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11 hours ago

Simple Minds Official

The band have never played at a golf tournament before. The BMW PGA is a big one though... It’s going to be very special!

'Afternoon Session' tickets to catch the end of the golf then #SimpleMinds on stage, will be available on the gate from 13:00hrs. See you there!

Winners of our competition on 15/5 for tickets to see the band [and the golf!] are as follows:
Gary Sibthorpe
@pamela.clark.391
@Anita.Davies2
@helen.phillips.5832
@rachel.wood.5201

Get in touch to receive your tickets [if you haven't already!] via: www.simpleminds.com/contact/

Show Info: bit.ly/2iOgIpw [scroll to Sunday details]

#WalkBetweenWorlds
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The band have never played at a golf tournament before. The BMW PGA is a big one though... It’s going to be very special!

Afternoon Session tickets to catch the end of the golf then #SimpleMinds on stage, will be available on the gate from 13:00hrs. See you there!

Winners of our competition on 15/5 for tickets to see the band [and the golf!] are as follows:
Gary Sibthorpe
@pamela.clark.391
@Anita.Davies2
@helen.phillips.5832
@rachel.wood.5201

Get in touch to receive your tickets [if you havent already!] via: https://www.simpleminds.com/contact/

Show Info: https://bit.ly/2iOgIpw [scroll to Sunday details]
 
#WalkBetweenWorlds

 

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I won!!! 👍💪👊 Never been to golf at wentworth but I live 1 mile away so it’s exciting. Although no idea how to enter as a pedestrian ... all their info directs me to sit in traffic for hours then get a park & ride 🙄

See you there guys!

Congrats to the winners. Sunday’s gonna be fab! (Weather permitting.)

I love golf courses and watching golf... I just cannot hit the ball

Golf and simple minds, 2 of my favorite things. Will it be televised? Rock on my friends

See you there

Congratulations to the winners! Enjoy for me too!!! 🙂

I think I could fit in that vault ! Good performance !!👌🏼

Congratulations to the winners. 🙂

Enjoy! But leave golf just a nice walk ruined

Happy for all...Enjoy the most you can!!!

Congratulations to all have a fab day 👍

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16 hours ago

Simple Minds Official

FUNTIME!

SIMPLE MINDS - LIVE AT WENTWORTH

It was a bit of stretch to imagine that former wild child and Stooges frontman Iggy Pop, who initially made his name through covering his torso in peanut butter and fronting the greatest garage band of all time, would as it turns out, also be one of rock n' roll's most unlikely aficionado's of golf. You can add Alice Cooper to that list, likewise Flea from Red Hot Chilli Peppers.

Yet how ironic? #SimpleMinds , from the very country that is proudly recognised worldwide as the home of golf. The Mecca of grass courses etc. And yet somewhat shamefully, almost none of us know anything much about the sport that is so massively popular throughout the globe. Hard to believe? I know. But no one who was brought up in the Glasgow housing estate that we were, had access to the game of golf. You can add rugby and cricket to that list. You could also add sumo wrestling, cock fighting, and even fox hunting should you want to be pedantic. Some of "the Dad's" were into pigeon fancying though. And I always thought that was quite impressive. Meanwhile less dominoes and darts, the nearby greyhound races were diminishing in popularity, just as speedway was getting into some kind of mini ascendency, back in those days when both of Glasgow's giants - Celtic and Rangers - were picking up European Cups.

That said, both our record producer Andy Wright and our manager Ian Grenfell both meet up on a fairly regular basis to whack little white balls, and they among quite a few others are looking forward to seeing Simple Minds play on a stage that overlooks the most idyllic looking grass course outside of Scotland - when we turn up to perform after the day's competition ends - at BMW PGA Wentworth, near London, this coming Sunday, 27th May.

And for that reason among others, we are very much looking forward to the novelty of it all. After all having performed in football stadiums, show jumping, and ice hockey arenas. In addition to basketball and tennis courts, and even trackside at Formula 1. It is now time to get out there and bring our music into "another green world "...one that is both new and mysterious to us.

FUNTIME - Iggy Pop and David Bowie
www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqwwlRuuMis

Show Info: bit.ly/2iOgIpw [Scroll to Sunday details]

#WalkBetweenWorlds
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FUNTIME!

SIMPLE MINDS - LIVE AT WENTWORTH

It was a bit of stretch to imagine that former wild child and Stooges frontman Iggy Pop, who initially made his name through covering his torso in peanut butter and fronting the greatest garage band of all time, would as it turns out, also be one of rock n rolls most unlikely aficionados of golf. You can add Alice Cooper to that list, likewise Flea from Red Hot Chilli Peppers.

Yet how ironic? #SimpleMinds , from the very country that is proudly recognised worldwide as the home of golf. The Mecca of grass courses etc. And yet somewhat shamefully, almost none of us know anything much about the sport that is so massively popular throughout the globe. Hard to believe? I know. But no one who was brought up in the Glasgow housing estate that we were, had access to the game of golf. You can add rugby and cricket to that list. You could also add sumo wrestling, cock fighting, and even fox hunting should you want to be pedantic. Some of the Dads were into pigeon fancying though. And I always thought that was quite impressive. Meanwhile less dominoes and darts, the nearby greyhound races were diminishing in popularity, just as speedway was getting into some kind of mini ascendency, back in those days when both of Glasgows giants - Celtic and Rangers - were picking up European Cups.

That said, both our record producer Andy Wright and our manager Ian Grenfell both meet up on a fairly regular basis to whack little white balls, and they among quite a few others are looking forward to seeing Simple Minds play on a stage that overlooks the most idyllic looking grass course outside of Scotland - when we turn up to perform after the days competition ends - at BMW PGA Wentworth, near London, this coming Sunday, 27th May.

And for that reason among others, we are very much looking forward to the novelty of it all. After all having performed in football stadiums, show jumping, and ice hockey arenas. In addition to basketball and tennis courts, and even trackside at Formula 1. It is now time to get out there and bring our music into another green world ...one that is both new and mysterious to us.

FUNTIME - Iggy Pop and David Bowie
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqwwlRuuMis

Show Info: https://bit.ly/2iOgIpw [Scroll to Sunday details]
 
#WalkBetweenWorlds

 

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And of (course) i choose this gig to travel half way around the globe to see my Minds...Oh well, grab yer raincoat Jim, its gonna be one of those.

She moved through the Fairway!

What the hell is pigeon fancying??

Pigeon fanciers and leek competitions😉 I hope you have a magnificent day x

Golf..! A good walk ruined they say.

The golf cart was the first vehicle I could drive! I grew up following my dad around beautiful golf courses here in the South. Loved going to the Masters with him. Good memories. Y’all have fun and stay dry and Visible...

For once, I am too busy laughing to make any meaningful comments, Jim! Can't wait..... 😂😂😂

Im good to drive the mule if I had a ticket .

Oh, I am ALL ABOARD for this “funtime”” - and don’t drop in something like cockfighting and Iggy Pop and expect ME NOT to say anything! I won’t. I won’t! (Bites lip til it bleeds). Change subject! I grew up very near to a speedway circuit.Well, general motor racing circuit, but it was used mostly for speedway and demolition derbys. It was (rather imaginatively) called Liverpool Speedway. Races were on most weekends, and there were always fireworks at the start of the meets. It was the best thing about it. I never went there. Never saw it once. Remember the ads for it on telly. But always remember watching those fireworks from the back porch growing up. Free firework displays nearly every weekend. That was fun! youtu.be/mfJESwwszf8

That reminds me, who won the tickets for Sunday? Didn't see an announcement. Cheers.

Wentworth is a golfcourse id love to play, looks fantastic. Hoping for swedish victory in the competition.

Shameless plug for new start live music, arts, kids group here in the Beautiful Scottish Borders. www.facebook.com/groups/190852194897813/

Such a great photo. I'm not sure if Iggy would be able to conform to the golf course code of conduct. I had lessons once and decided it was a game invented by a sadist. You could take some lessons too, Jim, but be prepared for golf to take over your life. In the words of Alice Cooper "I replaced one addiction with another". Have a great time at Wentworth.

Will you be singing In Dreams, oh it's a favorite of mine. For you: Louis Armstrong.seems like this song describes the day you will have there even if it does rain then you'll see a rainbow. I see trees of green red roses too. I see them Bloom for me and you and I think to myself what a wonderful world. I see skies of blue and clouds of white. The bright blessed day, the dark scared night, and I think to myself what a wonderful world. The colors of the rainbow so pretty in the sky. are also on the faces of people going by. I see friends shaking hands sayin how-do-you-do they're really saying I love you. I hear babies crying, I watch them grow they'll learn much more, than I'll never know. And I think to myself what a wonderful world. Yes I think to myself what a wonderful world.

Can give free golf 🏌️‍♀️ lessons if you like, I was pretty good...as a child I always dreamed to play in Saint Andrews I would really like to play with Alice 😉

Oh...the forecast has changed from how it has looked all week (lovely and sunny after a rain shower early in the morning) to this... B****cks!

Aww I love your posts Jim, you're always so humourous and kind, it's a pleasure to read you 🙂 "the most idyllic looking grass course outside of Scotland" ? That sounds good ! I very much look forward to that green world then ! 🙂 I had a go at golfing 35 years ago when I was in the US for a year. Like for you, all the fancy sports hadn't reach my door in my home yet. I sort of enjoyed it but not enough to carry on I guess. You sure have made quite a tour of all the sports scenes 😎 - fancy doing it on a ski piste one day ? hahaha 😜

Pitch n putt or crazy golf is just about my limit!! When the ball ends up 50 yards behind the tee then you know it's not your sport!! :/

And you’ve got Durham Cricket Ground coming up soon, with the gorgeous Lumley Castle for a backdrop.. 😊

I saw you in Melbourne at the F1 and had flown all the way from the UK to do so. My favourite driver Jenson Button won the race and you all played a fabulous set in the rain. It was a magical day! 😀😀

Seen some amazing scenery through the golf club at my work all over Scotland it's a great time to get away and enjoy some great golfing courses Scotland the No 1 of world golf xx

You had know need to worry about Golf, when King Kenny was at Celtic Jim.

Sorry boys I was brought up in priesthill only round the corner from you,,, you never heard of rookenglen golf course just to name one. Was all there for the taking...

El Golf, es un deporte tranquilo,no ejercitas musculatura,pero entre 4 o 5 personas,es mas ameno.Eso sí, los palos de golf,tienen que tener,buena altura,para la posición,y el vaivén, al querer darle, a la pelota

Got some clubs you can have JK if you fancied chopping up some turf 😊

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

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

 

Doors: TBC
Simple Minds: TBC

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

“We would like to remind all of our fans and members that despite hearing announcements elsewhere regarding possible concert performances etc, it is only when the date is announced here at simpleminds.com that you can be sure the information is 100% official and that contracts have been agreed” – Simple Minds

 

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

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

 

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

 

Doors: TBC
Simple Minds: TBC

 

***Tickets on sale NOW***

 

 

 

 

 

“We would like to remind all of our fans and members that despite hearing announcements elsewhere regarding possible concert performances etc, it is only when the date is announced here at simpleminds.com that you can be sure the information is 100% official and that contracts have been agreed” – Simple Minds

 

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

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

 

Doors: TBC
Simple Minds: TBC

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

“We would like to remind all of our fans and members that despite hearing announcements elsewhere regarding possible concert performances etc, it is only when the date is announced here at simpleminds.com that you can be sure the information is 100% official and that contracts have been agreed” – Simple Minds

 

Jun
7
Thu
2018
Caribana Fest, Crans-près-Celigny, CH
Jun 7 all-day
Caribana Fest, Crans-près-Celigny, CH @ Caribana Festival

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

 

Doors: TBC
Simple Minds: TBC

 

***Tickets on general sale NOW***

 

 

 

 

 

“We would like to remind all of our fans and members that despite hearing announcements elsewhere regarding possible concert performances etc, it is only when the date is announced here at simpleminds.com that you can be sure the information is 100% official and that contracts have been agreed” – Simple Minds

 

Jun
9
Sat
2018
Harley-Davidson EuroFest – Grimaud – France
Jun 9 all-day
Harley-Davidson EuroFest - Grimaud - France @ Harley-Davidson Euro Festival

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

 

Doors: TBC
Simple Minds: TBC

 

***Tickets on general sale NOW***

 

 

 

 

 

“We would like to remind all of our fans and members that despite hearing announcements elsewhere regarding possible concert performances etc, it is only when the date is announced here at simpleminds.com that you can be sure the information is 100% official and that contracts have been agreed” – Simple Minds

 

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