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Simple Minds

310 Willie Nelson Blvd. Austin, TX, 78701
Friday, November 2, 2018
@ ACL Live
Simple Minds

When Simple Minds interrupted the recording of a new album of original songs to embark on an unscheduled acoustic project, the rewarding detour they took fundamentally changed their attitude to music. The band were already on a high following the enthusiastic response to 2014’s Big Music, a swaggering collection that reiterated the Glaswegian group’s world-class credentials. But it was the reaction that greeted 2016’s Simple Minds Acoustic, an organic revamp of hits such as Promised You A Miracle and Don’t You (Forget About Me), that prompted frontman Jim Kerr and guitarist Charlie Burchill to reassess how they went about their business.

‘There was so much space for invention when we played the acoustic numbers live,’ says Jim. ‘And I noticed a real difference in Charlie’s playing. He has always been a reluctant guitar hero – a lot of people think his guitar parts are actually keyboards, because of the effects he uses – but he sounded amazing. There was so much emotion in his playing. Within a few days, I realised that this needed to be the sound of the new record, with Charlie more prominent. I wanted our music to be leaner, meaner and more emotional, so we put together a different kind of band. It’s been great coming back to these new songs after the acoustic tour. Standing back has given us clarity.’

Tickets are on sale 6/8 at 10am

Friday, November 2nd

Doors: 6:30PM

Show: 8:00PM

$59.50-$69.50 // VIP $179-$279

Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater

310 W Willie Nelson Boulevard

Austin, TX 78701

Venue Info

ACL Live

310 Willie Nelson Blvd
austin, 78701 TX

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