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40 years of hits tour 2022


Simple Minds celebrate 40 iconic years in music by embarking upon a major world tour in 2022.

The Coronavirus crisis of 2020 shut down Europe and so many of the band's gigs that year were postponed or cancelled. The French and German concerts were quickly reschedueld for 2021, and then again for 2022.


"I think there is a lot of mileage in [the current lineup] still – they are the greatest people, and they have brought a lot of energy. They are the ones who are feeding us just now. We have had so many great line ups, but I think right now the lineup we had in the states, there is a lot of mileage still in that." - Jim, XNoise Interview with Mark Millar, October 2019


The band will be peforming two sets of their greatest hits so there will be no support at these shows.


"Simple Minds have experienced a remarkable journey since releasing their debut album Life in a Day in 1979. Constantly evolving, the band's rousing choruses and booming atmospherics made them one of the most iconic bands of the Eighties. Along the way, they've landed five UK #1 albums, topped the singles charts on both sides of the Atlantic, sold over 60 million albums and packed stadiums the world over."

"But the story didn't end there. After taking some time out, they returned revitalised and resurgent with the 2014 album Big Music and have maintained that upward momentum ever since. They claimed the Q Inspiration Award that same year, which was followed by an Ivor Novello in 2016. And when last year's Walk Between Worlds album crashed into the UK charts at #4, it represented their highest position in 23 years. No wonder that the Manic Street Preachers, Moby, Primal Scream and many others cite Simple Minds as a vital inspiration."




Even if it was hardly surprising, and although nothing else could be done in view of the ongoing situation. I still felt some regret with the announcement a few days ago that yet again Simple Minds' concerts have been postponed.

More positively new dates have now been been announced - something not so easy to do considering that all over the world 'live acts' (like us) are scrambling around trying to juggle with reorganising their tours. With that in mind I am grateful to 'our team' who have had to repeatedly face that challenge over the last twelve months or so. Even more gratitude of course goes to everybody holding on to their tickets and now planning to come see us next year.

We appreciate the support of all of our fans as always!

Jim
15th April 2021





K.B. Hallen, Copenhagen, Denmark
2nd March 2022




MCH Herning Kongrescenter, Herning, Denmark
3rd March 2022




Alsterdorfer Sporthalle, Hamburg, Germany
4th March 2022
Show rescheduled to the Barclaycard Arena on the 21st April 2020 due to closure of venue for building work.




Lokschuppen, Bielefeld, Germany
5th March 2022




Zenith Arena, Lille, France
7th March 2022




La Seine Musicale, Paris, France
8th March 2022




Arkea Arena, Bordeaux, France
9th March 2022




MHP Arena, Ludwigsburg, Germany
11th March 2022




Stadthalle, Offenbach, Germany
12th March 2022




Halle Munsterland, Munster, Germany
13th March 2022




Heinrich Lades Halle, Erlangen, Germany
14th March 2022




Halle Tony Garnier, Lyon, France
16th March 2022




Sick-Arena, Freiburg, Germany
17th March 2022




Palladium, Cologne, Germany
18th March 2022




Thuringenhalle, Erfurt, Germany
19th March 2022




Columbiahalle, Berlin, Germany
21st March 2022




Pier 2, Bremen, Germany
22nd March 2022




Swiss Life Hall, Hannover, Germany
23rd March 2022




Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland
25th March 2022




Sparkassen Halle, Aurich, Germany
27th March 2022




Saarlandhalle, Saarbrucken, Germany
28th March 2022




Oberschwabenhalle, Ravensburg, Germany
29th March 2022




SSE Arena, Wembley, UK
31st March 2022




International Centre, Bournemouth, UK
1st April 2022




Brighton Centre, Brighton, UK
3rd April 2022




P&J Live, Aberdeen, UK
5th April 2022




SSE Hydro, Glasgow, UK
6th April 2022




Resorts World Arena, Birmingham, UK
7th April 2022




First Direct Arena, Leeds, UK
9th April 2022




Utilita Arena, Newcastle, UK
10th April 2022




Motorpoint, Nottingham, UK
12th April 2022




Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, UK
14th April 2022




Bonus Arena, Hull, UK
15th April 2022




M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool, UK
16th April 2022




3 Arena, Dublin, Ireland
17th April 2022




Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
19th April 2022




Sportpaleis, Antwerp, Belgium
20th April 2022




Barclaycard Arena, Hamburg, Germany
21st April 2022




Coleseum, Porto, Portugal
24st April 2022




Campo Pequeno Bullring, Lisbon, Portugal
25th April 2022




Nocturne, Blenheim Palace, Oxford, UK
18th June 2022




Coleseum, Porto, Portugal
21st June 2022
This was the original 2022 date - the concert was moved forward to April 2022.




Campo Pequeno Bullring, Lisbon, Portugal
22nd June 2022
This was the original 2022 date - the concert was moved forward to April 2022.




Retro C Trop Festival, Tilloloy, France
26th June 2022




Rockhal, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
27th June 2022




Salle Metropole, Lausanne, Switzerland
28th June 2022




SRC Salata, Zagreb, Croatia
30th June 2022




Tollwood Sommerfestival, Spiridon-Louis-Ring, Olympiapark Süd München, Germany
1st July 2022




Festival Cognac Blues Passions, Cognac, France
9th July 2022




Teatro Antico di Taormina, Taormina, Italy
12th July 2022

"To have seen Italy without having seen Sicily, is not to have seen Italy at all" Wrote Johann Wolfgang von Goethe in his memoir 'Italian Journey.' (1817)

"That memoir became one of the world's first ever travel books, and unlike some of my teenage colleagues who were in awe with science fiction writing, from a young age I always seemed to be more drawn to travel literature."

"It was through reading that I could travel in my mind. Absorbing stories and experiences from those talented enough to paint pictures with words, I still like to listen to people's travel stories, and we all have them."

"Longtime friend and fan of Simple Minds, Antonio Chemi, tells a nice story about travelling all the way from Sicily to Rome, in February 1986. Not yet 16 and already passionate about Simple Minds' music, Antonio harangued his parents for approval to attend Simple Minds' (now legendary) gigs at Paleaur, in Rome."

"Chemi's (over protective) father, Giovanni, although initially negative with regards to the idea of his son travelling alone from a small provincial town to the big city, finally relented after observing just how much the chance to see Simple Minds meant to his son."

"There would be one catch however? Antonio would only be allowed to make the 750 km train journey on the condition that Giovanni - who had no interest in Simple Minds, or any kind of rock music whatsoever - accompanied him to the concert, and would remain next to him throughout with a watchful eye."

"Although not exactly what Antonio had in mind, from that scenario a beautiful tale begins. A tale best told by Antonio as he reminisces still excited today at the memory of coming across other other young Sicilians en route to Rome by train to see Simple Minds."

"Hopefully you'll be able to hear more of that story in the near future, since in someways what unfolded would later influence the story of my life. It also influenced what I consider to be the 'rebirth of Simple Minds.' Meanwhile, Antonio will only have to walk few minutes from his house to see Simple Minds perform in Taormina, Sicily, this coming July. No over night train journeys this time. And if he leaves the windows open, he (and the rest of the town) will be able to hear every note from our afternoon soundcheck as we prepare nearby for our show at the incomparable Teatro Greco." - Jim, 19th February 2020




Teatro D'Annunzio, Pescara, Italy
14th July 2022




Pistoia Blues, Pistoia, Italy
15th July 2022




Auditorium Parco della Musica, Rome, Italy
17th July 2022




Arena di Verona, Verona, Italy
18th July 2022




Starlite, Marbellam, Spain
29th July 2022




Tio Pepe Festival, Jerez, Spain
31st July 2022




Custom House Square, Belfast, UK
9th August 2022




Summer Sessions, Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh, UK
12th August 2022




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