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COVENTRY GRANDSLAM
Thanks to all for a great night!
Sometimes you can just tell, even after only a few minutes, that we have a great and energetic audience in front of us. Tonight was one of those nights!
We all had a ball, including KT Tunstall and Pretenders but no more so than Cherisse Osei, who always enjoys "bashing it out!" (see pic)
Next up Durham!

‎Andy Gregory‎ to Simple Minds Official
"Fantastic concert tonight at Coventry Butts Stadium. My 40th SM gig since 1981! Seen the band in a variety of places including Birmingham, Glasgow, Edinburgh, London, Charlcote Park, Milton Keynes Bowl, Paris Le Zenith Arena (live recording of Live in the City of Light album) and many others. A lifetime of fantastic memories with Jim, Charlie and many changing line-ups. The people on stage may change as the years go by, but one thing remains constant..... the energy, commitment and fantastic sound this band creates. Here's to the next gig and thank you for he most amazing memories!‎"
Emma Lay‎ posted to Simple Minds Official
"Oh what a brilliant night - again!! Haven’t danced like that since Symphony Hall last May. Brilliant set, great crowd and was so busy enjoying myself that I didn’t really get many pics..!"
Mark Ashley Fletcher" Thanks for coming to Coventry tonight- Brilliant gig - won't forget it in a hurry!"
Manu Kalchofner " What a great night with Simple Minds💃🕺🌹🎤 Thanks for your music love and power..... Again a night to remember. Big hug manu "

Paula Polly Carpenter‎ to Simple Minds Official
32 mins ·
"It's been a very emotional night for me. Seeing you on my home turf of Coventry. Simple Minds you where on fire. Thankyou for a very special night attended with my husband and my son Ben. First time he's seen you." ❤❤
Another superb night of live music
Kt Tunstall was fab
Pretenders were absolutely brilliant
Simple minds legends as usual xx'
"As a Married Couple Steve and Joyce Heighway thank you 😊 for being Brilliant from right the Beginning. The Signal and the Noise as you got Coventry on their feet. From each such as love 💕 song. Let there be love 💕 which I dedicate to my wife cause I love 💕 her so much Ged Grimes Jk CB. I absolutely love 💕 the American a mixture of Acoustic and Rock which works. And the classic sing 🎶 Hunter And the Hunted brought back memories of Glasgow hydro in 2014. I feel the song has turned brilliant and just got better. Even the Energetic song like She’s a River which is best song ever I have ever seen. Thank you 🙏 Jim Kerr Charlie Burchill Sarah Brown Ged Cherisse."

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COVENTRY GRANDSLAM
Thanks to all for a great night!
Sometimes you can just tell, even after only a few minutes, that we have a great and energetic audience in front of us. Tonight was one of those nights!
We all had a ball, including KT Tunstall and Pretenders but no more so than Cherisse Osei, who always enjoys bashing it out! (see pic)
Next up Durham!

‎Andy Gregory‎ to Simple Minds Official 
Fantastic concert tonight at Coventry Butts Stadium. My 40th SM gig since 1981! Seen the band in a variety of places including Birmingham, Glasgow, Edinburgh, London, Charlcote Park, Milton Keynes Bowl, Paris Le Zenith Arena (live recording of Live in the City of Light album) and many others. A lifetime of fantastic memories with Jim, Charlie and many changing line-ups. The people on stage may change as the years go by, but one thing remains constant..... the energy, commitment and fantastic sound this band creates. Heres to the next gig and thank you for he most amazing memories!‎
Emma Lay‎ posted to Simple Minds Official
Oh what a brilliant night - again!! Haven’t danced like that since Symphony Hall last May. Brilliant set, great crowd and was so busy enjoying myself that I didn’t really get many pics..!
Mark Ashley Fletcher Thanks for coming to Coventry tonight- Brilliant gig - wont forget it in a hurry!
Manu Kalchofner  What a great night with Simple Minds💃🕺🌹🎤 Thanks for your music love and power..... Again a night to remember. Big hug manu 

Paula Polly Carpenter‎ to Simple Minds Official
32 mins · 
Its been a very emotional night for me. Seeing you on my home turf of Coventry. Simple Minds you where on fire. Thankyou for a very special night attended with my husband and my son Ben. First time hes seen you. ❤❤
Another superb night of live music 
Kt Tunstall was fab 
Pretenders were absolutely brilliant 
Simple minds legends as usual xx
As a Married Couple Steve and Joyce Heighway thank you 😊 for being Brilliant from right the Beginning. The Signal and the Noise as you got Coventry on their feet. From each such as love 💕 song. Let there be love 💕 which I dedicate to my wife cause I love 💕 her so much Ged Grimes Jk CB. I absolutely love 💕 the American a mixture of Acoustic and Rock which works. And the classic sing 🎶 Hunter And the Hunted brought back memories of Glasgow hydro in 2014. I feel the song has turned brilliant and just got better. Even the Energetic song like She’s a River which is best song ever I have ever seen. Thank you 🙏 Jim Kerr Charlie Burchill Sarah Brown Ged Cherisse.

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Words can’t fail as tears of joy 😂 hearing wonderful beautiful songs that came across such a perfect melody that makes us feel excited in emotion and the songs have simply got better when been about 40 years. Thank you 🙏 jk Simple Minds we love 💖 you and so does Joyce as it was her 3rd concert and we loved every song you gave with Energy Big Hugs 🤗 Steve and Joyce

Thanks to all three acts: - KT, her “small” band, great tunes + fun anecdotes. - Chrissie the evergreen rock chick and “proper” rock ‘n’ band. - ... and of course Jim, Charlie et al - percussion & backing vocals classy and full o’ beans as we expected - for a solid uplifting set (highlights -Dolphins, Hunter..., See The Lights, Don’t ... and the encore tunes). My first time for Simple Minds and in Coventry too!

My 101st gig! I decided to stay towards the back this time for a different experience, met some new to the band fans and they loved it! As a treat I bought myself a celebratory sweatshirt and t-shirt. It was great to see Charlie and Ged enjoying the Pretenders! The highlight for me was Hunter and the Hunted. Myself and my friend Samantha M Savage were close to tears with emotion at how amazing the gig was, I can't begin to imagine a time that this will one day come to an end, but until it does 'I will be there I will be there I will be there' Ty Simple Minds, I truly love you x

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.

Fantastic concert been watching simple minds since 1981.They are like a bottle of wine they get better with age lol

It was fabulous tonight. Really great atmosphere & you were all on top form. Thank you. X ♥️

Thank you so much Jim.... you always let me feel so special... good night and a big big hug🌹🎤 manu

It just sounds unbelievable . Night after night , just brilliant. X

Great to read about such a magical atmosphere!!! Viva Simple!!!!!!

Awesome night 1st saw you guys at Wembley arena 1989 and you have just got better. Thank-you Jim, Charlie and the gang

Great show, thanks for getting "sent to Coventry"

It was up there in my top 3 best nights

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THIS IS YOUR LAND
Only two weeks ago, in searingly hot Ghent, it felt like peak of summer as we endured some record breaking temperatures while finishing off the last stages of our three month long European tour.
That already seems a long time ago to me, having spent much of the last two weeks among the hills and watery landscapes of Scotland - where everything is a whole lot cooler. It also feels a heck of a lot more spacious than those stunningly pretty, historical, European towns - currently overflowing with just too many tourists.

The leaves are not quite turning yet in the Trossachs, that will start in a couple of weeks. The first frisson of autumn is nevertheless in the air. And I'm loving it!
Next week, I will be explaining to Cherisse Osei - the reasons why this landscape means so much to me - and in which way it has influenced our catalogue of songs.

Being my turn to be the subject of her filmed, Simple Minds Summer Tour Diaries, I have offered the opportunity to see for herself the world that I often disappear into, when I'm not engaged with touring and recording.

While I've told her to bring plenty of outdoor wear. No maps will be needed.
Not only do I carry this part of the world in my heart - I also know it like the back of my hand.

Check out Cherisse's previous video diary featuring Charlie Burchill.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIKRz88APXY&t=12s

Featuring Ged
www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFUHMzpFVyM

Featuring Sarah Brown
www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8af6hjPrrs&t=2s
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THIS IS YOUR LAND
Only two weeks ago, in searingly hot Ghent, it felt like peak of summer as we endured some record breaking temperatures while finishing off the last stages of our three month long European tour.
That already seems a long time ago to me, having spent much of the last two weeks among the hills and watery landscapes of Scotland - where everything is a whole lot cooler. It also feels a heck of a lot more spacious than those stunningly pretty, historical, European towns - currently overflowing with just too many tourists.

The leaves are not quite turning yet in the Trossachs, that will start in a couple of weeks. The first frisson of autumn is nevertheless in the air. And Im loving it! 
Next week, I will be explaining to Cherisse Osei - the reasons why this landscape means so much to me - and in which way it has influenced our catalogue of songs.

Being my turn to be the subject of her filmed, Simple Minds Summer Tour Diaries, I have offered the opportunity to see for herself the world that I often disappear into, when Im not engaged with touring and recording.

While Ive told her to bring plenty of outdoor wear. No maps will be needed.
Not only do I carry this part of the world in my heart - I also know it like the back of my hand.

Check out Cherisses previous video diary featuring Charlie Burchill.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIKRz88APXY&t=12s

Featuring Ged
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFUHMzpFVyM

Featuring Sarah Brown
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8af6hjPrrs&t=2s

 

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It’s always good to be back home Jim... One day we will come up in the land of the brave...SCOTLAND🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿!! Hugs from south sunny Locarno👋🏼

Street Fighting Years, an album that came into my life in the throes of childhood grief, losing my dad at aged 10. As for where I call home, I am a lost soul, I lost my sense of belonging when I discovered my family lied to me my whole life about where I came from. So I don't know where the 'pull' is, or even what it truly feels like. Thank god I have music to keep me buoyant. Xx

I've only ever been to Edinburgh which was lovely. Seen as tho you know the countryside like the back of your hand were would you recommend us to visit?

How many miles do you do on a average walk ?

I can’t wait! As a child I spent every holiday, sometimes twice a year up in Scotland all around the highlands and West Coast. It has a very special place in my heart too, getting lost in the scenery and mountains is what I love the most. Enjoy Jim⭐️❤️⭐️

Just back from Scotland (Home Australia). Still struggling to settle back in. Miss my family back home. Took a trip to Glencoe...one of my favourite places in the whole world. Lots of fun staying in the west end and catching up with cousins in Edinburgh. No matter where you go/live...it always pulls you back. ❤️

Wish i was there right now, where i am is supposed to be cold but now getting the hottest August temps in local history. Looking good Jim 🙂

Well, there you go. I've often thought that 'Jim Kerr's Scotland' would make a great subject for a documentary. Perhaps this might be a little teaser for a more in-depth video further down the track. I look forward to watching it.

Beautiful countryside, great castles... the list is endless. Love visiting Scotland any time of year, Jim. Didn't mind being snowed in this year, either! Looking forward to the Grandslam in Inverness... my competition winner's preferred choice of venue! Happy days! 🎶🎶🎶

Jim. We are traveling from Bruges to La Rochelle with SM accoustic through the speakers. The new gold dream is real.😎👍

Well I hope to get back there next year and I long to see such beauty. So lush and green yet so rugged as well. So different to what we are dealing with here atm. Enjoy the peace and quiet you deserve it.

This year my friends and i visited your beautiful Country on our motorbikes. I can imagine that this Landscape has influenced your music! Familiar wih your music and experiencing this breath taking landscape it all came together!

I am sure you will recognise this place Jim. I have been escaping onto many of our lochs of late in my adapted kayaks. There is nothing quite like it. The peace, fresh air and the scenery is good for the soul. Dog quite enjoys it also.. 😏

This is my land, in Denmark ❤️...were going to See you in Scotland, my Biggest dream to go there ,and listen to The Best Music ever with my best friend 💝

Ciao Jim...I was in Scotland last year and I miss it so much!...I always miss the magical atmosphere of its landscapes..I wish I could get lost in it....I think no other land has so charming attraction...😃😍😎

Yo tengo la impresión de que cuando Cherise llegué coció y se encuentre contigo vas a ver de la importancia de la metáfora de las canciones en cuanto el paisaje del lugar en donde vive de tal manera que seguro lo verá de la misma manera que vos de la mejor manera posible así son los lugares que dan inpiracion para las canciones Te felicito Jim!!!

Ciao Jim..Ti trovo in ottima forma,l'aria fresca rigenera fisico e mente.Buona giornata

Night one in the Brecon Beacons has been an experience! Haven’t been camping since I was 14! Fun! The tent survived. I’m not wet...but I was bloody cold! But there is great coffee to be had from “Strumpets with Crumpets” (my kind of food stall!) Didn’t really get any music in yesterday (apart from my usual overnight company - didn’t help much). Let the day AND music begin!

I have never been in Scotland but hope to go there on vacation in the future. Skipton, Yorkshire was the most northern. However, I have asked myself how much influence your countryside has on your music. There are also other very talented musicians coming from UK, Ireland and Scotland. The climate is rougher and colder but extremely beautiful. I am pretty sure that it boosts your creativity somehow. It must cause we also get a boost when we go to,sunny Southern France. Nature has an influence on us. Walking with my dogs in a forest gives me and immediate better mood for example. How does nature of Scotland influence you?

Jim, your great outdoor shots kill me, I'm stuck in a bl**y factory 😂😣

Thanks for showing us Scotland and its beauty here.....I agree totally with you, the silence while being outside in the nature is so great and gives a lot of energy back. I do love our region around the lake of Constance but you can't enjoy it that much in summer because of those plenty of tourists....I love driving to this Lake (about 1,5 hrs) and spend time there, there are lots of pretty nice old towns.... In Meersburg I was already early there and thought I can enjoy bit the small place....but those many tourists made me think twice and I stayed at a place.....watching the lake and later on just wondering about those tourist walking on......I can imagine when you have always those gigs full of people and all those travelling that you need those times enjoying nature and bit of silence.....and by the way I got now a new view of Scotland. It seems to be a very interesting place.....thanks a lot!

Forte Cherisse 🥁 with her nice diaries. "....sky to the sea ... something to see..." I've been asking to myself how could you write such a perfect song everytime I listen to it . Then...it's simply Adri. Just have a look at this "panorama" ... I wish to come back one day...ciao Jim !

Although flying around the world.. i've never been to the Highlands, one of the places i really need to experience it seems. Cherisse will cherish her time there spent in good company!

Take Cherisse to Inversnaid what a journey Bliss ..

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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
19
Sun
2018
Grandslam 18 – Emirates Riverside – Durham- UK
Aug 19 all-day
Grandslam 18 - Emirates Riverside - Durham- UK @ Emirates Riverside

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
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

 

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