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Simple Minds announce Acoustic Live tour for 2017

Simple Minds

Story by Jack Foley

TO celebrate Simple Minds new album release, Simple Minds Acoustic, the band will be taking to the road to perform their career spanning collection of songs acoustically for the very first time in May and June 2017.

On Simple Minds Acoustic, the band have found a way of doing the acoustic thing without losing their essence – and a dozen Simple Minds songs loved by millions now sound more organic and even more likely to leave a lasting imprint. The synths are no more – but the Celtic soul remains.

On taking Simple Minds Acoustic on the road Jim Kerr says: “The concert stage is where Simple Minds do their best work, it is where we forged our distinctive live reputation. For that reason we look forward immensely to taking Simple Minds Acoustic out on tour.

“Don’t be fooled by the acoustic tag however! These shows will be as energetic and passionate as ever.”

On what the audience will expect, Jim continued: “With a great live line – up and a set list full of iconic Minds songs, it is bound to be a unique and memorable experience for both band and fans. See you there!”

Simple Minds will be joined by special guest The Anchoress.

The tour dates are (all May and June 2017)

17 – Dundee Caird Hall
18 – Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
19 – Gateshead Sage
21 – Birmingham Symphony Hall
22 – Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
23 – Manchester Bridgewater Hall
25 – Bridlington Spa
26 – Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
27 – London Palladium
29 – Bristol Colston Hall
30 – Cardiff St David’s Hall

1 – Southampton Mayflower
2 – Poole Lighthouse

Tickets for Simple Minds Acoustic go on sale at 10am on Thursday, November 10.

Simple Minds Acoustic will be available on CD, Digital Download and stream from November 11, 2016. The heavyweight vinyl LP will be released on November 25.