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Simple Minds' '40 Years Of Hits Tour' to dominate NZ stages in December 2020

Monday 11 November 2019

Simple Minds' '40 Years Of Hits Tour' to dominate NZ stages in December 2020

Seminal Scottish group Simple Minds are heading back to New Zealand in December 2020 as part of their latest '40 Years Of Hits Tour'. The band are set to perform at Christchurch's Horncastle Arena and Wellington's TSB Arena, preceding their special A Day On The Green gig at Auckland's Villa Maria Estate Winery.

Before their NZ dates, the band will first be winding up events happening in Australia—hitting Melbourne's Margaret Court Arena and Sydney's International Convention Centre. Apart from these headline shows, they will also be doing A Day on The Green concerts at Perth's Kings Park & Botanic Garden, Yarra Valley's Rochford Wines, Hunter Valley's Bimbadgen Estate and Brisbane's Sirromet Winery.

Simple Minds are touring in celebration of '40: The Best Of – 1979–2019'—a brand new 40-song collection marking their 40th anniversary. The compilation features a cover of Scottish singer-songwriter King Creosote's 'For One Night Only'.

Australia gave Simple Minds their first hit single in 'Love Song', and their first gold album 'New Gold Dream'. A string of awards and more unforgettable hits followed, including 'Promised You A Miracle', 'Let There Be Love', 'Alive and Kicking', 'Sanctify Yourself', 'Belfast Child' and the truly iconic 'Don't You (Forget About Me)'—a song recorded for the unforgettable John Hughes film 'The Breakfast Club'.

Since their debut, Simple Minds have gone on to sell more than 60 million albums over the last four decades—taking their rightful place as one of the great bands of their generation. Riding the wave of the post-punk era and taking cues from art-rock and early dance music, they deployed rousing choruses and booming atmospherics to provide a soundtrack that endures around the world today.

Joining them at all shows are acclaimed avant-garde group Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark (OMD). Also celebrating their 40th anniversary, they'll bring hits like 'If You Leave', famous for soundtracking iconic teen film 'Pretty In Pink', anti-war song 'Enola Gay', and other classics like 'Souvenir', 'Electricity', and 'So In Love'.

Known for selling-out countless stadium tours across the globe, Simple Minds are an incredible act you wouldn't dare miss out!