Simple Minds, circa 2012

Simple Minds continue to toy with the emotions of their long-suffering North American fans, hinting that the band is set to finally tour the U.S. and Canada for the first time in more than a decade, pronouncing this morning via the group’s official Facebook page that such concerts may be coming “sooner than you might think.”

Accompanied by a photo of frontman Jim Kerr, the message reads:

USA/CANADA- SIMPLE MINDS LIVE: Did I dream it or did a “wee bird” really just tell me that after more than a whole decade of waiting we look set to return……and sooner than you might think?

Any North American concerts would be Simple Minds’ first since a 16-date trek in the summer of 2002 — including a couple dates with INXS — in support of that year’s Cry album. In March, the band posted that “hopefully” U.S. and Canadian concerts would follow recording sessions this summer.

The band just wrapped an extensive U.K. tour, and currently is scheduled to return to the road this November for a U.K. arena run with support from Ultravox.

And, finally, speaking of Simple Minds, there’s still time to enter our contest to contest to win copies of the band’s new Celebrate: The Greatest Hits+ compilation — it’s open to U.S. residents and closes at 5 p.m. EDT today.






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