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Simple Minds are a Scottish pop and rock band that achieved their greatest worldwide popularity from the mid-80s to the early 90s, still playing to a massive fan-following today. The group, from the South Side of Glasgow, has produced a set of critically acclaimed albums in the early 80s. It also has secured a string of successful hit singles, the best known being their #1 worldwide hit single "Don't You (Forget About Me)", from the soundtrack of the John Hughes movie The Breakfast Club and their worldwide hit single "Alive and Kicking". The band has sold more than 40 million albums since 1979, breaking to the U.K. Top 40 chart a full 24 times. Founding members Jim Kerr (vocals) and Charlie Burchill (guitar, keyboards), along with drummer Mel Gaynor, are the core of the band. It also currently features Andy Gillespie on keyboards and Ged Grimes on bass guitar. Formed in late 1977 from the ashes of punk rock group Johnny & the Self Abusers (which had only created one single), Simple Minds initially signed to Arista, who recorded and released their first three albums. As the the Self-Abusers, they had had a very raw and unpolished sound, playing their first gig in a Glasgow bar on Easter Monday in 1977. “When we were onstage it was mayhem,” Kerr later said. “No one could play a note. It was just white noise... took us about six months to become serious about it.” The musical changes Simple Minds went through in these first three albums shows how diverse their song range is. Tracks to compare would be "Chelsea Girl", their first single with hints of Johnny and the Self Abusers that was inspired by Andy Warhol's pop art, and "I Travel", an almost disco sounding track, with "Someone", a loose yet energetic rock track that could have fit alongside the power pop bands at the Top of the Pops. The group grew major influence from the glam rock and post-punk ethos around them, particularly from the band's hero David Bowie. Virgin Records saw the potential in the band and in 1981 signed them up. The first Virgin Records release, Sons And Fascination/Sister Feelings Call, was a double album. Yet it was later released as two single albums: Sons and Fascination and Sister Feelings Call. Their fan-base in the U.K. grew, but they couldn't quite break into the mainstream yet. In September 1981, founding drummer Brian McGee left the band, to be replaced by Gaynor. They first found notable success with New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84), which is still regarded as their best album by some fans. Moving into a more melodic rock sound, Billboard magazine later called the release "a creative peak", and the 1982 album gave Simple Minds a top three U.K. chart slot. Irish rock group U2 took major influence from the band, particularly the aforementioned album, and they became often compared as friendly rivals from about this point on. Soon afterwards, the band garnered great commercial success in Europe and their native U.K. since then (in the 80s and early 90s they sold 30 million albums worldwide). In the United States, however, they had a hard time reaching the popular pop audience. They finally smashed into the States with "Don't You (Forget About Me)", a new wave gem that was used in the soundtrack to the John Hughes coming-of-age film The Breakfast Club and went to number one. Ironically it is one of few songs recorded by the band that they didn't write themselves. Producer and composer Keith Forsey was such a devoted fan of the band and so fixated on the notion of them recording his tune that he flew to London to persuade them to do so, with them acceding mostly based on their budding personal friendship with Foresey. In 1985, the arena rock fueled album Once Upon a Time yielded a string of worldwide hit singles such as "Alive and Kicking", "Sanctify Yourself", and "Ghostdancing" All this ead to playing bigger arenas and supporting Amnesty International with donations from record sales. "Alive and Kicking" in particular became something of a signature song of the band, it reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the U.S. and garnered airplay all over Europe Still, the pressures of touring and recording took their toll. Frontman Kerr later remarked, "Looking back now, at the end of the '80s, one of the things we didn’t have was endless energy. That was 13 years of nonstop recording, writing, rehearsing, touring. The wheels were staring to come off". Though the popularity of the band waned, with personnel changes leading to fan division, they kept on with their arena-ready sound and managed sporadic chart success. Critical reviews also favored the band. Jim Kerr and Charlie Burchill remain the core of the band to this day, with Andy Gillespie (keyboards), Mel Gaynor (drums) and Eddie Duffy (bass) supporting. Other members of the band are Michael MacNeil (keyboards), Derek Forbes (Bass), and John Giblin (Bass). They have maintained a strong fan-base world-wide, and their somewhat more recent album Black and White 050505 received critical acclaim on its release in September 2005, although it did not secure a release in the U.S. The band embarked on a U.K.-wide arena tour towards the end of 2008 to celebrate 30 years as a band. This was considered a great success. Their latest studio album, Graffiti Soul, was released on 25 May 2009. With praise appearing in publications such as Mojo magazine and the All Music Guide, the release became something of a comeback album, with it reaching the top 40 album charts in several nations. Fans also acclaimed the work. Group frontman Jim Kerr is notable outside of the music arena today for his opening of a Hotel Villa Angela in Taormina, Sicily and his public support for the Celtic FC football team. He also was famously married to rock star Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders in 1984 (divorced 1992). They have one child, Yasmin Paris Kerr (1985). He was subsequently married to actress Patsy Kensit in 1992 (divorced, 1996) with whom he had a son, James Kerr (born, 1993). Discography: Life in a Day - 1979 Reel to Real Cacophony - 1979 Empires and Dance - 1980 Sons And Fascination/Sister Feelings Call - 1981 Sons and Fascination - 1981 Sister Feelings Call - 1981 Celebration - 1982 New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84) - 1982 Sparkle in the Rain - 1984 Once Upon a Time - 1985 Live in the City of Light - 1987 Street Fighting Years - 1989 Real Life - 1991 Glittering Prize 81/92 - 1992 Good News From the Next World - 1995 Neapolis - 1998 Neon Lights - 2001 The Best of Simple Minds - 2001 Cry - 2002 Early Gold - 2003 Black and White 050505 - 2005 Black and White Live - 2006 Graffiti Soul - 2009 Icon - 2013 Big Music - 2014 Acoustic - 2016 Walk Between Worlds - 2018 Read more on User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.


Geplande optredens van Simple Minds

DatumLocatiePlaats en land
Thu, 24-06-2021WiZink CenterMadrid, Spain
Mon, 28-06-2021RockhalEsch-sur-alzette, Luxembourg
Tue, 29-06-2021Métropole LausanneLausanne, Switzerland
Sat, 03-07-2021Les Eurockéennes 2021Belfort, France
Tue, 06-07-2021Sports - recreation center SalataZagreb, Croatia
Thu, 08-07-2021Les Déferlantes Sud de France 2021Argelès-sur-mer, France
Fri, 09-07-2021Musilac FestivalAix-les-bains, France
Sun, 11-07-2021Festival Pause Guitare 2021Albi, France
Fri, 30-07-2021Bodega Tio PepeJerez De La Frontera, Spain
Sun, 15-08-2021Princes Street GardensEdinburgh, United Kingdom
Mon, 23-08-2021Custom House SquareBelfast, United Kingdom
Thu, 02-12-2021Kings Park and Botanic GardenPerth, Australia
Sat, 04-12-2021Rochford Wines Yarra ValleyColdstream, Australia
Tue, 07-12-2021Margaret Court ArenaMelbourne, Australia
Thu, 09-12-2021First State Super TheatreSydney, Australia
Sat, 11-12-2021Hunter ValleyBimbadeen, Australia
Sun, 12-12-2021Sirromet WinesMount Cotton, Australia
Wed, 15-12-2021Horncastle ArenaChristchurch, New Zealand
Fri, 17-12-2021TSB ArenaWellington, New Zealand
Sat, 18-12-2021Villa Maria EstateMangere, New Zealand
Wed, 02-03-2022K.B. HallenFrederiksberg, Denmark
Thu, 03-03-2022KongrescenterHerning, Denmark
Sat, 05-03-2022Lokschuppen BielefeldBielefeld, Germany
Mon, 07-03-2022Zénith de LilleLille, France
Tue, 08-03-2022La Seine MusicaleBoulogne-billancourt, France
Wed, 09-03-2022ARKEA ARENAFloirac, France
Fri, 11-03-2022MHP ArenaLudwigsburg, Germany
Sat, 12-03-2022Stadthalle OffenbachOffenbach Am Main, Germany
Sun, 13-03-2022Messe und Congress Centrum Halle MünsterlandMünster, Germany
Mon, 14-03-2022Heinrich-Lades-HalleErlangen, Germany
Wed, 16-03-2022Halle Tony GarnierLyon, France
Thu, 17-03-2022Musikklub in der Sick-ArenaFreiburg, Germany
Fri, 18-03-2022Palladium CologneCologne, Germany
Sat, 19-03-2022Thüringen-HalleErfurt, Germany
Mon, 21-03-2022ColumbiahalleBerlin, Germany
Tue, 22-03-2022Pier 2Bremen, Germany
Wed, 23-03-2022Swiss Life HallHannover, Germany
Fri, 25-03-2022HallenstadionZürich, Switzerland
Sun, 27-03-2022Sparkassen-ArenaAurich, Germany
Mon, 28-03-2022SaarlandhalleSaarbrücken, Germany
Tue, 29-03-2022OberschwabenKLUBRavensburg, Germany
Thu, 31-03-2022The SSE Arena, WembleyLondon, United Kingdom
Fri, 01-04-2022Bournemouth International CentreBournemouth, United Kingdom
Sun, 03-04-2022The Brighton CentreBrighton, United Kingdom
Tue, 05-04-2022P&J LiveAberdeen, United Kingdom
Wed, 06-04-2022SSE HydroGlasgow, United Kingdom
Thu, 07-04-2022Resorts World ArenaBirmingham, United Kingdom
Sat, 09-04-2022First Direct ArenaLeeds, United Kingdom
Sun, 10-04-2022Metro Radio ArenaNewcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Tue, 12-04-2022Motorpoint Arena NottinghamNottingham, United Kingdom
Thu, 14-04-2022Motorpoint Arena CardiffCardiff, United Kingdom
Fri, 15-04-2022Bonus ArenaKingston Upon Hull, United Kingdom
Sat, 16-04-2022M&S Bank ArenaLiverpool, United Kingdom
Sun, 17-04-20223ArenaDublin, Ireland
Tue, 19-04-2022Ziggo DomeAmsterdam, Netherlands
Wed, 20-04-2022SportpaleisWilrijk, Belgium
Thu, 21-04-2022Barclaycard ArenaHamburg, Germany
Sat, 18-06-2022Blenheim PalaceWoodstock, United Kingdom
Tue, 21-06-2022Porto ColiseumPorto, Portugal
Wed, 22-06-2022Cinema City Campo PequenoLisboa, Portugal
Sun, 26-06-2022Château de TilloloyTilloloy, France
Sat, 09-07-2022Festival Cognac Blues PassionCognac, France
Tue, 12-07-2022Teatro Antico di TaorminaTaormina, Italy
Thu, 14-07-2022Teatro D'Annunzio di PescaraPescara, Italy
Fri, 15-07-2022Pistoia Blues FestivalPistoia, Italy
Sun, 17-07-2022Auditorium Parco della MusicaRoma, Italy
Mon, 18-07-2022Arena di VeronaVerona, Italy
Fri, 29-07-2022Starlite MarbellaMarbella, Spain

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