As part of their monumental '40 Years Of Hits Tour', Scottish rock outfit Simple Minds are making their much-awaited New Zealand comeback in December 2021. The group will be performing two headline shows in Christchurch and Wellington, preceding their special A Day On The Green concert in Auckland. Before their NZ dates though, they will first be winding up events happening in Australia. They'll be playing indoor shows in Melbourne and Sydney as well as winery shows in Perth, Yarra Valley, Hunter Valley and Brisbane for A Day On the Green.
Simple Minds are touring in celebration of '40: The Best Of – 1979–2019'—a brand new 40-song collection marking their 40th anniversary. The compilation features a cover of Scottish singer-songwriter King Creosote's 'For One Night Only'.
Australia gave Simple Minds their first hit single in 'Love Song', and their first gold album 'New Gold Dream'. A string of awards and more unforgettable hits followed, including 'Promised You A Miracle', 'Let There Be Love', 'Alive and Kicking', 'Sanctify Yourself', 'Belfast Child' and the truly iconic 'Don't You (Forget About Me)'—a song recorded for the unforgettable John Hughes film 'The Breakfast Club'.
Since their debut, Simple Minds have gone on to sell more than 60 million albums over the last four decades—taking their rightful place as one of the great bands of their generation. Riding the wave of the post-punk era and taking cues from art-rock and early dance music, they deployed rousing choruses and booming atmospherics to provide a soundtrack that endures around the world today.
Joining them at all shows are acclaimed avant-garde group Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark (OMD). Also celebrating their 40th anniversary, they'll bring hits like 'If You Leave', famous for soundtracking iconic teen film 'Pretty In Pink', anti-war song 'Enola Gay', and other classics like 'Souvenir', 'Electricity', and 'So In Love'.
Don't miss out on your chance to witness Simple Minds' tour de force performances live next year!