40 Years Of Hits Tour
Scotland’s most successful rock band ever, Simple Minds, join the 2020 line-up as they headline on 18th August. With one of the most iconic back catalogues in the world and celebrating 40 years of hits this year, the legendary Glasgow band are responsible for huge anthems that will go down a storm with the Edinburgh Summer Sessions crowd, like the classic ‘Don’t You (Forget About Me)’ ‘Alive and Kicking’ and ‘Belfast Child’.
Jim Kerr said: “Among the 100 plus shows we have lined up for our upcoming World tour, we are delighted to now be added to the line-up for Edinburgh Summer Sessions. No one enjoys playing in Scotland more than we do, and we are sure that Simple Minds fans from far and wide will want to join us for what is set to be a memorable concert in our capital city. We look forward to it immensely!”
Simple Minds have experienced a remarkable journey since releasing their debut album ‘Life in a Day’ in 1979. Constantly evolving, the band’s rousing choruses and booming atmospherics made them one of the most iconic bands of the Eighties. Along the way, they’ve landed five UK #1 albums, topped the singles charts on both sides of the Atlantic, sold over 60 million albums and packed stadiums the world over. But the story didn’t end there. After taking some time out, they returned revitalised and resurgent with the 2014 album ‘Big Music’ and have maintained that upward momentum ever since. They claimed the Q Inspiration Award that same year, which was followed by an Ivor Novello in 2016. And when 2018’s ‘Walk Between Worlds’ album crashed into the UK charts at #4, it represented their highest position in 23 years. No wonder that the Manic Street Preachers, Moby, Primal Scream and many others cite Simple Minds as a vital inspiration.
See 26 tour dates featuring Simple Minds
Princes Street Gardens
- Princes Street
- EH2 2HG