Grandslam 2018 – 14 UK Dates Announced !

Grandslam 2018 – 14 UK Dates Announced !

Simple Minds will play 14 special Grandslam dates with The Pretenders & KT Tunstall in the UK in August & September 2018. 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.


Tickets went on general sale from 09:00 GMT on Wednesday 13th December 2017.


There was a special PRE-SALE for Fans from 09:00 GMT Monday 11th December 2017.

Date: Country: City: Venue:
04th Aug – Tickets UK Maidstone Kent Event Centre
05th Aug – Tickets UK Merthyr Tydfil Cyfarthfa Park
10th Aug – Tickets UK Salford AJ Bell Stadium
11th Aug – Tickets UK Leeds** Millennium Square
18th Aug – Tickets UK Coventry Butts Park Arena
19th Aug – Tickets UK Durham Emirates Riverside
25th Aug – Tickets UK Newark Riverside Park
26th Aug – Tickets UK Colchester Colchester Castle Park
27th Aug – Tickets UK Enfield Trent Country Park
31st Aug – Tickets UK Swindon Lydiard Park
01st Sep – Tickets UK Ardingly South of England Centre
02nd Sep – Tickets UK Taunton Taunton Racecourse
08th Sep – Tickets UK Inverness Northern Meeting Park
09th Sep – Tickets UK Dundee Slessor Gardens

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


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!

Approximate timings for each show – unconfirmed and subject to change.
Doors: 16.00hrs [18.00hrs in Leeds]
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.


“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


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.




“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 that you can be sure the information is 100% official and that contracts have been agreed” – Simple Minds