Noble PR Press ReleaseSimple Minds New Album
Scottish rockers Simple Minds have been busy writing new songs for their next eagerly
anticipated new studio album, and have enough material for two new albums. The band released their last
studio album Black and White 050505, three years ago but have been so inspired by recent
writing sessions in their native Glasgow, they've got more than enough quality material for a double header.
Front man Jim Kerr promises fans to expect another album after their upcoming 2009 release.
He says, "The writing sessions have somehow taken over our entire lives, but they have worked out perfectly.
I am having difficulty in remembering the last time we had such an abundance of material prior to recording.
We may even have enough songs of sufficient quality for two albums."
Kerr says the raft of new work is similar to the stack of tracks on
Sons And Fascination / Sister Feelings Call - a double LP
set assembled from one session by the band in 1981. However the singer says he's not likely to release a
bumper double album. "There is no plan to come out with a double album as such," says Kerr. It is
entirely possible that we could release two albums within the space of a year, the first hopefully occurring
very early in the New Year. The second release thereafter, who knows?"
Jim said: "I suspect we will embark on a cycle of work that will be non stop at least
up until Christmas - with a fairly hectic year to follow.
After Simple Minds perform at the 46664 Nelson Mandela 90th
birthday concert tonight in London's Hyde
Park, they'll embark on a UK arena tour to celebrate thirty years in the music.
Their 30th Anniversary UK Tour will see the band performing the entirety of their 1982 album New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84).
Simple Minds 30th Anniversary Tour Dates:
* Manchester MEN Arena - November 27th
* Birmingham NEC - November 28th
* London Wembley Arena - November 29th
* Sheffield Arena - December 1st
* Cardiff International Arena - December 2nd
* Newcastle Metro Arena - December 3rd
* Glasgow SECC -December 4th
* Belfast Odyssey Arena -December 6th