Simple Minds

40 Years of Hits
55 Jack Hinton Drive,
Addington, Christchurch
Date
Wednesday 15 December 2021
Location
Christchurch Arena

SIMPLE MINDS, who have sold more than 60 million albums, 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 ingrained 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.

It was the release of New Gold Dream (81–82–83–84) (NZ Platinum) that set Simple Minds alight in New Zealand. A string of awards and more unforgettable hits followed, including lead single ‘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)’, recorded for the unforgettable John Hughes film The Breakfast Club.

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81 Jack Hinton Drive
Addington, Christchurch 8024
PO Box 13 144
Christchurch, New Zealand
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