music. Always helps bringing me “up” Love to you all

Good morning Jim. Childhood is built by dreams, when we go out of that phase we can understand what can or can not be achieved .... Celtic player? ? .. Much better for us what has been your evolution in the world of music. The career of a footballer is too short .. A greeting. Good day. Say hello to Charlie, tell him that a mountain awaits him with a beautiful landscape here in Sardinia ..

And if dreams do come true (and they do 🙂 ), there are always more dreams and aspirations to fulfil. So could a special gig in Sicily in early July 2019 be just another dream or could it become an amazing back-of-the-net? Jim? 😉

Dream a dream a,Trance as you dream I think a lot of kids dreamt of scoring the winning goal in the world cup final, me included. Always wanted to be on stage as well, at least I got to do that 🙂

I was lucky enough to walk out an kick a ball on Parkhead years ago and get our team picture taken in the 80s but never got the chance to play professional football later in life I realised how due to a heditory disease I discovered in my early thirties you never know what could have happened well I'm sticking to that dream but my cousin Brian McLaughlin played under Billy McNeill TommyBurns and Wim Jansen had great memories and made us proud pulling on the hoops and across the water we loved watching Peter Grant plàying and Gerry Creaney Aswell all St.Patricks bhoys from Coatbridge. I think music football is in our DNA and are great outlets for us in our hectic life just seen U2 for the first time in Ireland for my special birthday and now have tickets for The Minds at the Barras where I kicked off my love for the band and god sparing will see yous in February sometimes dreams come true Premonition.... stay in the dream with me

I guess 'Dreams' people have, like those in Stephen King's 'The Stand' can be almost identical save for the great pull in them... The dream could pull you towards the bright, light unsullied course of realising your greatest wish and playing for St Mirren.... Or it could lead to that dark, menacing man on the other side of the mountains and playing for ......?

Jim and others, celtic Glasgow and Glasgow rangers is the greats teams of Scotland, Totally trophies is the celtic and rangers, (los dos equipos se reparten la inmensa mayoría de los títulos de Escocia, si, y los últimos tiempos son de claro dominio del celtic de Glasgow, un clásico ya de la máxima competición europea y unos duelos muy importantes y fuertes para ambos para el fútbol club Barcelona y para el celtic de Glasgow, muchas eliminatorias, con dominio blaugrana la mayoría, pero que igualmente ganar en este campo resulta muy muy muy complicado,) Yo también jugué mucho al fútbol, era portero y un para penaltis y etc, aunque el asma bronquial me aparto y me recomendaron natación y ciclismo, lo cual hice, y bueno aun hoy día sigo practicando algo, de diferentes cosas u estilos, pero aquello ya queda atrás, mi deporte mi puesto de portero, bajo palos, si tenía virtudes y otros supongo serían defectos claro, y hay queda para el recuerdo, es un caso similar Jim Kerr, los dos por una causa o otra debimos abandonar esta práctica, no pasa nada...... Igualmente hay otras prácticas por llamarlo así,) Recuerdo haber tenido una fotografía tuya dando unos toques en un terreno de juego, ibas vestido con ropa de calle, si cazadora negra y etc, y esta fotografía ya no la tengo, la perdí, una lastima, pero era bonita, y la duda que yo tenía era si eras del celtic o del rangers, y creía siempre que serias del celtic de Glasgow, no estaba equivocado, ahora menos todavía, ya se que eres de este equipo, y sinceramente yo hubiera preferido lo que te estaba por llegar.... Your career musicians, tu carrera musical en detrimento del fútbol, yo hubiese firmado y lo sigo manteniendo y firmando, creo además al menos para mi que lo considero mucho mejor y aparte la música te puede llegar a permitir el lujo de seguir y seguir sin límites de edad, en cambio el fútbol tanto enseguida se empieza como la carrera deportiva suele ser corta y una normalmente se cae en el olvido lo otro la música está grabada con letras de oro... De la gran y extraordinaria historia de la música.... Jim... Es así, Forever www.simpleminds.com www.simpleminds.es www.simpleminds.net : Ultimate album adquired for me, other day, in other Saturday in Barcelona city, street tallers, revolver records, in edition of the double CD and DVD Player, spectacular and special, In image, good price, yeahhhh, *********** And good day mister and monster of the music, Jim, and yours company's, greats, forever simple minds, (celebrate celebrate celebrate)

Looking forward to flying the Yorkshire flag in Glasgow for the first time in February. It would definitely be a dream come true if I got to meet my idol whilst I'm there. If not, there's always a chance in Leeds 😉 #bucketlist2018 👉💛👈

New new gold dream! tickets booked for Carcassonne in July! So lucky to have a family home close by, flights from Manchester too! Looking forward to the lyrics on the new album.

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We are excited to announce the Simple Minds #Grandslam2018 tour with The Pretenders and very special guest, KT Tunstall ! Tickets go on sale on Wednesday 13th December at 9.00am GMT

#simpleminds #walkbetweenworlds
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We are excited to announce the Simple Minds #Grandslam2018 tour with The Pretenders and very special guest, KT Tunstall ! Tickets go on sale on Wednesday 13th December at 9.00am GMT 

#simpleminds #walkbetweenworlds

 

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Read between the lines people, these announcements take time, these are the warm up gigs, do you really think SM is only playing the Barras in Glasgow.. No hydro or Celtic or hampden.. No Dublin, no O2 arena London.. I'm pretty sure there will be a USA tour too.. Have faith

I am not prepared for the level of debt and poverty I’m going to get myself into here... Oh, hell! 😩😩😩😩

I think it is so great that the announcement of Simple Minds and the pretenders playing the same stage the same nights is very exciting,very exciting to fans who especially saw a concert of both SM and the pretenders when they were young and it brings back all those happy feelings they had then, and now, and they talk to freinds and family about the excitement of it all. I mean Really! Its very thrilling yes. Thank you for all you do.

Your playing my home town Colchester Wow!! Last time I saw you at a castle was Edinburgh Drowned rats we were Still fab Not a comfy Palladium though That was posh and dry Now if it looks like rain bring silencers with you to sing Scottish rain as they didn’t play it last time and it did !

Gutted UB40 and level 42 did this tour last year and came to my home town. With the stereophonics already announced for Wrexham I had hoped the gland slam would be back and now SM are on it!

Simple Minds Official I found that is possible to buy the tickets already now with the code SMPPRESALE on Eventbrite site , Dundee and Inverness already bought for me 😉 please tell all the fans , thank you 💖xx

I wonder how many saw the original tour with Simple Minds and Pretenders? I'd love too see this travel to North America

Keeping my fingers crossed for news of one of the Belfast festivals, so many now over the summer #mindspretenders

Crikey. One minute there's no gigs for months and the next minute there are so many to choose from. And wow! What a line-up! May have to commit a few sins for SM tickets now! 😀

USA dates coming? I remember as a kid seeing you guys at the Mann Music Center in Philadelphia PA. You were the opening act for the Pretenders that evening. This was way back in the 80's..lol

Pretty cool you can tour with the ex wife 👍

Your playing almost on my doorstep (Maidstone) but I'm still going to Barrowlands, with a stop off in Manchester on the way back 🙂

On the website a presale possibility was announced. But untill now that doesn't seem to work. Is it available or do we have to wait untill the 13th?

Tickets booked for Swindon (having finally had time to look at the SMO website and spot the pre-sale 😀) 😎🤩🤗

Slessor gardens Dundee? Am coming. Saw you Guy's at the caird hall earlier this year. Absolutely amazing

Is the band ever going to tour the US again? It seems like just European repeats.

Tempting, so Simple Minds play Leeds on the 11th August and the Pretenders on the 3rd.

Bloody 'ell, Simple Minds in Newark. Who'da thunk it?

Please please come back to Australia!!!!! 🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺

Amazing!!! Morning Jim... Can't wait for dates near us...Switzerland (more please), Italy...

What about Bournemouth or Poole? Or are there still more dates to announce?

Oh. Have The Stranglers got lost en route? Hope the Grandslam 2018 goes really well. Yes, I do seem to have acquired a CD by a possible tribute band called Simple Minds???

Ok British fans when will you start moaning? ..... Sorry but...no Italy at all...? 😬

Taunton, 30 minutes from us. Would be rude not to 🙂

I think this ones a must!!

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

‘Walk Between Worlds’ will be released on the 2nd of Feb, 2018.

Live Shows

Feb
13
Tue
2018
Barrowland Ballroom – Glasgow – UK
Feb 13 all-day

Simple Minds take to the road in February 2018 to premiere the new studio album, WALK BETWEEN WORLDS. The shows will be in three parts: a performance of the album, a live on-stage interview and a classic Simple Minds’ set, which will include the band further re-imagining and exploring songs from their extensive catalogue. For fans it will be a very special, one-of-a-kind experience.

 

Doors: TBC
Simple Minds: TBC

 

***TICKET LINK WILL GO LIVE AT THE TIME BELOW***

 

Tickets go on general sale at 10:00 GMT [11:00 CET] on Friday 24th November.

 

PRE-SALE ACCESS NO LONGER POSSIBLE

 

 

 

Alternate ticket link for general sale from 10.00am 24/11/17:

 

 

“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

 

Feb
14
Wed
2018
Albert Hall – Manchester – UK
Feb 14 all-day

Simple Minds take to the road in February 2018 to premiere the new studio album, WALK BETWEEN WORLDS. The shows will be in three parts: a performance of the album, a live on-stage interview and a classic Simple Minds’ set, which will include the band further re-imagining and exploring songs from their extensive catalogue. For fans it will be a very special, one-of-a-kind experience.

 

Doors: TBC
Simple Minds: TBC

 

***TICKET LINK WILL GO LIVE AT THE TIME BELOW***

 

Tickets go on general sale at 10:00 GMT [11:00 CET] on Friday 24th November.

 

PRE-SALE ACCESS NO LONGER POSSIBLE

 

 

 

Alternate ticket link for general sale from 10.00am 24/11/17:

 

 

“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

 

Feb
15
Thu
2018
Roundhouse – London – UK
Feb 15 all-day

Simple Minds take to the road in February 2018 to premiere the new studio album, WALK BETWEEN WORLDS. The shows will be in three parts: a performance of the album, a live on-stage interview and a classic Simple Minds’ set, which will include the band further re-imagining and exploring songs from their extensive catalogue. For fans it will be a very special, one-of-a-kind experience.

 

Doors: TBC
Simple Minds: TBC

 

***TICKET LINK WILL GO LIVE AT THE TIME BELOW***

 

Tickets go on general sale at 10:00 GMT [11:00 CET] on Friday 24th November.

 

PRE-SALE ACCESS NO LONGER POSSIBLE

 

 

 

Alternate ticket link for general sale from 10.00am 24/11/17:

 

 

“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

 

Feb
17
Sat
2018
Salle Pleyel – Paris – France
Feb 17 all-day

Simple Minds take to the road in February 2018 to premiere the new studio album, WALK BETWEEN WORLDS. The shows will be in three parts: a performance of the album, a live on-stage interview and a classic Simple Minds’ set, which will include the band further re-imagining and exploring songs from their extensive catalogue. For fans it will be a very special, one-of-a-kind experience.

 

Doors: TBC
Simple Minds: TBC

 

***TICKET LINK WILL GO LIVE AT THE TIME BELOW***

 

Tickets go on general sale at 10:00 GMT [11:00 CET] on Friday 24th November.

 

 

 

“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

 

Feb
18
Sun
2018
Ancienne Belgique – Brussels – Belgium
Feb 18 all-day

Simple Minds take to the road in February 2018 to premiere the new studio album, WALK BETWEEN WORLDS. The shows will be in three parts: a performance of the album, a live on-stage interview and a classic Simple Minds’ set, which will include the band further re-imagining and exploring songs from their extensive catalogue. For fans it will be a very special, one-of-a-kind experience.

 

Doors: TBC
Simple Minds: TBC

 

***TICKET LINK WILL GO LIVE AT THE TIME BELOW***

 

Tickets go on general sale at 10:00 GMT [11:00 CET] on Friday 24th November.

 

 

 

“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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