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  • rank: 550
  • reviews: 21
  • photos: 1
  • rating: 81.3% (24)

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  • Cornwall Coliseum in St. Austell, UK on Wed, 09 May 1984

  • Simple Minds fan
    Simple Minds fan

    First proper gig. Absolutely loved it!

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  • Lotto Arena in Antwerp, Belgium on Sun, 15 Nov 2015

  • Simple Minds fan
    Simple Minds fan

    Impressed with organisation.travel to and from the venue. Entry and exit well planned
    Of course SM performance excellent. Would attend the venue again.

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  • Bercy in Paris, France on Sun, 16 Feb 1986

  • Lloyd Simcoe
    Lloyd Simcoe

    First concert ever for me, and that was absolutely awesome. Jim Kerr in great form, at a time when "Alive & Kicking" was the hit single following "Don't You Forget About Me". Such a energic concert with a perfect line-up including the chorist. I've always wandered why this was not this show which had been chosen for the live album "In the city of light" (this was the Zenith show later that year in August which was).
    Starting with "Waterfront" followed by "Speed Your Love To Me", the live rendition of each song was different from records, with Charlie Burchill playing great guitars. I recall the fantastic version of "Someone Somewhere In Summertime" and the fact that Jim Kerr was always talking to the audience.
    This has been the event that change my regard to music, making it live, getting so good sensations while going to see live artists. At that time there was no internet, the piracy was on tapes, which awful sound mainly. The artist could live from their music, as everybody who wanted a proper recording actually bought the records. This is why concerts were cheap.First concert ever for me, and that was absolutely awesome. Jim Kerr in great form, at a time when "Alive & Kicking" was the hit single following "Don't You Forget About Me". Such a energy concert with a perfect line-up including the chorist. I've always wandered why this was not this show which had been chosen for the live album "In the city of light" (this was the Zenith show later that year in August which was).
    Starting with "Waterfront" followed by "Speed Your Love To Me", the live renditions of each song was different from records, with Charlie Burchill great guitars. I recall the fantastic version of "Someone Somewhere In Summertime" and the fact that Jim Kerr was always talking to the audience.
    This has been the event that change my regard to music, making it live, getting so good sensations while going to see live artists. At that time there was no internet, the piracy was on tapes, which awful sound mainly. The artist could live from their music, as everybody who wanted a proper recording actually bought the records. This is why concerts were cheap.

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  • Sala Razzmatazz in Barcelona, Spain on Thu, 16 Feb 2012

  • gemmamipi
    gemmamipi

    Setlist:

    1. I Travel
    2. Thirty Frames a Second
    3. Celebrate
    4. Life in a Day
    5. Hunter and the Hunted
    6. Wasteland
    7. This Fear of Gods
    8. Love Song
    9. Pleasantly Disturbed
    10. Room
    Encore:
    11. The American
    12. Calling Your Name
    13. Sons and Fascination
    14. 70 Cities as Love Brings the Fall
    15. Changeling
    16. Factory
    17. Premonition
    18. Scar
    19. Promised You a Miracle
    20. Someone Somewhere in Summertime
    Encore 2:
    21. Theme for Great Cities
    22. Chelsea Girl
    23. Someone
    24. Glittering Prize
    25. New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84)

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  • Regent Theatre in Ipswich, UK on Mon, 04 May 2015

  • Simple Minds fan
    Simple Minds fan

    Awsome gig simple minds are back.2 sets to treat the crowd.a mixture of songs from all the back catalogue. Jim kerr promised much more to come in future if this concert is to go by long may they continue the band also has two very talented lady vocalist and musician which can only enhance futtute albums.big music indeed. !!!

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  • Royal Concert Hall in Nottingham, UK on Sun, 03 May 2015

  • Miss kiwi
    Miss kiwi

    Absolutely fantastic show. X

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  • Hexagon Theatre in Reading, UK on Thu, 30 Apr 2015

  • Simple Minds fan
    Simple Minds fan

    A fantastic evening, venue is perfect and much more personal than the larger concert venues. Sound was amazing although from wher we were sitting the music drowned out Jim's voice on some of the tracks.

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  • Simple Minds fan
    Simple Minds fan

    This was the best concert I have ever been to ( and I have been to 13 Simple Minds concerts now) They just get better and better. Jim was ill but it didn't notice- he was fantastic. Charlie's playing was out of this world. If I could have chosen the songs I would have picked exactly the ones they played. I was in the front row and the sound was perfect . Everything was perfect. The interaction that goes on between the fans and the band is amazing, especially Charlie and Andy ( but not saying it was any different with the others, just I was infront of Charlie and Andy. What a perfect perfect night ....can't wait till the 02 but will miss the intimacy .

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  • Simple Minds fan
    Simple Minds fan

    Fantastic as usual, nice venue, very homely and personal. Set list too was good especially white hot day straight after the break. My one only niggle is the music over powers Jims vocals an Charlie's guitar was sometimes lost, it could be we were seated upstairs in front of the left side of the stage! It would be nice if people in the middle would give their views just for comparison? Roll on November at the O2 Arena.

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  • Guildford G Live in Guildford, UK on Tue, 28 Apr 2015

  • Carol-Anne
    Carol-Anne

    Simply Amazing - Europhic . Was actually standing and right in front of Charlie!

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RatingsView all

  • one of the best: 7
    29%
  • fantastic: 9
    38%
  • great: 5
    21%
  • good: 3
    13%
  • disappointing: 0
    0%
  • bad: 0
    0%
  • should've stayed at home: 0
    0%

Simple Minds tour history

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Simple Minds is a group founded 45 years ago in 1977 in Glasgow, UK.

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