Following the announcement of four shows as part of the Red Hot Summer Tour, today Simple Minds announce five more Australian shows for next February as part of their Global Tour 2024.
In the past decade alone, Simple Minds have played to hundreds of thousands of people around the globe, including their largest US tour to date in 2018. Demand to see the band perform well known hits including ‘Promised You a Miracle’, ‘Glittering Prize’, ‘Someone Somewhere in Summertime’, ‘Waterfront’, ‘Alive and Kicking’, ‘Sanctify Yourself’, ‘Don’t You Forget About Me’ has grown year on year, with the band consistently acclaimed as one of the best live outfits of their generation. Referring to their 2022 Wembley Arena concert The Times newspaper said, “back in fashion and on thrilling form.”
Having sold over 60 million albums, and had number one hits the world over, not only have Simple Minds become a must-see live act, they have rekindled the magic that made them a vital artistic force in their early days and referenced by a slew of younger artists. Their most recent and critically acclaimed album ‘Direction of the Heart’ reached number 4 in the UK album chart and top 10 in multiple territories. Reviewing the album, Mojo described the band’s energy as ‘undiminished’ whilst other critics praised the band’s endurance and consistent creativity.
As already announced, Simple Minds will play Mornington, Rochford Winery, Sandstone and Kings Park as part of the Red Hot Summer Tour. On the same visit to Australia, they will also play five more shows including early and late performances at Sydney Opera House, as well as concerts in Adelaide, Melbourne and Queensland – full details below.
Thereafter, Simple Minds will undertake a 24-date tour of the UK and Europe. Across the whole Global Tour 2024 Simple Minds expect to play to over one million people worldwide.
“Concerts are the life blood of Simple Minds, it’s where we and our audience come alive and energised through music. Four decades on from when we first set out, this global tour will demonstrate that Simple Minds are still alive and kicking!” Jim Kerr
SIMPLE MINDS NEW SHOW DATES
Thursday 8th February 2024
Sydney Opera House, Sydney
(Matinee 6.00pm & Evening 9.00pm)
Tuesday 13th February 2024
Palais Theatre, Melbourne
Wednesday 14th February 2024
Adelaide Entertainment Centre Theatre, Adelaide
Sunday 18th February 2024
The Star Theatre, Gold Coast
General Public on-sale for all shows:
Thursday, 21st September (2.00pm local time)
PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED AUSTRALIAN SHOWS:
Saturday 10th February 2024
Mornington Racecourse, Mornington VIC co-headline with ICEHOUSE
Sunday 11th February 2024
Rochford Wines, Yarra Valley VIC – co-headline with ICEHOUSE
Saturday 17th February 2024
Sandstone Point Hotel, Bribie Island QLD – co-headline with ICEHOUSE
Wednesday 21st February 2024
Kings Park & Botanic Garden, Perth WA – co-headline with ICEHOUSE
Simple Minds are: Jim Kerr (vocals), Charlie Burchill (guitars, keyboards), Gordy Goudie (acoustic guitar), Ged Grimes (bass), Cherisse Osei (drums), and Sarah Brown (vocals).