Simple Minds are a Scottish new wave band from Glasgow, consisting of founding members, frontman Jim Kerr and guitarist Charlie Burchill, alongside drummer Mel Gaynor, keyboard-player Andy Gillespie, and bassist Ged Grimes.
Formed in 1977, after the disbandment of Johnny & The Self-Abusers, the band have released 16 studio albums, including their debut ‘Life in a Day’, in 1979, ‘Sparkle in the Rain’, released in 1984, which gave the band their first #1 in the UK Albums Chart and ‘Once Upon a Time’, which hit #10 in the Billboard Hot 200 in 1985. The band are best known for tracks such as Don’t You (Forget About Me), which was featured in ‘The Breakfast Club’, and hit #1 in the Billboard Hot 100, as well as Alive and Kicking and Belfast Child. The band released their latest album, ‘Big Music’ in 2014.
The band have headlined their own shows and tours across the world, including two shows at London’s Kew Gardens in 2014, as well as a show at Northampton's Delapre Park.
The band played an acoustic tour in the summer of 2017, but now Simple Minds have announced a new album, 'Walk Between Worlds', expected on February 2, and an accompanying European tour, with shows in Glasgow, Manchester, London, Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam and Copenhagen. After that, the band will combine with the Pretenders for a summer UK tour, with special guest KT Tunstall. Catch them live by checking out the tour dates and concert ticket information below on Stereoboard.
Fantastic show. I never thought I would see a band like Simple Minds perform within the intimate settings of Oxford's New Theatre! It was so much more enjoyable than seeing them in a larger arena - I saw them in Wembley a few years back - it felt much more special and personal. A little slow off the blocks to begin with but once things got going it was an excellent trip back in time! The crowd were totally into the performance!