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simpleminds tour2020Attention: due to the Corona crises, this tour is rescheduled from March / April 2020 to February / March 2021 and further to Spring 2022! Tickets remain valid!

For forty years, SIMPLE MINDS are musical pioneers. They shaped the Post Punk era largely, when the enraged noise of 1977 fragmented in a thousand sounds. SIMPLE MINDS adopted the stylish Art Rock of DAVID BOWIE as well as the electronic disco sound of DONNA SUMMER. They turned, changed and renewed their music several times, and became one of the biggest bands on the planet. Their monster hit ‘Don’t You (Forget About Me)’ peaked the US Charts, and five of their albums became number one in Great Britain.

SIMPLE MINDS sold 60 million records and sold out the biggest stadiums in the world. As Jim Kerr said: “I am always very proud, when people ask: ‘Which Simple Minds do you mean? The Avant-garde, the Art rockers, the pop band, the Ambient project, the instrumental band, the political lyricists, the Folk rockers, the stadium rockers?’ To manage all these styles at the same time was always the quintessence of SIMPLE MINDS, something very special.” This was and this is the driving force of the founding members and childhood friends, singer Jim Kerr and guitarist Charlie Burchill, even after 40 common years as a band. This anniversary has to be celebrated accordingly.

Firstly, there is the Best-of album ‘40: The Best Of - 1979 - 2019’ being releases at the beginning of November, and the monstrous 4-CD live album ‘Live In The City Of Angels’ with release date at the beginning of October, which comes along with all great hits and rarely performed songs. Let’s remember: The first and very successful live record was ‘Live In The City Of Light’. Secondly, SIMPLE MINDS will go on an extensive world tour, and they come to Germany for incredible 15 dates to perform songs from all parts of their very successful career, of course all the fan favorites, but also new creative stuff.

“We are not a rock band that stays the same. But we have not changed the line-up, to be cool”, says Kerr. “We do that, because it’s great to have so many incredible musicians on stage. I am very thankful for what we have achieved, but I am still crazy enough to believe, that we can reach new ups again and again. That’s why we do what we do: write songs, make records, and play live.” And Burchill adds: “There were so many incarnations of Simple Minds, but we never lost our identity. Such a legacy may be a burden, but for us, it was a constant challenge.”

SIMPLE MINDS are two musicians, who still are hungry for live performances, who manage to reinvent themselves again and again, as they did recently with their acclaimed record ‘Walk Between Worlds’, and who play convincing concerts for 40 years. Congratulations to your 40th anniversary, and have many wonderful performances next spring!

German Tour Dates
21 Apr 2022 - Hamburg, Sporthalle // postponed from 06 Mar 2021, 16 Mar 2020, and from 04 Mar 2022
28 Apr 2022 - Ludwigsburg, MHP Arena // postponed from 02 Mar 2021, 21 Mar 2020, and from 11 Mar 2022
29 Apr 2022 - Erfurt, Thüringenhalle // postponed from 05 Mar 2021, 20 Mar 2020, and from 19 Mar 2022
01 May 2022 - Cologne, Palladium // postponed from 12 Mar 2021, 15 Mar 2020, and from 18 Mar 2022
08 May 2022 - Berlin, Columbiahalle // postponed from 15 Mar 2021, 19 Mar 2020, and from 21 Mar 2022
09 May 2022 - Bielefeld, Lokschuppen // postponed from 07 Mar 2021, 29 Mar 2020, and from 05 Mar 2022
10 May 2022 - Hanover, Swiss Life Hall // postponed from 14 Mar 2021, 18 Mar 2020, and from 23 Mar 2022
11 May 2022 - Münster, MCC Halle Münsterland // postponed from 20 Mar 2021, 14 Mar 2020, and from 13 Mar 2022
15 May 2022 - Ravensburg, Oberschwabenhalle // postponed from 28.02.2021, 01 Apr 2020, and from 29 Mar 2022
16 May 2022 - Saarbrücken, Saarlandhalle // postponed from 01 Mar 2021, 02 Apr 2020, and from 28 Mar 2022
17 May 2022 - Offenbach, Stadthalle // postponed from 17 Mar 2021, 23 Mar 2020, and from 12 Mar 2022
19 May 2022 - Aurich, Sparkassen Arena // postponed from 19 Mar 2021, 27 Mar 2020, and from 27 Mar 2022
24 May 2022 - Bremen, Pier 2 // postponed from 09 Mar 2021, 28 Mar 2020, and from 22 Mar 2022
26 May 2022 - Erlangen, Heinrich-Lades-Halle // postponed from 10 Mar 2021, 24 Mar 2020, and from 14 Mar 2022
27 May 2022 - Freiburg, Musikclub Sick Arena // postponed from 18 Mar 2021, 31 Mar 2020, and from 17 Mar 2022

Ticket sale starts on October 2 (Wednesday), at 10 a.m. exclusively via Eventim. From Friday, October 4, at 10 a.m., tickets are available for EUR 41.00 plus fees at all known CTS ticket shops, via hotline 01806-853653 (20 cents/call, mobile max. 60 cents/call), fkpscorpio.com and eventim.de.

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