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Simple Minds have been musical pioneers for 40 glittering years. Catching the mood of the post-punk era, when the angry sounds of 1977 were splintering into a thousand different shapes, they emerged with a style rooted in the art-rock of David Bowie and the electronic dance of Donna Summer.
They went on to become one of the great bands of their generation, deploying rousing choruses and booming atmospherics to provide a soundtrack that has endured. They topped the American chart with Don't You (Forget About Me) and followed suit in the UK with Ballad Of The Streets. In selling over 60 million records, they have seen three of their 20 studio albums reach number one in the UK.
They are now marking their 40th anniversary with a world tour, live album and career-spanning compilation. As their recent albums Big Music, Simple Minds Acoustic and Walk Between Worlds have shown, they remain a band touched by magic – willing to experiment while remaining true to their original instincts.