Today, cinch Presents Edinburgh Summer Sessions announce a special second show with Simple Minds to take place on Saturday 13th August at Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh where all profits will go to UNICEF for children in Ukraine.
As one of Scotland’s biggest bands and musical exports – having sold over 60 million records worldwide and with No.1 singles on both sides of the Atlantic – Simple Minds will now play two shows under the backdrop of Edinburgh Castle this summer – on 12th & 13th August 2022.
This second concert on 13th August will not only be a special show to raise money for UNICEF, but Simple Minds, who are celebrating 40 years of hits this year, will also play the whole of their much-loved and revered ‘New Gold Dream’ album, as well as some of their well-known hits like “Don’t You (Forget About Me)” and “Waterfront”.
Speaking of the new show, the band said: “We can think of no better way to bring our upcoming UK & European Tour to a climax than performing not one – but now two shows at Princess Street Gardens, Edinburgh. Maximising on that rare opportunity, we aim to make the additional show even more special for our fans by playing in full a one-off performance on Saturday 13th August of our career landmark ‘New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84)’ plus our greatest hits. All profits from that show will go to UNICEF – FOR CHILDREN IN UKRAINE.”
Tickets for this special Simple Minds show go on sale from 9:00 am on Friday 25th March via www.smmrsessions.com
Formed in the ‘70s and named after a lyric – ‘so simple minded’ – from David Bowie’s seminal 1972 single ‘The Jean Genie’, Simple Minds have become one of the most successful bands ever to come from the UK, selling over 60 million records worldwide, having No.1 singles on both sides of the Atlantic, and No.1 albums the world over, including five UK No.1 albums: ‘Sparkle In The Rain’ (1984), ‘Once Upon A Time’ (1985) and ‘Street Fighting Years’, as well as the concert recording ‘Live In The City Of Light’ (1987) and the compilation ‘Glittering Prize 81/92’.
Over the past 10 years Simple Minds has rekindled the magic that made them a vital artistic force in their early days, found themselves referenced by younger artists and playing to tens of thousands of people every year, all over the world. They have been the recipient of the Q Awards Lifetime Achievement and received universal critical acclaim for their recent albums. 2015’s ‘Big Music’ was described by MOJO magazine as “their best album in 30 years”, and 2018’s ‘Walk Between Worlds’ was acclaimed across the board and became their most successful album in over two decades, culminating in their largest US tour to date.
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