Andrew McManus Presents is pleased to announce that legendary Scottish rock band Simple Minds are heading to Australia. They will play an exclusive show in Sydney's luxurious Lyric Theatre in Star City on Thursday, February 25th, before heading to Melbourne for their one off performance at the Melbourne Grand Prix Sunday, March 28th. The band will then continue onto New Zealand again for one exclusive concert at The Civic, Auckland on Tuesday 30 March.
Simple Minds rose to worldwide popularity in the mid 80s to early 90s securing a string of successful hit singles, the best known being their number one worldwide hit Don't You (Forget About Me) plus hit singles Waterfront, Promised You a Miracle, Alive and Kicking and Belfast Child. They've experienced many milestones in their 30-year career, including performing at Live Aid and headlining the Freedomfest concerts for the then-imprisoned Nelson Mandela.
Simple Minds Sydney performance will be with support from popular late 80's & 90's Australian band 1927. Formed in Melbourne in 1987 with James Barton on drums, Bill Frost on bass guitar, his brother Garry Frost on guitar and keyboards, and Eric Weideman on vocals, guitar and keyboards, their major hit songs were "If I Could", "Compulsory Hero" and "That's When I Think of You" from their multi-platinum #1 album ...ish. In 2009, 1927 celebrated their 20th Anniversary with a national tour which has continued into 2010 with various shows nationally.