Simple Minds  have announced details of  Big Music, their first studio album of new material in five years – released on November 3rd through Caroline International.

The Scottish group are also heading out on the road for a mammoth Spring tour in  2015 where they plan to play a set of greatest hits and tracks from the new album.

Jim Kerr and Charlie Burchill will be joined on the Big Music tour by drummer Mel Gaynor, keyboardist Andy Gillespie, Ged Grimes and backing vocalists are provided by Sarah Brown and Catherine AD.

 

Big Music Packshot

 

The first single from the new album, Honest Town, was a co-write with Iain Cook of Chvrches and is described as ‘a dream-like travelogue through Kerr’s childhood stomping grounds on Glasgow’s South Side’.

 

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The formats on offer include a standard CD,  a limited edition deluxe box set that features 2 CDs, a DVD, a poster and a booklet. For vinyl junkies there’s also  a limited edition double vinyl on offer in wide-spined sleeve with printed inner sleeves.

 

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The 2015 tour dates are as follows:

FRI 27 MARCH GRIMSBY AUDITORIUM

SAT 28 MARCH LLANDUDNO VENUE CYMRU ARENA

MON 30 MARCH STOKE VICTORIA HALL

TUE 31 MARCH LEICESTER DE MONTFORT HALL

THU 02 APRIL LIVERPOOL EMPIRE THEATRE

FRI 03 APRIL BLACKPOOL OPERA HOUSE

SAT 04 APRIL BRIDLINGTON SPA

MON 06 APRIL NEWCASTLE CITY HALL

TUE 07 APRIL EDINBURGH USHER HALL

WED 08 APRIL PERTH CONCERT HALL

FRI 10 APRIL MANCHESTER O2 APOLLO

SAT 11 APRIL BIRMINGHAM O2 ACADEMY

SUN 12 APRIL SHEFFIELD CITY HALL

TUE 14 APRIL BRIGHTON DOME

WED 15 APRIL PORTSMOUTH GUILDHALL

FRI 17 APRIL PLYMOUTH PAVILIONS

SAT 18 APRIL CARDIFF MOTORPOINT ARENA

SUN 19 APRIL BOURNEMOUTH O2 ACADEMY

TUE 21 APRIL CAMBRIDGE CORN EXCHANGE

WED 22 APRIL NORWICH THE NICK RAYNS LCR UEA

FRI 24 APRIL MARGATE WINTER GARDENS

SAT 25 APRIL SOUTHEND CLIFF PAVILION

SUN 26 APRIL OXFORD NEW THEATRE

TUE 28 APRIL GUILDFORD G LIVE

WED 29 APRIL BRISTOL COLSTON HALL

THU 30 APRIL READING HEXAGON

SAT 02 MAY SWINDON OASIS

SUN 03 MAY NOTTINGHAM ROYAL CONCERT HALL

MON 04 MAY IPSWICH REGENT

 

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