Simple Minds have been responsible for some of the most innovative and enduring anthems in rock music and they are widely regarded as one of the best live bands in the world. Now they release Simple Minds Acoustic on 11 November and are taking to the road to perform their era-defining songs acoustically for the very first time.
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.
On taking Simple Minds Acoustic on the road front man 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!’
Support on the UK tour is provided by Welsh multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and author The Anchoress (aka. Catherine Anne Davies), whose debut album Confessions of a Romance Novelist has been nominated for the forthcoming Welsh Music Prize
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|St. David's Hall
The Hayes, Cardiff