Simple Minds

Simple Minds



Simple Minds is a Scottish rock band, formed in Glasgow in 1977. They are one of most commercially successful Scottish bands ever, having achieved five UK number one albums during their career and sold over 70 million records worldwide.[4] Despite various personnel changes, they continue to record and tour.

The band scored a string of hit singles, becoming best known internationally for their 1985 hit "Don't You (Forget About Me)" (UK #7, US #1, CAN #1), from the soundtrack of the film The Breakfast Club. Their other more prominent hits include "Alive and Kicking" (UK #7, US #3, Canada #3) and "Belfast Child" (UK #1, Ireland #1, Netherlands #1). In 2016, they won the British Academy's Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Song Collection.[5]

The core of the band is the two remaining founding members, Jim Kerr (vocals, songwriting) and Charlie Burchill (guitars, keyboards after 1990, other instruments, songwriting). The other current band members are Ged Grimes (bass guitar), Sarah Brown (vocals), Gordy Goudie (guitar), Cherisse Osei (drums) and Catherine AD (vocals, keyboards, guitar). Former members include bass guitarist Derek Forbes, keyboardists Mick MacNeil and Andy Gillespie, drummers Brian McGee and Mel Gaynor (who first joined the band in 1982).



Magic is a song by musical group Simple Minds, released on January 4, 2018.
Simple Minds
Sparkle in the Rain
Sparkle in the Rain is the sixth studio album by Scottish rock band Simple Minds, released in February 1984 by record label Virgin in the UK and A&M in the US.A breakthrough commercial success for the band, the record peaked at number 1 in the UK Albums Chart on 18 February 1984, and reached the top 20 in numerous other countries around the world, including New Zealand, Netherlands, Sweden, Canada, Switzerland, Germany, Norway, and Australia.
Don't You
"Don't You (Forget About Me)" is a 1985 pop song performed by Scottish rock band Simple Minds.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
February 13, 2018
Albert Hall
Manchester, United Kingdom
February 14, 2018
London, United Kingdom
February 15, 2018
Salle Pleyel
Paris, France
February 17, 2018
Ancienne Belgique
Brussels, Belgium
February 18, 2018
Paradiso Grote Zaal
Amsterdam, Netherlands
February 19, 2018
Vesterbro, Denmark
February 20, 2018
Salle Pleyel
Paris, France
February 27, 2018
Garon Park
Southend-On-Sea, United Kingdom
May 27, 2018
Aix Les Bains, France
July 13, 2018
Carcassonne, France
July 20, 2018
Karlsruhe, Germany
July 21, 2018
Kunst!Rasen Bonn/Gronau
Bonn, Germany
July 25, 2018
Norderney, Germany
July 26, 2018
Zitadelle Mainz
Mainz, Germany
July 27, 2018
Meersburg, Germany
August 1, 2018
Kent Event Centre
Maidstone, United Kingdom
August 4, 2018
Cyfarthfa Castle
Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
August 5, 2018
AJ Bell Stadium
Manchester, United Kingdom
August 10, 2018
Butts Park Arena
Coventry, United Kingdom
August 18, 2018
Durham County Cricket Club
Durham, United Kingdom
August 19, 2018
Riverside Park
Newark, United Kingdom
August 25, 2018
Castle Park
Colchester, United Kingdom
August 26, 2018
Trent Country Park
Barnet, United Kingdom
August 27, 2018
Lydiard Park
Swindon, United Kingdom
August 31, 2018
South of England Event Centre
West Sussex, United Kingdom
September 1, 2018
Taunton Racecourse
Somerset, United Kingdom
September 2, 2018
Northern Meeting Park
Inverness, United Kingdom
September 8, 2018
Dundee, United Kingdom
September 9, 2018

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