Simple Minds: Sheffield date for Greatest Hits Tour

Simple Minds: Frontman Jim Kerr and his band will bring their Celebrate - The Greatest Hits Tour to Sheffield City Hall, on Saturday, April 26, 2013.
Simple Minds: Frontman Jim Kerr and his band will bring their Celebrate - The Greatest Hits Tour to Sheffield City Hall, on Saturday, April 26, 2013.
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SHEFFIELD’S amazing musical legacy is simply the best - it helped to inspire many Simply Minds hits, says frontman Jim Kerr.

In an exclusive chat with The Star’s digital editor Graham Walker he said acts like Joe Cocker, The Human League, Heaven 17 and ABC all helped to shape the band’s music.

And he’s looking forward to playing the likes of Alive and Kicking, Don’t You (Forget About Me) and Waterfront when Simple Minds bring their Celebrate - The Greatest Hits tour to Sheffield City Hall, on Friday, April 26.

“Sheffield has produced some great acts and their music inspired our sound,” he revealed.

“I’m really loking forward to us returning to the city where we have so many great memories. And playing Sheffield City Hall wil be a change from the arenas - an intimate and up close show.

“When we started Simple Minds, our objective was to be considered as one of the great live bands. A band that had the desire to go all around the world - playing everywhere and anywhere.

“That challenge is ongoing and we will relish touring the UK next Spring, getting up close to so many who have supported us over the last three decades and more.”

Tickets go on sale Frideay, October 26, at 10am. Buy in person, call 0114 2789 789 or visit www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk.

For other venues and outlets see below.

Following a summer of festival appearances and their hugely acclaimed 5X5 tour, Simple Minds will be performing their Greatest Hits Live next year on a huge 28 date tour.

They are one of the UK’s most successful rock groups to date. Having topped America’s Billboard chart, the Glasgow band have achieved six No.1 albums in the UK as well hitting the top spot in countless other territories including Germany, Italy, France, Spain, Australia and New Zealand.

Simple Minds, featuring Jim Kerr, Charlie Burchill, Mel Gaynor, Andy Gillespie and Ged Grimes, are arguably one of the best live bands in the world and over a 30-year career they have been responsible for some of the most innovative and enduring anthems in rock music.

The show will be in two halves with an interval and no support - a whole evening of Simple Minds, who in March will be releasing their greatest hits collection, Celebrate, which will include two new tracks, to co-incide with the tour.

SIMPLE MINDS GREATEST HITS TOUR - ALL THE VENUES:

MARCH 2013

Thu 28 BELFAST WATERFRONT 02890 334 400

Fri 29 CARLISLE SANDS CENTRE 01228 633 766

Sun 31 NEWCASTLE CITY HALL 0191 277 8030

APRIL 2013

Mon 01 ABERDEEN MUSIC HALL 0844 499 9990

Tue 02 DUNDEE CAIRD HALL 0844 499 9990

Thu 04 LLANDUDNO VENUE CYMRU ARENA 01492 872 000

Fri 05 LEICESTER DE MONTFORT HALL 0116 233 3111

Sat 06 WOLVERHAMPTON CIVIC HALL 0870 320 7000

Mon 08 BRIGHTON DOME 01273 709 709

Tue 09 PLYMOUTH PAVILIONS 0845 146 1460

Thu 11 LINCOLN ENGINE SHED 0844 888 8766

Fri 12 NOTTINGHAM ROYAL CONCERT HALL 0115 989 5555

Sat 13 LEEDS O2 ACADEMY 0844 477 2000

Mon 15 BOURNEMOUTH O2 ACADEMY 0844 477 2000

Tue 16 MARGATE WINTER GARDENS 01843 292 795

Wed 17 SOUTHEND CLIFFS PAVILION 01702 351 135

Fri 19 BLACKPOOL OPERA HOUSE 0844 856 1111

Sat 20 LIVERPOOL EMPIRE 0844 871 3017

Mon 22 CAMBRIDGE CORN EXCHANGE 01223 357 851

Tue 23 GUILDFORD G LIVE 0844 770 1797

Thu 25 READING HEXAGON 0118 960 6090

Fri 26 SHEFFIELD CITY HALL 0114 278 9789

Sat 27 HULL CITY HALL 01482 226 655

Mon 29 BRISTOL COLSTON HALL 0117 922 3686

Tue 30 PORTSMOUTH GUILDHALL 023 92824 355

MAY 2013

Thu 02 OXFORD NEW THEATRE 0844 871 3020

Fri 03 NORWICH UEA 01603 508 050

Sat 04 IPSWICH REGENT 01473 433 100

Tickets for all venues are on sale from Friday, October 26, at 10am.

For Sheffield City Hall buy in person, call 0114 2789 789 or visit www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk.

Contact the other venues direct, also call 844 811 0051 or 0844 826 2826, buy online at www.gigsandtours.com and www.ticketmaster.co.uk.

For more information visit about the tour and other band news visit the official Simple Minds web site at www.simpleminds.com