The pleading must have worked: With Simple Minds having just wrapped up their first North American tour in 11 years — a short run of just seven dates this past month — frontman Jim Kerr says “there are already discussions taking place to hopefully bring Simple Minds back for more shows next summer.”
That’s great news to long-suffering fans in the U.S., who apparently heeded the repeated calls from Kerr to attend Simple Minds’ North American dates in order to convince promoters to bring the band back: “If these shows are a success both artistically and commercially, there is no doubt that we will be able return soon for a much more extensive tour,” Kerr wrote last summer.
The frontman’s latest statement comes via a post on the band’s Facebook page in which he thanks fans for coming out and says he’s eager to return: “Fingers crossed that happens, nothing would make us happier.”
The full statement is posted below:
RETURN TO NORTH AMERICA – SOMEWHERE IN SUMMERTIME?
Less than 24 hours after the last gig of the tour, there are already discussions taking place to hopefully bring Simple Minds back for more shows next summer. Fingers crossed that happens, nothing would make us happier. Meanwhile huge thanks to all who made us feel so good during this tour. Until next time! JK
PREVIOUSLY ON SLICING UP EYEBALLS
- Jim Kerr to Simple Minds fans: ‘We still need to have a lot more people’ at New York show
- Jim Kerr to Simple Minds’ U.S. fans: Come see us this fall if you ever want us to come back
- Simple Minds announce rare, 7-date North American tour — first in 11 years
- Simple Minds add 2nd U.S. show as they bring ‘Greatest Hits+’ tour to North America
- Simple Minds to play New York City this October — first U.S. concert in a decade
- Simple Minds reveal tracklists for ‘Celebrate — Greatest Hits+’ double-, triple-disc best-ofs