Album News, Tour Dates — September 22, 2014 at 8:38 am

Simple Minds to release new album ‘Big Music’ in November, announce big European tour

Simple Minds

Simple Minds this morning announced the release of Big Music — the band’s first new studio album in five years, and 17th overall — on Nov. 3, plus plans to spend much of the first quarter of 2015 on the road in support of the record, with a nearly 60-date tour of Europe and the U.K. planned from February into May.

The band didn’t release any details yet of the album — which follows 2009’s Graffiti Soul — although it presumably will include the song “Blindfolded,” which was debuted earlier this month (see video for “Blindfolded”).

A special U.K. ticket-and-album-bundle presale begins at on 10 a.m. Wednesday, with general on-sale of all tour dates following at 10 a.m. Friday.

Below, check out the band’s full tour itinerary.


Simple Minds tour dates:

Feb. 7: Coliseum, Lisbon, Portugal
Feb. 8: Coliseum, Porto, Portugal
Feb. 9: Teatro Nuevo Apolo, Madrid, Spain
Feb. 11: Zenith, Nantes, France
Feb. 12: Gayant Expo, Douai, France
Feb. 13: Amphitheatre 300, Lyon, France
Feb. 14: Volkshaus, Zurich, Switzerland
Feb. 16: Salle de Fetes de Thonex, Geneva, Switzerland
Feb. 17: Rockhal, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Feb. 18: Capitol, Hannover, Germany
Feb. 20: Pier 2, Bremen, Germany
Feb. 21: Emsland Arena, Lingen, Germany
Feb. 23: Theatrehaus, Stuttgart, Germany
Feb. 24: Palladium, Cologne, Germany
Feb. 27: Jovel Music Hall, Muenster, Germany
Feb. 28: Konzerhalle, Olsberg, Germany
March 3: Kongress Palais Stadthalle, Kassel, Germany
March 4: Schalchthof, Wiesbaden, Germany
March 6: Haus Aeunsee, Leipzig, Germany
March 7: Tollhaus, Karlsruhe, Germany
March 8: Tonhalle, Munich, Germany
March 10: Train, Aarhus, Denmark
March 11: Posten, Odense, Denmark
March 12: Falkoner Center, Copenhagen, Denmark
March 14: Conventum Arena, Orebro, Sweden
March 15: Munchenbryggeriet, Stockholm, Sweden
March 16: Lisebergshallen, Gothenburg, Sweden
March 18: Sentrum Scene, Oslo, Norway
March 19: USF Rokeriet, Bergen, Norway
March 20: Zetlitz Stavanger Konserthus, Stavanger, Norway

March 27: Grimsby Auditorium, Grimsby, UK
March 28: Llandudno Arena, Llandudno, UK
March 30: Victoria Hall, Stoke, UK
March 31: De Montford Hall, Leicester, UK
April 2: Empire Theatre, Liverpool, UK
April 3: Opera House, Blackpool, UK
April 4: The Spa, Bridlington, UK
April 6: City Hall, Newcastle, UK
April 7: Usher Hall, Edinburgh, UK
April 8: Concert Hall, Perth, UK
April 10: O2 Apollo, Manchester, UK
April 11: O2 Academy 1, Birmingham, UK
April 12: City Hall, Sheffield, UK
April 14: Dome, Brighton, UK
April 15: Guildhall, Portsmouth, UK
April 17: Pavilions, Plymouth, UK
April 18: Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, UK
April 19: O2 Academy, Bournemouth, UK
April 21: Corn Exchange, Cambridge, UK
April 22: The Nick Rayns LCR UEA, Norwich, UK
April 24: Winter Gardens, Margate, UK
April 25: Cliffs Pavilion, Southend, UK
April 26: New Theatre, Oxford, UK
April 28: G Live, Guildford, UK
April 29: Colston Hall, Bristol, UK
April 30: The Hexagon, Reading, UK
May 2: Oasis, Swindon, UK
May 3: Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham, UK
May 4: Regent, Ipswich, UK






  1. Cool. I’ve had this song stuck in my head the last couple of weeks.

  2. I actually really liked Graffiti Soul, i’ll give this a go.

  3. Where’s the USA?

  4. Its in the USA ;)

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