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Simple Minds announce November hits tour with Ultravox

Simple Minds

Story by Jack Foley

SIMPLE Minds have announced plans for four special arena shows in November, including The O2 London. They will be joined by very special guests Ultravox.

The band will release their Celebrate – Greatest Hits + on March 25 and the UK dates will be in support of this release.

Simple Minds are one of the UK’s most successful rock groups to date. Having topped America’s Billboard chart, the Glasgow band have achieved six No.1 albums in the UK as well hitting the top spot in countless other territories including Germany, Italy, France, Spain, Australia and New Zealand.

Simple Minds are Jim Kerr, Charlie Burchill, Mel Gaynor, Andy Gillespie and Ged Grimes.

Ultravox, meanwhile, returned last year with Brilliant, their first studio album in 28 years featuring the classic line-up Midge Ure, Billy Currie, Chris Cross and Warren Cann.

The tour dates are (all November 2013)

27 – Glasgow Hydro
28 – Manchester Arena
29 – Birmingham NIA
30 – London O2 Arena

Tickets for the arena tour dates go on sale on Friday, March 22 at 9.30am.