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festival shows 2012


Simple Minds will be appearing at a number of festivals over the summer.

"There's talk of doing more 5X5 shows later on in the year, but previous to that, we’ve got festival dates coming in – a lot of great ones as well which we’ve fancied playing for a long time. And, of course, for us being Scots, the idea that’s been confirmed is that we'll be playing T-In-The-Park – it already has everyone looking forward to that."

"For those who don’t know, T-In-The-Park is a festival in Scotland that’s one of the greatest parts of the Scottish Cultural Calendar now. It wouldn’t be right to say it’s Scotland’s Glastonbury as Scotland’s T-In-The-Park is a different thing – but it has that kind of prominence. Simple Minds have never played there – this will be our first time. And it’s always great, at this stage of our game, to be doing things for the first time."

"One of the great things about playing these festivals, like T-In-The-Park, and there’s going to be one or two other festivals in the UK that will be particularly good for us as it will let us get in front of younger generations and we have to get up there and prove that our music is timeless, that it’s something for all ages, and the power of the music and the authenticity of the music will strike a chord for people who have never witnessed a Simple Minds gig before or don’t know much about us."

"I think with festivals it’s a strange thing. You almost have to turn up on the day and smell the atmosphere. You almost have to put your finger in the air and go “I sense this audience is up for this song or that song.” I think songs like The American, Premonition, This Fear Of Gods, New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) and I Travel would go down a storm at any festival. And if it looks like some of the bigger songs would be appreciated then we wouldn’t be adverse to that. But the funny thing is, going back to this 5X5 thing, it isn’t ‘once it’s over, we’re going to drop that’, there’s songs now that’ve been reintroduced to us that I think demand to be played within any set that Simple Minds do. And that realisation has been such a bonus as well." - Jim, 26th February 2012



There will actually be three types of show this summer, dependent upon whether they are festivals (in which case the festival promoter gets some say in what is played and also stipulates the length of time the band are on stage), and also whether they are indoor or outdoor shows.

The type of show is mentioned below each date above and hopefully this will give you some idea of what to expect:

5x5 Festival Set - Mainly comprising of songs from the 5X5 era plus a couple of surprises - set length determined by the festival
5x5 Full Set - These shows will have longer sets and will include more of the 5x5 tracks (but may also on occasion include some more recent hits)
5x5 + Hits - A mixture of 5X5 tracks plus hits from throughout the bands career.




SIMPLE MINDS TAKE TO THE FESTIVAL CIRCUIT
TO PERFORM SONGS FROM THEIR UNIVERSALLY ACCLAIMED
5X5 LIVE SHOW

"As Bobby Gillespie, James Dean Bradfield and The Horrors’ Rhys Webb recently confided to Mojo,
the cool kids kind of dug them all along.
" Mojo Magazine

"Simple Minds are suddenly alive and kicking again." 4/5 live review, The Guardian

"Once upon a time Simple Minds were a great band, don't let anybody tell you otherwise." 4/5 live review, Daily Telegraph

"It's official, Simple Minds are cool again." Metro

Following the universal acclaim for Simple Minds' recent landmark 5X5 shows - where they played five songs from each of their first five albums - and the accompanying X5 box set, the band will this summer take to the road to play festivals and, as a special treat to those who missed out on these shows, play a set comprising of songs from the 5X5 period plus some of their classic anthems.

The sets will include songs from Life In A Day, Real To Real Cacophony, Empires and Dance, Sons and Fascination/ Sister Feelings Call and New Gold Dream (81, 82, 83, 84), which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year – all of which were released in a prolific period from 1979 to 1982. These five albums have had a massive cultural impact from the time of their release during the birth of the new wave electro scene in the late 1970s, through the dance revolution of the ‘80s and ‘90s, to the music of the Manic Street Preachers and the recent sound of The Horrors' Skying album, making them five of the most vital albums of the post-punk period and the last 35 years.

The band are incredibly excited about the opportunity to be able to share this experience with more people.

Jim Kerr said "One of the great things about playing these festivals is that it lets us get in front of younger generations and we have to get up there and prove that our music's timeless, that it’s got something for all ages and that the power and hopefully the authenticity of the music will strike a chord with people who haven’t witnessed Simple Minds before or don’t know much about us."



The Best Of was given away with Donna Moderna to promote the Italian gigs.





Dognvill Festival, Skarphallen, Norway
30th March, 2012
5x5 Festival Set
Main Set: I Travel / Love Song / Factory / Wasteland / This Fear Of Gods / Hunter And The Hunted / Waterfront / The American / Big Sleep / See The Lights / Someone Somewhere (In Summertime) / Promised You A Miracle / Glittering Prize / Pleasantly Disturbed / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84)
Encore: Don't You (Forget About Me) / Sanctify Yourself / Alive And Kicking

"And just as we had settled into recording mode, tomorrow we will hightail it to the Arctic Circle for a one – off show in Tromso and we are looking forward to it immensely as well."

"It is always particularly good to go play somewhere for the first time; it is even more so to go to a place that is particularly of note. Tromso after all, and despite it’s Italian sounding name, is situated some 350 kilometres (217 mi) inside the Arctic Circle. This "Paris of The North" and has an impressive history, and is currently home to some of the musicians from the legendary Rokysopp. That is all pretty cool, and well, considering it might be a few degrees below zero, perhaps cool is an understatement."

"More personally, since we arrive the night before our set, I hope to see the mysterious Aurora Borealis - Tromso by all accounts should be the kind of place where we get more than a glimpse. I do hope to get lucky with that."

"But enough of what we are looking forward to, what can people expect who come along to see us take part in this festival of music, what can they look forward to from us? Well, the band has been on great form over the last months and I expect that will continue as we play a set that will highlight songs from our entire history. Plus, this is a one – off as already said, it is also a first time as stated."

"That all means we will most probably attack it with full force, summoning up the positive energy with us, and play with our fullest enthusiasm."

"When that happens it can quite impressive – or so it has been said." - Jim


"Over and out! Thanks to all who made our first ever set In Tromso a success. Great venue, great crowd, fine organisation from Siggi and all the promoters team. I did not get to see the Northern Lights unfortunately, but once again I got to feel the thrill of being in the middle of it all when the band is playing so good. There is a level of energy about Simple Minds presently that is more evident than ever before and I am already looking forward to the summer shows - we want to improve always."

"At one point tonight, when the crowd was making a lot of noise, I encouraged them further by holding out the microphone and saying "Go on then - let them hear you in Oslo" (More than 1000km away?) Unfortunately a few people only heard the Oslo word and I guess thought that I had lost my bearings. Well no actually, or at least not this time. Tromso was special, uniquely so, and we will back for sure." - Jim





Danube Island Festival, Vienna, Austria
23rd June, 2012
5x5 + Hits Set
Main Set: Moscow Underground / I Travel / Love Song / Celebrate / This Fear Of Gods / Waterfront / Hunter And The Hunted / The American / Big Sleep / See The Lights / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Someone Somewhere (In Summertime) / Promised You A Miracle / Glittering Prize / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84)
Encore: Alive And Kicking

This was a free concert and was delay-broadcast by Austrian channel ORF3.

Sanctify Yourself was on the set-list but was dropped due to time constraints, and Don't You (Forget About Me) was also going to be an encore but was moved into the main-set.

"It's all a bit of a blur!"

"Some give 100% even in rehearsals, playing each song as though lives depended on it. Mel, Andy and Ged are in that category. Charlie and I are... uh... not quite the same types. Learning and knowing the arrangements is quite enough in our case, plus it genuinely seems we would rather hold back until an audience is in front of us. We can afford to be a little bit casual of course, especially when the others are sounding so on it!"

"There will be an audience in front of us in Vienna on Saturday when we start the first of the summer outdoor shows. Forecast to be hot and sweaty also. Has a year really passed so quick since last summer's shows? I guess so. But it is all a blur." - Jim

"The new songs always take over me. Utopia - not even finished written yet but feels so powerful. I reckon we should play it when we turn up in Vienna in a few days. Who cares if it's not perfect - especially when it feels like it is?" - Jim, 19th June 2012

Thanks to Lionello for the pictures and set-list.

"Ever get asked when are you at the most the happiest? I do, and I know the answer. We kicked off tour summer dates in Vienna and judging by this picture that was taken in the first song, seemingly I am trying hard to surpress the obvious joy involved in being part of a "real live band." The biggest pleasure though is seeing some of those familiar faces who travel far and wide, showing great commitment as they encourage us on and on and on and on. Thank you to all who gave us the fine start on a quite beautiful night in Austria! As for the summer dates to come, I'd say we are ready and fighting fit." - Jim, 25th June 2012




Main Square Festival, Arras, France
29th June, 2012
5x5 Festival Set
Main Set: Moscow Underground / I Travel / Love Song / Celebrate / This Fear Of Gods / Waterfront / The American / See The Lights / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Someone Somewhere (In Summertime) / Promised You A Miracle / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84)

Thanks to Paola for the photos. Many more here.




Rock Werchter, Werchter, Belgium
30th June, 2012
5x5 Festival Set
Main Set: Moscow Underground / I Travel / Love Song / Celebrate / This Fear Of Gods / Waterfront / The American / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Someone Somewhere (In Summertime) / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84)
Encore: Alive And Kicking

Thanks to Peter for the photos.

"Off to a good start! Vienna, Arras, and Werchter have all gone very well and we are feeling in quite good shape for Scotland and T in the Park next weekend. But first we head to Moscow and St. Petersburg for some promo and plenty of "recreational." Thanks as always to everybody who has encouraged Simple Minds at the festivals with their wonderful support. Werchter was a real special one!" - Jim, 2nd July 2012




The band were surprise special guests at the White Nights of Saint Petersburg in Russia. It looks like they performed to studio playbacks of Alive And Kicking, Don't You (Forget About Me) and Sanctify Yourself (with Sarah on backing vocals).

Many thanks to Sebastien for the image.




T In The Park, Balado, UK
7th July, 2012
5x5 Festival Set
Main Set: Waterfront / Love Song / Celebrate / Don't You (Forget About Me) / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) / Alive And Kicking

"In a way we grew up playing festivals, I think the first festival we played was in 1979 in Holland to around 12,000 people which seemed collosal at the time and through the years well, I'd love to know how many festivals we've played, but ironically we've never played 'T in the Park' in our home country until now. As many people will know 'T in the Park' is part of the Scottish cultural landscape and we finally got to play it today. Typically enough the weather wasn't in anybody's favour but it was a great experience and we're already looking forward to next time." - Jim 7th July 2012

"Arrived in late last night from a baking hot St. Petersburg to a vey wet and very "dreich" Edinburgh. With the weather not set to change my heart goes out to the 85,000 who will be at T in The Park Festival. Without doubt we are also set for a soaking - I definitely am - but I could not care less. It's an honour to play for people. We will give all that we have, then it its on the tour bus and direct to Newcastle for tomorrows 5x5 gig. That one is in doors thankfully. - Jim 7th July 2012

"Another festival we can tick off as done. How do we feel? Great bands should be able to do it regardless of the conditions, somehow I feel the weather snatched away what could have been a glorious one. Ah well! Good points? The audience who could put up with those conditions and still have a good time are the real stars. Downside? I can't help it, but for me I dislike being so far from the crowd. Walkways etc would have brought us much closer and we need that contact. Thanks to everybody for the reception and of course the chance to play at T In The Park." - Jim 8th July 2012




Academy, Newcastle, UK
8th July, 2012
5x5 Full Set
Main Set Part #1: I Travel / 30 Frames A Second / Today I Died Again / Life In A Day / Calling Your Name / Hunter And The Hunted / Premonition / Wasteland / Love Song / Pleasantly Disturbed / Room
Main Set Part #2: The American / In Trance As Mission / 70 Cities As Love Brings The Fall / Celebrate / Changeling / Factory / This Fear Of Gods / Promised You A Miracle / Someone Somewhere (In Summertime)
Encore: Theme For Great Cities / Someone / Chelsea Girl / Glittering Prize / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84)

"A couple of weeks in now and our summer tour of festivals (mostly) is shaping up rather well with some great reactions from both audiences and media. Audiences in general, have always welcomed us, showing the kind of appreciation that many acts would die for and making us feel that we want to give more of ourselves in return. Getting many positive reviews in the media as we have been recently, is taking a little time to get used to."

"The reason for that is frankly for the longest time it seemed that no one in print had anything good to say about us whatsoever. Was that a hurtful experience? Hmmm, it was certainly a confusing experience, but it was even possible to get used to disappointments and the Pariah role was just something we needed to deal with somehow."

"Not that we are or were ever above criticism, then again who is? And I can clearly recall a period where looking back now I would shamefully concede that we might not have been doing all necessary to engage in ways that are necessary, particularly if you want to stay on top of your game as a live act. They were blips however, least in my view. And again, it is perhaps expecting too much that you could just glide through a career that has lasted for 35 years without periods of stagnation."

"Stagnation is a term that hopefully was the last thing to spring up in anyone’s mind that came to see us in Newcastle on Sunday night. What a great atmosphere in the venue, both band and crowd feeding off an energy that reminded me of shows that we did in Newcastle way back in the early ‘80’s. No mere flashback however, the set may have consisted of songs that belie their age, but again in my view, and indeed some of the fans I spoke with afterwards and on the train to London the next morning, there is something altogether fresh in what is coming across from Simple Minds on stage currently."

"Long may it continue, please!" - Jim 10th July 2012

Thanks to Claudia for the photos and the ticket.




Train, Aarhus, Denmark
11th July, 2012
5x5 Full Set
Main Set Part #1: I Travel / 30 Frames A Second / Today I Died Again / Life In A Day / Calling Your Name / Hunter And The Hunted / Premonition / Wasteland / Love Song / Pleasantly Disturbed / Room
Main Set Part #2: The American / In Trance As Mission / 70 Cities As Love Brings The Fall / Celebrate / Changeling / Factory / This Fear Of Gods / Promised You A Miracle / Someone Somewhere (In Summertime)
Encore: Theme For Great Cities / Someone / Chelsea Girl / Glittering Prize / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84)




Dalhalla, Rattvik, Sweden
13th July, 2012
5x5 Festival Set
Main Set: Moscow Underground / I Travel / Love Song / Celebrate / This Fear Of Gods / Waterfront / The American / Big Sleep / See The Lights / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Someone Somewhere (In Summertime) / Sanctify Yourself / Glittering Prize / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84)
Encore: Theme For Great Cities / Alive And Kicking / Ghostdancing - Gloria

"Dalhalla in Sweden is possibly the most amazing venue I have ever seen. Ranks alongside Teatro Greco in Sicily and even Red Rocks in Denver. Words escape as to how magic the place is. What other venue affords you the opportunity to go play in the heart of a quarry full of ancient stone and afterwards go skinny dipping in the most amazing little emerald coloured lake - as I did last night. Unforgettable - thanks to those you came and made it so memorable for us." - Jim, 14th July 2012




Latitude, Southwold, UK
15th July, 2012
5x5 Festival Set
Main Set: Waterfront / I Travel / Love Song / Celebrate / This Fear Of Gods / See The Lights / The American / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Someone Somewhere (In Summertime) / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) / Alive And Kicking




Theatre Antique, Arles, France
21st July, 2012
5x5 + Hits Set
Main Set: Moscow Underground / I Travel / Love Song / Celebrate / Waterfront / This Fear Of Gods / Hunter And The Hunted / The American / Big Sleep / See The Lights / 70 Cities As Love Brings The Fall / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Someone Somewhere (In Summertime) / Glittering Prize / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84)
Encore: Theme For Great Cities / Sanctify Yourself / Alive And Kicking / Ghostdancing

Thanks to Damien for the set-list and Marc for the photos.




Theatre Antique, Vienne, France
23rd July, 2012
5x5 + Hits Set
Main Set: Moscow Underground / I Travel / Love Song / Celebrate / Waterfront / In Trance As Mission / This Fear Of Gods / Hunter And The Hunted / The American / Big Sleep / See The Lights / 70 Cities As Love Brings The Fall / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Someone Somewhere (In Summertime) / Glittering Prize / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84)
Encore: Theme For Great Cities / Sanctify Yourself / Alive And Kicking / Ghostdancing - Gloria

Many thanks to Stephane for the set-list and Raf for the set-list picture.

"Loving these current French shows. The audiences are a delight and the venues in both Nimes and Viene were out of this world. Thanks to all who came. Now looking forward to the Amp It Up - Riviera Rock Festival tomorrow night in Juan Les Pins. I saw Bowie play there many years ago and thought it was an amazing place to see a show" - Jim, 24th July 2012




Amp It Up Riviera Rock Festival, Gould Arena, Antibes, France
25th July, 2012
5x5 + Hits Set
I Travel / Love Song / Celebrate / Waterfront / In Trance As Mission / This Fear Of Gods / Hunter And The Hunted / The American / Big Sleep / See The Lights / 70 Cities As Love Brings The Fall / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Someone Somewhere (In Summertime) / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84)
Encore: Theme For Great Cities / Sanctify Yourself / Glittering Prize / Alive And Kicking / Ghostdancing




Piazza Grande, Modena, Italy
26th July, 2012
5x5 + Hits Set
Support: The Rainband
Main Set: I Travel / Love Song / Celebrate / Waterfront / In Trance As Mission / This Fear Of Gods / Hunter And The Hunted / The American / Big Sleep / See The Lights / 70 Cities As Love Brings The Fall / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Someone Somewhere (In Summertime) / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84)
Encore: Theme For Great Cities / Sanctify Yourself / Glittering Prize / Alive And Kicking / Ghostdancing - Gloria

Thanks to Edgardo and José for the set-list.

Also thanks to Paola, Guido and Lionello for the photos. More of Paola's photos can be found here.




Rock In Roma, Ippodromo Delle Capannelle, Rome, Italy
27th July, 2012
5x5 + Hits Set
Main Set: I Travel / Love Song / Celebrate / Waterfront / In Trance As Mission / This Fear Of Gods / Hunter And The Hunted / The American / Big Sleep / See The Lights / 70 Cities As Love Brings The Fall / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Someone Somewhere (In Summertime) / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84)
Encore: Theme For Great Cities / Sanctify Yourself / Glittering Prize / Alive And Kicking / Ghostdancing

Many thanks to David and Lionello for the pictures and the set-list.




Diga Nazario Sauro, Grado, Italy
28th July, 2012
5x5 + Hits Set
Main Set: I Travel / Love Song / Celebrate / Waterfront / In Trance As Mission / This Fear Of Gods / Hunter And The Hunted / The American / Big Sleep / See The Lights / 70 Cities As Love Brings The Fall / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Someone Somewhere (In Summertime) / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84)
Encore: Sanctify Yourself / Alive And Kicking

Glittering Prize was cut from the set-list and there was a power cut during Themes For Great Cities.

Thanks to Jernej for the set-list and photographs and to Paola for additional photos. More shots here.

"Busy on tour, but maybe not so busy after all as we still had time to see friends, families, and even the little doggies. That said, being in France and Italy in summertime reminded us once more just why many consider those countries as being among the most beautiful in the world. Any doubts try visiting, as we just have Arles, Camargue, Lyon, Vienne, Cote D'Azure, Modena, Rome and Grado... the doubts may well disappear" - Jim, 29th July 2012




Villa Bellini, Catania, Sicily
31st July, 2012
5x5 + Hits Set
Main Set: I Travel / Love Song / Celebrate / Waterfront / In Trance As Mission / This Fear Of Gods / Hunter And The Hunted / The American / Big Sleep / See The Lights / 70 Cities As Love Brings The Fall / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Someone Somewhere (In Summertime) / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84)
Encore: Theme For Great Cities / Sanctify Yourself / Glittering Prize / Alive And Kicking / Ghostdancing




Starlite Festival, Marbella, Spain
9th August, 2012
5x5 + Hits Set
Main Set: I Travel / Love Song / Celebrate / Waterfront / This Fear Of Gods / Hunter And The Hunted / The American / Big Sleep / See The Lights / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Someone Somewhere (In Summertime) / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84)
Encore: Theme For Great Cities / Sanctify Yourself / Glittering Prize / Alive And Kicking / Ghostdancing




Plaza de Toros (Bullring), Alicante, Spain
11th August, 2012
5x5 + Hits Set

This gig was eventually cancelled for technical reasons.




Calella de Palafrugell, Cap-Roig, Spain
12th August, 2012
5x5 + Hits Set
Main Set: I Travel / Love Song / Celebrate / Waterfront / This Fear Of Gods / Hunter And The Hunted / The American / Big Sleep / See The Lights / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Someone Somewhere (In Summertime) / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84)
Encore: Theme For Great Cities / Sanctify Yourself / Glittering Prize / Alive And Kicking / Ghostdancing - Gloria

Thanks to Lele for the set-list and Emanuele and Cristina for the pictures and to Cristina for the ticket scan.




Stadtpark, Hamburg, Germany
17th August, 2012
5x5 + Hits Set
Main Set: I Travel / Love Song / Celebrate / Waterfront / In Trance As Mission / This Fear Of Gods / Hunter And The Hunted / The American / Big Sleep / See The Lights / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Someone Somewhere (In Summertime) / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84)
Encore: Theme For Great Cities / Sanctify Yourself / Glittering Prize / Alive And Kicking / Ghostdancing - Gloria

There was initially some confusion about this gig. The official site stated "The acclaimed 5X5 LIVE! show in it's entirety!" which was taken to mean a 5x5 Full Set format. However, it turned out to be the hits set instead.

Thanks to Matthias, Torsten, Sabine and Jens for the set-list and to Matthias and Sabine for the pictures. See binepix.jimdo.com/konzertfotos for more pictures from Sabine.




RS2 Sommer Fest, Berlin, Germany
18th August, 2012
5x5 Festival Set
Main Set: I Travel / Love Song / Celebrate / Waterfront / This Fear Of Gods / The American / See The Lights / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Someone Somewhere (In Summertime) / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84)
Encore: Alive And Kicking




E-Werk, Koln, Germany
19th August, 2012
5x5 Full Set Main Set Part #1: I Travel / 30 Frames A Second / Today I Died Again / Life In A Day / Calling Your Name / Hunter And The Hunted / Premonition / Wasteland / Love Song / Pleasantly Disturbed / Room
Main Set Part #2: The American / In Trance As Mission / 70 Cities As Love Brings The Fall / Celebrate / Changeling / Factory / This Fear Of Gods / Promised You A Miracle / Someone Somewhere (In Summertime)
Encore: Theme For Great Cities / Someone / Chelsea Girl / Glittering Prize / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84)

Many thanks to Martin for the set-list and the photos and Claudia for the poster picture and further photos.




Theaterfabrik, Munich, Germany
21st August, 2012
5x5 Full Set
Main Set Part #1: I Travel / 30 Frames A Second / Today I Died Again / Life In A Day / Calling Your Name / Hunter And The Hunted / Premonition / Wasteland / Love Song / Pleasantly Disturbed / Room
Main Set Part #2: The American / In Trance As Mission / 70 Cities As Love Brings The Fall / Celebrate / Changeling / Factory / This Fear Of Gods / Promised You A Miracle / Someone Somewhere (In Summertime)
Encore: Theme For Great Cities / Someone / Chelsea Girl / Glittering Prize / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84)

Originally the gig was going to take place at the Tonahalle but the venue changed.

Many thanks to Guido and Paola for the pictures and to Paola for the set-list. Futher pictures from Paola can be found on her FaceBook page.




Amphitheatre, Hanau, Germany
22nd August, 2012
5x5 Full Set
Main Set Part #1: I Travel / 30 Frames A Second / Today I Died Again / Life In A Day / Calling Your Name / Hunter And The Hunted / Premonition / Wasteland / Love Song / Pleasantly Disturbed / Room
Main Set Part #2: The American / In Trance As Mission / 70 Cities As Love Brings The Fall / Celebrate / Changeling / Factory / This Fear Of Gods / Promised You A Miracle / Someone Somewhere (In Summertime)
Encore: Theme For Great Cities / Someone / Chelsea Girl / Glittering Prize / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84)

Thanks to Peter for the pictures, Reimut for the set-list and Raf for the set-list picture.




Alter Schlachthof, Dresden, Germany
23rd August, 2012
5x5 Full Set

This concert was cancelled due to construction work both at the Alter Schlachthof site and on Gothaer Strasse which would cause major problems for access and production on the day of the show.




Brabant Open Air Festival, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
25th August, 2012
5x5 Festival Set
Main Set: I Travel / Love Song / Celebrate / Waterfront / In Trance As Mission / This Fear Of Gods / The American / See The Lights / 70 Cities As Love Brings The Fall / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Someone Somewhere (In Summertime) / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84)
Encore: Alive And Kicking

Many thanks to Paul for the set-list. Pictures of the gig can be found on Paul's Flickr website.




Festival Le Chant du Gros, Canton Of Jura, Switzerland
7th September, 2012
5x5 + Hits Set

"Looking forward to the last gig of the summer on Saturday. A glorious time was had and will miss playing live for the next couple of months. Plenty to come in future though. Thanks to everyone who came to see and hear us. Huge thanks." - Jim, 20th September 2012




Insel In Concert, Germersheim, Germany
22nd September, 2012
5x5 + Hits Set
Main Set: I Travel / Love Song / Celebrate / Waterfront / In Trance As Mission / This Fear Of Gods / The American / 70 Cities As Love Brings The Fall / See The Lights / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Someone Somewhere (In Summertime) / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84)
Encore: Sanctify Yourself / Alive And Kicking / Ghostdancing

"So that was that! Last gig of the summer in Germersheim has been and gone, done and dusted. A good one at that. Thanks to our crew for carrying us throughout these months. Above all thanks to all who came to see us. "Gloria" and it's for all of you. Australia and New Zealand - next up" - Jim, 24th September 2012




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