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Simple but effective. Simple Minds returned to the Toon last night to make their Carling Academy debut. He promised you a miracle back in 1982, and for some it may seem something of a miracle that Jim Kerr is still fronting 80s icons Simple Minds. After all,...

Best State of Minds - Billy Sloan. SIMPLE MINDS have played gigs in venues all over the world. But frontman Jim Kerr says fans who see them tonight at Glasgow Academy are in for a special treat. The singer reckons the current lineup of the band...

Mindwaves. Though his lengthy career as lead singer of Simple Minds doubtless made Jim Kerr a very wealthy man, he's never been one for living in an ivory tower or maintaining an enigmatic silence. For many years, Kerr shared his thoughts with the public on the band's...

One week only and already we have blitzed our way through a handful of proud cities such as Dublin, Belfast, Aberdeen, Glasgow and Newcastle. Fascinating places, all the kind of towns that I could happily spend at least a couple of days in - wandering...

Waterfront Hall, Belfast, 31st January 2006. Irish News, Northern Ireland. Published Wednesday 1st February 2006. Simple Minds, at 25 years old, have been buffeted by the harsh tides of musical fashion. They began life in Glasgow in the late '70s as punk band Johnny & the Self-Abusers prior...

Black & White 050505 Review. The ‘80s are back. A result of nostalgia and commercialism, the musical revival is now in full swing. Bands like Duran Duran have re-formed and are touring to the delight of thirty-something moms and their teenage daughters.  The New new wave...

Simple Minds explain to Neil McKay how they've stayed in the loop for nearly 30 years, and why Belfast has a special place in their affections. Simple Minds have had a long and happy association with Belfast. Their only British No 1 single was named after...

From day one we looked around the sparse rehearsal room that we had secured for ourselves, and amid the dirt and debris of what in effect was the store room of a decaying light factory, became intimidated for the first time by the realization of...

Simple Minds are set begin their tour rehearsals this week. Charlie Burchill, Mark Taylor and Andy Gillespie are due to come together for an initial three days work prior to the arrival of Eddy Duffy, Mel Gaynor and Jim Kerr. A full on schedule for...

Interviewed during his current visit to Japan, Jim Kerr revealed that Book Of Brilliant Things was among the Simple Minds songs that he identified with most. Kerr was quoted as saying "more than music, ever since my earliest childhood years, books have meant so much to...