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This is a round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs. All releases due out this Friday unless noted. May also include some other titles released in recent weeks but not previously featured. Titles from Simple Minds, The Cure, Visage and more.
Our good friends at Strangeways Radio are putting together a new week-in-review video that will recap the news posted at Slicing Up Eyeballs and on the Strangeways site throughout the preceding week, hosted by Velvet Rebel. This week’s episode covers news about The Monochrome Set, Bauhaus, Erasure, Howard Jones and more
Simple Minds continues its deluxe reissue series this March with an expanded, multi-format re-release of its 1989 studio album Street Fighting Years, including a 4-disc CD box set that includes B-sides and remixes, plua a live album recorded in Verona, Italy. Full tracklist right here.
This is a round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs. All releases due out this Friday unless noted. (Since we missed the last couple weeks’ round-ups, this includes titles that came out in recent weeks.)
Simple Minds already was planning to mount the band’s most extensive North American tour in 30 years this fall, and today extended that trek into November by adding seven more concerts in Texas, Louisiana and Florida. Tickets for the new shows on sale Friday. See the new dates right here.
As hinted at over the weekend, Simple Minds today announced a rare North American tour that will hit 24 cities in September and October, the most extensive touring the band has done in the U.S. and Canada in more than 30 years. The tour opens Sept. 24 in Bethlehem, Pa., and runs through Oct. 29 in Vancouver, B.C.
Fans of Simple Minds living in the U.S. and Canada don’t get many opportunities to see the otherwise oft-touring act; the band last toured North America in 2013, but that was a mere seven-date run. And before that, the band had last mounted a 16-date North American tour in 2002.
Fans who attended Arcade Fire’s arena show in Glasgow, Scotland, on Monday were treated to a cameo from a hometown hero, as the band brought Simple Minds frontman Jim Kerr on-stage early in the set to perform his band’s monster hit “Don’t You (Forget About Me).” Check out video footage of the performance.
Record Rack: A round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs. All releases due out this Friday unless noted. This week’s releases include a brand-new studio album from Simple Minds and an expanded, multi-disc reissue of Roxy Music’s debut.
Simple Minds today debuted the second single off their forthcoming album Walk Between Worlds, a 5+ minute track called “The Signal and The Noise” that the group says “revisits the glassy guitars and new wave grooves of the post-punk era.” Check it out for yourself right here.
[tweetmeme]Simple Minds today offered up the first taste of the band’s forthcoming album Walk Between Worlds, debuting an effects- and mirror-heavy music video for “Magic,” the driving first single off the new record, which is due out Feb. 2 via BMG. You can check the song right here.
Simple Minds and The Pretenders — long-running ’80s hitmakers fronted by former husband-and-wife Jim Kerr and Chrissie Hynde, respectively — will pair up next summer for a joint 13-date U.K. tour spotlighting each group’s new work and classic catalog. Check out the full dates here. Tickets on sale Wednesday.
Simple Minds this week announced plans to release a new album called Walk Between Worlds in February — the band’s first collection of new songs since 2014’s Big Music — and premiere the material at special three-part concerts in the U.K. and Europe following the record’s release. Full details here.