SIMPLE MINDS Share Video for New Single ‘Magic’ – Watch Now!

SIMPLE MINDS announce brand new album 'WALK BETWEEN WORLDS' plus UK live shows for February 2018 1

Simple Minds today release MAGIC, the first single to be taken from their new album WALK BETWEEN WORLDS, out 2nd February on BMG. MAGIC finds Simple Minds at their most instant and anthemic best. It’s a song about faith, especially the faith the band possessed in their own abilities during their formative years. Driven by propulsive drums, and chiming guitars from the band’s six-string hero Charlie Burchill, MAGIC is sure to become another classic in Simple Minds’ revered and hugely influential catalogue.

The accompanying 3D animation video is an outstanding piece of art directed by Argentinian Esteban Diacono. Filmed by using motion capture to record several stages of a dancer interpreting the song in various ways, it features two main scenarios and a masked, model character, who then transforms into smoke and water. Combining clever techniques and mesmerising visuals, it’s a video in keeping with the band’s quest to push their artistry into new areas.

MAGIC will be followed on 12th January by the release of THE SIGNAL AND THE NOISE, which will premiere tonight on Steve Lamacq’s BBC 6 Music show. THE SIGNAL AND THE NOISE revisits the glassy guitars and new wave grooves of the post-punk era, a period when a prolific Simple Minds came to cult prominence through their truly groundbreaking albums. Alongside MAGIC it perfectly encapsulates the duality that has kept them culturally significant and artistically relevant for almost 40 years.

Check out the video for ‘Magic’ BELOW:

Both songs feature on Simple Minds’ WALK BETWEEN WORLDS album, out 2nd February. It was produced by Simple Minds with Andy Wright and Gavin Goldberg, both of whom worked on Big Music. It is an album of two distinct sides, very much the old-school album format that singer Jim Kerr and Charlie Burchill grew up with as music fans. In addition to classic Simple Minds’ anthems and revisiting their new wave roots, the album also explores more cinematic sounds, with the title track and Barrowland Star both featuring dramatic orchestrations recorded at Abbey Road.

In support of the album, Simple Minds will take to the road in February 2018 to premiere WALK BETWEEN WORLDS in three shows, which will be in three parts: a performance of the album, a live on-stage interview and a classic Simple Minds’ set, which will include the band further re-imagining and exploring songs from their extensive catalogue. For fans it will be a very special, one-of-a-kind experience.

In August and September the band will be performing on the GRANDSLAM 2018 tour, playing 13 of the shows with The Pretenders. It will be the first time they’ve played on the same stage since Live Aid – a unique opportunity to see both bands in one night. KT Tunstall will also join them as a very special guest.

WALK BETWEEN WORLDS FEBRUARY SHOWS:

TUESDAY 13TH FEBRUARY GLASGOW BARROWLAND

WEDNESDAY 14TH FEBRUARY MANCHESTER ALBERT HALL

THURSDAY 15TH FEBRUARY LONDON ROUNDHOUSE

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GRANDSLAM 2018 TOUR:

AUGUST

SATURDAY 4TH             KENT EVENT CENTRE, MAIDSTONE

SUNDAY 5TH                 CYFATHFA PARK, MERTHR TYDFIL

FRIDAY 10TH                 AJ BELL STADIUM, SALFORD

SATURDAY 11TH           MILLENIUM SQUARE, LEEDS  *SIMPLE MINDS & KT TUNSTALL ONLY

SATURDAY 18TH           BUTTS PARK ARENA, COVENTRY

SUNDAY 19TH               EMIRATES RIVERSIDE, DURHAM

SATURDAY 25TH           RIVERSIDE PARK, NEWARK

SUNDAY 26TH               COLCHESTER CASTLE PARK, COLCHESTER

MONDAY 27TH             TRENT COUNTRY PARK, ENFIELD

FRIDAY 31ST                 LYDIARD PARK, SWINDON

SEPTEMBER

SATURDAY 1ST             SOUTH OF ENGLAND EVENT CENTRE, ARDINGLY

SUNDAY 2ND                 TAUNTON RACECOURSE, TAUNTON

SATURDAY 8TH             NORTHERN MEETING PARK, INVERNESS

SUNDAY 9TH                 SLESSOR GARDENS, DUNDEE

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