Simple Minds announce new album ‘Big Music’
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.
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’.
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.
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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