OME and Dalhalla are proud to announce:
SIMPLE MINDS TO PERFORM SONGS FROM THEIR UNIVERSALLY ACCLAIMED5 X 5 LIVE SHOW, 13 JULY IN DALHALLA
“As Bobby Gillespie, James Dean Bradfield and The Horrors’ Rhys Webb recently confided to Mojo, the cool kids kind of dug them all along.” Mojo Magazine
“Simple Minds are suddenly alive and kicking again.” 4/5 live review, Guardian
“Once upon a time Simple Minds were a great band, don’t let anybody tell you otherwise.” 4/5 live review, Daily Telegraph
“It’s official, Simple Minds are cool again.” Metro
Following the universal acclaim for Simple Minds’ recent landmark 5 X 5 shows – where they played 5 songs from each of their first 5 albums – and the accompanying X5 box set, the band will this summer take to the road to play festivals and, as a special treat to those who missed out on these shows, play a set comprising of songs from the 5 X 5 period plus some of their classic anthems.
The sets will include songs from Life In A Day, Real To Real Cacophony, Empires and Dance, Sons and Fascination/Sister Feelings Call and New Gold Dream (81, 82, 83, 84), which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year – all of which were released in a prolific period from 1979 to 1982. These five albums have had a massive cultural impact from the time of their release during the birth of the new wave electro scene in the late 1970s, through the dance revolution of the ‘80s and ‘90s, to the music of the Manic Street Preachers and the recent sound of The Horrors’ Skying album, making them five of the most vital albums of the post-punk period and the last 35 years.
The band is incredibly excited about the opportunity to be able to share this experience with more people.
Jim Kerr said “One of the great things about playing these festivals is that it lets us get in front of younger generations and we have to get up there and prove that our music’s timeless, that it’s got something for all ages and that the power and hopefully the authenticity of the music will strike a chord with people who haven’t witnessed Simple Minds before or don’t know much about us.”