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'STARS WILL LEAD THE WAY'
THE BRAND NEW SINGLE FROM ONE OF THE GREATEST ROCK BANDS OF ALL TIME
RELEASED: 20 JULY 2009
ALSO CONFIRMED TO PERFORM AT THE iTUNES FESTIVAL
Simple Minds, who recently achieved their highest chart position in 15 years with the critically acclaimed #10 album
Graffiti Soul, return with their second single Stars Will Lead The Way
on 20 July through Universal Music Record Label (UMRL). It was also confirmed this week that Simple Minds will perform
at this year's iTunes Live Festival at the Roundhouse on 16 July.
Simple Minds flawless return has seen them add a contemporary twist to their iconic sound, which is self evident in
their new release. Stars Will Lead The Way erupts with their distinctive synth-beats and guitar riffs,
as Jim Kerr's melodious tones soar through an immensely catchy tune.
Coincidentally Stars Will Lead The Way will be relesed on 20 July on the anniversary of the moon
landing - exactly 40 years. It is clear that astronomy is a passion for the band as they have taken one giant leap rather than one small step in
keeping the theme concurrent through the album, and touched on with their first single Rockets.
Having achieved phenomenal worldwide success during their 30-year career, Simple Minds is one of the few band with both the
musicianship and the staying power to survive the ever-changing music scene and still be selling out stadiums galore.
A reminder that Simple Minds are one of the greatest live performers, the band has a stunning summer of live dates lined up,
including: iTunes Live Festival at the Roadhouse on 16 July, the Isle of Wight Festival and a Scottish homecoming gig at Edinburgh Castle on
18 July 2009, where they will perform the entirety of their multi-million selling 1982 landmark album,
New Gold Dream.
The single 'Stars Will Lead The Way' is released via UMRL on 20 July 2009.
The album 'Graffiti Soul' is available now
Simple Minds: 2009 UK Tour Dates
Monday November 30th - Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
With Very Special Guests 'OMD'
Wednesday December 2nd - Birmingham LG Arena
Thursday December 3rd - Manchester MEN Arena
Saturday December 5th - Sheffield Arena
Sunday December 6th - Cardiff International Arena
Monday December 7th - London Wembley Arena
Friday December 11th - Glasgow SECC
Hailed by millions as the best "live" rock'n'roll bands in the world, Simple Minds are pleased to
announce the UK leg of their forthcoming Graffiti Soul World Tour. The
UK concerts will take in seven dates, and will dovetail the highly anticipated release of Simple Minds'
15th studio album Graffiti Soul released on May 25th.
The tour follows hot on the heels of last year's triumphant sold out 30th Anniversary Tour
which saw the band performing the entirety of their milestone 1982 album New Gold Dream.
Simple Minds will perform songs from the new Graffiti Soul album including the
single Rockets including Stars Will Lead The Way,
Light Travels and
This Is It.
Simple Minds will also perform classic hits from their vast catalogue including the albums
Life In A Day (1979),
Real To Real Cacophony (1979),
Empires And Dance (1980),
Sons And Fascination (1981),
Sparkle In The Rain (1984),
Once Upon A Time (1985),
Street Fighting Years (1989) and beyond.
Classic songs include
Promised You A Miracle,
Alive And Kicking,
Don't You (Forget About Me),
Up On The Catwalk,
Speed Your Love To Me and
Over the years Simple Minds have notched up twenty Top 20 hits in a career spanning nearly three decades.
The band have sold over 35 million records, had five number one albums, a No. 1 single in America - plus three American top ten
singles and were voted Q Magazine's World's Best Live Act.