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festival tour 1997

A low key European festival tour saw an almost reformed Simple Minds return with Derek Forbes back on bass and Mel Gaynor back behind the drums. The reinstatement of these two members also sparked an renewed interest in the bandís back catalogue with I Travel and 30 Frames A Second returning to the live set.

It was also a road test of the new material as Glitterball and War Babies were unveiled. After a less than lukewarm response whilst playing Chrysalisí top brass the demos for Neapolis, Jim and Charlie played them to a wider audience. The reaction was extremely enthusiastic.


The tour itinerary featured cup winners Celtic - probably to wind up Derek.





Norwegian Wood Festival, Frogenerbadet, Oslo ,Norway
13th June, 1997
Main Set: War Babies / She's A River / I Travel / Glitterball / Hypnotised / Big Sleep / Someone Somewhere (In Summertime) / Don't You (Forget About Me) / 30 Frames A Second / Waterfront / Let There Be Love / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84)
Encore: Love Song / Belfast Child / Alive And Kicking
Both War Babies and Glitterball were debuted at this gig.




Rock Under The Bridge Festival, Middlefart, Copenhagen, Denmark
14th June, 1997
Main Set: War Babies / She's A River / I Travel / Glitterball / Hypnotised / Big Sleep / Someone Somewhere (In Summertime) / Don't You (Forget About Me) / 30 Frames A Second / Waterfront / Let There Be Love / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84)
Encore: Love Song / Belfast Child / Alive And Kicking




Festival, Loreley, Germany
21st June, 1997
Main Set: War Babies / She's A River / I Travel / Glitterball / Hypnotised / Big Sleep / Someone Somewhere (In Summertime) / Don't You (Forget About Me) / 30 Frames A Second / Waterfront / Let There Be Love / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84)
Encore: Love Song / Belfast Child / Alive And Kicking
The show was filmed for the Rockpalast concert series and broadcast by WDR
More News From This World Bootleg CD

   




Stadtpark, Hamburg, Germany
22nd June, 1997
Main Set: War Babies / She's A River / I Travel / Glitterball / Hypnotised / Big Sleep / Someone Somewhere (In Summertime) / Don't You (Forget About Me) / 30 Frames A Second / Waterfront / Let There Be Love / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84)
Encore: Love Song / Belfast Child / Alive And Kicking




Palasport, Acireale, Italy
29th June, 1997
Main Set: War Babies / She's A River / I Travel / Glitterball / Hypnotised / Big Sleep / Someone Somewhere (In Summertime) / Don't You (Forget About Me) / 30 Frames A Second / Waterfront / Let There Be Love / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84)
Encore: Love Song / Belfast Child / Alive And Kicking




Stadio Communale, Cantanzaro, Italy
30th June, 1997
Main Set: War Babies / She's A River / 30 Frames A Second / Glitterball / Hypnotised / Big Sleep / Someone Somewhere (In Summertime) / Don't You (Forget About Me) / I Travel / Waterfront / Let There Be Love / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84)
Encore: Love Song / Belfast Child / Alive And Kicking




Stadio Del Tennis, Rome, Italy
1st July, 1997
Main Set: War Babies / She's A River / 30 Frames A Second / Glitterball / Hypnotised / Big Sleep / Someone Somewhere (In Summertime) / Don't You (Forget About Me) / I Travel / Waterfront / Let There Be Love / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84)
Encore: Love Song / Belfast Child / Alive And Kicking




Stadio Jose Alvalades, Lisbon, Portugal
4th July, 1997
Main Set: War Babies / She's A River / I Travel / Glitterball / Hypnotised / Big Sleep / Someone Somewhere (In Summertime) / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Waterfront / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) / Let There Be Love
Encore: Love Song / Belfast Child / Alive And Kicking




Des Vieilles Charrues, Carhaix, France
5th July, 1997




Base Du Malsaucy, Belfort, France
6th July, 1997
Main Set: War Babies / She's A River / I Travel / Glitterball / Hypnotised / Big Sleep / Someone Somewhere (In Summertime) / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Waterfront / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) / Let There Be Love
Encore: Love Song / Belfast Child / Alive And Kicking

This gig was recorded by Chrysalis. Nothing has been officially released yet.




Pallars Sobria, Escalarre, Spain
11th July, 1997




Polideportivo, Alcazares, Spain
12th July, 1997
Main Set: War Babies / She's A River / 30 Frames A Second / Glitterball / Hypnotised / Big Sleep / Someone Somewhere (In Summertime) / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Waterfront / Let There Be Love / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84)
Encore: Love Song / Belfast Child / Alive And Kicking




Seebuhne, Bregenze, Austria
18th July, 1997




Axion Beach Festival, Zeebrugge, Belgium
19th July, 1997
Main Set: War Babies / She's A River / 30 Frames A Second / Glitterball / Hypnotised / Big Sleep / Someone Somewhere (In Summertime) / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Waterfront / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) / Let There Be Love
Encore: Love Song / Belfast Child / Alive And Kicking

Thanks to Paul for the ticket scan.




Gurten Festival, Berne, Switzerland
20th July, 1997
Main Set: War Babies / She's A River / 30 Frames A Second / Glitterball / Hypnotised / Big Sleep / Someone Somewhere (In Summertime) / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Waterfront / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) / Let There Be Love
Encore: Love Song / Belfast Child / Alive And Kicking




Festival, Nyon, Switzerland
22nd July, 1997




Festival, Nyon, Switzerland
23rd July, 1997




Das Fast, Karlsruhe, Germany
25th July, 1997
Main Set: War Babies / She's A River / 30 Frames A Second / Glitterball / Hypnotised / Big Sleep / Someone Somewhere (In Summertime) / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Waterfront / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) / Let There Be Love
Encore: Love Song / Belfast Child / Alive And Kicking




Music And Beaches Festival, Dyrehave, Denmark
10th August, 1997
Main Set: ... Glitterball / Hypnotised / Big Sleep / Someone Somewhere (In Summertime) / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Waterfront / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) / Let There Be Love
Encore: Love Song / Belfast Child / Alive And Kicking


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