19 March 2013

SIMPLE MINDS ‘GREATEST HITS UK TOUR’ NOVEMBER DATES ANNOUNCED

SIMPLE MINDS
Plus very special guests Ultravox

 

GREATEST HITS UK TOUR’

NOVEMBER ARENA DATES ANNOUNCED

 

‘CELEBRATE -THE GREATEST HITS +’

ALBUM RELEASED MONDAY 25th MARCH

 

“Once upon a time Simple Minds were a great band, don’t let anybody tell you otherwise.” 4/5 live review, Daily Telegraph

 “Simple Minds are suddenly alive and kicking again.” 4/5 live review, Guardian

“It’s official, Simple Minds are cool again.” Metro

 

Simple Minds will embark on four special arena shows in November including The Hydro, Glasgow and with be joined by very special guests Ultravox.

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. The band will release their ‘Celebrate – Greatest Hits +” on 25th March.

Simple Minds are also arguably one of the best live bands in the world and over a thirty year career have been responsible for some of the most innovative and enduring anthems in rock music.  

Meanwhile Ultravox 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.

Emerging from the new wave and electro scenes of the late 70’s, Ultravox fashioned a form of electronic rock music that was uniquely powerful and delivered massive hits through the 1980’s such as ‘Hymn’, ‘Dancing With Tears In My Eyes’, ‘The Voice’, ‘Reap The Wild Wind’, ‘Love’s Great Adventure’, ‘We Came To Dance’ and of course the timeless and atmospheric ‘Vienna’.

Ultravox’s latest album not only shows what a prescient reminder of how great this reborn band are, but is an exciting and vital addition to an extraordinary catalogue of music which today sounds more current and influential than ever.

Expect to hear songs from both bands extensive back catalogues including ‘Alive and Kicking’, ‘Don’t You (Forget About Me)’, ‘Waterfront’, ‘Vienna’ and more.

SIMPLE MINDS GREATEST HITS TOUR

Plus very special guests ULTRAVOX

NOVEMBER

Wed 27                       GLASGOW HYDRO                             0844 499 9990

On sale Friday 22nd March @ 9.30 am from here