Simple Minds live in North Yorks

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SIMPLE Minds have announced a Greatest Hits Forest Tour for next summer, playing a series of dates in spectacular woodland locations as part of Forestry Commission Live Music.

Classic songs like Alive and Kicking, Sanctify Yourself, Don’t You (Forget About Me), Promised You A Miracle, Waterfront and Belfast Child established Simple Minds with a global audience with a run of No 1 albums including Sparkle In the Rain, Once Upon A Time and Street Fighting Years, propelling them to supergroup status in the UK.

Special guest support for all dates will be Starsailor front man James Walsh.

Simple Minds Greatest Hits will be released this spring.

Money generated by Forestry Commission Live Music ticket sales is spent directly on the nation’s woodlands, benefiting everything from butterflies to mountain bikers.

Commenting on the tour, Jim Kerr for Simple Minds said, “We’ve never done the forest gigs before so we are really looking forward to performing in such beautiful places.”

Simple Minds with special guest James Walsh will be performing:

Friday, June 24: Dalby Forest, near Pickering, North Yorks.

Tickets cost £35.00 (subject to booking fee) are available from the Forestry Commission box office telephone 03000 680400 or buy online at

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