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Simple Minds in Bucharest concert

Of worldwide notoriety in the 80’s, the Irish band Simple Minds are back with a vengeance. Their latest album launch tour brings them to Romania on December 18 at the Polivalenta.


Simple Minds are a rock band from Scotland, who had their greatest worldwide popularity from the mid-1980s to the early 1990s. The band, from the south side of Glasgow, produced a handful of critically acclaimed albums in the early 1980s, and later went on to produce some politically inspired and critically praised work. Simple Minds have secured a string of successful hit singles, the best known being their number 1 worldwide hit single “Don’t You (Forget About Me)”, from the soundtrack of the John Hughes movie The Breakfast Club and number 3 worldwide hit single “Alive and Kicking”. Founding members Jim Kerr (vocals) and Charlie Burchill (guitar, keyboards), along with drummer Mel Gaynor, are the core of the band, which currently features Andy Gillespie on keyboards and Eddie Duffy on bass guitar.


The band has sold more than 40 millions albums worldwide since 1979. The original members of Simple Minds worked together for the first time in 27 years when they entered a recording studio in the middle of June 2008. The single “Rockets”, the first one taken from Graffiti Soul, was made available on the Internet in early April 2009. In support of their latest studio album Graffiti Soul, Simple Minds embarked on a new tour called Graffiti Soul Tour. Tickets are on sale in Diverta stores.

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