05 Jun, 2006 Simple Minds kick-off World Cup, Berlin
It’s official – Simple Minds are set to kick-off the World Cup at a massive party in Berlin.
The Scots rockers will headline at Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate on June 7th – two days before the first match. The German capital is throwing a party to start a month-long cultural festival that runs alongside the World Cup.
“Simple Minds are football mad, so this will be the best gig in the world for them,” says a spokesperson for the band. “It comes at a great time in the band’s career – they will also be performing a series of outdoor music festivals all over Europe this summer.”
The band will perform their classic songs Don’t You (Forget About Me), Alive & Kicking, as well as Home, from last year’s critically acclaimed album Black & White 050505.
The Berlin gig will being aired on ZDF in Germany