SCOTTISH rock legends Simple Minds will deliver a career-spanning set of hits at St David’s Hall on Tuesday 30 May 2017 – but this special show will be unplugged!
Tickets for the Glaswegian group’s acoustic concert go on sale at 10am and Thursday 10 November and are expected to sell fast.
Simple Minds have been responsible for some of the most innovative and enduring anthems in rock music since forming in 1977, whilst achieving huge commercial and critical acclaim. On Friday 11 November, they release the Simple Minds Acoustic album and will then take their era-defining songs on the road to be performed in stripped-back style for the very first time in some of the UK’s most intimate venues.
Acoustic Press Shot of Simple Minds
As a band that formed in the punk era and found their mojo through a shared love of Bowie, Kraftwerk and electronic dance, Simple Minds are renowned for being one of best live rock acts on the planet; but are not natural acoustic adventurers. However, these newly arranged interpretations add fresh nuance to brilliant songs without trampling on sacred memories.
Fans can expect to hear classics such as Promised You a Miracle, Glittering Prize, Waterfront, Chelsea Girl, Sanctify Yourself, Alive & Kicking and the US No.1 hit Don’t You (Forget About Me).
Frontman 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!”
Support on the UK tour is provided by Welsh multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and author The Anchoress (aka. Catherine Anne Davies), whose debut album Confessions of a Romance Novelist has been nominated for the forthcoming Welsh Music Prize.
Tickets are £35, £45 & £55 (Plus a £3.95 Ticket Service Charge and an optional 95p postage fee).
Wheelchair users plus one companion: £35.