Frontier Touring are delighted to welcome seminal Scottish band Simple Minds back to Australia and New Zealand in November and December 2020 as part of their 40 Years Of Hits Tour. They’ll be joined by special guests Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark (OMD), who will be touring the region for the first time in more than 30 years.
The band are touring in celebration of 40: The Best Of - 1979-2019, a brand new 40-song collection marking their 40th anniversary. The compilation features a cover of Scottish singer-songwriter King Creosote’s ‘For One Night Only’.
Australia gave Simple Minds their first hit single in ‘Love Song’, and their first gold album, New Gold Dream. A string of awards and more unforgettable hits followed, including ‘Promised You A Miracle’, ‘Let There Be Love’, ‘Alive and Kicking’, ‘Sanctify Yourself’, ‘Belfast Child’ and the truly iconic ‘Don’t You (Forget About Me)’, recorded for the unforgettable John Hughes film The Breakfast Club.
They’ve since gone on to sell more than 60 million albums over the last four decades, taking their rightful place as one of the great bands of their generation. Riding the wave of the post-punk era and taking cues from art-rock and early dance music, they deployed rousing choruses and booming atmospherics to provide a soundtrack that endures around the world today.
Joining Simple Minds at all shows are acclaimed avant-garde band Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark (OMD). Also celebrating their 40th anniversary, they’ll bring hits like ‘If You Leave’, famous for soundtracking iconic teen film Pretty In Pink, anti-war song ‘Enola Gay’, and other classics like ‘Souvenir’, ‘Electricity’, and ‘So In Love’.
Don’t miss out on your chance to see a truly monumental 40th anniversary performance from one of the most consistently excellent bands Scotland has ever produced, Simple Minds.