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Simple Minds announce Graffiti Soul UK live dates

Simple Minds, Graffiti Soul

Story by Jack Foley

HAILED as one of the best “live” rock’n’roll bands in the world, Simple Minds are pleased to announce the UK leg of their forthcoming Graffiti Soul World Tour.

The UK concerts will take in seven dates, and will dovetail the highly anticipated release of Simple Minds’ 15th studio album Graffiti Soul, released on May 25. Very special guests will be OMD.

Commenting on the UK dates, Jim Kerr, lead singer and founding member of Simple Minds, said: “Particularly in these times it is vitally important for us to give as much value to our audience as possible.

“Playing a full set of hits and other surprises, I know that OMD will contribute so much towards making each of these shows into memorable events!”

Between them both, Simple Minds and OMD have sold 75 million albums worldwide as well as chalking up over 40 hit singles.

Tickets for the UK will go on sale at 9am on Friday, April 24.

The dates are (all 2009):

30 – Newcastle Metro Arena

2 – Birmingham LG Arena
3 – Manchester MEN Arena
5 – Sheffield Arena
6 – Cardiff International Arena
7 – London Wembley Arena
11 – Glasgow SECC

Adds Kerr: “We are very excited to announce the UK leg of the Graffiti Soul tour. Graffiti Soul is one of our most powerful albums to date.

“The new songs have an undeniable rock and roll edge and immediacy to them and we can’t wait to perform them live!”

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