Simple Minds announce UK tour with special guests OMD
Hailed as one of the best "live" rock'n'roll bands in the world, Simple Minds are pleased to announce the UK leg of their forthcoming "Graffiti Soul" World Tour. The UK concerts will take in seven dates, and will dovetail the highly anticipated release of Simple Minds' 15th studio album "Graffiti Soul", released on May 25th. Very special guests will be "OMD". "Particularly in these times it is vitally important for us to give as much value to our audience as possible," says Jim Kerr, lead singer and founding member of Simple Minds. "Playing a full set of hits and other surprises, I know that OMD will contribute so much towards making each of these shows into memorable events!" Between them both, Simple Minds and OMD have sold 75 million albums worldwide as well as chalking up over 40 hit singles. Tickets for the UK will go on sale at 9am on Friday April 24th by calling the National Credit Card Hotline: 0871 424 4444, or book online at www.ticketline.co.uk . Dates include Newcastle Metro Arena (Nov 30), Birmingham LG Arena (Dec 2), Manchester MEN Arena (Dec 3), Sheffield Arena (Dec 5), Cardiff International Arena (Dec 6), London Wembley Arena (Dec 7) and Glasgow SECC (Dec 11). "We are very excited to announce the UK leg of the Graffiti Soul tour," says Kerr. "Graffiti Soul is one of our most powerful albums to date. The new songs have an undeniable rock and roll edge and immediacy to them and we can't wait to perform them live!"