Tag: Simple Minds

Simple Minds add 2nd U.S. show as they bring ‘Greatest Hits+’ tour to North America

Simple Minds add 2nd U.S. show as they bring ‘Greatest Hits+’ tour to North America

Simple Minds today officially announced their first U.S. concerts in more than a decade — the New York City show we reported earlier this week, plus a second concert in Red Bank, N.J., that will feature the band’s “Greatest Hits+” show — while also hinting that Canadian dates are to be announced soon as well.

Simple Minds to play New York City this October — first U.S. concert in a decade

Simple Minds to play New York City this October — first U.S. concert in a decade

For the past few months, Simple Minds have been dropping hints that the band will return to the U.S. and Canada this year for the first time in more than a decade — and we’ve finally got our first confirmation of what presumably will be a lengthier tour. According to Live Nation, Simple Minds will play New York City on Oct. 24.

Mike Peters-fronted Big Country fleshes out North American summer tour schedule

Mike Peters-fronted Big Country fleshes out North American summer tour schedule

The reconfigured Big Country — with The Alarm’s Mike Peters filling in for the late frontman Stuart Adamson — has fleshed out its North American tour schedule, with at least 24 concerts now scheduled in the U.S. and Canada, beginning tonight in New Jersey and running through late July.

New releases: R.E.M., The Fall, Primal Scream, Love and Rockets, Devo, Breeders, Talking Heads

New releases: R.E.M., The Fall, Primal Scream, Love and Rockets, Devo, Breeders, Talking Heads

This week’s new releases including expanded reissues of R.E.M.’s ‘Green’ and The Breeders’ ‘Last Splash,’ new studio albums from The Fall and Primal Scream), five-disc box sets from Love and Rockets and Gary Numan, a vintage Devo live album, a Talking Heads vinyl reissue and a budget Simple Minds best-of.

Simple Minds hint that return to North America coming ‘sooner than you might think’

Simple Minds hint that return to North America coming ‘sooner than you might think’

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 Facebook page that such concerts may be coming “sooner than you might think.”

Contest: Win Simple Minds’ ‘Celebrate: The Greatest Hits+’ double-, triple-disc best-ofs

Contest: Win Simple Minds’ ‘Celebrate: The Greatest Hits+’ double-, triple-disc best-ofs

To celebrate this month’s American release of Simple Minds’ impressive new best-of set Celebrate: The Greatest Hits+, the band’s label has hooked us up with two copies of the deluxe 3CD, 50-song edition as well as two more copies of the 2CD, 36-song edition to give away to four lucky Slicing Up Eyeballs readers.

New releases: Ian McCulloch, Flaming Lips, Meat Puppets, Replacements, Dead Can Dance

New releases: Ian McCulloch, Flaming Lips, Meat Puppets, Replacements, Dead Can Dance

This week’s new releases include the new 2CD set from Echo & The Bunnymen’s Ian McCulloch, plus new albums from The Flaming Lips and Meat Puppets, plus a live Dead Can Dance album, a Simple Minds best-of, a reissue of David Bowie’s Aladdin Sane and the vinyl release of The Replacements’ ‘Songs For Slim.’

Stream: Big Country with Mike Peters, ‘Hurt’ — first single off upcoming ‘The Journey’

Stream: Big Country with Mike Peters, ‘Hurt’ — first single off upcoming ‘The Journey’

The reconfigured Big Country — with The Alarm’s Mike Peters filling in for the late frontman Stuart Adamson and the recent addition of original Simple Minds bassist Derek Forbes — is due to release The Journey, the band’s first new album in 14 years, next month, and is previewing the disc with first single “Hurt.”

New releases: Depeche Mode, Wire, The House of Love, Edwyn Collins, Simple Minds

New releases: Depeche Mode, Wire, The House of Love, Edwyn Collins, Simple Minds

This week’s new releases include brand-new studio albums from Depeche Mode, Wire, The House of Love, Edwyn Collins, Crime & The City Solution and The Wonder Stuff, plus the U.S. release of The Waterboys’ 2011 record, new compilations from Simple Minds, Midge Ure and the Primitives, and Transvision Vamp reissues.

Simple Minds to record new album, hint at first North American tour in a decade this fall

Simple Minds to record new album, hint at first North American tour in a decade this fall

Simple Minds fans living in North America have been a patient lot, as the band hasn’t toured here in more than a decade. But there is renewed hope today, thanks to a message that reveals the group plans to record music this summer and “hopefully” will tour the U.S. and Canada this fall.

Simple Minds enlists Ultravox as special guests for U.K. arena dates in November

Simple Minds enlists Ultravox as special guests for U.K. arena dates in November

Simple Minds will embark next week on an extensive U.K. tour in support of the band’s forthcoming ‘Celebrate — The Greatest Hits+’ best-0f collection but fans in that country will get another chance to see the band come November, when Jim Kerr and Co. play four arena dates with special guest Ultravox.

Mike Peters-fronted Big Country to support ‘The Journey’ with U.S. tour this June

Mike Peters-fronted Big Country to support ‘The Journey’ with U.S. tour this June

The reconfigured Big Country — with The Alarm’s Mike Peters filling in for the late frontman Stuart Adamson and the recent addition of original Simple Minds bassist Derek Forbes — will tour the U.S. this June in support of the forthcoming ‘The Journey,’ with at least six dates on the two coasts already confirmed.

Big Country to release new album ‘The Journey,’ tour U.K., Europe and North America

Big Country to release new album ‘The Journey,’ tour U.K., Europe and North America

The reconfigured Big Country — with The Alarm’s Mike Peters filling in for the late Stuart Adamson and the new addition of original Simple Minds bassist Derek Forbes — will release a new album titled ‘The Journey’ this spring and embark on a world tour that will hit the U.K., Europe and North America.

Stream: Simple Minds, ‘Broken Glass Park’ — new single off ‘Celebrate: The Greatest Hits+’

Stream: Simple Minds, ‘Broken Glass Park’ — new single off ‘Celebrate: The Greatest Hits+’

A brand-new Simple Minds single — “Broken Glass Park,” off the band’s upcoming multidisc set ‘Celebrate — The Greatest Hits+’ — debuted today on BBC Radio 2, and you can hear it now via the BBC’s stream or the radio rip posted below (courtesy YouTube user Dennie Rijnsewijn).