The Sound presents Scottish band SIMPLE MINDS as they return to New Zealand in December 2020 for their 40 Years of Hits Tour 2020, performing at A Day on the Green wineries as well as indoor shows.
They will be joined by very special guests, UK electronic pioneers ORCHESTRAL MANOEUVRES IN THE DARK, who will be touring New Zealand for the first time in more than 30 years.
This tour celebrates SIMPLE MINDS’ 40: The Best Of – 1979-2019, a 40-song collection that marks the band’s 40th anniversary. The tour will see Simple Minds perform at Horncastle Arena in Christchurch, TSB Arena in Wellington, and A Day on The Green in Auckland at Villa Maria Winery on Saturday December 12.
The Jordan Luck Band will be joining the line up for the Villa Maria show in Auckland.
SIMPLE MINDS, who have sold more than 60 million albums, have been musical pioneers for 40 glittering years. Catching the mood of the post-punk era, when the angry sounds of 1977 were splintering into a thousand different shapes, they emerged with a style ingrained in the art-rock of David Bowie and the electronic dance of Donna Summer. They went on to become one of the great bands of their generation, deploying rousing choruses and booming atmospherics to provide a soundtrack that has endured.
ORCHESTRAL MANOEUVRES IN THE DARK are acclaimed around the world for bringing avant-garde music into the mainstream. Led by Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys, the group is best-known for If You Leave, the smash hit from the classic teen movie Pretty In Pink, plus the anti-war song Enola Gay, and Souvenir, Locomotion, (Forever) Live And Die, We Love You, Dreaming and Pandora’s Box.
Wed Dec 9 2020 Horncastle Arena, Christchurch, NZ
Fri Dec 11 2020 TSB Arena, Wellington, NZ
Sat Dec 12 2020 Villa Maria Winery, Auckland, NZ