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neapolis tour

The Neapolis Tour was mostly a European jaunt with Simple Minds putting in an appearance at most festivals around the mainland. Unfortunately it will also be remembered for Simple Minds absence at two UK events: Party In The Park (with the band pulling out after suffering food poisoning) and The Fleadh (Simple Minds were replaced by James).

The set-list featured key tracks from Neapolis, the usual live favourites and some older tracks that’d been forgotten for years. The new Neapolis material fitted in well with the older tracks and saw Glitterball and Tears Of A Guy rubbing shoulders with Thirty Frames A Second.

The tour began with a secret, invitation-only gig at VH1’s studios in Camden, preparation for Simple Minds' tenue as Artists Of The Month. The other key events were two gigs at the Brussels Cybertheatre: the first to launch the MotionPixel’s version of the official site and the second to start the tour proper and provide the opportunity for a second webcast.

It was a short tour as the band was anxious to get back in the recording studio and record the follow-up to Neapolis.





The tour itinerary featured a colour picture of cheering Celtic fans - along with a picture of Derek added (badly) to the crowd. (He's top centre).





VH1 Uncut, Camden, London, UK
11th Feb, 1998
Main Set: War Babies / Glitterball / Tears Of A Guy / She's A River / Big Sleep / Hypnotised / Someone Somewhere (In Summertime) / Waterfront / Alive And Kicking / See The Lights
This concert was invitation only and was shot by VH1.




Amnesty International Concert, Palaeur, Rome, Italy
14th Feb, 1998
Main Set: Glitterball / Belfast Child / See The Lights




CyberTheatre, Brussels, Belgium
25th Feb, 1998
Main Set: War Babies / Glitterball / Tears Of A Guy / She's A River / Big Sleep / Hypnotised / Someone Somewhere (In Summertime) / Waterfront / Alive And Kicking / See The Lights
This concert was invitation only and launched the official website (produced by Motionpixels) with a webcast.




Piazza San Giovanni, Rome, Italy
1st May, 1998
Main Set: ... Waterfront ... / ... Belfast Child ...
This Labour Day concert is organised every year by the Italian trade unions.




Festivalbar, Padova, Italy
22nd May, 1998




CyberTheatre, Brussels, Belgium
25th May, 1998
Main Set: War Babies / Up On The Catwalk / Thirty Frames A Second / Colours Fly And Catherine Wheel / She's A River / See The Lights / Glitterball / Tears Of A Guy / Superman v. Supersoul / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) / Someone Somewhere (In Summertime) / Big Sleep / Hypnotised / Let There Be Love
Encore: Waterfront / Love Song / Alive And Kicking
Encore: Belfast Child / Don't You (Forget About Me)
This concert was invitation only, was the second official site webcast, and launched the summer tour.




Hippodrome, Zagreb, Croatia
28th May, 1998
Supporting: The Rolling Stones




Palasport, Pesaro, Italy
30th May, 1998
Main Set: War Babies / Up On The Catwalk / Thirty Frames A Second / Colours Fly And Catherine Wheel / She's A River / See The Lights / Glitterball / Tears Of A Guy / Superman v. Supersoul / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) / Someone Somewhere (In Summertime) / Big Sleep / Hypnotised / Let There Be Love
Encore: Waterfront / Don't You (Forget About Me)
Encore: Love Song / Belfast Child / Alive And Kicking

Thanks to Francesco for the ticket scan.




Forum De Assago, Milan, Italy
2nd June, 1998
Main Set: War Babies / Up On The Catwalk / Thirty Frames A Second / Colours Fly And Catherine Wheel / She's A River / See The Lights / Glitterball / Tears Of A Guy / Superman v. Supersoul / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) / Someone Somewhere (In Summertime) / Big Sleep / Hypnotised / Let There Be Love / Waterfront / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Love Song / Belfast Child / Alive And Kicking




Karlshamn Festival, Karlshamn, Sweden
5th June, 1998




Guinness Fleadh Festival, London, UK
6th June, 1998
Originally advertised with Simple Minds as the headliners, ensuing contractural problems saw James playing the gig instead.




"Power of Non-Violence" Concert, Freibad, Münster-Hiltrup, Germany
7th June, 1998
Main Set: War Babies / Up On The Catwalk / She's A River / Superman v. Supersoul / Glitterball / See The Lights / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Love Song / Someone Somewhere (In Summertime) / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) / Hypnotised / Waterfront / Let There Be Love / Belfast Child / Alive And Kicking

Many thanks to Dieter and Paul for the scans.




Stadio Alexandro, Biella, Italy
8th June, 1998




Stadio, Portici, Italy
10th June, 1998
Main Set: War Babies / Up On The Catwalk / Thirty Frames A Second / Colours Fly And Catherine Wheel / She's A River / Tears Of A Guy / Superman v. Supersoul / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) / Someone Somewhere (In Summertime) / Big Sleep / Hypnotised / Let There Be Love / Waterfront / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Belfast Child / Alive And Kicking




Palasport, Pescara, Italy
12th June, 1998




Stadio, Rosa, Italy
13th June, 1998
Main Set: War Babies / Up On The Catwalk / Thirty Frames A Second / Colours Fly And Catherine Wheel / She's A River / See The Lights / Glitterball / Tears Of A Guy / Superman v. Supersoul / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) / Someone Somewhere (In Summertime) / Big Sleep / Hypnotised / Let There Be Love / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Belfast Child / Alive And Kicking




Maggiore, Bologna, Italy
14th June, 1998




Luz De Gas, Barcelona, Spain
16th June, 1998
Main Set: War Babies / She's A River / Superman v. Supersoul / Glitterball / See The Lights / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Love Song / Someone Somewhere (In Summertime) / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) / Hypnotised / Waterfront / Let There Be Love / Alive And Kicking




Vieja Estacion, Madrid, Spain
18th June, 1998
Main Set: War Babies / She's A River / Superman v. Supersoul / Glitterball / See The Lights / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Love Song / Someone Somewhere (In Summertime) / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) / Hypnotised / Waterfront / Let There Be Love / Alive And Kicking




Werchter Festival, Werchter, Belgium
20th June, 1998




Werchter Festival, Werchter, Belgium
21st June, 1998




Stadio Grezar, Trieste, Italy
23rd June, 1998




Sava Centar, Belgrade, Yugoslavia
24th June, 1998




Donau Festival, Vienna, Austria
26th June, 1998
Main Set: War Babies / She's A River / Superman v. Supersoul / Glitterball / See The Lights / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Love Song / Someone Somewhere (In Summertime) / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) / Hypnotised / Waterfront / Let There Be Love / Belfast Child / Alive And Kicking




Huntenpop Festival, Varsselder, The Netherlands
27th June, 1998
Main Set: War Babies / She's A River / Superman v. Supersoul / Glitterball / See The Lights / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Love Song / Someone Somewhere (In Summertime) / Hypnotised / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) / Waterfront / Let There Be Love / Belfast Child / Alive And Kicking




Sala Kongresowa, Warsaw, Poland
1st July, 1998




Beach House, Siofok, Hungary
2nd July, 1998
Main Set: War Babies / She's A River / Superman v. Supersoul / Glitterball / See The Lights / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Love Song / Someone Somewhere (In Summertime) / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) / Waterfront / Let There Be Love / Belfast Child / Alive And Kicking




Party In The Park, London, UK
5th July, 1998
Simple Minds didn't play due to illness.




Olympia, Dublin, Ireland
6th July, 1998
Main Set: War Babies / Up On The Catwalk / Colours Fly And Catherine Wheel / She's A River / See The Lights / Glitterball / Tears Of A Guy / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Superman v. Supersoul / Hypnotised / Someone Somewhere (In Summertime) / Big Sleep / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) / Let There Be Love
Encore: Waterfront / Belfast Child / Alive And Kicking




Olympia, Dublin, Ireland
7th July, 1998
Main Set: War Babies / Up On The Catwalk / Colours Fly And Catherine Wheel / She's A River / See The Lights / Glitterball / Love Song / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Superman v. Supersoul / Hypnotised / Someone Somewhere (In Summertime) / Big Sleep / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) / Let There Be Love
Encore: Waterfront / Belfast Child / Alive And Kicking




Kolner Dom Roncalliplatz, Koln, Germany
10th July, 1998
Main Set: War Babies / Up On The Catwalk / Colours Fly And Catherine Wheel / She's A River / See The Lights / Glitterball / Love Song / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Superman v. Supersoul / Hypnotised / Someone Somewhere (In Summertime) / Big Sleep / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) / Let There Be Love
Encore: Waterfront / Belfast Child / Alive And Kicking




Bommelrock Festival, Bascharage, Luxembourg
11th July, 1998




Pas-de-Calais, Dunkerque, France
13th July, 1998




Amphitheatre, Chateau Arnoux, France
15th July, 1998




Les Jardins, Bagnols-Sur-Ceze, France
16th July, 1998




Motopark, Magdeburg, Germany
18th July, 1998




Rock Kingdom Festival, Bellinzona, Switzerland
19th July, 1998




Festival Voix de Gaou, Six Fours La Plage, Toulon, France
20th July, 1998
Main Set: War Babies / Up On The Catwalk / Colours Fly And Catherine Wheel / She's A River / See The Lights / Glitterball / Love Song / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Superman v. Supersoul / Hypnotised / Someone Somewhere (In Summertime) / Big Sleep / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) / Let There Be Love
Encore: Waterfront / Belfast Child / Alive And Kicking




Romaine De Fourviere, Lyon, France
21st July, 1998
Main Set: War Babies / She's A River / Superman v. Supersoul / Glitterball / See The Lights / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Love Song / Someone Somewhere (In Summertime) / Hypnotised / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) / Waterfront / Let There Be Love
Encore: Belfast Child / Alive And Kicking


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