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big music european tour 2015



"Seeing as it is only ten days or so ago that our most recent world tour came to its completion, these just announced live dates that are set for 2015 might go even further in solidifying Simple Minds' reputation as one of the world’s most prolific touring acts. If so, that is something we would all quietly enjoy."

"Likewise with the announcement of the upcoming release of Big Music, our 16th album of original music and our first studio album release in over five years, we now find ourselves rather excitingly entering yet another new and fresh chapter of the band's history, one that sees us moving forward with our musical creativity while hopefully progressing with the challenge that we set for ourselves as kids just starting out. Which for those who don't already know - was to become one of the world's great live acts!"

"As mentioned countless times previously, the encouragement and support of our audience has an overwhelming effect on what we do. Within our thanks for that, I ask you not to be "put out" if you do not see your town, city, continent etc, on the so far announced list of dates. Far from it, instead I urge to keep the faith. For the chances are that we will get to you, or as near as, particularly as the tour progresses through next year and hopefully beyond."

"What I can guarantee you is that Simple Minds remain committed as much now as ever to giving the very best of ourselves within our songs, our records, and our live shows. I can also guarantee that we appreciate everyone who invests in us by listening to our recordings and coming to see us live."

"Making Big Music was a pleasure throughout. It will be an even bigger pleasure to come and play you songs from the new album, as well as many other songs from throughout our entire career. Thanks for your patience and support always." - Jim Kerr, 23rd September 2014


14 - "Days to go until first gig of the tour. We love starting in Lisbon then Porto followed by Madrid - cannot wait to get started!" - Jim Kerr, 24th January 2015

26 - "Is the amount of songs that we will play each night on the forthcoming Big Music Tour. Which ones exactly? You will need to use your imagination to guess that. Our goal is to never play the same set twice - therefore every night of the tour will be unique." - Jim Kerr, 26th January 2015

7 - "Only 7 days until the the first tour gig in Lisbon. Thinking about number 7, it must be decades since we last played [Seven Deadly Sins live. Could that be about to change over the next weeks and months?" - Jim Kerr, 31st January 2015

1534 - "Starting Saturday - finishing on 4th of May, Simple Minds are set for 59 unique shows, with no two shows featuring the exact same setlist. 26 songs nightly x 59 = a combined total of 1,534 song performances." - Jim Kerr, 2nd February 2015


"Thanks to all who are coming to see Simple Minds: Just like Charlie in this photograph, we'd all like to shake hands and say thanks to everyone who comes to hear/see us play live. We feel proud to have the kind of loyal support that turns out to see us wherever we play in the world. As for those who have not seen your town or country announced on the date list yet? Keep the faith please. We'll get to you, or near you somehow. And if not, it will not be for the lack of trying." - Jim Kerr, 3rd February 2015


"deja vu. Even though deja vu is French for "already seen", it actually is used to describe the strange feeling you get when you're in a situation, and feel like you've been in the exact same situation before, but really haven't. Most people think it means the same thing happening twice, which is wrong. Well, deja vu or not I am almost feeling like I am in the exact same situation, and the reason is that three years ago this week we were in the exact same hotel, rehearsing in the exact same venue, getting set to kick off a tour in the exact same city - Lisbon. It felt exciting back then, It feels double exciting now. Hope to see you at one of the gigs" - Jim Kerr, 4th February 2015


Note: Some set-lists included White Hot Day, but the band played an instrumental electro version. As the instrumental of this song was previously released as Bass Line then that's the title used here.




The colour 52 page tour programme included pictures taken at the previous Greatest Hits + gigs by Vince Barker and Paul Cox and a lengthy contemporary account of Big Music by Billy Sloan.


Live videos from the Edinbugh show were released online every Monday starting with Big Music in May 2015.



Live Big Music Tour 2015 featured a collection of live tracks recorded across the entire tour.


Coliseum, Lisbon, Portugal
7th February, 2015
Main Set #1: Let The Day Begin / Blindfolded / Broken Glass Park / Imagination / Stars Will Lead The Way / The American (Acoustic) / Stay Visible / Honest Town / Love Song / Rivers Of Ice / Dolphins / Waterfront / Don't You (Forget About Me)
Main Set #2: Book Of Brilliant Things (Electro) - East At Easter / Speed Your Love To Me / Once Upon A Time / All The Things She Said / Let It All Come Down / Someone Somewhere In Summertime / Midnight Walking / Alive And Kicking / Sanctify Yourself
Encore #1: Spirited Away / Big Music / She's A River / Let There Be Love / Belfast Child / Riders On The Storm

Many thanks to Otto for the ticket scan, set-list and pictures.

Home was included on the set-list (listed after The American) but wasn't played.

"Lisbon tonight: the jitters? And finally - time to start another tour. I think most would agree that the Big Music album is a bit special. Well, likewise with this tour, it has to be special in its own way, maintaining all the good things from previous but providing something new - something that shows Simple Minds are still evolving even after all these years. And do we get the jitters still with the opening of a tour? Yes - of course we do. But you would never guess it looking at this pic from yesterday's rehearsals. We are having fun really!" - Jim Kerr, 7th February 2015

"Thanks to all who wish us the best for tonight's tour opener. Photographer Alan Wild has kindly provided a little clip that gives the atmosphere of the last days rehearsals - and a taste of things to come. Be warned though - soundchecks/rehearsals etc., are never that exciting but you might like it all the same. Thanks Alan!" - Jim Kerr, 7th February 2015

"Setlist will vary each night, never playing same set twice, every gig unique. Let's start with these songs in Lisbon. First time for Belfast Child for over 7 years. Hope you enjoy." - Jim Kerr, 7th February 2015




Coliseum, Porto, Portugal
8th February, 2015
Main Set #1: Let The Day Begin / Blindfolded / Broken Glass Park / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) / Home (Acoustic) / Stay Visible / Honest Town / Love Song / Rivers Of Ice / Dolphins / Waterfront / Don't You (Forget About Me)
Main Set #2: Book Of Brilliant Things (Electro) - East At Easter / All The Things She Said / Let There Be Love / Let It All Come Down / Someone Somewhere In Summertime / Midnight Walking / Alive And Kicking / Sanctify Yourself
Encore #1: Spirited Away / Big Music / She's A River / Belfast Child / Riders On The Storm

Many thanks to Otto for the ticket, photos and set-list and Angel for the photo.

"Porto - Blue Sky, White Cloud, Burning Flame. Thanks to the astounding audience in Lisbon last night. You made us feel great as we take another great leap forward with this new tour. Good start - it will get better - and I have much to improve. Re: Porto - arrived middle of the night, spent this afternoon sightseeing with Andy Gillespie. A wonderful city this is. See you later tonight!" - Jim Kerr, 8th February 2015

"Thank you Portugal, and especially to all in Porto for singing and dancing with us last night. Unforgettable! Tonight Madrid. Always special for Simple Minds. We are ready to give 100%." - Jim Kerr, 9th February 2015




Teatro Nuevo Apolo, Madrid, Spain
9th February, 2015
Main Set #1: Let The Day Begin / Blindfolded / Broken Glass Park / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) / The American (Acoustic) / Stay Visible / Honest Town / Love Song / Rivers Of Ice / Dolphins / Waterfront / Don't You (Forget About Me)
Main Set #2: Book Of Brilliant Things (Electro) - East At Easter / Once Upon A Time / All The Things She Said / Let There Be Love / Someone Somewhere In Summertime / Let It All Come Down / Midnight Walking / Big Music / Alive And Kicking /
Encore #1: Spirited Away / She's A River / Riders On The Storm / Belfast Child / Sanctify Yourself

Many thanks to Nacho for the ticket scan and photos.

"Beautiful venue, wonderful audience. Tonight was the last of the Iberian concerts, so thanks to all in Portugal and Spain who appreciate our music and our live shows. Until next time!" - Jim Kerr, 10th February 2015

"Always a pleasure to have shows in France. See you in Nantes tomorrow night!" - Jim Kerr, 10th February 2015




Zenith, Nantes, France
11th February, 2015
Main Set #1: Let The Day Begin / Blindfolded / Stars Will Lead The Way / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) / Mandela Day (Acoustic) / Stay Visible / Honest Town / Love Song / Rivers Of Ice - Dolphins / Waterfront / Don't You (Forget About Me)
Main Set #2: Book Of Brilliant Things (Electro) - East At Easter / Once Upon A Time / All The Things She Said / Let There Be Love / Someone Somewhere In Summertime / Let It All Come Down / Midnight Walking / Big Music / Alive And Kicking /
Encore #1: Spirited Away / She's A River / Riders On The Storm / Belfast Child / Sanctify Yourself




Gayant Expo, Douai, France
12th February, 2015
Main Set #1: Let The Day Begin / Blindfolded / Stars Will Lead The Way / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) / Mandela Day (Acoustic) / Stay Visible / Honest Town / Love Song / Rivers Of Ice - Dolphins / Waterfront / Don't You (Forget About Me)
Main Set #2: Book Of Brilliant Things (Electro) - East At Easter / Once Upon A Time / All The Things She Said / Let There Be Love / Someone Somewhere In Summertime / Let It All Come Down / Midnight Walking / Big Music / Alive And Kicking /
Encore #1: Spirited Away / Glittering Prize / Riders On The Storm / Sanctify Yourself

Thanks to Marc for the pictures.

Real Life was soundchecked but not played on the night.

"Thanks to the audience in Nantes last night, especially for singing Mandela Day. Of course, it was 25 years ago yesterday that Mandela walked out of a South African prison - a free man. A day I will never forget. Tonight in Douai - I am sure they will also sing with us. See you there." - Jim, 12th February 2015




Amphitheatre 3000, Lyon, France
13th February, 2015
Main Set #1: Let The Day Begin / Blindfolded / Stars Will Lead The Way / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) / Mandela Day (Acoustic) / Honest Town / Rivers Of Ice - Dolphins / Real Life / Waterfront / Speed Your Love To Me / Don't You (Forget About Me)
Main Set #2: Book Of Brilliant Things (Electro) - East At Easter / Once Upon A Time / All The Things She Said / Let There Be Love / Let It All Come Down / Someone Somewhere In Summertime / Midnight Walking / Big Music / Alive And Kicking /
Encore #1: Spirited Away / She's A River / Riders On The Storm / Sanctify Yourself

"Set Lists: Keeping It Fresh and Making Every Gig Unique! As promised, as the tour progresses we will vary by bringing in and out certain songs. Since the first show we have included songs like New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84), Home and Mandela Day. Tonight might be the turn of Real Life." - Simple Minds

"We look forward to Lyon this evening followed by Switzerland tomorrow night." - Jim, 13th February 2015




Volkshaus, Zurich, Switzerland
14th February, 2015
Main Set #1: Let The Day Begin / Blindfolded / Stars Will Lead The Way / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) / Home (Acoustic) / Stay Visible / Honest Town / Love Song / Rivers Of Ice - Dolphins / Waterfront / Don't You (Forget About Me)
Main Set #2: Book Of Brilliant Things (Electro) - East At Easter / Once Upon A Time / All The Things She Said / Let There Be Love / Let It All Come Down / Someone Somewhere In Summertime / Midnight Walking / Big Music / Alive And Kicking /
Encore #1: Spirited Away / She's A River / Riders On The Storm / Sanctify Yourself

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

"Played 7 concerts in last 8 days, not forgetting the handful of rehearsals days spent before the first show. That is a lot of singing and playing. Today is a day off, chance to rest the voice and make sure we are fresh for next week's shows. Thanks to everyone who came to see us over the last week, thanks so much for giving us a great start to the tour." - Jim, 15th February 2015




Salle de Fêtes de Thônex, Geneva, Switzerland
16th February, 2015
Main Set #1: Let The Day Begin / Blindfolded / Stars Will Lead The Way / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) / Mandela Day (Acoustic) / Real Life / Honest Town / Love Song / Rivers Of Ice - Dolphins / Waterfront / Don't You (Forget About Me)
Main Set #2: Book Of Brilliant Things (Electro) - East At Easter / Once Upon A Time / All The Things She Said / Let There Be Love / Let It All Come Down / Someone Somewhere In Summertime / Midnight Walking / Big Music / Alive And Kicking
Encore #1: Spirited Away / She's A River / Riders On The Storm / Sanctify Yourself

"Good to see so many of our friends from Cern in Geneva on Monday. We wish you the best for the next phase of the Large Hadron Collider project." - Jim, 19th February 2015




Rockhal, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
17th February, 2015
Main Set #1: Let The Day Begin / Blindfolded / Stars Will Lead The Way / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) / Mandela Day (Acoustic) / Real Life / Honest Town / Love Song / Rivers Of Ice - Dolphins / Waterfront / Don't You (Forget About Me)
Main Set #2: Book Of Brilliant Things (Electro) - East At Easter / Once Upon A Time / All The Things She Said / Let There Be Love / Let It All Come Down / Someone Somewhere In Summertime / Midnight Walking / Big Music / Sanctify Yourself
Encore #1: Spirited Away / Riders On The Storm / Alive And Kicking

Many thanks to Fred for the set-list.

"Show Number 9: Played best of the tour so far last night in Geneva? It is possible. Andy Gillespie reckons it takes about 8 shows of any tour to really find the right level of performance. Tonight in Luxemborg is show 9. Charlie plays great every night. See you there!" - Jim, 17th February 2015

"The best ever Simple Minds clip? I have no fave but I have some great memories of making this video in Capetown. As for the song War Babies, it is one of my favourites. Linda Ješkevica has coincidentally requested that we add it to our set tonight in Luxembourg? Let's see if we can make her happy." - Jim, 17th February 2015




Capitol, Hannover, Germany
18th February, 2015
Main Set #1: Let The Day Begin / Blindfolded / Stars Will Lead The Way / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) / The American (Acoustic) / Hunter And The Hunted / Honest Town / I Travel / Rivers Of Ice - Dolphins / Waterfront / Don't You (Forget About Me)
Main Set #2: Book Of Brilliant Things (Electro) - East At Easter / Once Upon A Time / All The Things She Said / Let There Be Love / Let It All Come Down / Someone Somewhere In Summertime / Midnight Walking / Big Music / Sanctify Yourself
Encore #1: Spirited Away / She's A River / Riders On The Storm / Alive And Kicking

"Beginning in Hannover tonight, we play the first of 13 shows in Germany. We look forward to every show, look forward to seeing you!" - Jim, 18th February 2015

"Hi! If you are coming to the shows and you want to take a few pics, then by all means do so. You are entitled to after all. But please don't come near the front and stand with a camera stuck in your face song after song. Why? Well, because we came to play to you, to look into your eyes, to have a human contact... is that not what playing live is all about? So why not put the camera down and enjoy the moment and the show as it is happening? It also respects those behind you who want to watch without a blocked view. Thanks to all for coming to see Simple Minds" - Jim, 18th February 2015

"With the first 10 gigs of this tour now complete, we are really starting to motor. Have they all been perfect? Course not, we are still fine tuning, making improvements etc. Or, in my case - trying not to screw up. The weeks of hard work Andy and Catherine AD did in rehearsals is coming to fruition. All is shaping up well in fact!" - Jim, 18th February 2015

"I Travel: Back in the setlist last night - played for the first time in this Big Music Tour. Sounding as fresh as it did back in 1980. Is this tune really 35 years old?" - Jim, 19th February 2015




Pier 2, Bremen, Germany
20th February, 2015
Main Set #1: Let The Day Begin / Blindfolded / Stars Will Lead The Way / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) / Home (Acoustic) / Hunter And The Hunted / Honest Town / I Travel / Rivers Of Ice - Dolphins / Waterfront / Don't You (Forget About Me)
Main Set #2: Book Of Brilliant Things (Electro) - East At Easter / Once Upon A Time / All The Things She Said / Let There Be Love / Let It All Come Down / Someone Somewhere In Summertime / Midnight Walking / Big Music / Sanctify Yourself
Encore #1: Spirited Away / Love Song / Riders On The Storm / Alive And Kicking

Many thanks to Martin for the ticket scan.

"Pluadits to Ged Grimes who despite not feeling so well over these last days still managed to perform inspiringly. Good news though, as Ged is now feeling a whole lot better. See you in Bremen tonight." - Jim, 20th February 2015




Emsland Arena, Lingen, Germany
21st February, 2015
Main Set #1: Let The Day Begin / Blindfolded / Stars Will Lead The Way / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) / The American (Acoustic) / Real Life / Honest Town / Love Song / Rivers Of Ice - Dolphins / Waterfront / Don't You (Forget About Me)
Main Set #2: Book Of Brilliant Things (Electro) - East At Easter / Once Upon A Time / All The Things She Said / Let There Be Love / Let It All Come Down / Someone Somewhere In Summertime / Midnight Walking / Big Music / Sanctify Yourself
Encore #1: Spirited Away / Love Song / Riders On The Storm / Alive And Kicking

Many thanks to Martin for the set-list, ticket scan, poster picture and photos.

"Playing as good, if not better than ever! Mel Gaynor will be at the core of our Big Music tonight." - Jim, 21st February 2015

"12 gigs in and at every show we have had fantastic audiences. Last night's crowd in Lingen was truly special. Thanks to all who have already come - and to those who are plannning to come see Simple Minds live." - Jim, 22nd February 2015




Theatrehaus, Stuttgart, Germany
23rd February, 2015
Main Set #1: Let The Day Begin / Blindfolded / Stars Will Lead The Way / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) / The American (Acoustic) / Real Life / Honest Town / I Travel / Rivers Of Ice - Dolphins / Waterfront / Don't You (Forget About Me)
Main Set #2: Book Of Brilliant Things (Electro) - East At Easter / Once Upon A Time / All The Things She Said / Let There Be Love / Let It All Come Down / Someone Somewhere In Summertime / Midnight Walking / Big Music / Sanctify Yourself
Encore #1: Spirited Away / Love Song / Riders On The Storm / Alive And Kicking

Many thanks to Rüdiger for the set-list.




Palladium, Cologne, Germany
24th February, 2015
Main Set #1: Let The Day Begin / Blindfolded / Stars Will Lead The Way / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) / The American (Acoustic) / Home (Acoustic) / Real Life / Honest Town / I Travel / Rivers Of Ice - Dolphins / Waterfront / Don't You (Forget About Me)
Main Set #2: Book Of Brilliant Things (Electro) - East At Easter / Once Upon A Time / All The Things She Said / Let There Be Love / Let It All Come Down / Someone Somewhere In Summertime / Midnight Walking / Big Music / Sanctify Yourself
Encore #1: Spirited Away / Riders On The Storm / Alive And Kicking

Many thanks to Holger for the set-list and Martin for the ticket scan, set-list scan and pictures.




Jovel Music Hall, Muenster, Germany
27th February, 2015
Main Set #1: Let The Day Begin / Blindfolded / Stars Will Lead The Way / Broken Glass Park / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) / The American (Acoustic) / Home (Acoustic) / Hunter And The Hunted / Honest Town / I Travel / Waterfront / Don't You (Forget About Me)
Main Set #2: Book Of Brilliant Things (Electro) - East At Easter / Once Upon A Time / All The Things She Said / Let There Be Love / Let It All Come Down / Someone Somewhere In Summertime / Midnight Walking / Big Music / Sanctify Yourself
Encore #1: Spirited Away / Riders On The Storm / Alive And Kicking

Many thanks to Martin for the ticket scan, set-list and pictures.

Catherine AD wasn't at the gig so her songs (Rivers Of Ice and Dolphins) were dropped.




Konzerhalle, Olsberg, Germany
28th February, 2015
Main Set #1: Let The Day Begin / Blindfolded / Stars Will Lead The Way / Broken Glass Park / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) / Mandela Day (Acoustic) / Hunter And The Hunted / Honest Town / I Travel / Waterfront / Don't You (Forget About Me)
Main Set #2: Book Of Brilliant Things (Electro) - East At Easter / Once Upon A Time / All The Things She Said / Let There Be Love / Let It All Come Down / Someone Somewhere In Summertime / Midnight Walking / Big Music / Sanctify Yourself
Encore #1: Spirited Away / Riders On The Storm / Alive And Kicking

"Thanks to the audiences in Koln and Muenster. The reaction was overwhelming, really great atmosphere. Hopefully Catherine will have recovered from "a bug" and be fit enough to join us tonight in Olsberg. See you there!" - Jim, 28th February 2015




Kongress Palais Stadthalle, Kassel, Germany
3rd March, 2015
Main Set #1: Let The Day Begin / Blindfolded / Stars Will Lead The Way / Broken Glass Park / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) / The American (Acoustic) - Home (Acoustic) / Real Life / Honest Town / Rivers Of Ice - Dolphins / Waterfront / Don't You (Forget About Me)
Main Set #2: Book Of Brilliant Things (Electro) - East At Easter / Once Upon A Time / All The Things She Said / Let There Be Love / Let It All Come Down / Someone Somewhere In Summertime / Midnight Walking / Big Music / Sanctify Yourself
Encore #1: Spirited Away / Riders On The Storm / Alive And Kicking




Schalchthof, Wiesbaden, Germany
4th March, 2015
Main Set #1: Let The Day Begin / Blindfolded / Stars Will Lead The Way / Broken Glass Park / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) / Mandela Day (Acoustic) / Real Life / Honest Town / Rivers Of Ice - Dolphins / Waterfront / Don't You (Forget About Me)
Main Set #2: Book Of Brilliant Things (Electro) - East At Easter / Once Upon A Time / All The Things She Said / Let There Be Love / Let It All Come Down / Someone Somewhere In Summertime / Midnight Walking / Big Music / Sanctify Yourself
Encore #1: Spirited Away / Riders On The Storm / Alive And Kicking




Haus Aeunsee, Leipzig, Germany
6th March, 2015
Main Set #1: Let The Day Begin / Blindfolded / Stars Will Lead The Way / Broken Glass Park / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) / The American (Acoustic) - Home (Acoustic) / Real Life / Honest Town / Rivers Of Ice - Dolphins / Waterfront / Don't You (Forget About Me)
Main Set #2: Book Of Brilliant Things (Electro) - East At Easter / Once Upon A Time / All The Things She Said / Let There Be Love / Let It All Come Down / Someone Somewhere In Summertime / Midnight Walking / Big Music / Sanctify Yourself
Encore #1: Spirited Away / Riders On The Storm / Alive And Kicking

"[Bittersweet] being worked on at soundchecks and soon to be added to the live set... another from Big Music!" - Jim, 5th March 2015




Tollhaus, Karlsruhe, Germany
7th March, 2015
Main Set #1: Let The Day Begin / Blindfolded / Stars Will Lead The Way / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) / The American (Acoustic) - Home (Acoustic) / Real Life / Honest Town / Rivers Of Ice - Dolphins / Waterfront / Don't You (Forget About Me)
Main Set #2: Book Of Brilliant Things (Electro) - East At Easter / Once Upon A Time / All The Things She Said / Let There Be Love / Let It All Come Down / Someone Somewhere In Summertime / Midnight Walking / Big Music / Sanctify Yourself
Encore #1: Bittersweet / Riders On The Storm / Alive And Kicking

Many thanks to Erik for the ticket scan.

"The last two German shows of this Big Music Tour will take place tonight in Karlsruhe - followed by Munich tomorrow night. All gigs have been a pleasure for us - the audience in Leipzig being the noisiest of all in showing their appreciation. Thanks to all who have supported Simple Minds over these last weeks in Germany." - Jim, 7th March 2015




Tonhalle, Munich, Germany
8th March, 2015
Main Set #1: Let The Day Begin / Blindfolded / Stars Will Lead The Way / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) / The American (Acoustic) - Home (Acoustic) / Real Life / Honest Town / Rivers Of Ice - Dolphins / Waterfront / Don't You (Forget About Me)
Main Set #2: Book Of Brilliant Things (Electro) - East At Easter / Once Upon A Time / All The Things She Said / Let There Be Love / Let It All Come Down / Someone Somewhere In Summertime / Midnight Walking / Big Music / Sanctify Yourself
Encore #1: Bittersweet / Riders On The Storm / Alive And Kicking

Many thanks to Lionello for the poster, set-list and pictures and Gudio for the pictures.




Train, Aarhus, Denmark
10th March, 2015
Main Set #1: Let The Day Begin / Blindfolded / Stars Will Lead The Way / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) / The American (Acoustic) - Home (Acoustic) / Real Life / Honest Town / I Travel / Waterfront / Don't You (Forget About Me)
Main Set #2: Book Of Brilliant Things (Electro) - East At Easter / Once Upon A Time / All The Things She Said / Someone Somewhere In Summertime / Midnight Walking / Big Music / Sanctify Yourself
Encore #1: Bittersweet / Riders On The Storm / Alive And Kicking

"Hello Scandinavia: After Munich (tonight) we make our way to Denmark folowed by Sweden and then Norway. All three of those countries have supported Simple Minds since our very early days. We look forward to bringing our Big Music back there." - Jim, 8th March 2015

"Hot and sweaty tonight, almost certainly! Looking forward to all the Scandinavian gigs over the next couple of weeks. Charlie will be in great form as ever." - Jim, 11th March 2015




Posten, Odense, Denmark
11th March, 2015
Main Set #1: Let The Day Begin / Blindfolded / Stars Will Lead The Way / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) / Real Life / Honest Town / Love Song / Rivers Of Ice - Dolphins / Waterfront / Don't You (Forget About Me)
Main Set #2: Book Of Brilliant Things (Electro) - East At Easter / Once Upon A Time / All The Things She Said / Someone Somewhere In Summertime / Midnight Walking / Big Music / Sanctify Yourself
Encore #1: Let There Be Love / Riders On The Storm / Alive And Kicking

"We loved Aarhus last night...looking to love Odense tonight" - Jim, 11th March 2015




Falkoner Center, Copenhagen, Denmark
12th March, 2015
Main Set #1: Let The Day Begin / Blindfolded / Stars Will Lead The Way / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) / The American (Acoustic) - Home (Acoustic) / Real Life / Honest Town / I Travel / Rivers Of Ice - Dolphins / Waterfront / Don't You (Forget About Me)
Main Set #2: Book Of Brilliant Things (Electro) - East At Easter / Once Upon A Time / All The Things She Said / Let There Be Love / Let It All Come Down / Someone Somewhere In Summertime / Midnight Walking / Big Music / Sanctify Yourself
Encore #1: Bittersweet / Riders On The Storm / Alive And Kicking

"Mel Gaynor is currently playing better than ever. Don't take my word for it though. See for yourself tonight in Copenhagen." - Jim, 12th March 2015

"Super shows in Denmark. Aarhus, Odense, Copenhagen: great feelings in all three. Audiences were fanatstic throughout. Thanks again... hope to see you next time." - Jim, 12th March 2015




Conventum Arena, Orebro, Sweden
14th March, 2015
Main Set #1: Let The Day Begin / Blindfolded / Stars Will Lead The Way / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) / The American (Acoustic) - Home (Acoustic) / Real Life / Honest Town / Love Song / Rivers Of Ice - Dolphins / Waterfront / Don't You (Forget About Me)
Main Set #2: Book Of Brilliant Things (Electro) - East At Easter / Once Upon A Time / All The Things She Said / Let There Be Love / Let It All Come Down / Someone Somewhere In Summertime / Midnight Walking / Big Music / Sanctify Yourself
Encore #1: Bittersweet / Riders On The Storm / Alive And Kicking

Many thanks to Timothy for the set-list.

"The rivers of ice could be seen as the flight was landing earlier today. Orebro will get the chance to hear Catherine A.D. tomorrow night. Great having her along with us." - Jim, 13th March 2015

"Lot of requests asking if Simple Minds will get to Ireland with this tour? Of course we will.. look out for us Dublin and Belfast hopefully at the end of the year!" - Jim, 13th March 2015

"Little known fact... lyrics to New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) were written in Orebro, Sweden in August '82. Looking forward to playing this song in Orebro tonight."- Jim, 14th March 2015




Münchenbryggeriet, Stockholm, Sweden
15th March, 2015
Main Set #1: Let The Day Begin / Blindfolded / Stars Will Lead The Way / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) / The American (Acoustic) - Home (Acoustic) / Real Life / Honest Town / Love Song / Rivers Of Ice - Dolphins / Waterfront / Don't You (Forget About Me)
Main Set #2: Book Of Brilliant Things (Electro) - East At Easter / Once Upon A Time / All The Things She Said / Someone Somewhere In Summertime / Midnight Walking / Big Music / Sanctify Yourself
Encore #1: Let There Be Love / Riders On The Storm / Alive And Kicking

Many thanks to Joakim for the set-list.

"Made it to Stockholm after a two hour drive - and a great audience in Orebro. One of the world's most beautiful cities and always a great place to perform - see you tonight in Stockholm." - Jim, 15th March 2015




Lisebergshallen, Gothenburg, Sweden
16th March, 2015
Main Set #1: Let The Day Begin / Blindfolded / Stars Will Lead The Way / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) / Mandela Day (Acoustic) / Real Life / Honest Town / Love Song / Rivers Of Ice - Dolphins / Waterfront / Don't You (Forget About Me)
Main Set #2: Book Of Brilliant Things (Electro) - East At Easter / Once Upon A Time / All The Things She Said / Let There Be Love / Let It All Come Down / Someone Somewhere In Summertime / Midnight Walking / Big Music / Sanctify Yourself
Encore #1: Spirited Away / Riders On The Storm / Alive And Kicking




Sentrum Scene, Oslo, Norway
18th March, 2015
Main Set #1: Let The Day Begin / Blindfolded / Stars Will Lead The Way / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) / The American (Acoustic) - Home (Acoustic) / Real Life / Honest Town / Love Song / Rivers Of Ice - Dolphins / Waterfront / Don't You (Forget About Me)
Main Set #2: Book Of Brilliant Things (Electro) - East At Easter / Once Upon A Time / All The Things She Said / Let There Be Love / Let It All Come Down / Someone Somewhere In Summertime / Midnight Walking / Big Music / Sanctify Yourself
Encore #1: Spirited Away / Riders On The Storm / Alive And Kicking




USF Rokeriet, Bergen, Norway
19th March, 2015
Main Set #1: Let The Day Begin / Blindfolded / Stars Will Lead The Way / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) / Real Life / Honest Town / Love Song / Rivers Of Ice - Dolphins / Waterfront / Don't You (Forget About Me)
Main Set #2: Book Of Brilliant Things (Electro) - East At Easter / Once Upon A Time / All The Things She Said / Someone Somewhere In Summertime / Midnight Walking / Big Music / Sanctify Yourself
Encore #1: Let There Be Love / Liaison / Riders On The Storm / Alive And Kicking




Zetlitz Stavanger Konserthus, Stavanger, Norway
20th March, 2015
Main Set #1: Let The Day Begin / Blindfolded / Stars Will Lead The Way / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) / The American (Acoustic) - Home (Acoustic) / Real Life / Honest Town / Love Song / Rivers Of Ice - Dolphins / Waterfront / Don't You (Forget About Me)
Main Set #2: Book Of Brilliant Things (Electro) - East At Easter / Once Upon A Time / All The Things She Said / Let There Be Love / Let It All Come Down / Someone Somewhere In Summertime / Midnight Walking / Big Music / Sanctify Yourself
Encore #1: Liaison / Riders On The Storm / Alive And Kicking

"Tonight is the last gig in mainland Europe. Who knows how many miles we have travelled from southern to the most northern part of Europe and all in between? 6 weeks and 29 gigs later from when we started, a lot of fine memories and great shows everywhere. Thanks to all who came to see Simple Minds. Thanks to our remarkable crew who worked so hard in making it happen every night." - Jim, 20th March 2015

"Big Music - Our best ever album? Last week Bittersweet featured, last night saw Liaison made a live debut. In total 13 songs from the Big Music era have now made it into the current live sets - with more to come. Being so Big Music (including deluxe) has now produced more songs considered good enough to feature in our live shows that any other of our previous albums. Does this further the notion/argument that Big Music might be our best album to date?" - Jim, 20th March 2015

"Saw no eclipse - but we enjoyed great audiences in Oslo, Bergen and Stavanger. Thanks to all for showing us such appreciation. See you next time." - Jim, 21st March 2015




Grimsby Auditorium, Grimsby, UK
27th March, 2015
Main Set #1: Let The Day Begin / Blindfolded / Glittering Prize / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) / The American (Acoustic) - Home (Acoustic) / Real Life / Honest Town / Love Song / Rivers Of Ice - Dolphins / Waterfront / Don't You (Forget About Me)
Main Set #2: Book Of Brilliant Things (Electro) - East At Easter / Once Upon A Time / All The Things She Said / Let There Be Love / Let It All Come Down / Someone Somewhere In Summertime / Midnight Walking / Big Music / Sanctify Yourself
Encore #1: Liaison / Riders On The Storm / Alive And Kicking

"One of the great things about the upcoming UK tour is that more than a few of the venues also featured in our very first UK tour - playing support to (the phenomenal) Magazine in April '79. Stoke, Liverpool, Manchester, Leicester, Newcastle, Oxford and Cambridge in particular are just some of the venues we played back then - and now set to play 36 years later. Quite a difference in ticket price though." - Jim, 24th March 2015

"Despite the effort, the lofty ambition to never play the exact same set on this tour has for various reasons not come to pass. Nevertheless the desire to keep things fresh by bringing in tunes both classics and new continues. Of course bringing something in means another tune is left out. Difficult then to keep all happy, always good to try though. Putting setlists together is as you'd imagine more than just choosing a bunch of fave/random songs. A narrative needs to be presented. It involves mood, dynamics... and, er... combining melodies and words in an order that work more coherrently within the underlying story of that particular show. And it is very much a show that we are presenting on this current two-set tour of the UK. Unless a clearly defined Greatest Hits set or another particular themed set that has been advertised in advance, the live set should be both "in the moment" - showcasing where the band is musically right now - plus show some of the evolving story of the band to date. With a story as long as Simple Minds and a limited amount of time each night, it is inevitable that the story gets edited - sometimes brutally I guess. But it is above all important that the story is always evolving, always growing, always demonstrating new creative life. Above all the chosen set has to motivate the band as they perform, but ultimately move the audience - always the main goal. Liaison the latest addition is shaping up real well. Who decides the setlists? No one really. Things are suggested, we sit down and talk about it, exchange views. Then it is a case of trial and error as we hone and shape." - Jim, 24th March 2015

"24 hours to go until we start the UK tour. We look forward to every one of the upcoming 30 gigs and thank everyone who is planning to come and see us live. Please note that there is no support act. We do two sets with a 15 minute interval. We will go on stage at 8pm at every show. See you there." - Jim, 27th March 2015

"Thanks to all In Grimsby for getting us off to such a good start to this UK tour. Sorry we could not hang longer afterwards. All of us are now looking forward to Llandudno tonight. Recall it being very good last time." - Jim, 28th March 2015




Llandudno Arena, Llandudno, UK
28th March, 2015
Main Set #1: Let The Day Begin / Blindfolded / Glittering Prize / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) / The American (Acoustic) - Home (Acoustic) / Real Life / Hunter And The Hunted / Honest Town / Love Song / Rivers Of Ice - Dolphins / Waterfront / Don't You (Forget About Me)
Main Set #2: Book Of Brilliant Things (Electro) - East At Easter / Once Upon A Time / All The Things She Said / Let There Be Love / Let It All Come Down / Someone Somewhere In Summertime / Midnight Walking / Big Music / Sanctify Yourself
Encore #1: Liaison / I Travel / Riders On The Storm / Alive And Kicking




Victoria Hall, Stoke, UK
30th March, 2015
Main Set #1: Let The Day Begin / Blindfolded / Glittering Prize / Speed Your Love To Me / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) / The American (Acoustic) - Home (Acoustic) / Real Life / Hunter And The Hunted / Honest Town / Love Song / Rivers Of Ice - Dolphins / Waterfront / Don't You (Forget About Me)
Main Set #2: Book Of Brilliant Things (Electro) - East At Easter / Once Upon A Time / All The Things She Said / Let There Be Love / Let It All Come Down / Someone Somewhere In Summertime / Midnight Walking / Big Music / Sanctify Yourself
Encore #1: Liaison / I Travel / Riders On The Storm / Alive And Kicking




De Montford Hall, Leicester, UK
31st March, 2015
Main Set #1: Let The Day Begin / Blindfolded / Glittering Prize / Speed Your Love To Me / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) / The American (Acoustic) - Home (Acoustic) / Real Life / Hunter And The Hunted / Honest Town / Love Song / Rivers Of Ice - Dolphins / Waterfront / Don't You (Forget About Me)
Main Set #2: Book Of Brilliant Things (Electro) - East At Easter / Once Upon A Time / All The Things She Said / Let There Be Love / Let It All Come Down / Someone Somewhere In Summertime / Midnight Walking / Big Music / Sanctify Yourself
Encore #1: Liaison / Riders On The Storm / Alive And Kicking

Many thanks to Richard for the picture.




Empire Theatre, Liverpool, UK
2nd April, 2015
Main Set #1: Let The Day Begin / Blindfolded / Glittering Prize / I Travel / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) / The American (Acoustic) - Home (Acoustic) / Real Life / Hunter And The Hunted / Honest Town / Love Song / Rivers Of Ice - Dolphins / Waterfront / Don't You (Forget About Me)
Main Set #2: Book Of Brilliant Things (Electro) - East At Easter / Once Upon A Time / All The Things She Said / Let There Be Love / Let It All Come Down / Someone Somewhere In Summertime / Midnight Walking / Big Music / Sanctify Yourself
Encore #1: Liaison / Riders On The Storm / Alive And Kicking

"Liverpool/Blackpool up next: Both venues are among my fave's in the UK. I have no doubt we will again have memorable gigs. See you there " - Jim, 1st April 2015

"Cannot tell you how much we love playing that theatre. As for the audience... unbeatable! Thank you" - Jim, 2nd April 2015




Opera House, Blackpool, UK
3rd April, 2015
Main Set #1: Let The Day Begin / Blindfolded / Glittering Prize / I Travel / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) / The American (Acoustic) - Home (Acoustic) / Real Life / Hunter And The Hunted / Honest Town / Love Song / Rivers Of Ice - Dolphins / Waterfront / Don't You (Forget About Me)
Main Set #2: Book Of Brilliant Things (Electro) - East At Easter / Once Upon A Time / All The Things She Said / Let There Be Love / Let It All Come Down / Someone Somewhere In Summertime / Midnight Walking / Big Music / Sanctify Yourself
Encore #1: Liaison / Riders On The Storm / Alive And Kicking




The Spa, Bridlington, UK
4th April, 2015
Main Set #1: Let The Day Begin / Blindfolded / Glittering Prize / I Travel / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) / The American (Acoustic) - Home (Acoustic) / Real Life / Honest Town / Love Song / Rivers Of Ice - Dolphins / Waterfront / Don't You (Forget About Me)
Main Set #2: Bass Line (Electro) / Book Of Brilliant Things (Electro) - East At Easter / Once Upon A Time / All The Things She Said / Let There Be Love / Let It All Come Down / Someone Somewhere In Summertime / Midnight Walking / Big Music / Sanctify Yourself
Encore #1: Liaison / Riders On The Storm / Alive And Kicking

"Thanks to everyone for another truly memorable night in Blackpool. Bridlington tonight - 8 weeks since the tour started and we are still adding fresh tunes to the set. See you tonight" - Jim, 4th April 2015




City Hall, Newcastle, UK
6th April, 2015
Main Set #1: Let The Day Begin / Blindfolded / Glittering Prize / I Travel / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) / The American (Acoustic) - Home (Acoustic) / Broken Glass Park / Honest Town / Love Song / Spirited Away / Waterfront / Don't You (Forget About Me)
Main Set #2: Bass Line (Electro) / Book Of Brilliant Things (Electro) - East At Easter / Once Upon A Time / All The Things She Said / Let There Be Love / Let It All Come Down / Someone Somewhere In Summertime / Midnight Walking / Big Music / Sanctify Yourself
Encore #1: Liaison / Riders On The Storm / Alive And Kicking

"It was Easter '77 that Charlie and I made our live debut with Johnny and The Self Abusers - preceding the formation of Simple Minds by 6 months. 38 years later we are still writing, recording, playing music enthusiastically. What a life, thanks to all who have helped/supported us. Next up is Newcastle... see you tomorrow night." - Jim, 5th April 2015

"Newcastle/Edinburgh/Perth all this week. Been looking forward to these for a long time. Actually we look forward to every gig.Thanks to all who come to see Simple Minds live" - Jim, 5th April 2015




Usher Hall, Edinburgh, UK
7th April, 2015
Main Set #1: Let The Day Begin / Blindfolded / Glittering Prize / I Travel / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) / The American (Acoustic) - Home (Acoustic) / Real Life / Honest Town / Love Song / Rivers Of Ice - Dolphins / Waterfront / Don't You (Forget About Me)
Main Set #2: Bass Line (Electro) / Book Of Brilliant Things (Electro) - East At Easter / Once Upon A Time / All The Things She Said / Let There Be Love / Let It All Come Down / Someone Somewhere In Summertime / Midnight Walking / Big Music / Sanctify Yourself
Encore #1: Spirited Away / Riders On The Storm / Alive And Kicking

"Edinburgh and Perth tonight and tomorrow: A highlight of any tour is when we get to play in Scotland. The Usher Hall is special as ever, and as for Perth... last time was 1978 I think? " - Jim, 7th April 2015

"Atmosphere of last night's gig in Edinburgh will be hard to beat, but with Mel Gaynor bang in form anything is posssible. See you tonight in Perth" - Jim, 8th April 2015

The gig was videoed and individual tracks were released every Monday on YouTube starting with Big Music on May 11th 2015.




Concert Hall, Perth, UK
8th April, 2015
Main Set #1: Let The Day Begin / Blindfolded / Glittering Prize / I Travel / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) / The American (Acoustic) - Home (Acoustic) / Real Life / Honest Town / Love Song / Rivers Of Ice - Dolphins / Waterfront / Don't You (Forget About Me)
Main Set #2: Bass Line (Electro) / Book Of Brilliant Things (Electro) - East At Easter / Once Upon A Time / All The Things She Said / Let There Be Love / Let It All Come Down / Someone Somewhere In Summertime / Midnight Walking / Big Music / Sanctify Yourself
Encore #1: Liaison / Riders On The Storm / Alive And Kicking

"Thanks to all for two very memorable nights in both Edinburgh and Perth. We're lucky in that wherever we go we usually get great audiences. No getting away from it however, the audiences in Scotland are more than special. No Glasgow gig though? Do you really think we'd tour Big Music and not play in our hometown... Glasgow? I don't think so! Look out for news..coming real soon." - Jim, 9th April 2015

"Manchester, Birmingham, Sheffield. Big weekend coming up, starting in Manchester tomorrow night. All cities we enjoy performing, all of them played a part in the history of Simple Minds. See you there!" - Jim, 9th April 2015

"From Liverpool to Perth made it 6 gigs in 7 days. That is a pretty heavy schedule - but of course we feed off the energy of the audience, have energy to burn as a result. Spare a thought though for all our road/technical crew. They go in to the venue first thing every morning and leave last thing at night. We all owe them a very big thanks, no show without them." - Jim, 9th April 2015




O2 Apollo, Manchester, UK
10th April, 2015
Main Set #1: Let The Day Begin / Blindfolded / Glittering Prize / I Travel / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) / The American (Acoustic) - Home (Acoustic) / Real Life / Honest Town / Love Song / Rivers Of Ice - Dolphins / Waterfront / Don't You (Forget About Me)
Main Set #2: Bass Line (Electro) / Book Of Brilliant Things (Electro) - East At Easter / Once Upon A Time / All The Things She Said / Let There Be Love / Let It All Come Down / Someone Somewhere In Summertime / Midnight Walking / Big Music / Sanctify Yourself
Encore #1: Spirited Away / Riders On The Storm / Alive And Kicking

"Vivid memories of playing there in April '79 when we were support to local heroes Magazine. I recall performing but also rushing out front in into the theatre so I could watch the Magazine set, as I did every night. Simple Minds owe so much to so so many who came before us - the mighty Magazine among them. See you tonight in Manchester." - Jim, 10th April 2015

"Surely a contender for best of the tour so far? Thanks to all who came to see us live." - Jim, 10th April 2015




O2 Academy 1, Birmingham, UK
11th April, 2015
Main Set #1: Let The Day Begin / Blindfolded / Glittering Prize / I Travel / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) / The American (Acoustic) - Home (Acoustic) / Real Life / Honest Town / Love Song / Rivers Of Ice - Dolphins / Waterfront / Don't You (Forget About Me)
Main Set #2: Bass Line (Electro) / Book Of Brilliant Things (Electro) - East At Easter / Once Upon A Time / All The Things She Said / Let There Be Love / Let It All Come Down / Someone Somewhere In Summertime / Midnight Walking / Big Music / Sanctify Yourself
Encore #1: Liaison / Riders On The Storm / Alive And Kicking

Many thanks to Mark for the pictures.

"Tremendous energy from the audience in Birmingham last night. Sheffield City Hall tonight - always a highlight of any tour." - Jim, 11th April 2015




City Hall, Sheffield, UK
12th April, 2015
Main Set #1: Let The Day Begin / Blindfolded / Glittering Prize / I Travel / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) / The American (Acoustic) - Home (Acoustic) / Real Life / Honest Town / Love Song / Rivers Of Ice - Dolphins / Waterfront / Don't You (Forget About Me)
Main Set #2: Bass Line (Electro) / Book Of Brilliant Things (Electro) - East At Easter / Once Upon A Time / All The Things She Said / Let There Be Love / Let It All Come Down / Someone Somewhere In Summertime / Midnight Walking / Big Music / Sanctify Yourself
Encore #1: Spirited Away / Riders On The Storm / Alive And Kicking




Dome, Brighton, UK
14th April, 2015
Main Set #1: Let The Day Begin / Blindfolded / Glittering Prize / I Travel / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) / The American (Acoustic) - Home (Acoustic) / Real Life / Honest Town / Love Song / Rivers Of Ice - Dolphins / Waterfront / Don't You (Forget About Me)
Main Set #2: Bass Line (Electro) / Book Of Brilliant Things (Electro) - East At Easter / Once Upon A Time / All The Things She Said / Let There Be Love / Let It All Come Down / Someone Somewhere In Summertime / Midnight Walking / Big Music / Sanctify Yourself
Encore #1: Spirited Away / Riders On The Storm / Alive And Kicking

"Often asked why tour so extensively? Not too exhausting, too much hard way of life etc? In fact there are many reasons why we tour. Pleasure, sense of fulfillment, connection with fans, myriad rewards. Biggest benefit is we get to play repeatedly and as result become a much better live band - still dedicated to improving after all this time. Thanks to all who come and see us live, you give us the chance to shine." - Jim, 13th April 2015

"Sun is shining and we are on our way to Brighton Dome. Easily one of my fave venues in UK with so many great gigs there in the past. Very much hoping that continues tonight. See you there." - Jim, 14th April 2015




Guildhall, Portsmouth, UK
15th April, 2015
Main Set #1: Let The Day Begin / Blindfolded / Glittering Prize / I Travel / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) / The American (Acoustic) - Home (Acoustic) / Real Life / Honest Town / Love Song / Rivers Of Ice - Dolphins / Waterfront / Don't You (Forget About Me)
Main Set #2: Bass Line (Electro) / Book Of Brilliant Things (Electro) - East At Easter / Once Upon A Time / All The Things She Said / Let There Be Love / Let It All Come Down / Someone Somewhere In Summertime / Midnight Walking / Big Music / Sanctify Yourself
Encore #1: Liaison / Riders On The Storm / Alive And Kicking

"Spurred on by the crowds: This tour is now truly passing at the speed of light. Into our 11th week and with only 3 weeks to go, each night we are spurred on by the enthusiasm of the audiences that energise us throughout each show. Brighton last night, Portsmouth tonight, we appreciate all who support us by coming to see Simple Minds live." - Jim, 15th April 2015




Pavilions, Plymouth, UK
17th April, 2015
Main Set #1: Let The Day Begin / Blindfolded / Glittering Prize / I Travel / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) / The American (Acoustic) - Home (Acoustic) / Real Life / Honest Town / Love Song / Rivers Of Ice - Dolphins / Waterfront / Don't You (Forget About Me)
Main Set #2: Bass Line (Electro) / Book Of Brilliant Things (Electro) - East At Easter / Once Upon A Time / All The Things She Said / Let There Be Love / Let It All Come Down / Someone Somewhere In Summertime / Midnight Walking / Big Music / Sanctify Yourself
Encore #1: Liaison / Riders On The Storm / Alive And Kicking




Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, UK
18th April, 2015
Main Set #1: Let The Day Begin / Blindfolded / Glittering Prize / I Travel / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) / The American (Acoustic) - Home (Acoustic) / Real Life / Honest Town / Love Song / Rivers Of Ice - Dolphins / Waterfront / Don't You (Forget About Me)
Main Set #2: Bass Line (Electro) / Book Of Brilliant Things (Electro) - East At Easter / Once Upon A Time / All The Things She Said / Let There Be Love / Let It All Come Down / Someone Somewhere In Summertime / Midnight Walking / Big Music / Sanctify Yourself
Encore #1: Spirited Away / Riders On The Storm / Alive And Kicking

"Great audience in Plymouth last night, really appreciate it... thank you! Re tonight: Been too long since we last played in Cardiff and we want to make up for that. Love all the Welsh gigs. Great memories of early days playing in Gwent, Port Talbot, Swansea and Cardiff." - Jim, 18th April 2015

"Cardiff last night: without doubt one of the best of so many great evenings on this tour. So good - as with Plymouth the previous night - we did not want it to end. Bournemouth tonight, see you there." - Jim, 19th April 2015

"Best audience so far? Don't even think about asking us to nominate the best. Nevertheless, as this picture suggests Cardiff would without doubt be a contender. Big thanks to all who come to Simple Minds, truth is that everywhere we perform we have fantastic audiences. Really has been a wonderful tour!" - Jim, 23rd April 2015




O2 Academy, Bournemouth, UK
19th April, 2015
Main Set #1: Let The Day Begin / Blindfolded / Glittering Prize / I Travel / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) / The American (Acoustic) - Home (Acoustic) / Real Life / Honest Town / Love Song / Rivers Of Ice - Dolphins / Waterfront / Don't You (Forget About Me)
Main Set #2: Bass Line (Electro) / Book Of Brilliant Things (Electro) - East At Easter / Once Upon A Time / All The Things She Said / Let There Be Love / Let It All Come Down / Someone Somewhere In Summertime / Midnight Walking / Big Music / Sanctify Yourself
Encore #1: Spirited Away / Riders On The Storm / Alive And Kicking




Corn Exchange, Cambridge, UK
21st April, 2015
Main Set #1: Let The Day Begin / Blindfolded / Glittering Prize / I Travel / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) / The American (Acoustic) - Home (Acoustic) / Real Life / Honest Town / Love Song / Rivers Of Ice - Dolphins / Waterfront / Don't You (Forget About Me)
Main Set #2: Bass Line (Electro) / Book Of Brilliant Things (Electro) - East At Easter / Once Upon A Time / All The Things She Said / Let There Be Love / Let It All Come Down / Someone Somewhere In Summertime / Midnight Walking / Big Music / Sanctify Yourself
Encore #1: Spirited Away / Riders On The Storm / Alive And Kicking

"Now entering the penultimate week of this almost three month long tour. Still enough gigs to go though, and we do want to prove ourselves in all of them. Band is in great form. Perhaps the best ever. Don't take my word, come see for yourself. Cambridge up next! (tomorrow night) See you there." - Jim, 20th April 2015




The Nick Rayns LCR UEA, Norwich, UK
22nd April, 2015
Main Set #1: Let The Day Begin / Blindfolded / Glittering Prize / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) / <The American (Acoustic) - Home (Acoustic) / Real Life / Honest Town / Love Song / Rivers Of Ice - Dolphins / Waterfront / Don't You (Forget About Me)
Main Set #2: Book Of Brilliant Things (Electro) - East At Easter / Once Upon A Time / All The Things She Said / Someone Somewhere In Summertime / Midnight Walking / Big Music / Sanctify Yourself
Encore #1: Let There Be Love / Riders On The Storm / Alive And Kicking

"Margate, Southend and Oxford all up next: Going to be yet another lively weekend on this Big Music Tour" - Jim, 23rd April 2015




Winter Gardens, Margate, UK
24th April, 2015
Main Set #1: Let The Day Begin / Blindfolded / Glittering Prize / I Travel / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) / The American (Acoustic) - Home (Acoustic) / Real Life / Honest Town / Love Song / Rivers Of Ice - Dolphins / Waterfront / Don't You (Forget About Me)
Main Set #2: Bass Line (Electro) / Book Of Brilliant Things (Electro) - East At Easter / Once Upon A Time / All The Things She Said / Let There Be Love / Let It All Come Down / Someone Somewhere In Summertime / Midnight Walking / Big Music / Sanctify Yourself
Encore #1: Liaison / Riders On The Storm / Alive And Kicking

Many thanks to Graeme for the pictures.

"Less than 10 gigs to go and Margate Winter Gardens up next. We like playing this famous old venue, following in the footsteps of so many artists throughout the years who have graced that stage. Including Laurel and Hardy no less. Expect some of this tomorrow night!" - Jim, 23rd April 2015




Cliffs Pavilion, Southend, UK
25th April, 2015
Main Set #1: Let The Day Begin / Blindfolded / Glittering Prize / I Travel / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) / The American (Acoustic) - Home (Acoustic) / Real Life / Honest Town / Love Song / Rivers Of Ice - Dolphins / Waterfront / Don't You (Forget About Me)
Main Set #2: Bass Line (Electro) / Book Of Brilliant Things (Electro) - East At Easter / Once Upon A Time / All The Things She Said / Let There Be Love / Let It All Come Down / Someone Somewhere In Summertime / Midnight Walking / Big Music / Sanctify Yourself
Encore #1: Liaison / Riders On The Storm / Alive And Kicking

"Saturday night in Southend..Bring it on! This band seemingly gets better with every gig. See you tonight." - Jim, 25th April 2015




New Theatre, Oxford, UK
26th April, 2015
Main Set #1: Let The Day Begin / Blindfolded / Glittering Prize / I Travel / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) / The American (Acoustic) - Home (Acoustic) / Real Life / Honest Town / Love Song / Rivers Of Ice - Dolphins / Waterfront / Don't You (Forget About Me)
Main Set #2: Bass Line (Electro) / Book Of Brilliant Things (Electro) - East At Easter / Once Upon A Time / All The Things She Said / Let There Be Love / Let It All Come Down / Someone Somewhere In Summertime / Midnight Walking / Big Music / Sanctify Yourself
Encore #1: Spirited Away / Riders On The Storm / Alive And Kicking

"Loved both Margate and Southend and now looking to top the weekend off with a great show in Oxford tonight. Once again thanks to everyone who has come to see us on this tour, some travelling from far and wide, some coming to see us more than once. Unbelievable support from our audience!" - Jim, 26th April 2015




G Live, Guildford, UK
28th April, 2015
Main Set #1: Let The Day Begin / Blindfolded / Glittering Prize / I Travel / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) / The American (Acoustic) - Home (Acoustic) / Real Life / Honest Town / Love Song / Rivers Of Ice - Dolphins / Waterfront / Don't You (Forget About Me)
Main Set #2: Bass Line (Electro) / Book Of Brilliant Things (Electro) - East At Easter / Once Upon A Time / All The Things She Said / Let There Be Love / Let It All Come Down / Someone Somewhere In Summertime / Midnight Walking / Big Music / Sanctify Yourself
Encore #1: Liaison / Riders On The Storm / Alive And Kicking




Colston Hall, Bristol, UK
29th April, 2015
Main Set #1: Let The Day Begin / Blindfolded / Glittering Prize / I Travel / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) / The American (Acoustic) - Home (Acoustic) / Real Life / Honest Town / Love Song / Rivers Of Ice - Dolphins / Waterfront / Don't You (Forget About Me)
Main Set #2: Bass Line (Electro) / Book Of Brilliant Things (Electro) - East At Easter / Once Upon A Time / All The Things She Said / Let There Be Love / Let It All Come Down / Someone Somewhere In Summertime / Midnight Walking / Big Music / Sanctify Yourself
Encore #1: Riders On The Storm / Alive And Kicking

Many thanks to Vicente for the set-list.




The Hexagon, Reading, UK
30th April, 2015
Main Set #1: Let The Day Begin / Blindfolded / Glittering Prize / I Travel / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) / The American (Acoustic) - Home (Acoustic) / Real Life / Honest Town / Love Song / Rivers Of Ice - Dolphins / Waterfront / Don't You (Forget About Me)
Main Set #2: Bass Line (Electro) / Book Of Brilliant Things (Electro) - East At Easter / Once Upon A Time / All The Things She Said / Let There Be Love / Someone Somewhere In Summertime / Midnight Walking / Big Music / Sanctify Yourself
Encore #1: Riders On The Storm / Alive And Kicking




Oasis, Swindon, UK
2nd May, 2015
Main Set #1: Let The Day Begin / Blindfolded / Glittering Prize / I Travel / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) / The American (Acoustic) - Home (Acoustic) / Real Life / Honest Town / Love Song / Rivers Of Ice - Dolphins / Waterfront / Don't You (Forget About Me)
Main Set #2: Bass Line (Electro) / Book Of Brilliant Things (Electro) - East At Easter / Once Upon A Time / All The Things She Said / Let There Be Love / Someone Somewhere In Summertime / Midnight Walking / Big Music / Sanctify Yourself
Encore #1: Liaison / Riders On The Storm / Alive And Kicking

"Thanks to you: Last weekend of the Big Music Tour - a real marathon. Played 2 sets nightly, through 66 gigs in 12 countries, in a period of 77 working days. With energy to burn - we're already excited about the UK/Irish/European arena shows in November. Almost 4 decades of touring under our belts, no intention of stopping, on the contrary we want to do all to make our gigs even better. No mistake, Simple Minds are in it for the really long haul. Already working on new music. Greatness to come - hopefully. Thanks to our amazing crew, but above all thanks to all who came to see us!" - Jim, 2nd May 2015

"Just when I thought I was getting through this tour unscathed I came down with the heaviest of flu a few days ago. Explained the situation to the audience in Bristol and Reading, told them especially towards the end that I needed their voices to help me out. Of course they obliged, which cheered me up no end." - Jim, 2nd May 2015




Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham, UK
3rd May, 2015
Main Set #1: Let The Day Begin / Blindfolded / Glittering Prize / I Travel / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) / The American (Acoustic) - Home (Acoustic) / Real Life / Honest Town / Love Song / Rivers Of Ice - Dolphins / Waterfront / Don't You (Forget About Me)
Main Set #2: Bass Line (Electro) / Book Of Brilliant Things (Electro) - East At Easter / Once Upon A Time / All The Things She Said / Let There Be Love / Someone Somewhere In Summertime / Midnight Walking / Big Music / Sanctify Yourself
Encore #1: Riders On The Storm / Alive And Kicking




Regent, Ipswich, UK
4th May, 2015
Main Set #1: Let The Day Begin / Blindfolded / Glittering Prize / I Travel / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) / The American (Acoustic) - Home (Acoustic) / Real Life / Honest Town / Love Song / Rivers Of Ice - Dolphins / Waterfront / Don't You (Forget About Me)
Main Set #2: Bass Line (Electro) / Book Of Brilliant Things (Electro) - East At Easter / Once Upon A Time / All The Things She Said / Let There Be Love / Someone Somewhere In Summertime / Midnight Walking / Big Music / Sanctify Yourself
Encore #1: Riders On The Storm / Alive And Kicking

"After a full on three month tour that finished in front of a great audience in Ipswich last night, I more than wish I was there also. But I am not, and most probably won't be least for a while yet. We will of course get a few days rest, see and be with family and friends. But there is so much to be done in pushing on with the next phase of this thing that is called Simple Minds. Thanks to all for your on-going support." - Jim, 4th May 2015




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