11 Oct, 2005 Simple Minds back on European Charts
Simple Minds are back on European Charts.
The album was released September 12th throughout Europe on Sanctuary and entered the Billboard European Top 100 Albums chart at No. 16 September 22nd Its strongest showing has been in Germany, where it debuted at No. 6 on the Sept. 21 Media Control Chart.
‘That`s a major achievement for a band that has been around as long as Simple Minds,’ Sanctuary senior VP of international sales and marketing Julian Wall says. ‘We worked hard on setting the release up before the summer, and the band did a terrific amount of promotion work.’
Simple Minds signed with Sanctuary worldwide last year after albums on Arista, Virgin, Chrysalis and Eagle-Rock, not to mention A&M in the United States. Black & White 050505 will come out in February in North America. Wall believes the European success provides ‘a very positive platform for the US release.’
The band plays European dates from late January through March.