To celebrate their album release out this week, Simple Minds will be taking to the road to perform their career spanning collection of songs acoustically for the very first time in May and June 2017 and will be joined by special guest The Anchoress.
This follows several years in which the band has gone from strength-to-strength, becoming more relevant than ever; their 2014 album ‘Big Music’ received across the board praise, with Mojo magazine declaring it “Their best album in 30 years”. ‘Simple Minds Acoustic’ continues the band’s artistic quest with a one-off album release of stripped down and reimagined songs, spanning their eclectic and illustrious career.
On ‘Simple Minds Acoustic’ the band have found a way of doing the acoustic thing without losing their essence, and a dozen Simple Minds songs loved by millions now sound, more organic and even more likely to leave a lasting imprint. The synths are no more – but the Celtic soul remains.
Simple Minds’ career has seen them responsible for some of the most innovative and enduring anthems in rock music and they are widely regarded as one of the best live bands in the world. On taking ‘Simple Minds Acoustic’ on the road,
Jim Kerr said: “The concert stage is where Simple Minds do their best work - it is where we forged our distinctive live reputation. For that reason we look forward immensely to taking ‘Simple Minds Acoustic’ out on tour. Don’t be fooled by the acoustic tag, however! These shows will be as energetic and passionate as ever.
“With a great live line-up and a set-list full of iconic Minds songs, it is bound to be a unique and memorable experience for both band and fans. See you there!”
SIMPLE MINDS ACOUSTIC 2017 (+ SPECIAL GUEST THE ANCHORESS)
WEDNESDAY 17 MAY DUNDEE CAIRD HALL
THURSDAY 18 MAY GLASGOW ROYAL CONCERT HALL
TICKETS GO ON SALE 10am THURSDAY, NOVEMBER, 10.