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40 years of hits tour 2022




Simple Minds celebrate 40 iconic years in music by embarking upon a major world tour in 2022.

The Coronavirus crisis of 2020 shut down Europe and so many of the band's gigs that year were postponed or cancelled. The French and German concerts were quickly reschedueld for 2021, and then again for 2022.


"I think there is a lot of mileage in [the current lineup] still – they are the greatest people, and they have brought a lot of energy. They are the ones who are feeding us just now. We have had so many great line ups, but I think right now the lineup we had in the states, there is a lot of mileage still in that." - Jim, XNoise Interview with Mark Millar, October 2019


The band will be peforming two sets of their greatest hits so there will be no support at these shows.


"Simple Minds have experienced a remarkable journey since releasing their debut album Life in a Day in 1979. Constantly evolving, the band's rousing choruses and booming atmospherics made them one of the most iconic bands of the Eighties. Along the way, they've landed five UK #1 albums, topped the singles charts on both sides of the Atlantic, sold over 60 million albums and packed stadiums the world over."

"But the story didn't end there. After taking some time out, they returned revitalised and resurgent with the 2014 album Big Music and have maintained that upward momentum ever since. They claimed the Q Inspiration Award that same year, which was followed by an Ivor Novello in 2016. And when last year's Walk Between Worlds album crashed into the UK charts at #4, it represented their highest position in 23 years. No wonder that the Manic Street Preachers, Moby, Primal Scream and many others cite Simple Minds as a vital inspiration."




Even if it was hardly surprising, and although nothing else could be done in view of the ongoing situation. I still felt some regret with the announcement a few days ago that yet again Simple Minds' concerts have been postponed.

More positively new dates have now been been announced - something not so easy to do considering that all over the world 'live acts' (like us) are scrambling around trying to juggle with reorganising their tours. With that in mind I am grateful to 'our team' who have had to repeatedly face that challenge over the last twelve months or so. Even more gratitude of course goes to everybody holding on to their tickets and now planning to come see us next year.

We appreciate the support of all of our fans as always!

Jim
15th April 2021


Due to further COVID-19 restrictions in central Europe, the first block of mainland dates were reschuled. The tour is due to start in London.




K.B. Hallen, Copenhagen, Denmark
2nd March 2022
Show rescheduled to May 21st due to continued COVID-19 lockdowns in Europe.




MCH Herning Kongrescenter, Herning, Denmark
3rd March 2022
Show rescheduled to May 20th due to continued COVID-19 lockdowns in Europe.




Alsterdorfer Sporthalle, Hamburg, Germany
4th March 2022
Show rescheduled to the Barclaycard Arena on the 21st April 2020 due to closure of venue for building work.




Lokschuppen, Bielefeld, Germany
5th March 2022
Show rescheduled to May 9th due to continued COVID-19 lockdowns in Europe.




Zenith Arena, Lille, France
7th March 2022
Show rescheduled to May 2nd due to continued COVID-19 lockdowns in Europe.




La Seine Musicale, Paris, France
8th March 2022
Show rescheduled to May 6th due to continued COVID-19 lockdowns in Europe.




Arkea Arena, Bordeaux, France
9th March 2022
Show rescheduled to May 3rd due to continued COVID-19 lockdowns in Europe.




MHP Arena, Ludwigsburg, Germany
11th March 2022
Show rescheduled to April 28th due to continued COVID-19 lockdowns in Europe.




Stadthalle, Offenbach, Germany
12th March 2022
Show rescheduled to May 17th due to continued COVID-19 lockdowns in Europe.




Halle Munsterland, Munster, Germany
13th March 2022
Show rescheduled to May 11th due to continued COVID-19 lockdowns in Europe.




Heinrich Lades Halle, Erlangen, Germany
14th March 2022
Show rescheduled to May 26th due to continued COVID-19 lockdowns in Europe.




Halle Tony Garnier, Lyon, France
16th March 2022
Show rescheduled to May 5th due to continued COVID-19 lockdowns in Europe.




Sick-Arena, Freiburg, Germany
17th March 2022
Show rescheduled to May 27th due to continued COVID-19 lockdowns in Europe.




Palladium, Cologne, Germany
18th March 2022
Show rescheduled to May 1st due to continued COVID-19 lockdowns in Europe.




Thuringenhalle, Erfurt, Germany
19th March 2022
Show rescheduled to April 29th due to continued COVID-19 lockdowns in Europe.




Columbiahalle, Berlin, Germany
21st March 2022
Show rescheduled to May 8th due to continued COVID-19 lockdowns in Europe.




Pier 2, Bremen, Germany
22nd March 2022
Show rescheduled to May 24th due to continued COVID-19 lockdowns in Europe.




Swiss Life Hall, Hannover, Germany
23rd March 2022
Show rescheduled to May 10th due to continued COVID-19 lockdowns in Europe.




Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland
25th March 2022
Show rescheduled to May 14th due to continued COVID-19 lockdowns in Europe.




Sparkassen Halle, Aurich, Germany
27th March 2022
Show rescheduled to May 19th due to continued COVID-19 lockdowns in Europe.




Saarlandhalle, Saarbrucken, Germany
28th March 2022
Show rescheduled to May 16th due to continued COVID-19 lockdowns in Europe.




Oberschwabenhalle, Ravensburg, Germany
29th March 2022
Show rescheduled to May 15th due to continued COVID-19 lockdowns in Europe.




SSE Arena, Wembley, UK
31st March 2022
Main Set #1: Act Of Love / I Travel / Celebrate / Glittering Prize / Promised You A Miracle / Book Of Brilliant Things / Up On The Catwalk / Hunter And The Hunted / Love Song / Belfast Child / The Walls Came Down
Main Set #2: Theme For Great Cities / Waterfront / She's A River / Dolphins / Once Upon A Time / Let There Be Love / Someone Somewhere In Summertime / See The Lights / All The Things She Said / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Let It All Come Down / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84)
Encore: Speed Your Love To Me / Alive And Kicking / Sanctify Yourself

"After a long break - it's going to feel like the first day at school again. Or rather it will tonight! For tonight is when we thankfully get to begin our tour. And we really are going to have to go and learn how to do it all again."

"Learn what? Learn how to be a great live band once again of course."

"Not that we haven't been doing some studying in advance. 'Rock school' began for some of us a heck of a long time ago; and having already performed thousands of concerts, it means we already know a few things about how to put together 'a good show.'"

"Or at least we did in the past. What about now? Well, you can be the judge of that. But go easy at first please!"

"You remember the first day of the new term at school right? It took you a little while to get your bearings again; and how you needed to get back into the rhythm of things. Your new blazer and new shoes all felt a bit stiff etc. New books and school bag needed to be worn-in a little. You know what I'm talking about, that's how opening nights on tour feels."

"What else to say? We could not be more excited at the prospect. Absolutely fresh and ready to go! So thanks to all of you who are planning on coming to see Simple Minds, especially those who are travelling from far and wide. Hope to see you out there somewhere!" - Jim, 31st March 2022




International Centre, Bournemouth, UK
1st April 2022
Main Set #1: Act Of Love / I Travel / Celebrate / Glittering Prize / Promised You A Miracle / Book Of Brilliant Things / Up On The Catwalk / Hunter And The Hunted / Love Song / Belfast Child / The Walls Came Down
Main Set #2: Theme For Great Cities / Waterfront / She's A River / Dolphins / Once Upon A Time / Let There Be Love / Someone Somewhere In Summertime / See The Lights / All The Things She Said / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Let It All Come Down / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84)
Encore: Speed Your Love To Me / Alive And Kicking / Sanctify Yourself

"It is said that in space no one can hear you scream! Back on earth no one could hear us play one note of our precious (to us) music over these last two years. Hence the joy felt at finally being able to return to performing live concerts, where looking out from stage it's apparent that we are not the only ones feeling that joy. I had never taken for granted the sensation of witnessing arenas full of people jumping up and down and singing along to our songs. Energised by the music, and for all I know, possibly forgetting their problems of the day; or the problems of the world dammit? In any case, it's been nothing short of wonderful to be able to experience all of that once again. Off to a great start then! Thanks to all in both London and Bournemouth for making us feel so good these past two nights. Hope to see you out there somewhere!" - Jim, 1st April 2022




Brighton Centre, Brighton, UK
3rd April 2022
Main Set #1: Act Of Love / I Travel / Celebrate / Glittering Prize / Promised You A Miracle / Book Of Brilliant Things / Up On The Catwalk / Hunter And The Hunted / Love Song / Belfast Child / The Walls Came Down
Main Set #2: Theme For Great Cities / Waterfront / She's A River / Dolphins / Once Upon A Time / Someone Somewhere In Summertime / See The Lights / All The Things She Said / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Let It All Come Down / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84)
Encore: Speed Your Love To Me / Alive And Kicking / Sanctify Yourself

"Transformation is a recurring theme within Simple Minds. Starting out we wanted to live our lives being punky, promiscuous, and rampantly hedonistic - and there was an edge of darkness attached to those times. But that's a whole other story! Talking of transformation - of a different kind? We sense it happening in the audience each night of this tour as the music works its spell." - Jim, 5th April 2022




P&J Live, Aberdeen, UK
5th April 2022
Main Set #1: Act Of Love / I Travel / Celebrate / Glittering Prize / Promised You A Miracle / Book Of Brilliant Things / Up On The Catwalk / Hunter And The Hunted / Love Song / Belfast Child
Main Set #2: Theme For Great Cities / Waterfront / She's A River / Dolphins / Once Upon A Time / Someone Somewhere In Summertime / See The Lights / All The Things She Said / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Let It All Come Down / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84)
Encore: Speed Your Love To Me / Alive And Kicking / Sanctify Yourself




SSE Hydro, Glasgow, UK
6th April 2022
Main Set #1: Act Of Love / I Travel / Celebrate / Glittering Prize / Promised You A Miracle / Book Of Brilliant Things / Up On The Catwalk / Hunter And The Hunted / Love Song / Belfast Child / Chelsea Girl
Main Set #2: Theme For Great Cities / Waterfront / She's A River / Dolphins / Once Upon A Time / Someone Somewhere In Summertime / See The Lights / All The Things She Said / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Let It All Come Down / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84)
Encore: Speed Your Love To Me / Alive And Kicking / Sanctify Yourself

"Thanks to all who came to both Aberdeen and Glasgow. The thrill of playing in front of great audiences never wears off. Every night on tour, every show, the encouragement we get is nothing less than overwhelming - and for that we give heartfelt thanks. Next up Birmingham, Leeds and Newcastle. Hope to see you out there somewhere." - Jim, 6th April 2022




Resorts World Arena, Birmingham, UK
7th April 2022
Main Set #1: Act Of Love / I Travel / Celebrate / Glittering Prize / Promised You A Miracle / Book Of Brilliant Things / Up On The Catwalk / Hunter And The Hunted / Love Song / Belfast Child
Main Set #2: Theme For Great Cities / Waterfront / She's A River / Dolphins / Once Upon A Time / Someone Somewhere In Summertime / See The Lights / All The Things She Said / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Let It All Come Down / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84)
Encore: Speed Your Love To Me / Alive And Kicking / Sanctify Yourself




First Direct Arena, Leeds, UK
9th April 2022
Main Set #1: Act Of Love / I Travel / Celebrate / Glittering Prize / Promised You A Miracle / Book Of Brilliant Things / Up On The Catwalk / Hunter And The Hunted / Love Song / Belfast Child
Main Set #2: Theme For Great Cities / Waterfront / She's A River / Dolphins / Once Upon A Time / Someone Somewhere In Summertime / See The Lights / All The Things She Said / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Let It All Come Down / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84)
Encore: Speed Your Love To Me / Alive And Kicking / Sanctify Yourself




Utilita Arena, Newcastle, UK
10th April 2022
Main Set #1: Act Of Love / I Travel / Celebrate / Glittering Prize / Promised You A Miracle / Book Of Brilliant Things / Hunter And The Hunted / Love Song / Belfast Child / Ghostdancing
Main Set #2: Theme For Great Cities / Waterfront / She's A River / Dolphins / Once Upon A Time / Someone Somewhere In Summertime / See The Lights / All The Things She Said / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Let It All Come Down / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84)
Encore: Speed Your Love To Me / Alive And Kicking / Sanctify Yourself




Motorpoint, Nottingham, UK
12th April 2022
Main Set #1: Act Of Love / I Travel / Celebrate / Glittering Prize / Promised You A Miracle / Book Of Brilliant Things / Hunter And The Hunted / Love Song / Belfast Child / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84)
Main Set #2: Theme For Great Cities / Waterfront / She's A River / Dolphins / Once Upon A Time / Someone Somewhere In Summertime / See The Lights / All The Things She Said / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Let It All Come Down / Ghostdancing
Encore: Speed Your Love To Me / Alive And Kicking / Sanctify Yourself

"What's a heaven for? When you get to feel the way we do every night. Or in other words, being back on stage after the long lay off from touring feels like Paradise to us. And what a past week! Aberdeen, Glasgow, Birmingham, Leeds and Newcastle. We cannot thank you enough for coming! Next up is Nottingham tonight, followed by Cardiff, Hull, Liverpool, and then Dublin on Easter Sunday! Hope to see you out there somewhere!" - Jim, 12th April 2022




Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, UK
14th April 2022
Main Set #1: Act Of Love / I Travel / Celebrate / Glittering Prize / Promised You A Miracle / Book Of Brilliant Things / Hunter And The Hunted / Love Song / Belfast Child
Main Set #2: Theme For Great Cities / Dolphins / Waterfront / She's A River / Once Upon A Time / Someone Somewhere In Summertime / See The Lights / All The Things She Said / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Let It All Come Down / Ghostdancing
Encore: Speed Your Love To Me / Alive And Kicking / Sanctify Yourself

Many thanks to Huw for the ticket scan and pictures.

"Wales will always mean a lot to Simple Minds - going way way back to our very beginnings when we used to play pubs and clubs in places such as Newport and Port Talbot etc - finding audiences willing to encourage us even when we were 'still learning our trade.' A packed arena in CARDIFF last night left us feeling humbled by the reaction they gave to this latest version of Simple Minds. There are some cities you wish that you could play every week, the Welsh capital is definitely one!" - Jim, 14th April 2022




Bonus Arena, Hull, UK
15th April 2022
Main Set #1: Act Of Love / I Travel / Celebrate / Glittering Prize / Promised You A Miracle / Book Of Brilliant Things / Hunter And The Hunted / Love Song / Belfast Child
Main Set #2: Theme For Great Cities / Dolphins / Waterfront / She's A River / Once Upon A Time / Someone Somewhere In Summertime / See The Lights / All The Things She Said / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Let It All Come Down / Ghostdancing
Encore: Speed Your Love To Me / Alive And Kicking / Sanctify Yourself




M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool, UK
16th April 2022
Main Set #1: Act Of Love / I Travel / Celebrate / Glittering Prize / Promised You A Miracle / Book Of Brilliant Things / Hunter And The Hunted / Love Song / Belfast Child
Main Set #2: Theme For Great Cities / Dolphins / Waterfront / She's A River / Once Upon A Time / Someone Somewhere In Summertime / See The Lights / All The Things She Said / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Let It All Come Down / Ghostdancing
Encore: Speed Your Love To Me / Alive And Kicking / Sanctify Yourself

"We'll say goodbye to the UK tonight in Liverpool! (Going on stage at 7:45) The reaction to the tour over these last weeks has been nothing less than mesmerizing - and not something we are likely to forget. Ever! A huge thanks then to all of our fans. Those who were seeing us for the first time and of course those who have followed us through the years and decades We are already looking forward to returning for a few summer shows. Hope to see you there... Thank you all again!" - Jim, 16th April 2022

"Simple Minds have had innumerable great gigs over the years in Liverpool. Last night (possibly) topped them all. What a great way to say goodbye to the UK! Thanks to all who came to see us. Moving on to Dublin - where we also have had innumerable great gigs over many years. Looking forward to seeing all our Irish fans tonight!" - Jim, 17th April 2022




3 Arena, Dublin, Ireland
17th April 2022
Main Set #1: Act Of Love / I Travel / Celebrate / Glittering Prize / Promised You A Miracle / Book Of Brilliant Things / Hunter And The Hunted / Love Song / Belfast Child
Main Set #2: Theme For Great Cities / Dolphins / Waterfront / She's A River / Once Upon A Time / Someone Somewhere In Summertime / See The Lights / All The Things She Said / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Let It All Come Down / Ghostdancing
Encore: Speed Your Love To Me / Alive And Kicking / Sanctify Yourself

"For thousands of our Irish fans who were there, Croke Park 1985 lives on in their memories all these years later. Likewise many of those under the roof at SIMPLE MINDS LIVE DUBLIN LAST NIGHT - almost 40 years later... I suspect the memory of that might also last for quite some time. For me the memory of both will last forever! Thanks to all who saw Simple Minds play in Ireland last night." - Jim, 18th April 2022




Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
19th April 2022
Main Set #1: Act Of Love / I Travel / Celebrate / Glittering Prize / Promised You A Miracle / Book Of Brilliant Things / Hunter And The Hunted / Love Song / Belfast Child
Main Set #2: Theme For Great Cities / Dolphins / Waterfront / She's A River / Once Upon A Time / Someone Somewhere In Summertime / See The Lights / All The Things She Said / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Let It All Come Down / Ghostdancing
Encore: Speed Your Love To Me / Alive And Kicking / Sanctify Yourself

Many thanks to Martin for all the pictures.

"Simple Minds will play to over 15,000 people tonight in Amsterdam's Ziggo Dome. Amazing, especially when considering that there were less than 15 people in total at our very first gig in Amsterdam in 1980 - playing in the tiny Melkweg club. Regardless of how few people were there on that night, those that were encouraged us immensely, and from then on Simple Minds' Dutch fans have never let us down. For that our gratitude knows no end! Expect 100 percent effort from us tonight. Heart and soul!" - Jim, 19th April 2022




Sportpaleis, Antwerp, Belgium
20th April 2022
Main Set #1: Act Of Love / I Travel / Celebrate / Glittering Prize / Promised You A Miracle / Book Of Brilliant Things / Hunter And The Hunted / Love Song / Belfast Child
Main Set #2: Theme For Great Cities / Dolphins / Waterfront / She's A River / Once Upon A Time / Someone Somewhere In Summertime / See The Lights / All The Things She Said / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Let It All Come Down / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84)
Encore: Speed Your Love To Me / Alive And Kicking / Sanctify Yourself

"Performing in front of 19,000 people in ANTWERP means that Simple Minds will break one of their own records tonight. Hard to imagine that 41 years on from our first ever club gig in BELGIUM, we are set to play to the biggest "in door" audience of our careers. A humbling reality and for that we say a huge thanks in advance to all who are coming to the SPORTPALEIS this evening. A similar huge thanks also to all of the 15,000+ who helped 'take the roof off' in Amsterdam Ziggo last night. Hours later - we're still on a high." - Jim, 20th April 2022

"No words to describe how great we were made to feel by the audience in Antwerp last night! But we were ECSTATICALLY happy afterwards - as we have been after every show on this tour. Once again we say thanks to all who have come to see Simple Minds. Next up is...HAMBURG tonight!" - Jim, 21st April 2022




Barclaycard Arena, Hamburg, Germany
21st April 2022
Main Set #1: Act Of Love / I Travel / Celebrate / Glittering Prize / Promised You A Miracle / Book Of Brilliant Things / Hunter And The Hunted / Love Song / Belfast Child
Main Set #2: Theme For Great Cities / Dolphins / Waterfront / She's A River / Once Upon A Time / Someone Somewhere In Summertime / See The Lights / All The Things She Said / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Let It All Come Down / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84)
Encore: Speed Your Love To Me / Alive And Kicking / Sanctify Yourself

Many thansk to Karsten Kruse for the set-list and the photos. Although the set-list shows Ghostdancing they played New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) on the night.

"After Hamburg last night (thanks to all who came to the show) we get a bit of a break over the next couple of days before popping up in Portugal (Porto) on Sunday night followed by Lisbon on Monday." - Jim, 22nd April 2022




Coleseum, Porto, Portugal
24st April 2022
Main Set #1: Act Of Love / I Travel / Celebrate / Glittering Prize / Promised You A Miracle / Book Of Brilliant Things / Let There Be Love / Love Song / Belfast Child
Main Set #2: Theme For Great Cities / Dolphins / Waterfront / She's A River / Once Upon A Time / Someone Somewhere In Summertime / See The Lights / All The Things She Said / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Let It All Come Down / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84)
Encore: Speed Your Love To Me / Alive And Kicking / Sanctify Yourself

"It was more than 40 years ago that Simple Minds first performed in Portugal - then opening for 'our mentor' Peter Gabriel. Still young men at that time, we had no idea what would be 'coming down the road' for us as the future unfolded and our story evolved in unimaginable ways. But here we are thousands of gigs later, in a very different world, still doing what we always did - playing live music aiming to give our best every single night we go on stage - as we will tonight in Porto followed by Lisbon tomorrow. Everything changes with time but the essence and the goal of Simple Minds of becoming one of the world's great live bands - stays the same. Same as it ever was! Hope to see you out there somewhere!" - Jim, 24th April 2022




Campo Pequeno Bullring, Lisbon, Portugal
25th April 2022
Main Set #1: Act Of Love / I Travel / Celebrate / Glittering Prize / Promised You A Miracle / Book Of Brilliant Things / Let There Be Love / Love Song / Belfast Child
Main Set #2: Theme For Great Cities / Real Life / Waterfront / She's A River / Once Upon A Time / Someone Somewhere In Summertime / See The Lights / All The Things She Said / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Let It All Come Down / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84)
Encore: Speed Your Love To Me / Alive And Kicking / Sanctify Yourself

"'The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.' It was decades ago that the thought first entered my head that maybe I was born to do what I do... be the frontman of a rock back. But not just 'any old rock band!!' Thanks to all for making us feel special in Porto last night. 'Incredible' is not enough to describe the atmosphere. Band and audience on fire! Can't wait for Lisbon tonight!" - Jim, 25th April 2022




MHP Arena, Ludwigsburg, Germany
28th April 2022
Main Set #1: Act Of Love / I Travel / Celebrate / Glittering Prize / Promised You A Miracle / Book Of Brilliant Things / Hypnotised / Love Song / Belfast Child
Main Set #2: Theme For Great Cities / Dolphins / Waterfront / She's A River / Once Upon A Time / Someone Somewhere In Summertime / See The Lights / All The Things She Said / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Let It All Come Down / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84)
Encore: Speed Your Love To Me / Alive And Kicking / Sanctify Yourself

"Back in Germany. Picking up from where we left off in Hamburg last week - it feels good to be back in 'sunny' Germany! Simple Minds play Ludwigsburg MHP Arena tonight, followed by Erfurt, Thuringenhalle, tomorrow. Koln (Sunday) always brings back cherished memories of touring in our very early days." - Jim, 28th April 2022




Thuringenhalle, Erfurt, Germany
29th April 2022
Main Set #1: Act Of Love / I Travel / Celebrate / Glittering Prize / Promised You A Miracle / Book Of Brilliant Things / Hypnotised / Love Song / Belfast Child
Main Set #2: Theme For Great Cities / Dolphins / Waterfront / She's A River / Once Upon A Time / Someone Somewhere In Summertime / See The Lights / All The Things She Said / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Let It All Come Down / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84)
Encore: Speed Your Love To Me / Alive And Kicking / Sanctify Yourself

"Something you are born with! Artists create their own worlds. Should you be at Thuringenhalle in Erfurt, Germany tonight, you will come across a stage full of artists living their lives by doing just that - including singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Berenice Scott on tour with Simple Minds. 'You don't learn how to be an artist by going to school. It's something you're born with. It's about observing the world - but laying down your own truth.' - Bob Lefsetz" - Jim, 29th April 2022

"We are not special... we're made to feel as though we are, and of course that's a wonderful feeling to experience. But we're not special! Yes, we work our 'socks off' every time we go on stage. And yes, we don't know how to perform without giving 100% of ourselves. But the world is full of people who give their all at work every single day. And that includes all who work with us currently on this tour - from the technicians to the bus and truck drivers, including caterers and production personnel. We would be useless without the sacrifices that they make on our behalf. We are however especially lucky within the recognition that we get from the audience every night. Erfurt, Germany, was certainly the hottest and sweatiest of the tour so far. And the audience? Well, they were out of this world. Special!" - Jim, 30th April 2022




Palladium, Cologne, Germany
1st May 2022




Zenith Arena, Lille, France
2nd May 2022

"Simple Minds are excitedly looking forward to performing in France. Beginning tonight in Lille, followed by Bordeaux, Lyon, and then Paris. But first we say thanks to all for the last three shows in Germany... Each one a great experience for all of us on stage!" - Jim, 2nd May 2022




Heinrich Lades Halle, Erlangen, Germany
2th May 2022




Arkea Arena, Bordeaux, France
3rd May 2022




Halle Tony Garnier, Lyon, France
5th May 2022




La Seine Musicale, Paris, France
6th May 2022




Columbiahalle, Berlin, Germany
8th May 2022




Lokschuppen, Bielefeld, Germany
9th May 2022




Swiss Life Hall, Hannover, Germany
10th May 2022




Halle Munsterland, Munster, Germany
11th May 2022




Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland
14th May 2022




Oberschwabenhalle, Ravensburg, Germany
15th May 2022




Saarlandhalle, Saarbrucken, Germany
16th May 2022




Stadthalle, Offenbach, Germany
17th May 2022




Sparkassen Halle, Aurich, Germany
19th May 2022




MCH Herning Kongrescenter, Herning, Denmark
May 20th 2022




K.B. Hallen, Copenhagen, Denmark
21st May 2022




Pier 2, Bremen, Germany
24th May 2022




Sick-Arena, Freiburg, Germany
27th May 2022




Nocturne, Blenheim Palace, Oxford, UK
18th June 2022
Support: Deacon Blue
Support: Caezar




Coleseum, Porto, Portugal
21st June 2022
This was the original 2022 date - the concert was moved forward to April 2022.




Campo Pequeno Bullring, Lisbon, Portugal
22nd June 2022
This was the original 2022 date - the concert was moved back to April 2022.




Espacio Delicias, Madrid, Spain
22nd June 2022
This show was originally going to take place at the Wizink Centre in June 2021.




Retro C Trop Festival, Tilloloy, France
26th June 2022




Rockhal, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
27th June 2022




Salle Metropole, Lausanne, Switzerland
28th June 2022




SRC Salata, Zagreb, Croatia
30th June 2022




Tollwood Sommerfestival, Spiridon-Louis-Ring, Olympiapark Süd München, Germany
1st July 2022




Festival Cognac Blues Passions, Cognac, France
9th July 2022




Teatro Antico di Taormina, Taormina, Italy
12th July 2022

"To have seen Italy without having seen Sicily, is not to have seen Italy at all" Wrote Johann Wolfgang von Goethe in his memoir 'Italian Journey.' (1817)

"That memoir became one of the world's first ever travel books, and unlike some of my teenage colleagues who were in awe with science fiction writing, from a young age I always seemed to be more drawn to travel literature."

"It was through reading that I could travel in my mind. Absorbing stories and experiences from those talented enough to paint pictures with words, I still like to listen to people's travel stories, and we all have them."

"Longtime friend and fan of Simple Minds, Antonio Chemi, tells a nice story about travelling all the way from Sicily to Rome, in February 1986. Not yet 16 and already passionate about Simple Minds' music, Antonio harangued his parents for approval to attend Simple Minds' (now legendary) gigs at Paleaur, in Rome."

"Chemi's (over protective) father, Giovanni, although initially negative with regards to the idea of his son travelling alone from a small provincial town to the big city, finally relented after observing just how much the chance to see Simple Minds meant to his son."

"There would be one catch however? Antonio would only be allowed to make the 750 km train journey on the condition that Giovanni - who had no interest in Simple Minds, or any kind of rock music whatsoever - accompanied him to the concert, and would remain next to him throughout with a watchful eye."

"Although not exactly what Antonio had in mind, from that scenario a beautiful tale begins. A tale best told by Antonio as he reminisces still excited today at the memory of coming across other other young Sicilians en route to Rome by train to see Simple Minds."

"Hopefully you'll be able to hear more of that story in the near future, since in someways what unfolded would later influence the story of my life. It also influenced what I consider to be the 'rebirth of Simple Minds.' Meanwhile, Antonio will only have to walk few minutes from his house to see Simple Minds perform in Taormina, Sicily, this coming July. No over night train journeys this time. And if he leaves the windows open, he (and the rest of the town) will be able to hear every note from our afternoon soundcheck as we prepare nearby for our show at the incomparable Teatro Greco." - Jim, 19th February 2020




Teatro D'Annunzio, Pescara, Italy
14th July 2022




Pistoia Blues, Pistoia, Italy
15th July 2022




Auditorium Parco della Musica, Rome, Italy
17th July 2022




Arena di Verona, Verona, Italy
18th July 2022




Jazzaldia, Keler Gunea, San Sebastián, Spain
20th July 2022




Coliseum A Coruña, A Coruña, Spain
27th July 2022




Starlite, Marbellam, Spain
29th July 2022




Tio Pepe Festival, Jerez, Spain
31st July 2022




Monte Carlo Sporting Summer Festival, Monte Carlo, Monaco
3rd August 2022




Nieuwpoort Beach Festival, Nieuwpoort, Belgium
6th August 2022




Custom House Square, Belfast, UK
9th August 2022




Audley End House, Saffron Walden, UK
11th August 2022
Support: Big Country
Support: Hue And Cry
Support: Joanna Eden Band
Support: Caezar




Summer Sessions, Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh, UK
12th August 2022




Summer Sessions, Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh, UK
13th August 2022

"We can think of no better way to bring our upcoming UK/European Tour to a climax than performing not one – but now two shows at Princess Street Gardens, Edinburgh. Maximising on that rare opportunity, we aim to make the additional show even more special for our fans by playing in full a one-off performance on Saturday 13th August of our career landmark New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) plus our greatest hits. All profits from that show will go to UNICEF – FOR CHILDREN IN UKRAINE." - Simple Minds




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