Simple Minds to celebrate 40 years with Australia 2020 tour

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Scottish rockers Simple Minds are on their way back to Australia.

Twelve months from now, in November 2020, the band will bring 40 years of incredible hits to our shores for a run of very special a day on the green winery shows.

The tour is a special one because it coincides with the release of Simple Minds’ latest song collection, aptly titled 40, the 40-track compilation features all your favourite tunes from across Simple Minds’ career alongside a new song, a cover of ‘For One Night Only’ by Scottish singer-songwriter King Creosote.

With a style that’s ingrained in the art-rock of David Bowie and the electronic dance of Donna Summer, Simple Minds have gone on to become one of the great bands to emerge out of the post-punk era and all these years later are still dazzling audiences with the same energy and ferocity that made Australian fans fall in love with songs like ‘Don’t You (Forget About Me)’ and ‘Alive and Kicking’. It was Australia that gave Simple Minds their first hit single ‘Love Song’ and their first gold album New Gold Dream – so when singer Jim Kerr says that Simple Minds has a love affair with Australia, he means it.

They first performed in Australia with Icehouse in 1981, and following that six-week run, they have been regular visitors to our shores.

Simple Minds will be joined by UK electronic pioneers Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark, who will be touring Australia for the first time in more than 30 years, alongside Aussie chart-toppers Eurogliders.

Simple Minds 2020 Australia tour dates:

  • Thursday 26 November – Kings Park & Botanic Garden, WA
  • Saturday 28 November – Rochford Wines Yarra Valley, VIC
  • Saturday 5 December – Bimbadgen Hunter Valley, NSW
  • Sunday 6 December – Sirromet Wines Mount Cotton, QLD

Simple Minds 2020 Australia onsale info:

  • Telstra Plus Presale – Tuesday 12 November @ 10am (local time) until Thursday 14 November @ 10am (local time)
  • Aami Lucky Club Presale – Thursday 14 November @ 10am (local time) until Friday 15 November @ 10am (local time)
  • A Day On The Green Members Presale – Thursday 14 November @ 10am (local time) until Friday 15 November @ 10am (local time)
  • General Public Onsale – Monday 18 November @ 10am (local time)

Simple Minds will bring their 40-year celebration to Australia in November and December 2020. Tickets are on sale via