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To celebrate the release of new album ‘Simple Minds Acoustic’ the band are taking to the road to perform their career spanning collection of songs for the very first time and will be joined by special guest The Anchoress.
This follows several years in which the band has gone from strength-to-strength, becoming more relevant than ever; their 2014 album ‘Big Music’ received across the board praise, with MOJO magazine declaring it ‘their best album in 30 years’.
‘Simple Minds Acoustic’ continues the band’s artistic quest with a one-off album release of stripped down and re-imagined songs spanning their eclectic and illustrious career.
As a group who formed in the punk era and found their mojo through a shared love of Bowie, Kraftwerk and electronic dance, Simple Minds are not natural acoustic adventurers, but they have done a remarkable job here, adding fresh nuance to brilliant songs without trampling on sacred memories.
Simple Minds career has seen them be responsible for some of the most innovative and enduring anthems in rock music and are widely regarded as one of the best live bands in the world. On taking ‘Simple Minds Acoustic’ on the road Jim Kerr says:
“The concert stage is where Simple Minds do their best work, it is where we forged our distinctive live reputation. For that reason we look forward immensely to taking Simple Minds Acoustic out on tour. Don’t be fooled by the acoustic tag however! These shows will be as energetic and passionate as ever.”
Gold VIP Package
- Top price seat in the first 8 rows
- Exclusive VIP Tote bag
- Signed photo
- Exclusive limited edition lithograph A3 tour poster
- Collectible laminate + lanyard
- VIP check in desk
7.45pm – 8.15pm – The Anchoress
8.15pm – 8.45pm – Interval
8.45pm – 10.30pm – Simple Minds
Please note timings are subject to change.
Some of the biggest names in music visit the banks of the Tyne this May and June while we also have innovative talks and performances as part of Thinking Digital Arts 2017 & Hexham Gathering returns.
Get ready to put your dancing shoes on as we welcome a stellar line-up for a great night out!