Simple Minds and The Pretenders announce UK tour

Both bands will tour together in the summer of 2018, joined by KT Tunstall.

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Simple Minds have announced a series of outdoor UK shows, joined by The Pretenders. KT Tunstall will open the shows.

The Glasgow based rock band, renowned for an impressive back-catalogue including hit songs such as Don’t You (Forget About Me), Alive And Kicking, Belfast Child and Let There Be Love.

Simple Minds - Don't You (Forget About Me)


Simple Minds have released nineteen studio albums to date, most recently releasing Acoustic, a collection of stripped back versions of music from their lengthy history.

They’ll be playing alongside English-American rock band The Pretenders, originators of the likes of Don’t Get Me Wrong and I’ll Stand By You.


The Pretenders have ten albums to their name, including 2016’s Alone.

Both bands will kick off their UK run at the Kent Showground near Maidstone on the 4 August 2018, running through to Selssor Gardens in Dundee on the 9 September 2018.

Catch Simple Minds and The Pretenders on the following dates:

3 August 2018 – Millennium Square, Leeds (The Pretenders and Special Guest only)
4 August 2018 – Kent Showground, Maidstone
5 August 2018 – Cyfathfa Caste, Merthyr Tydfil
10 August 2018 – AJ Bell Stadium, Salford
11 August 2018 – Millennium Square, Leeds (Simple Minds and KT Tunstall only)
18 August 2018 – Butts Park Arena, Coventry
19 August 2018 – Emirate Riverside, Durham
25 August 2018 – Riverside Park, Newark
26 August 2018 – Castle Park, Colchester
27 August 2018 – Trent Country Park, Enfield
31 August 2018 – Lydiard Park, Swindon
1 September 2018 – South of England Showground, Ardingly
2 September 2018 – Taunton Racecourse, Taunton
8 September 2018 – Northern Meeting Park, Inverness
9 September 2018 – Slessor Gardens, Dundee

Simple Minds and The Pretenders tickets will be available from 9:00 on Wednesday 13 December through