Simple Minds Announce New Album and 60-Date European Tour

Published 9 years ago on September 23, 2014

By Jonathan Graham

Simple Minds has announced their first new studio album in over 5 years. "Big Music" will mark the Scottish rockers' 17th album release when it's released on November 3rd.

So far the only track available from the record is "Blindfolded" which was unveiled back in June with an official music video (see below).

The album will be accompanied by a lengthy European tour which will see the band perform extensively across the UK following a run of dates which will see them perform in Portugal, Spain, France, Switzerland, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Norway before heading back to the UK to complete the tour.

A special U.K. ticket-and-album-bundle presale begins at on 10 a.m. Wednesday, with general on-sale of all tour dates following at 10 a.m. Friday.


Below, check out the band’s full tour itinerary.

Simple Minds tour dates:


Feb. 7: Coliseum, Lisbon, Portugal
Feb. 8: Coliseum, Porto, Portugal
Feb. 9: Teatro Nuevo Apolo, Madrid, Spain
Feb. 11: Zenith, Nantes, France
Feb. 12: Gayant Expo, Douai, France
Feb. 13: Amphitheatre 300, Lyon, France
Feb. 14: Volkshaus, Zurich, Switzerland
Feb. 16: Salle de Fetes de Thonex, Geneva, Switzerland
Feb. 17: Rockhal, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Feb. 18: Capitol, Hannover, Germany
Feb. 20: Pier 2, Bremen, Germany
Feb. 21: Emsland Arena, Lingen, Germany
Feb. 23: Theatrehaus, Stuttgart, Germany
Feb. 24: Palladium, Cologne, Germany
Feb. 27: Jovel Music Hall, Muenster, Germany
Feb. 28: Konzerhalle, Olsberg, Germany
March 3: Kongress Palais Stadthalle, Kassel, Germany
March 4: Schalchthof, Wiesbaden, Germany
March 6: Haus Aeunsee, Leipzig, Germany
March 7: Tollhaus, Karlsruhe, Germany
March 8: Tonhalle, Munich, Germany
March 10: Train, Aarhus, Denmark
March 11: Posten, Odense, Denmark
March 12: Falkoner Center, Copenhagen, Denmark
March 14: Conventum Arena, Orebro, Sweden
March 15: Munchenbryggeriet, Stockholm, Sweden
March 16: Lisebergshallen, Gothenburg, Sweden
March 18: Sentrum Scene, Oslo, Norway
March 19: USF Rokeriet, Bergen, Norway
March 20: Zetlitz Stavanger Konserthus, Stavanger, Norway


March 27: Grimsby Auditorium, Grimsby, UK
March 28: Llandudno Arena, Llandudno, UK
March 30: Victoria Hall, Stoke, UK
March 31: De Montford Hall, Leicester, UK
April 2: Empire Theatre, Liverpool, UK
April 3: Opera House, Blackpool, UK
April 4: The Spa, Bridlington, UK
April 6: City Hall, Newcastle, UK
April 7: Usher Hall, Edinburgh, UK
April 8: Concert Hall, Perth, UK
April 10: O2 Apollo, Manchester, UK
April 11: O2 Academy 1, Birmingham, UK
April 12: City Hall, Sheffield, UK
April 14: Dome, Brighton, UK
April 15: Guildhall, Portsmouth, UK
April 17: Pavilions, Plymouth, UK
April 18: Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, UK
April 19: O2 Academy, Bournemouth, UK
April 21: Corn Exchange, Cambridge, UK
April 22: The Nick Rayns LCR UEA, Norwich, UK
April 24: Winter Gardens, Margate, UK
April 25: Cliffs Pavilion, Southend, UK
April 26: New Theatre, Oxford, UK
April 28: G Live, Guildford, UK
April 29: Colston Hall, Bristol, UK
April 30: The Hexagon, Reading, UK
May 2: Oasis, Swindon, UK
May 3: Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham, UK
May 4: Regent, Ipswich, UK


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