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Simple Minds to play Belfast's Waterfront in June 2017

Simple Minds are going on tour with their new album - and will be stopping off in Belfast.

The tour will see them perform a career spanning collection of songs acoustically for the very first time.

The band play Belfast’s Waterfront on June 6 and Dublin’s Olympia Theatre on June 7.

Tickets go on sale on Monday, December 12 at 9am.

On Simple Minds Acoustic the band have found a way of doing the acoustic thing without losing their essence, and a dozen Simple Minds songs loved by millions now sound, more organic and even more likely to leave a lasting imprint.

The synths are no more – but the Celtic soul remains.

The fact that the album sessions entailed a sentimental return to their Glasgow roots for Jim and guitarist Charlie Burchill helped, with some songs recorded in Gorbals Studio, a former railway workers’ social club located a stone’s throw from the high-rise estates of the city’s South Side where the pair took their first musical steps. It was in this building that Jim and Charlie played their first gig, as teenagers in a school glam-rock band, and emotions were understandably high on their return.

On taking Simple Minds Acoustic on the road Jim Kerr says: "The concert stage is where Simple Minds do their best work, it is where we forged our distinctive live reputation.  For that reason we look forward immensely to taking Simple Minds Acoustic out on tour.

"Don't be fooled by the acoustic tag however. These shows will be as energetic and passionate as ever.”

He added: “With a great live line - up and a set-list full of iconic Minds songs, it is bound to be a unique and memorable experience for both band and fans. See you there."

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