SIMPLE MINDS ANNOUNCE ‘LET THE DAY BEGIN’ A TRIBUTE TO THE CALL’S MICHAEL BEEN + 2015 UK & EUROPEAN TOUR

simple minds5Glasgow finest Simple Minds, one of best live bands in the world, share ‘Let The Day Begin’ the splendid homage and tribute to The Call and their singer and guitarist Michael Been, who passed away in 2010.

The splendid cover, released on January 19th 2015 via Caroline International is taken from Simple Minds’ 16th album, BIG MUSIC. Jim Kerr recalls “The Call were a great band- They listened to the John Peel Show every night and wanted to sound like Joy Division. But they came from Oklahoma and couldn’t stop themselves from sounding like The Band…They were huge Simple Minds fans, and Let The Day Begin, with its Doors-like rhythm, was their answer to Waterfront. We played it live in the States and people went crazy, so we recorded it. It’s a track we really wanted to do justice to.”

On 14th December, Simple Minds will open the 61st BBC Sports Personality Of The Year, at the SSE Hydro Arena in their hometown of Glasgow. “It’s a great honour to take part in the show; it’s one of the most iconic programmes on television,” Jim Kerr reveals. “We are proud that the programme is coming to our home town but the fact that we were asked to play too means we’ll go that extra mile and give our all to kick off proceedings the best way imaginable.”

‘Big Music’ is the band’s first album in five years and they will embark on a major UK & European tour in 2015.

SIMPLE MINDS BIG MUSIC TOUR 2015
FRI 27 MARCH GRIMSBY AUDITORIUM
SAT 28 MARCH LLANDUDNO VENUE CYMRU ARENA
MON 30 MARCH STOKE VICTORIA HALL
TUE 31 MARCH LEICESTER DE MONTFORT HALL
THU 02 APRIL LIVERPOOL EMPIRE THEATRE
FRI 03 APRIL BLACKPOOL OPERA HOUSE
SAT 04 APRIL BRIDLINGTON SPA
MON 06 APRIL NEWCASTLE CITY HALL
TUE 07 APRIL EDINBURGH USHER HALL
WED 08 APRIL PERTH CONCERT HALL
FRI 10 APRIL MANCHESTER O2 APOLLO
SAT 11 APRIL BIRMINGHAM O2 ACADEMY
SUN 12 APRIL SHEFFIELD CITY HALL
TUE 14 APRIL BRIGHTON DOME
WED 15 APRIL PORTSMOUTH GUILDHALL
FRI 17 APRIL PLYMOUTH PAVILIONS
SAT 18 APRIL CARDIFF MOTORPOINT ARENA
SUN 19 APRIL BOURNEMOUTH O2 ACADEMY
TUE 21 APRIL CAMBRIDGE CORN EXCHANGE
WED 22 APRIL NORWICH THE NICK RAYNS LCR UEA
FRI 24 APRIL MARGATE WINTER GARDENS
SAT 25 APRIL SOUTHEND CLIFF PAVILION
SUN 26 APRIL OXFORD NEW THEATRE
TUE 28 APRIL GUILDFORD G LIVE
WED 29 APRIL BRISTOL COLSTON HALL
THU 30 APRIL READING HEXAGON
SAT 02 MAY SWINDON OASIS
SUN 03 MAY NOTTINGHAM ROYAL CONCERT HALL
MON 04 MAY IPSWICH REGENT

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