Scottish rock band Simple Minds have announced a string of shows across Australia as part of their Global Tour in 2024.
They follow their appearances as part of the Red Hot Summer Tour, where the band will play at Mornington, Rochford Winery, Sandstone and Kings Park.
Among the stops for their standalone tour will be Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and the Gold Coast.
The band hit the top of the US Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1985 with Don't You (Forget About Me) - made famous through its appearance on The Breakfast Club's soundtrack.
Other hits in their catalogue include Promised You a Miracle, Glittering Prize, Someone Somewhere in Summertime, Waterfront, Alive and Kicking and Sanctify Yourself.
Formed in the 1970s and named after a lyric - 'so simple minded' - from David Bowie's seminal 1972 single The Jean Genie, Simple Minds has become one of the most successful bands ever to come from the UK.
Having sold over 60 million albums and had number one hits the world over, not only has Simple Minds become a must-see live act, they have rekindled the magic that made them a vital artistic force in their early days and referenced by a slew of younger artists.
Their most recent and critically acclaimed album Direction of the Heart reached number 4 in the UK album chart and top 10 in multiple territories. Reviewing the album, Mojo described the band's energy as 'undiminished' whilst other critics praised the band's endurance and consistent creativity.
In the past decade alone, Simple Minds has played to hundreds of thousands of people around the globe, including their largest US tour to date in 2018.
After the Australian shows, the band will undertake a 24-date tour of the UK and Europe. Across the whole tour, Simple Minds expects to play to more than one million people worldwide.
Simple Minds are Jim Kerr (vocals), Charlie Burchill (guitars, keyboards), Gordy Goudie (acoustic guitar), Ged Grimes (bass), Cherisse Osei (drums), and Sarah Brown (vocals).
Lead singer Jim Kerr said concerts are the band's lifeblood.
"It's where we and our audience come alive and are energised through music. Four decades on from when we first set out, this global tour will demonstrate that Simple Minds are still alive and kicking," he said.
Tickets can be bought here.
Simple Minds Global Tour 2024 Australia dates:
Previously announced dates as part of the Ref Hot Summer tour (co-headlining with Icehouse)
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