Simple Minds’ UK arena tour starts later this month


Simple Minds are due in the UK from the end of this month for arena dates in London, Leeds, Glasgow and Aberdeen.

The band will also play a show over in Ireland at Dublin’s 3Arena on November 29th after completing European gigs which start in Brussels later this week.

The tour arrives after Simple Minds reissued their 1984 commercial breakthrough ‘Sparkle In The Rain’ earlier this year, of which our review reads:

“Bombast is a word used so frequently in conjunction with Simple Minds that it sometimes feels like it ought to be the third word of their name: in his essential précis of post-punk and beyond, Rip It Up and Start Again, author Simon Reynolds describes the Glaswegian band’s work as ‘increasingly bombastic’ as they made their way towards Live Aid, The Breakfast Club and songs like the winsome ‘Belfast Child‘.”

“‘Sparkle In The Rain’ lies at the absolute mid-point of that journey, a record that finally dispensed with the art-punk and latterly dreamy ambiance of their previous iterations.”

“In tone it feels like a preparatory step, an intake of breath before jumping into the void of pop stardom.”

UK/Ireland arena dates:


O2 Arena, London (26)
Leeds First Direct Arena (27)
Glasgow SSE Hydro (28)
3Arena, Dublin (29)

AECC, Aberdeen (1)

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