Walk Between Worlds – 2018

Walk Between Worlds – 2018

Simple Minds released their seventeenth studio album ‘Walk Between Worlds’ on the 2nd of Feb, 2018. The album was available to order in various formats including some special Exclusive Colour and Picture Disc Vinyl albums featured within several Deluxe Bundles containing Exclusive signed album artwork prints and a Limited Edition 7″ single.

Simple Minds take to the road in February 2018 to premiere WALK BETWEEN WORLDS in a selection of special live shows, each in three parts: a performance of the album, a live on-stage interview and a classic Simple Minds’ set with hits and of course, a few surprises! For fans, a very special, one-of-a-kind experience:

‘As much as it has been a real pleasure to work on WALK BETWEEN WORLDS, equally so it is thrilling to observe that the Simple Minds story continues to evolve both in the studio and on the live stage,’ says Jim. Adding, ‘Sensing that each of these songs are destined to become individual events when played live - we look forward to performing all of them alongside already established live classics when we set out on this next upcoming tour.’
Jim Kerr



On 2nd February 2018, BMG release WALK BETWEEN WORLDS, Simple Minds’ first album of new material since 2014’s Big Music (which MOJO magazine declared “their best album in 30 years”).

WALK BETWEEN WORLDS was produced by Simple Minds with Andy Wright and Gavin Goldberg, both of whom worked on Big Music. With its eight tracks rocketing past in 42 minutes, it is a relatively concise affair. It is also an album of two distinct sides, very much the old-school album format that singer Jim Kerr and Charlie Burchill grew up with as music fans. Side one tracks such as Summer and The Signal And The Noise revisit the glassy guitars and new wave dance grooves of the post-punk era and the second half explores more cinematic sounds, with the title track and Barrowland Star both featuring dramatic orchestrations recorded at Abbey Road.

The album is bookended by two songs about faith, Magic and Sense Of Discovery. The first is a reflection on the desire and hunger of youth – the faith in their own abilities that Simple Minds possessed during their formative years. Sense Of Discovery, which features a melodic refrain that alludes to 1985’s Alive And Kicking, is centred on the voice of an older narrator passing on wisdom and advice to a younger individual.

One of the album’s key tracks is Barrowland Star, named after the iconic ballroom in the East End of Glasgow that has hosted many memorable Simple Minds shows. It’s a song that takes the band away from their traditional comfort zone, layering strings and a spellbinding Charlie guitar solo (one that reminds Jim of Mick Ronson) over some poignant words. For Jim and Charlie playing the Barrowland was always a big deal, a mixture of excitement – and fear – it felt as if they were about to engage in a prize-fight rather than simply play a rock concert.

The album artwork is by Brazilian visual artist Heitor Magno, whose work is often a surreal montage of vivid coloured imagery and black and white photography. The image he has created for WALK BETWEEN WORLDS is emblematic of Simple Minds metamorphosis. The central character on the front cover bearing an uncanny resemblance to a young Jim Kerr – the sleeve could also be viewed as a telling throwback to the Sons And Fascination era.

Simple Minds were the standard bearers for a new kind of rock in the Eighties, when they took the art-rock invention of post-punk and constructed a musical Colossus by adding rousing choruses and a touch of Celtic soul. As they contemplate turning 40, their legacy is something to be proud of and with WALK BETWEEN WORLDS their story continues to evolve.

With Jim and Charlie now part of a theatrical gang of musicians that are, in Jim’s words, ‘more inspired by the likes Sly & The Family Stone than a traditional male rock band’, the tour will feature the Acoustic tour line up of: Jim and Charlie, percussionist Cherisse Osei and backing vocalist Catherine AD alongside band mainstays Ged Grimes on bass, multi-instrumentalist Gordy Goudie, and regular backing singer (and sometimes lead vocalist) Sarah Brown. ‘The whole stage set-up is now more fluid,’ says Charlie. ‘We’re working on fresh arrangements of some old songs, and there is going to be more movement between the musicians onstage. There will be time for people to digest the songs and more space for Jim to talk to the audience.’

FORMATS: WALK BETWEEN WORLDS will be available on standard and deluxe CD, standard, deluxe and picture disc vinyl, digital download and stream.


1. Magic
2. Summer
3. Utopia
4. The Signal and The Noise
5. In Dreams
6. Barrowland Star
7. Walk Between Worlds
8. Sense Of Discovery


1. Silent Kiss
2. Angel Underneath My Skin
3. Dirty Old Town (live)

Release Date: February 2nd 2018

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Walk Between Worlds Tour 2018
Date: Location, Venue: Tickets
13/02/2018 Barrowland Ballroom - Glasgow - UK Tickets
14/02/2018 Albert Hall - Manchester - UK Tickets
15/02/2018 Roundhouse - London - UK Tickets
17/02/2018 Salle Pleyel - Paris - SOLD OUT Tickets
18/02/2018 Ancienne Belgique - Brussels - Belgium Tickets
19/02/2018 Paradiso - Amsterdam - Netherlands Tickets
20/02/2018 Vega - Copenhagen - Denmark Tickets
05/05/2018 Znjan Beach - Split - Croatia Tickets
26/05/2018 Biggest Weekend - Perth - UK Tickets
27/05/2018 BMW PGA Golf Championship - Wentworth - UK Tickets
03/06/2018 City Groove Fest - Podgorica - Montenegro Tickets
07/06/2018 Caribana Fest, Crans-près-Celigny, CH Tickets
09/06/2018 Harley-Davidson EuroFest - Grimaud - France Tickets
11/06/2018 Festival Pedralbes - Barcelona - Spain Tickets
17/06/2018 Festival de Nimes - France Tickets
22/06/2018 Rock The Ring - Hinwil - Switzerland Tickets
28/06/2018 Sala Garcia Lorca** - Granada - Spain Tickets
29/06/2018 4ever Valencia Festival - Spain Tickets
30/06/2018 Noches Del Botanico - Madrid - Spain Tickets
02/07/2018 Acquedotte Festival - Cremona - Italy Tickets
03/07/2018 The Cavea - Rome - Italy Tickets
04/07/2018 Arena Sferisterio - Macerata MC - Italy Tickets
05/07/2018 Marostica Summer Festival - Italy Tickets
07/07/2018 Beauregard Festival - Herouville Saint Claire - France Tickets
08/07/2018 Fete du Bruit - St Nolff - France Tickets
10/07/2018 Piazza Castello - Udine - Italy Tickets
11/07/2018 Arena del Mare - Genova - Italy Tickets
12/07/2018 Musilac Festival - Aix-les-Bains - France Tickets
14/07/2018 Bospop - Weert, Netherlands Tickets
15/07/2018 Sion Sous Les Etoiles - Sion - CH Tickets
20/07/2018 Festival de Carcassone - Théâtre de la cite - France Tickets
22/07/2018 Das Fest - Karlsruhe - Germany Tickets
25/07/2018 Kunst!Rasen - Bonn - Germany Tickets
26/07/2018 Summertime @ Norderney - Germany Tickets
27/07/2018 Summer in the City - Mainz - Germany Tickets
29/07/2018 Camp Bestival - WEATHER CANCELLED Tickets
01/08/2018 Meersburg Festival - Germany Tickets
03/08/2018 Lokerse Feesten - Lokeren - Belgium Tickets
04/08/2018 Grandslam 18 - Kent Event Centre - Maidstone - UK Tickets
05/08/2018 Grandslam 18 - Cyfarthfa Park, Merthyr Tydfil - UK Tickets
10/08/2018 Grandslam 18 - AJ Bell Stadium - Salford - UK Tickets
11/08/2018 Grandslam 18 - Millennium Square - Leeds - UK Tickets
18/08/2018 Grandslam 18 - Butts Park Arena - Coventry - UK Tickets
19/08/2018 Grandslam 18 - Emirates Riverside - Durham- UK Tickets
25/08/2018 Grandslam 18 - Riverside Park - Newark - UK Tickets
26/08/2018 Grandslam 18 - Colchester Castle Park - UK Tickets
27/08/2018 Grandslam 18 - Trent Country Park - CANCELLED Tickets
31/08/2018 Grandslam 18 - Lydiard Park - Swindon - UK Tickets
01/09/2018 Grandslam 18 - S of E Event Centre - Ardingly - UK Tickets
02/09/2018 Grandslam 18 - Taunton Racecourse - Taunton - UK Tickets
08/09/2018 Grandslam 18 - Northern Meeting Park - Inverness - UK Tickets
09/09/2018 Grandslam 18 - Slessor Gardens - Dundee - UK Tickets
20/09/2018 Pepsi Center WTC - Mexico City - Mexico Tickets
24/09/2018 Sands Casino - Bethlehem, PA, USA Tickets
26/09/2018 Count Basie Theatre - Red Bank, NJ, USA Tickets
28/09/2018 M Telus - Montreal, QC, Canada Tickets
29/09/2018 Budweiser Gardens - London, ON, Canada Tickets
30/09/2018 Sony Centre - Toronto, ON, Canada Tickets
02/10/2018 Beacon Theatre - New York, NY, USA Tickets
03/10/2018 Orpheum Theatre - Boston, MA, USA Tickets
05/10/2018 Tower Theater - Upper Darby, PA, USA Tickets
06/10/2018 930 Club - Washington, DC, USA Tickets
08/10/2018 Tabernacle - Atlanta, GA, USA Tickets
09/10/2018 Ryman Auditorium - Nashville, TN, USA Tickets
11/10/2018 Hard Rock - Cleveland, OH, USA Tickets
13/10/2018 Pabst Theater - Milwaukee, WI, USA Tickets
14/10/2018 Fillmore - Detroit, MI, USA Tickets
15/10/2018 Chicago Theatre - Chicago, IL, USA Tickets
18/10/2018 Paramount Theatre - Denver, CO, USA Tickets
20/10/2018 Grand Sierra - Reno, NV, USA Tickets
21/10/2018 Pearl Theater - Las Vegas, NV, USA Tickets
22/10/2018 Humphrey's Concerts - San Diego, CA, USA Tickets
24/10/2018 Orpheum Theatre - Los Angeles, CA, USA Tickets
25/10/2018 Masonic Auditorium - San Francisco, CA, USA Tickets
27/10/2018 Roseland Theatre - Portland, OR, USA Tickets
28/10/2018 Moore Theatre - Seattle, WA, USA Tickets
29/10/2018 Orpheum - Vancouver, BC, Canada Tickets
02/11/2018 ACL Live - Austin, TX, USA Tickets
03/11/2018 Toyota Music Factory - Dallas, TX, USA Tickets
04/11/2018 Revention Music Center - Houston, TX, USA Tickets
06/11/2018 Saenger Theatre - New Orleans, LA, USA Tickets
08/11/2018 The Fillmore-Gleason Theater - Miami, FL, USA Tickets
09/11/2018 Mahaffey Theater - St. Petersburg, FL, USA Tickets
11/11/2018 Hard Rock Live - Orlando, FL, USA Tickets
24/11/2018 No1 Sports Oval - Newcastle500 - New South Wales, AU Tickets
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