Simple Minds are gearing up for their first live video since 1989.
Simple Minds haven’t released a live DVD (or, shall we say, video tape) since 1989’s Live in Concert and they think it is time to end that drought.
Today on their official page, the band announced that they would be filming their November 27 show at the brand new Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland for release on DVD and Blu-Ray in 2014.
The announcement said:
Simple Minds announced today that they will record and film their highly anticipated show at the brand new Glasgow ‘Hydro’ venue this November to be released on DVD/Blu-Ray.
This news is somewhat monumental as the band’s last ‘Live in Concert’ film, recorded in Verona way back in 1989, is now regarded as a rock classic.
Jim Kerr and Charlie Burchill, who were given a guided tour of the brand new Hydro venue today, have described it as something very special indeed. This, coupled with the bands current great form as documented widely by critics and fans alike, will make the Glasgow show a pilgrimage for Simple Minds fans from across the world.
Simple Minds don’t make a DVD every day [or even every decade] so the Glasgow Hydro on November 27th is in for a real treat!
P.S. It happens to be Charlie’s birthday too, and with special guests ‘Ultravox’, then the party is guaranteed!
While the band has released four live CDs since 1989, including three in the last six years, they have avoided the video market.
Simple Minds formed in 1977 and released their first album, Life in a Day, in 1979. They scored international hits in 1985 with Don’t You (Forget About Me) (#1 U.S. / #7 U.K.) and Alive and Kicking (#3 U.S. / #7 U.K.) along with six additional top ten hits in the U.K.
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